New Canadiana :: Monomyth – Monomyth


Monomyth - Monomyth

Like most modern acts, Monomyth’s palette is wide. Several seeds are sewn to create the over all, glue-heavy, floral print, guitar-jungle, info-age, post-mailorder decoupage. The A-side is all hooky, ramshackle, Flying Nun, weirdo pop anthems wherein several young men all sing the same thing at the same time. Ze B-side is more textural, very ’90s, very foggy British haze-gaze psychedelia. Basic beats scale back the cheese and slather on ze butter. It’s pretty enough to be popular but you get the impression they are “taking the piss” rather than “taking a piss”. Hopefully all the prospective labels out there get ze memo about ze demo. Halifax always has between 2-4 2,000 – 4,000 (*) good bands at any given time. In my opinion Monomyth are on the tippy-top of that heap.

(*) Editor’s Note: we at Weird Canada know Halifax to be one of Canada’s strongest terrestrial power points, as evidenced by its infinite proliferation and continuous leadership across the Canadian musical cosmos. After consulting with several real life mathematicians and counting the plethora of Haligonian cassettes prominently displayed at Weird Canada HQ, we’ve added some zeros to the original estimation.

Comme la plupart d’actes modernes, la palette de Monomyth est grande. Plusieurs graines sont cousues pour créer le decoupage général, trempé de colle, floral, jungle-de-guitare, âge d’informatique, post-correspondance. La face A n’est que les hymnes bizarres, accrocheux et délabrés à la Flying Nun, dans lesquels plusieurs jeunes hommes chantent tous la même chose en même temps. The face A est plus texturée, tellement années 90, le psychédélisme tellement flou et anglais et haze-gaze. Les rythmes simples réduisent la ringardise et étalent the beurre. C’est assez beau d’être populaire mais il te donne l’impression qu’ils sont auto-dérisoires plûtot que détendus. Avec un peu de chance, toutes les étiquettes vont recevroir the annotation à propos de the demonstration. Halifax a toujours entre 2-4 2,000 – 4,000 (*) bons groupes à n’importe quel moment. Selon moi Monomyth est sur le sommet de ce tas.

(*) Le redacteur ajoute: nous à Weird Canada sait que Halifax est un des points de pouvoir le plus fort du Canada, tel que vu avec sa prolifération infinie et sa direction continuelle à travers le cosmos musical du Canada. Après avoir consulter avec quelques mathématiciens vraie-vie et d’avoir numeré la pléthore de cassettes Haligoniennes qui sont mis en vedette au siège de Weird Canada, on a ajouté quelques zéros à l’estimation originale.

Monomyth – Sacred Hand

Monomyth – Hiroshima

Monomyth – Hesse




file under: alberta, cassette, New Canadiana.

birthed: 2012-05-25

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  2. This review is without a doubt the worst one I have ever read on this site.

    However, Monomyth are fucking awesome, and deserve all the respect. ALL of it.

  3. Sorry kids! :) I went to the release show. I bought the tape. I reviewed it. I was born/raised in Halifax and excited to check things out when I visited. I grew up in the music community and I’m always interested in hearing new bands from Halifax. I’m very enthusiastic about the group. I played them on my radio show this week. Try to enjoy life. I’m pretty sure we’re all on the same side here. The band e-mailed me to thank me for writing it, so I think they aren’t losing sleep over of this and neither should you.

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