Mondo are a London band who have released a few EPs through their own Moof records.
The opening track of this album Slowstar is an instrumental that is just perfect - a seven minute guitar epic
building up in tension and sonic overload. But having grabbed the Godspeed You Black Emperor's crown they go straight on
to kick Sonic Youth up the backside, step on Ikara Colt's toes, and jump on their own bandwagon with
Against The Numbers. Of course, there's no way they can keep up that intensity and their more melodic
and sensitive side takes over. This is perhaps the real band - melody with strength. Only on one track (Something Else)
do they stray over into just sounding like copyists. It took a number of plays to really get under my skin but it was all worth it.
Mondo play intense, beautiful, and inspiring music.