Get To Know Them: MONOMORTE
In this ongoing series of click-like interviews, we ask general questions to bands that have either appeared on Brutal Resonance Records or are currently working with the label. Today's Get To Know Them focuses on the witch house phenomenon MONOMORTE. Always short with words and able to maintain a mysterious aura about himself, Danny Ryder gives us a brief glimpse into his project. You can stream his EP "AD EXTREMVM" via Brutal Resonance Records below and you can order it in either digital or limited edition cassette formats HERE.
Who are the members of the band, what do they do, and where did you all meet?
MONOMORTE: Danny Ryder, I do everything from music to merch.
Where did you get the name of your band from? What is the inspiration behind it?
MONOMORTE: It just popped into my head and looked good in print.
What are three of your favorite albums of all time and why?
MONOMORTE: There are so many but today my list would be "Selected Ambient Works VOL II" by Aphex Twin. So alien sounding that its timeless. Organic and melodic that shows less is sometimes more. "The Downward Spiral" by NIN". A perfect mix of production and songwriting that's yet to be bettered. "Patashnik" by Biosphere. The perfect soundtrack to dark nights and clear skies. Tomorrow would be a different answer.
If you had to describe the sound of your band to someone who has never listened to it before, what would you tell them?
MONOMORTE: I'll quote a review, "Sounds like an orgie in a haunted house."
If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
MONOMORTE: A tie between philosopher Alan Watts or David Bowie.
What kind of gear do you use to record your music?
MONOMORTE: Mostly hardware but with a big sample library I've recorded over the decades.
What do you think the future of music is going to look like?
MONOMORTE: VR streaming, so the music and imagery will be a complete experience.
Dec 24 2020
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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