Mononoid are back with their third EP for Traum.
Starting with "Parallel To The Radius" this track can be described as the deepest ands sweetest one of their brand new 4-track EP. The track unites ancient ideas of melodies from the late sixties with ideas we come across in techno and chill out music today.
The track is more than a wonderful blend, it really defies genres in a big way and avoids clichés. If we were to compare the feeling of it and just the feeling not the production or the sound generating synth we would say it contains the sadness and the elfin like character of White Noise’s music on their first album "An Electric Storm".
Whoever has followed our music for the last 15 years will notice that this comparison pops up here and then, since this album from 1969 is one of our favourites way back from the 90ies when we discovered it.
Mononoid more than 40 years later have managed to capture that kind of psychedelica in their music. Sure not intentionally, but improvisation and likings for the grotesque and obscure the duo is known for must have lead to a similar feeling. Exceptionally brilliant we think.
"Two Terms" begins rather in contrast to "Parallel To The Radius" machine like and without a proper introduction. Step by step the track mutations to a "song" with an experimental edge. Wailing sounds, noise, feedbacks… drum rolls with an acoustic character, reverse sounds... -the facet of Mononoid is sheer unlimited not unlike some passages in "Parallel To The Radius".
"Grom Morg" is much less warped and psychedelic as the first two tracks... this one is right on (at least in the beginning)... an acid track with a lot of disco feeling when the arpeggiator gets it going. A light hearted track with nice transcendental passages towards the end. Hypnotic and a steady groover.
"FuseBox" might be the most light-hearted one in the pack. This track kicks off with a jolly bongo playing and a massive bassline which drops in converting the track into a hybrid of techno and post trance. Maybe there is a bit of a Perry & Rhodan in it, granted. This track is a repetitive techno one digging deep without a pause, relentless and uncompromising.
Zonderling who have remixed "Protoplasm" for Mononoid on their debut EP Traum V150 definitely have again made things worth while with their remix of "Two Terms". Zonderling pull rabbits out of hats as if it were nothing. Their remix really pulls down knee sox. Focusing on the intensity of the drums, construction and reduction, manipulation and deconstruction of sounds, not forgetting the break down... this completes the package nicely with what we would call simply a devastating mammoth techno stormer!
Logiztik Sounds is a new face appearing on Traum who has taken on the flag ship of this release, "Parallel To The Radius" for his interpretation. He’s gracefully pulled it onto an exciting uncharted territory full of picturesque and colourful melodies. His remix is a tripped out journey down the path of melodic progressions, riding perfectly on a bed of punchy, attitude filled beats.
Release date: 7th January 2013