Monday, December 05, 2005

From Monument To Masses

This band is good. Combining politically inspired samples with well-crafted rocking melodies, they create an unique sound that pretends to revolutionize the modern (post) rock music. If they'll succeed is to be seen, but the potential is there. Their music is kind of Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor, but in the same time it's very different and specific.

This is what they say about themselves:

From Monument to Masses is complex and hypnotic post-punk engineered to act as a revolutionary cultural force in service of the People. The band, the sampled sounds, and the music itself call for international Peoples' histories to be revisited and for any provoked indignation to be acted upon. Highly influenced by the likes of Fugazi to Tortoise, Afrika Bambata to DJ Shadow, Don Caballero to Godspeed You Black Emperor, FMTM challenges the audience with epic compositions that abandon conventional song structure. Listen, question, act, repeat.

From Monument To Masses - To Z (Repeat)
From Monument To Masses - Comrades & Friends
From Monument To Masses - Clinical Features Of Rock Trauma (Live)
From Monument To Masses @ MySpace

Note that I'll be away (in France) rest of this week and will not post. Speaking about France, I watched yesterday "Taratata" show on France 4 channel, with live performances from James Blunt and KT Tunstall. James played "You're Beautiful" and cover of Pixies song "Where Is My Mind". KT was pretty amazing covering Jackson Five. Unfortunately I didn't record any of it. Since I'll not post in the next days, today's bonus section will be extended :) Enjoy!

Antony And The Johnsons - Self-Titled + I Am Bird Now
The Beatles - White Album

Velvet Goldmine OST
Starman OST

From Monument To Masses - The Impossible Leap In One Hundred Simple Steps
Anna Nalick - Wreck Of The Day
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine

Dashboard Confessional - So Impossible EP

The Killers - Hot Fuss
Green Day - American Idiot
Iron & Wine with Calexico - In The Reins
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Pi (Movie) - Soundtrack
Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
James Blunt - Back To Bedlam
Cake - Comfort Eagle
Gang Starr + Nelly McKay
Albums: Jamiroquai, Daft Punk, SOAD, The Chemical Brothers
Industrial Albums: Ministry, Einsturzende Neubauten, Coil, etc.
Vitalic - Ok Cowboy + more
Albums: Hawaii Music
Alternative/Indie Albums (slow)


Anonymous mickey said...

Thanks for all the great links. Enjoy your trip and travel safely :)

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Brian Furbush said...

You rock dude. Loving the downloads.

Brian Furbush
Admin, RedLightGlow

5:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kad se vracas? Pusti SMS, ako procitas poruku, ne znam jel imas roaming tamo. CYA for 2 weeks.

5:34 PM  
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Anonymous cabaret said...

Hey, can you upload the entire album. I am enamored.

2:57 AM  

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