Before the Fall LP (Moof) [ALBUM]
Having previously reviewed Mondos former album with the words
This band rock, AD is happy to confirm that they still do,
but this time in a totally different way.
Those Swervedriver like moments are still there in abundance, but theyve
added several new aspects to their sound to ensure that you could never
accuse them of making the same record twice.
For opening track Slowstar, think Portishead during a bad
acid trip, as the results are astoundingly sinister and equally addictive.
Spare Parts is the same band awakening from their hallucinatory
slumbers with a black coffee in the small hours in the morning, and
Avoid the Void has a similar feel to Suedes Pantomime
Horse. Not that it sounds anything like it, but there was something
in the production that suggested such a thing.
The band has obviously evolved greatly during the making of Before
the Fall, and their willingness to experiment has paid dividends.
Sometimes you stumble across some quite unexpected references. For example,
Any Time Now put Jimbob and Fruitbat from Carter USM at
the forefront of my mind, and the influence of Pink Floyd on several
other tunes not least the albums title track is
The way Mondo have progressed thus far, it wouldnt surprise me
at all if they became legends by the end of the decade! 9/10