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MONOBODY - COMMA (OPAQUE BRIGHT YELLOW VINYL) Vinyl LP

MONOBODY - COMMA (OPAQUE BRIGHT YELLOW VINYL) Vinyl LP

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On Opaque Bright Yellow vinyl. Monobodyis a Chicago quintet making instrumental music at the intersection of post-rock, jazz, and math rock.The band features a number of virtuosic instrumentalists and veterans from Chicago's DIY, hardcore, and math rock scenes including AlCostis(Bass), Collin Clauson (Keyboards), Conor Mackey (Guitar), Steve Marek (Bass) and Nnamdi Ogbonnaya (Drums). Like their previous releasesMonobody(2015) andRaytracing(2018), their third LPCommais a nearly linear sonic odyssey artfully anchored by a core aesthetic concept-in this case,butterflies. The album'snameand track-titles come from taxonomic butterfly names, and the artwork is an original painting commissioned to capture theirvibrant colors anduniquepatterns. The concept is fitting as words like "color" and "pattern" are much more useful in attempting to describeMonobody'ssound-which doesn't quite fit into any rigid taxonomic classification.The intense focus on minute detail, virtuosic execution, and rigorous technical construction might veer into scientific territory if the band wasn't equally as rooted in a humanity that imbues their arrangements with a natural sense of exploration punctuated by organic shifts. The heat of punk rock will naturally dissipate into the effervescence of new age jazz before bottoming out completely into the cosmic background radiation of ambient electronica.For fans of Tortoise, Tera Melos, and Pat Metheny... but, like, if they made an album together.

Track List:

1.1 Eighty Eight
1.2 Sylphina
1.3 Cloudless Sulphur
1.4 Atala
1.5 Mimic
1.6 Harvester
1.7 Phaon Crescent

Label: Sooper Records
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