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MonoMono - Dawn of Awareness - out on Soundway Records



MonoMono Dawn of Awareness
MonoMono - Dawn of Awareness
(CD/LP+bonus 12"/Digital) Soundway Records SNDWLP029, 2011-09-26

Soundway Records and Tummy Touch are proud to present Dawn of Awareness the second album by Joni Haastrup's band MonoMono. Re-issued on CD, LP and digital, the LP comes with a bonus 12" featuring two extra tracks. Amid the OPEC oil embargo, Watergate and IRA bombs, the sound of MonoMono's follow-up record, 1974's Dawn of Awareness, took on the bluesrock grooves of Santana and Hugh Masekela but with their own unique Yoruban flavor. A deeply spiritual record, Dawn of Awareness was Haastrup's reaction to what was going on in the world around him. One hears echoes of the Allman Brothers' Revival on MonoMono's Awareness is What You Need and after listening to Plain Fighting you could easily imagine the band sharing the stage with the Doobie Brothers at an East Side San Jose street festival.

MonoMono Dawn of Awareness
MonoMono - Dawn of Awareness
(CD/LP+bonus 12"/Digital) Soundway Records SNDWLP029, 2011-09-26

Make Them Realise by Monomono by Tummy Touch

Tracklisting :
01. Plain Fighting (Your Life Is What You Make Of It)

02. Ipade Aladun

 03. Get Yourself Together

04. Awareness Is Wot You Need

05. Make Them Realise (Everybody's Gotta Be Free)

06. Tire Loma Da Nighbehin

Vinyl Bonus Tracks :
A: Water Pass Gari (Pts 1 & 2 edited together)

B: Kenimania (7" version)

Links :
Joni Haastrup : discogs | facebook | myspace | twitter | combandrazor article
Soundway Records : official | facebook | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Tummy Touch Records : official | facebook | gredbag | music group | soundcloud | twitter | wikipedia | youtube

Press Release :
Soundway Records and Tummy Touch are proud to present 'Dawn of Awareness' the second album by Joni Haastrup's band MonoMono. Re-issued on CD, LP and digital, the LP comes with a bonus 12" featuring two extra tracks.

Amid the OPEC oil embargo, Watergate and IRA bombs, the sound of MonoMono's follow-up record, 1974's 'Dawn of Awareness', took on the bluesrock grooves of Santana and Hugh Masekela but with their own unique Yoruban flavor. A deeply spiritual record, 'Dawn of Awareness' was Haastrup's reaction to what was going on in the world around him. One hears echoes of the Allman Brothers' 'Revival' on MonoMono's 'Awareness is What You Need' and after listening to 'Plain Fighting' you could easily imagine the band sharing the stage with the Doobie Brothers at an East Side San Jose street festival.

The LP version comes with a bonus 12" vinyl.


‪Awareness Is Wot You Need by Monomono‬


Plain Fighting by Monomono


Ipade Aladun by Monomono
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