Mono Band

Release: May 20, 2005
Label: Gohan Recordings
Format: CD, Digital downloads

TRACKLIST

1.     Brighter Sky (5:30)
2.     Waves (5:30)
3.     Why? (4:52)
4.     Run Wild (4:33)
5.     Home (3:53)
6.     Invitation (4:08)
7.     Crazy (3:59)
8.     Hollow Man (4:07)
9.     Miss P (3:40)
10.   Indecisive (4:03)
11.   Release (3:57)
12.   Coyotes & Helicopters [hidden track] (3:43)

EP
1.     Waves (5:30)
2.     Run Wild (4:33)
3.     Crazy (3:59)
4.     Why? (4:52)
5.     Brighter Sky (5:30)

iTunes EP
1.     Brighter Sky (5:30)
2.     Why? (4:52)
3.     Waves (5:30)
4.     Crazy (3:59)
5.     Coyotes and Helicopters [Bonus Track] (3:43)
6.     Brighter Sky (Ming & FS Mix) (4:02)
7.     Miss P (Steve Hillier Mix) (5:20)

RECORDING SESSIONS

  • Townhouse Studios (The T-Room)
    London, England, UK – 2004
  • Olympic Studios (The Bunker)
    London, England, UK – 2003
  • The Shed
    Limerick, Ireland – 2003-2004
  • It is unclear where these songs were recorded:
    Angels / Brighter Skies / Coyotes & Helicopters / Crazy / Flame / Hollow Man / Home / Indecisive / Invitation / Miss P / Release / Run Wild / She’s So Blue / Sometimes / Title Unknown (Eagle Eye Cherry Collab.) / Title Unknown (Second Nicolas Leroux Collab.) / Waves / Why? / + 3 other tracks (unknown titles)

CREDIT INFORMATION

Brighter Sky
Vocals by Soname Yangchen
Additional Production & Mix: Marius DeVries
Mix Engineer: James Lougrey
Programmer: Alexis Smith
Additional Programming: Marius DeVries
©Kobalt Music

Waves
Vocals & lyrics by Richard Walters
©Kobalt Music/Warner Chappell Music Ltd.

Why?
Vocals & lyrics by Alexandra Hamnede
©Kobalt Music/Copyright Control

Run Wild
Vocals & lyrics by Alexandra Hamnede
©Kobalt Music/Copyright Control

Home
Vocals & lyrics by Richard Walters
©Kobalt Music/Warner Chappell Music Ltd.

Invitation
Vocals & lyrics by Alexandra Hamnede
©Kobalt Music/Copyright Control

Crazy
Vocals & lyrics by Kate Havnevik
Engineered by Dave Keary at Kilalloe, Co.Clare
©Kobalt Music/Zomba Music Publishing

Hollow Man
Vocals and lyrics by Nicolas Leroux
©Kobalt Music/Kojam

Miss P
Vocals & lyrics by Alexandra Hamnede
©Kobalt Music/Copyright Control

Indecisive
Vocals & lyrics by Richard Walters
©Kobalt Music/Warner Chappell Music Ltd.

Release
Vocals and lyrics by Fin Chambers
©Kobalt Music/Copyright Control

Coyotes & Helicopters
Vocals & lyrics by Angie Hart
©Kobalt Music/Copyright Control

Music by Noel Hogan
Sitar by Mick Taylor (track 1)
Additional keyboard by Marius DeVries (track 1)
Drums by Fergal Lawler (tracks 2, 4, 7, 10 & 11)
Bass by Mike Hogan (track 11)

Produced & Programmed by Noel Hogan & Matt Vaughan.
Vocals produced Stephen Street (tracks 2-7, 9, 10 & 11).
Drums produced by Stephen Street (tracks 2, 4, 10 & 11) and Noel Hogan (track 7).
Bass produced by Stephen Street (track 11).
Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London, England, UK.
Mixed by Stephen Street (tracks 2-5, 7 & 10), Jon Hopkins (tracks 6, 8 & 9), Marius DeVries (track 1) and Stephane “Alf” Briat (track 11).

Design & artwork by Candida Bhoopongsa

MONO BAND’s SPECIAL THANKS

THANKS TO:
Barbara Jeffries @ Smoothside, Gail Colson @ Gailforce Management, Alan McEvoy @ Livewire Business Management, Sara MacNae @ Native Management, Serena Benedict @ Just Music, Adam Clough @ 365 Artists, Freddy Lamotte @ FLAM, Philippe LeBras, Courtward/ACT Management, Nosha Jeemi @ Navras Records, Andy Ross & Brian Message @ ACT
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Sett Neiland, Jamie Spencer @ Liberation Management, Rainer Lindheim, Sharon Tapper, Sas Metcalfe, John Statham, Barry Downes, Bernard O’Rourke, Cenzo Townshend, Tom Stanley, Stuart Clarke, Paul Russell, Geoff Travis & Patsy Winkelmann @ Rough Trade, Ralf Strathmann, David Crowley & Austin Richards, Tony English, – Russels Solicitors. All @ Artwest Business Management, Livewire Business Management. Elive. Entertainment Architects & RMG Chart Distribution, Sat Bisla @ A+R Worldwide
EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Catherine, Rachel & Sophie for their support.

NOTES

  • Twenty-one tracks were recorded for the album. Titles that did not made it on the album: “Angels” (Kate Havnevik), “Flame” (Kate Havnevik), “Sometimes” (Angie Hart), unknown title (Eagle-Eye Cherry), unknown title (second Nicolas Leroux song).
  • The album was recorded over a period of two years (2003-2004).
  • “I definitely didn’t want it to sound like the Cranberries. It’s not that I dislike that, I just didn’t want it to come out and have people go, ‘Oh it’s just like the Cranberries’. I went to great lengths to make it different. If I hadn’t taken the plunge of going into the electronic stuff I wouldn’t have made this kind of album. I’m sure I would have fallen back into the traditional way of things. This has opened up a completely different world that I’d never known anything about.” – Noel Hogan, “OK Computer”, HotPress, 15 Jun 2005.
  • Ten copies of the album were put on sale in early May 2005 on CD Baby, as Noel wanted to hear the reaction from fans.
  • The album was supposed to get an international release, but plans were scrapped along the way.
  • Irish Times (****)
  • RTÉ Ten (****)
  • HotPress (8.5/10)
  • Sin (8/10)
  • RTE Guide (3/5)
  • Siglamag.com (2/5)
  • Mono Band was ranked #3 in Best Irish Debut Albums in preliminary results from HotPress’s Readers’ Poll 2005.
  • Mono Band was named as one of the best 10 albums of 2005 by Irish Abroad.

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