03 June 2018

MONAURAL Monitor Interference 1999

I vehemently disagree with the review, but to each his own. This is a great album.

AllMusic Review by

On Monitor Interference, Monaural seem to have spent a good deal of time trying to escape the tag of "just another space-rock band from Detroit" -- the album mixes bits of dub, electronica, and jazz in a way that's been done quite a bit before, but could never really be called uninventive. "Dot" begins with an airy, nearly ambient mix into which a dubby pulse gradually emerges; other tracks approach Air's mellow grooves, and it's during these dubby moments that the album is at its best. Unfortunately, Monaural doesn't seem to accomplish a whole lot beyond the general movement and spacy texture of the album; almost like an ambient record, there's enough there for a pleasant listen, but it's easy to be left wanting more.


1 Dot
2 Brek
3 A (To The 10th Power)
4 Reed
5 Working Title
6 Last Exit
7 Light Module
8 Icebox
9 Untitled

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