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In 2003, “One Step More and You Die” was released world wide on Arena Rock Recording of the US and Rykodisc of UK. In Japan, MONO established their own label “Human Highway” and started to release several indie artists that they met on their world tours.
In 2004, MONO signed a deal with the American label Temporary Residence, Ltd. They started recording albums with the Chicago engineer Steve Albini: “Walking Cloud and Deep Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun” (2004), “You Are There” (2006), and 25-members orchestra featured “Hymn To The Immortal Wind” (2009).
Every year, MONO plays 150 shows on average in North America, Europe, and Asia. Also, they have participated in world-famous music festivals including Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Arvika, Fulsfred (Sweden), Pukklepop, Dour, Cactus, Domino (Belgium), Les Eurockeennes (France), Colors of Ostrava (the Czech Republic), Roskilde (Denmark), All Tomorrow’s Parties (UK), Formoz (Taiwan), Strawberry Fes (China), SXSW (US) and FujiRock Festival (Japan).
In 2009, to celebrate their 10th anniversary, MONO performed in New York (the city of their first overseas performance ten years earlier) with Wordless Music Orchestra: a 25-member orchestra that is known to play with cutting-edge artists. In 2010, the performance released as a DVD/CD titled “Holy Ground: NYC Live With The Wordless Music Orchestra”. They also performed as MONO with Holy Ground Orchestra and got great responses in Tokyo, London, and Melbourne.
In, 2012 MONO returned to the studio with the Wordless Music Orchestra to record their sixth album, “For My Parents”, with engineer Henry Hirsch and mixer Fred Weaver. Later in 2012 they appeared at the Fujirock Festival for the world premiere performance of “For My Parents”. It was praised as one of their best performances, both by the audience and the media. The following tour featured over 100 shows across 45 countries in a ten-month span of time.
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