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Album: Black Tides
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Tracks: 8

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Album: Black Tides
Released: June 13 2014
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Tracks: 8

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Artist: ((( In Mono )))
Album: Ark of War
Released: June 14 2011
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Artist: ((( In Mono )))
Album: Ark of War
Released: June 14 2011
Price: $9.99
Tracks: 12 (bonus tracks)

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Church, Portland
with Hats Off


Kellys Olypian, Portland
with Here Come Dots, Niteline


Langano Lounge, Portland
with Silian Rail, Summer Darling


Woods, Portland
VINYL RELEASE SHOW w/ Swim Swam Swum, Gouseion and DJ Epoch


Langano Lounge, Portland
with Quiet Countries


Retox, SF
with Quiet Countries, The Knives


Knife Shop, Portland
with What Hearts and Pluvial


Worksound, Portland
with Swim Swam Swum, Deer or the Doe


Holocene, Portland
Karate Williams CD Release Party.


Sam Bonds Garage, Eugene
with Talkdemonic


White Eagle, Portland
"WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS" With Karate Williams and David joining on the drums.


Holocene, Portland
Holocene Presents... HOLOFREE with Break Character Spirit Animal G.U.L.L.S. Holocene 9PM FREE!!


Acme, Portland
Playing with Dead Air Fresheners, Prime Meridian and JOY WANTS ETERNITY from Seattle


Acme, Portland
8th and Main
Backdoor Bungaro BBQ PRA Benefit FESTIVAL.


Vanessas House, Portland
Boy Eats Drum Machine & Wilding


Rake Gallery, Portland
PRA Benefit showcase with and array of musical artists, Quiet Countries, Hot Pink, ect.. Starts at 12pm and goes to 10pm.


Dunes, Portland
w/ Dat'r


Urban Grind, Portland
Lucky Madison showcase


Lucky House, Portland
w/ Prime Meridian and Pomeranian from Seattle


Dunes, Portland
w/ Modernstate, Quiet Countries, 01 Pop Music
dj copy in between sets


Delta Cafe, Portland
w/ Quiet Countries and Talkdemonic. Stellar jam afterwards


Ash St. Saloon, Portland
w/ Thorn City Improv




Paul Lynch
Lucky Madison
L8RB4 Design


There's a good chance that Ark of War - the debut album from local producer Paul Lynch's one-man-band, ((In Mono)) - has the most convoluted mythology of any record to come out of Portland in the past decade. In a town that is home to both the Decemberists and a Klingon metal group, that's saying something.

According to Lynch, the lyrically scant drone-metal, downbeat-techno LP is intended to soundtrack a tale of doomed love that takes place on battling city-ships in a post-apocalyptic water world. The protagonist of this tale is named In Mantis (also the title of the record's opening track), and she is distinguished by her propensity to behead romantic conquests with "razor-spiked arms that form after she orgasms."

"I've always loved post-apocalyptic books and movies," Lynch says. "So I just started writing songs, not based on that, but I gave the songs names, and then under that pretense I created chapters with those names, and it all just fell into place."

Lynch is a musician with a history of indulging his diversionary tics.

He began his musical career by playing guitar in the drone-metal band Carpathia (alongside Talkdemonic's Kevin O'Connor), and he has played extensively throughout Portland under his producing moniker, DJ Tan't.

Despite his new project's elaborate story, Lynch explains ((In Mono))'s genesis quite humbly: "I play guitar, I make beats, so I might as well combine the two and try to come up with something original.'"

Composed principally of reverb-tweaked drum samples and groaning, overdriven guitar, ((In Mono))'s music sounds like the heavily medicated love child of Ratatat and Thrones. Lynch's customary stylistic mode is "stygian," and Ark of War fairly sweats post-disaster decay. "KLTV" uses moaning vocals to create an air of anesthetized unease; "Fire South" piles aggressive guitar licks on top of thundering drum samples, forming a sinister contribution to the genre of "badass slow-motion walking music."

Lynch spent four years writing and recording Ark of War. In an earlier write-up of an ((In Mono)) show, this newspaper described him as having a "give-a-fuckless" attitude toward self-promotion. Indeed, Lynch seems to dictate his own terms less from willful defiance than from simple habit. The result is a creative product that exists, in this case quite literally, in its own private universe.

- SHANE DANAHER of Willamette Week

see article here

Ark of War, the largely instrumental debut album from In Mono, sees the band's mastermind Paul Lynch finding common ground in all his previous musical endeavors, including his work as DJ Tan't and his time in college playing in a drone band with Talkdemonic's Kevin O'Connor. The album is stuffed with heavy programmed beats, somewhere west of Pretty Hate Machine, and big-screen sustained guitar, somewhere south of Permanent Waves. There's also a nomadic darkness that's a little too glossy to be called noir, and sometimes the lockstep drumbeats sound a little videogame-y. But when Lynch throws all the pieces of his sound into the wind, as on the graceful flurry of "In Lust" or the guitar whirligigs of "Eat Your Love," In Mono brings the listener fully into its beautiful, strange world.

- NED LANNAMANN of Portland Mercury

see article here


Ark Of War

Red lights, dark corners, thrashing drum and bass.
Antis leans against the bar. As she tosses back
a bright red drink, the pale flash of her throat
broadcasts deceptive vulnerability.

Later, a mirrored ceiling will reflect a brutal scene –
she’ll walk away, unscathed and satisfied.
In a world of manufactured lust,
she alone acts on desire.

When she looks out of her window, all she sees is sea.
Inside the ship’s hallways, all she hears, KLTV –
seeds of mind control
that fall on fallow ground.

After the war, they left the land. Oil and water,
an uneasy truce.

Sometimes a battle to the death is better than a rose.

The soldier who can’t be killed will win her battered heart,
and old blood spilled ignite new lust –
the rumblings of war begin again.

Bright lights, loud shots and sinking ships.
Antis takes her soldier’s hand. They watch the past
become submerged, adrift on the wreckage of the old world.

They will find others like them and new land –
and learn the ark of man is not a warship, but a womb.

- Tai Carmen

art by Meaghan Monter

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