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Unifying Receiver

by Monotrope

XLIII 04:06
Aileron Pair 07:18
Monoliths 05:26
Ganoderma 05:21
Thirty Nine 03:04
Long Form 10:34


Monotrope exists in a realm of instrumental rock that is progressive in its musicality but punk at its core. Guitars intertwine in dissonant, polyrhythmic webs, while the rhythm section forges a propulsive, unrelenting path. Abstract yet intricate, Unifying Receiver rocks hard from the bird's eye view; its six songs are emotive, guitar-driven works of struggle and catharsis, travel and arrival, tension and release.

The title Unifying Receiver conveys a sense of monolithic potential and hope, despite things obviously not feeling all that hopeful lately... It resonates as a messianic entity in receivership of the sum total of the world's filth and misery. By facilitating in the processing of the world's most base, darkest elements, it effectively alleviates and transcends, bringing the world together on commonalities instead of points of division... Which is effectively what people do in some capacity, every day. Seeing and experiencing various degrees of beauty and misery, processing it all, and hopefully finding ways to weave tighter bonds with others and ourselves in the process.

Monotrope is dispersed wide across the USA, representing California, Texas, Ohio, and Maryland. Guitarist Ed Ricart is known from bands such as Hyrrokkin and Matta Gawa. Bassist Matthew Taylor is a member of Bellini, and worked for years as art director for Touch & Go Records, designing iconic album layouts for the label's revered roster of bands. Ricart and Taylor are flanked by guitarist Dan Wilson (ex-Hurl) and drummer Joe Barker (Unraze, Tigon).

Own the record November 10, 2017

RIYL: Chavez, Slint, Ali Farka Toure, U Srinivas, Rodan, Don Caballero


released November 10, 2017

Monotrope is:
Joe Barker - Drums
Matthew Taylor - Bass
Dan Wilson - Guitars
Edward Ricart - Guitars

Engineered by:
Bill Skibbe @ Key Club Studios. Benton Harbor MI
Edward Ricart @ Ambition Sound, Yellow Springs OH

Additional Engineering by:
Britt Robisheaux @ Cloudland Recording, Fort Worth TX
Matthew Taylor @ Garage Mahal, Dallas TX

Mixed by:
Tim Green @ Louder Studios, Grass Valley CA

Mastered by:
Carl Saff @ Saff Mastering, Chicago IL

Art Direction & Design by:
The Designers Republic

New Atlantis Records 2017


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New Atlantis Records Yellow Springs, Ohio

New Atlantis Records is an independent record label documenting exceptional creative music, from avant jazz and free improvisation to vanguard rock music, and beyond. The ever-blossoming catalog features contributions from Elliott Sharp, William Hooker, Microwaves, Paul Dunmall, Blind Thorns, Dave McDonnell Group, Thollem McDonas + Sara Lund (Unwound), Hyrrokkin, Haitian Rail, Keir Neuringer, etc ... more

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