The Mon is the solo name of a new project by Urlo, best known as the lead vocalist, bass and synth player in heavy trio Ufomammut. Where Ufomammut create 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.
In his own words, the ultimate 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 “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.”
The Mon builds layers of brooding sounds which sometimes unfurl at a glacial pace and other times lurch with rhythmic propulsion, each piece distinct, densley packed, and all-consuming in their evocative atmospheres.
Further information about the album’s release shall be revealed in the coming weeks. It’s expected to arrive sometime later this year. Further audio and visual insights into the album are shall be released over the upcoming months. In the meantime, keep up to date with The Mon via Bandcamp and Facebook. and listen to the track ‘Relics’ exclusively here: