Interview: Mono

What do you like best about being part of Mono?
Being able to do what we love to do for a living and meeting friends around the world. There was a time when touring internationally and releasing records was just a small dream. We’re very grateful for the opportunity to spend our lives making music.
Pick one : Playing live or recording? Playing live.
There is an interchanging of energy during a live show that just cannot be imitated during the recording process.
We can feel so much emotional depth in your music and a great cinematic vision in songs like “Ashes in the Snow” and “The Battle to Heaven” from Hymn to the Immortal Wind; what makes a great song great?
The approach for Hymn to the Immortal Wind was different because the songs and the story chapters are based on one another. In my opinion, songs that I have grown to love are the ones that make me feel, visualize and empathize with its creator. Some of the greatest songs in history demonstrate the kind of human resonance we seek in a good book, film or spiritual experience.
We enjoyed your first gig in here in 2008, what can the Singapore crowd expect from your upcoming one?
We really enjoyed visiting Singapore in 2008. In our first gig, we could not play songs from Hymn to the Immortal Wind because we were still working on it. We hope to play all the songs from that album as well as a couple of older songs. We hope the crowd will have a great time.
Catch Mono on May 6, 7pm. Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St., 6738- 2988. $70 from venue.