Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
Cement Cathedrals EP
Monochromacy's 5-song Cement Cathedrals EP was released in summer 2013, mastered by James Plotkin and released on the local Stay Strange lable founded by band member Sam Lopez (aka noise artist and Stay Strange event promoter Zsa Zsa Gabor). Limited to only 50 copies released on cassette, all tracks were mastered by James Plotkin (mastered for SUNN, Earth, Khanate) and manufactured by National Audio Company, with package design by dark artist Brandon Geurts.
Cement Cathedrals is a bleak landscape of ominous ambiance. The sounds float through the air like a poisonous gas. Yet, despite the grim atmospheres, a tiny glimmer of hope can be felt over the shadowy landscape. Grotesque chords clash with near symphonic crescendos. Primitive and ghostly voices meander through a graveyard of contemplative minimalism. This is mediation music for the end times.