The new album from the legend of industrial music is coming out this September, 30 via Give/Take
Marching in merciless beats and iron guitar riffs’ tempests, after a life of musical vagabondage, Mona Mur has come back to her Industrial roots, harder and more sinister than ever before – to SNAKE ISLAND. Explaining the origin of the album title, Mona comments: “I came across a story about a small island off the Brazilian shores, where twenty thousand snakes’ dwell, deadly poisonous vipers. They sleep 9 months, then awake – only when a certain species of birds of passage stop by to breed their children. so, the snakes can eat them and survive. the snakes are everywhere. They’ve killed three lighthouse keepers so that the lighthouse is abandoned now”. If this story is not true, you would have to invent it. The idea of the record was brought up out of the story. And, as Mona explains: “So that I found myself living on that island, maybe even as one of the snakes”. Being carried away by the total freedom of the imaginative inhabitant island, Mona Mur has experienced a great freedom on Snake Island. A perfect setting to unite 10 melancholy doomy, romantic apocalyptic songs ( including two cover versions ).
With the help of an old friend and a collaborator, Ralf GoldkindMona Mur managed to create an expressive record full of mysticism. “Goldkind is an eccentric shaman. My brother in doom!” – underlines Mona: “He’s been constantly voming up with the most energetic and original stuff, be it electronic or guitar or bass based.” The collaborators exchanged tracks, making their way to what Mona describes as: “The doomiest heaviest dark flowery romantic dystopic music channeled into the world”, something that only Mona Mur would compare to a huge painting consisting of sadness, bitter and pain and “having to witness the beautiful blue planet die” stresses Mona.
SNAKE ISLAND is coming out via Give/Take Records on September, 30th – beautifully mastered by Jon Caffery (Joy Division, Gary Newman, Einstürzende Neubauten). Follow Mona Mur ( WebsiteFacebook ) and Give/Take Records ( WebsiteBandcamp ) to get the newest updates on the upcoming release of ‘SNAKE ISLAND’.
Mona Muis a Berlin-based singer, performer, producer, composer, first graced the music scene during the punk-explosion of the early 80’s and emerged onto an industrial music scene at its nascence in Berlin in the 1980s. Developing its sound alongside other key German figures like Einstürzende Neubauten and KMFDMMona Mur’s been creating intricate, moody music that often concerns the relationship between beauty and darkness. Nearly forty years of recording and performing has produced a rich career that showed many unexpected diversions, from collaborative works with En Esch(KMFDM,Pifgace) and FM Einheit to Mur’s massive catalogue of scoring work, composing music for video-games, TV and collaborating with filmmakers like Rudolph and Werner Herzog.
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