THE MON is the name of a new solo project by Urlo, best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and synth player in heavy trio, Ufomammut. Where Ufomammut creates mind-expanding, heavy psychedelic, almost other-dimensional sounds, THE MON by comparison is far more intimate, looking inward, as Urlo explores and examines his inner most thoughts through music.
THE MON builds layers of brooding sounds which sometimes unfurl at a glacial pace and other times lurch with rhythmic propulsion, each piece distinct, densely packed, and all-consuming in their evocative atmospheres.
In Urlo’s own words, the aim of THE MON is, “to reach the boundaries of a spiritual soundscape in which the music becomes purification and atonement, a way to bring out to the world inside my soul.” He continues, “THE MON for me is a journey through the mind, and one of personal discovery of the relation between evil and good. That starts from the name, THE MON — like ‘the Demon,’ but also like ‘the Monk” — to reach landscapes of sound that enable me, and potentially others to enter into the level of consciousness in a cathartic way.”
Listen to an early track by THE MON with the song “Relics,” now streaming at Echoes And Dust HERE.
Watch for the album title, cover art, release date, further audio and visual insights into the album, and more to be released over the weeks and months ahead, preceding the album’s release via Supernatural Cat.