Cheval Ouvert

by Monno

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Originally released as a CD in 2013 by Idiosyncratics, this is the 2xLP version of Monno's "Cheval Ouvert", featuring a new artwork by Ben Sanair, housed in an offset double sided 64x64cm multi-fold-out "origami" artwork, sealed by a screen printed band. White & Purple and White & Gold colored vinyls. This edition was cut, folded, assembled and numbered by hand and by the sweat of our brows in a pure DIY spirit! Limited to 319 copies, including download code. Published by Le Petit Mignon and worldwide distributed by Staalplaat.

"After sharing the bill with fellow musicians like Knut, Isis, Jesu, Lightning Bolt, Melt Banana, Zu, Asva, Todd, Shit & Shine, Marduk or Tony Conrad on the occasion of the 150+ concerts given over the last years, drummer Marc Fantini, bassist Derek Shirley, electronic musician & vocalist Gilles Aubry and electrified tenor sax maestro Antoine Chessex felt the need to come back to studio work. Results a powerful though dark and introspective piece of pure sonic radicalism. CHEVAL OUVERT immerses the listener into a brutal typhoon of intense abstraction. A wild ride on a furiously galloping horse that finds itself torn into pieces by human destruction. Monolithic stabs of distorted saxophone, infinite loops of electronic madness and the devastating pairing of a melting low-end bass and mammoth-like drums resulting in a rock solid wall of ancestral evoking frequencies."


released March 26, 2016

Monno are:
Gilles Aubry: electronics
Antoine Chessex: tenor sax & amps
Marc Fantini: drums
Derek Shirley: bass

Cheval Ouvert was recorded at Saraswati Studio (Pobiedna, Poland) by Roli Mosimann in 2012. Mixed in Berlin by Olivia Oyama (2013) and mastered by James Plotkin (2015). Cut by CGB at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin (2015).

Published by Le Petit Mignon. LPM18, 2016.
Originally released on CD by Idiosyncratics, 2013. All rights reserved.
Worldwide distributed by Staalplaat –

Graphic manipulations and Design by Ben Sanair. //


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