The Day He Lost It

by Mondkopf

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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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