Nowhere Now Here

MONO - Nowhere Now Here
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 136 ratings
2019 Ratings: #469
Liked by 4 people
January 25, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Temporary Residence Ltd. / Label
Post-Rock / Genres
Sign In to rate and review


God Is in the TV

Their own, personal wanderlust has taken them to almost every corner of the planet, and this experience has left a lasting influence on their music, different elements of which can be heard each time you press “play”.


Nowhere Now Here is among the most musical of Mono's albums. That said, it remains inseparably bound to their trademark sonic exploration of multivalent textures, extreme dynamics, and sheer rock power in revealing transformational emotional and psychological states.

Under The Radar

It's the band's adherence to a formula of slow building, ever-increasing slow-burn-and-explode epic rock that keeps us returning to and, duly, celebrating, these masters of math.

I hate that people discredit music for being "behind-the-times" like if this was released in 2002, it would be hailed as a masterpiece. I get that it's not quite as technically impressive due to their being a post-rock precedent of almost 20 years, but this album is still absolutely gorgeous. It was such a journey from start to finish.

Favs: Funeral Song, Sorrow, Meet Us Where the Night Ends, After You Comes the Flood
There's really nothing that separates "Nowhere Now Here" from post-rock albums of the past two decades, but there's still enough sonic beauty and some great crescendos for genre diehards to feast on.

Fav Tracks: After You Comes the Flood; Sorrow; Nowhere, Now Here; Meet Us Where the Night Ends; Vanishing, Vanishing Maybe

Least Fav Track: Funeral Song

Mono once again releases an album of immense proportions. Say what you will about their formula, but this isn't broke so they don't need to fix it. Mono finds themselves again going to the well of building to amazing and encompassing crescendos that still have the ability to give goosebumps. Nothing on the album matches their masterpiece song, Ashes in the Snow, but they come close. They have cornered the market on what could be described as neo-classical post-rock. Its an album of layers that ... read more
If only 20 post-rock albums had ever been released before this album we'd probably declare this a vital work of mind bending genius.

Sadly it's more like 20,000 post-rock album have already been released since the mid '90s.

As such, this shows all the derring-do of AC/DC releasing a 30th album that follows the exact same blueprint as all the others.

I did get bored of this part way through, although God Bless into After You Comes the Flood was super-badass. It's interesting to see this style implement in 2019 and I think they did a pretty great job, it just struggled to keep my attention, personally. I'll still give it credit where it's due.

Standout: After You Comes the Flood

6.5/10. Pretty decent.
Purchasing Nowhere Now Here from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, bgod

Added on: September 25, 2018