In the latest episode of Fender Sessions, we took a trip to China with MONO to hear them perform “Kanata” and “Ashes in the Snow” and talk about their music ideology over the past 25 years.
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Fender is excited to share a new episode of Fender Sessions featuring MONO, the well-acclaimed Japan-based 4-piece Instrumental Rock Band. During their recent tour in China, MONO co-created a beautiful session with Fender China where they emotionally performed two of their most important works “Kanata” and “Ashes In The Snow”, also chatted about their music ideology formed near 25 years and how Fender has played a vital role in their music journey.
Originally formed in 1999, MONO’s unique approach of combining moving orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise is held in extremely high regard. The band’s unique musicianship and diverse musical palette have eclipsed the Rock genre and exist within their own realm. MONO’s sound is characterised by the lead and rhythm guitars of Goto and Yoda respectively, both of whom are long-time Fender enthusiasts and make extensive use of reverb, distortion and delay effects. Their sheer euphoric, dynamic resonance of performance makes MONO one of the best live bands in existence.
Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC)–whose portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel®, Bigsby® and PreSonus® – follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest-quality instruments and digital experiences across genres.
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