Hymn to the Immortal Wind

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Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Studio album by Mono
Released March 24, 2009
Recorded Electrical Audio
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genre Post-rock
Length 67:01
Label Temporary Residence Limited
Producer Steve Albini
Mono chronology
You Are There
Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Holy Ground: NYC Live With The Wordless Music Orchestra
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[2]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[3]
NME (8/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[5]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[6]
Strange Glue (10/10)[7]

Hymn to the Immortal Wind is the fifth studio album by Japanese post-rock band Mono, released 24 March 2009 on Temporary Residence Limited.

The album was recorded and mixed in June and November 2008 at the Electrical Audio Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, by Steve Albini. A music video for "Follow the Map" was released to promote the album. This is a concept album, and there is a short story enclosed with the CD to go along with the music.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Mono.

No. Title Length
1. "Ashes in the Snow"   11:46
2. "Burial at Sea"   10:39
3. "Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn"   6:00
4. "Pure as Snow (Trails of the Winter Storm)"   11:26
5. "Follow the Map"   3:56
6. "The Battle to Heaven"   12:51
7. "Everlasting Light"   10:23
Total length:




  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Hymn to the Immortal Wind review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-06-25.
  2. ^ Miller, Andrew (May 2009), "Mono: Hymn to the Immortal. Anything but monotonous ****", Alternative Press (250): 114 
  3. ^ "Mono: Hymn to the Immortal Wind (Temporary Residence) KKKK", Kerrang! (1254), 25 March 2009: 54 
  4. ^ Patashnik, Ben. "Album review: Mono - Hymn To The Immortal Wind". NME. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  5. ^ Lee, Cosmo. "Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind (Temporary Residence; 2009)". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  6. ^ Downer, Adam. "Mono: Hymn to the Immortal Wind". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  7. ^ Ellington, Theo. "Mono: Hymn to the Immortal Wind". Strange Glue. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 

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