Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Since its original release in 2002, "One Step" has become the monolithic cornerstone of Mono's discography. Every subsequent release has been inevitably (and perhaps unfairly) compared to this album, as if it were the band's high watermark, never to be dethroned. To celebrate that release, it's being reissued and repackaged with additional artwork. Four years later it confidently sounds just as brutal and beautiful as the day it was laid to tape. "...On 'One Step More', Mono not only slay, but also punish, mutilate, and bury the listener in their escalating guitar dirges" - Alternative Press.
Mono includes: Taka Akira (guitar).
Mono (Japan): Yoda, Takaakira "Taka" Goto, Yasunori Takada.
Mono are one of Japan's most accomplished post-rock outfits, sculpting thrilling soundscapes from a few spindly guitar chords, minimal percussion, and gentle washes of electronic sound. This release includes both the group's 2003 album, ONE MORE STEP AND YOU DIE, and NEW YORK SOUNDTRACKS, a series of remixes of ONE MORE STEP's tracks curated by Aki Onda, featuring work from the likes of Calla and Jackie-O Motherfucker.