M IS FOR MONO

Mono were a pop dance band, riding the trip hop wave in 1996/97. They produced some lovely stuff for anyone who ever liked St Etienne or Massive Attack’s softer moments with Tracy Thorn. I know Moggieboy will think this all a bit dinner party pish but ignore him. Man cannot live by 130bpm alone.

Mono were Martin Virgo and Siobhan de Maré. They released a single album and a few singles in 199697. Despite lots of promotion the album was inexplicbly not a hit. Shame, Siobhan had a lovely voice. And the album “Formica Blues” is definitely worth seeking out. Don’t just take my word for it, this is from discogs:

djomar01, Nov 09, 2002 referencing Formica Blues, CD, MEAD 140
Being a dj both in clubs and radio i must say, this is one of the most under-rated and overlooked cd’s of its genre. Martin Virgo has meshed the music so beautifully with Siobhan De Mare’s voice that the instrumentals can sell as a seperate cd. I wish these two never disappeared from the d scene. Shame on Mercury records for letting them slip through their fingers. Buy this cd and you will not be dissapointed. It’s the perfect lounge and relaxing music for you and your trendy friends. Turn em onto something hip for a change.

Mono – High Life mediafire

Mono – Life In Mono mediafire

Mono – Slimcea Girl

And some remixes:
Mono – High Life (High Life (Remmeber Herberts Mix) Matthew Herbert
Mono – Life In Mono (LHOOQ Mix)
Mono – Slimcea Girl (The Aloof Mix)

~ by acidted on September 28, 2009.

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