CMU Approved

Approved: Rare Monk

By | Published on Monday 10 July 2017

Rare Monk

After a number of years together making music and putting out various releases – and following some line-up changes more recently – Rare Monk have just put out their debut album, ‘A Future’.

The LP is more polished and bigger sounding than earlier releases, with an overall sound and style that can be traced back through various EPs and singles. There’s also a greater emphasis than before on the guitar, with songs like ‘Infinite Death’ building a wall of noise which brings an increased drama to their songwriting.

The album’s standout song is ‘Phosphorescence’, which slowly builds from calm, interwoven guitar lines to an expansive crescendo that lifts the whole song to another level.

Listen to ‘Phosphorescence’ here:

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