Conceptual solo-project of Belgian electronic music veteran and producer Eric van Wonterghem (ex-THE KLINIK, INSEKT), MONOLITH has always provided long days of bewilderment to journalists who never really managed to pigeonhole his music in any specific music sub-genre.
Renown for his elaborate electronic music arrangements which speak to both body and mind, MONOLITH takes us on a sonic journey cleverly departing from his most recent ritual oriented work to explore new territories. Repetitive loops, hypnotising electronic sequences and carrying rhythmics take you into a multi-coloured journey through electro and industrial landscapes, each time incorporating new exotic elements, using vocal samples and distinctive guest vocalists. Featuring a more direct song writing approach, our Belgian studio guru meticulous production talent and a depressive apocalyptic central theme, He effortlessly delivers to us the ultimate hi-energy cocktail of modern urban industrial with some surprising minimal electro/clash tonalities intelligently blending our 80s analog music background (fortified by excellent real time synth performances) with futuristic fx and mesmerising electro sequences. The addition of female guest vocals by Hilde Ivens, on several tracks widens once more the music spectrum of MONOLITH. A band having the rare privilege to appeal to a very diversified audience, ranging from the Ant-zen harsh ambient/industrial camp through Novamute more intellectual electronic dance experiments or yet Gigolo Records electro clash gang.
Live MONOLITH is a strongly recommended and uplifting sonic experience.
|08 February 2013||Monolith re-releases the first album 'Compressed Form' remastered and re-edited!|