The Day He Lost It

by Mondkopf

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dr. ew
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dr. ew "That's just the way it is," they informed him.

And it was.

But will it be, tomorrow? Favorite track: Night.
andrew sherwell
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andrew sherwell Mondkopf’s The Day He Lost It is a frayed and harsh tale inspired by Falling Down and Dog Day Afternoon; a tale of slipping away from sanity, of man broken by the uncaring madness of today’s society. But it hints of more - the choice of William Blake’s Albion Rose for the cover gives it away. It also speaks of self-sacrifice, of breaking from the soul-cage of materialism, of ascension. Just as Albion did in Blake’s poem. Fantastic stuff.
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Morning 08:22
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Afternoon 10:16
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Night 14:16

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Inspired by the films Dog Day Afternoon and Falling Down (and perhaps a little bit by the zeitgeist of early 2020) this Mondkopf release is a little different than what many have heard from Paul Regimbeau before. Three fairly long form pieces, built on top of improvisations with synths and pedals, they evoke the growing madness and eventual eruption of a man, insane.

Beginning with 'Morning' a deep, guttural rumbling of noise and bass horror that violently decays into bleating sheets of synth scree that is embraced and enveloped by guitar amp drones and militaristic snares.

'Afternoon' is less malicious. Lush, bass heavy swarms cradle a disembodied voice allowed to trail away into forever. Guitars hover and softly crush with the warm smell of dread.

'Night' is shocking immediately in it's lack of the bottom end which has proceeded everything else. Thin, whisps of organ and pipe and layered with microscopic fizzing circuits while a dark laughter calls out and summons back the six strings which eventually land hammer heavy with mournful doom riffs coasting over a growing body of immense weight. Martial foot fall pushes forward to the point of total collapse.

There is a story being told to Mondkopf's music and it's a harsh tale to read.

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released July 3, 2020

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