Monomood was born in a small village near to Dresden in the mid 80thies. Since more than 10 years he lives in Berlin. As an artist he is difficult to categorize. What is it? Techno? House? Drum and Bass? Or maybe Dubstep? What about a quantum Funk or Ambient? Well, actually, it’s always a bit of everything – but it’s always new and fresh.
It is hard to find the leitmotif, and yet there is one: quality. After dwelling on the Drum and Bass station for a while, it is most accurate to say Monomood has taken off into the future: the wide cosmos of dubby Techno sounds. His vinyl debut on Etui Records, carries us into the complex world of echoed chords and spacy Delays.
The title track “Oktrosis” on his vinyl debut illustrates the complexity of Monomoods art. The stabs and chords arranged with lots of echo indicate vicinity to Detroit Dub Techno without loosing the keen sense for the modern teutonic groove. His peculiar melancholy and dreamy harmonies already came into action in the track “Enhanced Variables” that has been released on the Etui Summer Camp 3 compilation. This particular work, available as A2 piece in a special vinyl version, ingeniously crosses the genres of summerly Deephouse and cool Dub Techno. “Monoskop”, the track on the B-side with its heavy groove and rough chord-loop, also mainly addresses the late summers’ dancefloors.
His 2nd EP spreads ones again his love for techno. In the same way the paradox title “Love, Dub & Machine Wars” may confuse on his new EP the sounds will take the listener on a diversified travel through his essential techno style.
Monomood – Oktrosis – Etui Records
Monomood – Love, Dub & Machine Wars – Etui Records
Echzeit – CL3 (Monomood’s 3cl Of Echo Shake) – Melted Recordings
Helly Larson – Dubcreators (Monomood’s Lazy Creaturs Remix) – Etoka Shapes
V.A. – Etui Summer Camp 3 – Etui Records
More on Monomood:
ETUILTD001 Monomood – Oktrosis
ETUILTD003 Monomood – Love, Dub & Machine Wars
ETUILTD007 Alessandro Crimi – Quantum Realm Remixes
V.A. – Etui Winter Camp 2
Monomood on Facebook
Monomood on Soundcloud
Interview with Monomood for banq.de
Monomood on Resident Advisor