For My Parents

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For My Parents
Mono For My Parents.jpeg
Studio album by Mono
Released September 4, 2012
Recorded Waterfront Studios, Hudson, New York[1]
Genre Post-rock
Length 55:37
Label Temporary Residence Limited
Mono chronology
Holy Ground: NYC Live With The Wordless Music Orchestra
(2010)Holy Ground: NYC Live With The Wordless Music Orchestra2010
For My Parents
The Last Dawn
(2014)The Last Dawn2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound 8/10[5]
Now 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 5.4/10[7]
Rock Sound 7/10[8]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5[9]

For My Parents is the sixth full-length album from Japanese post-rock band Mono. It was released in September 2012. The band also released a video for the opening song "Legend" titled "Legend: A Journey Through Iceland." The video was directed by Henry Jun Wah Lee.[10]


For My Parents received positive reviews, Drowned in Sound said 'The band has progressed to a point where their work sounds unique, and now they'll continue to painstakingly develop every aspect of that work with each release'[11] and Consequence of Sound said 'For My Parents isn’t likely to go down with your Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanadas or Spiderland, but there are times when it seems to break new ground, amounting to maximal yet clearly produced spectacle that only a band as musically cognizant and technically fluent as Mono could muster'.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Legend" 11:57
2. "Nostalgia" 12:03
3. "Dream Odyssey" 8:10
4. "Unseen Harbor" 14:02
5. "A Quiet Place (Together We Go)" 9:25




  • Henry Hirsch – Recorded
  • Rachel Alina – Assisted
  • Fred Weaver – Mixed
  • Bob Weston – Mastered

The Holy Ground Orchestra

  • Jeff Milarsky – Conductor
  • Yuki Numata, Courtney Orlando, Emily Ondracek, Patti Kilroy – Violin 1
  • Conrad Harris, Ben Russel, Caroline Shaw, Amanda Lo – Violin 2
  • Caleb Burhans, Nadia Sirota, Erin Wight, Jeanann Dara – Viola
  • Clarice Jensen, Brian Snow – Cello 1
  • Caitlin Sullivan, Laura Metcalf – Cello 2
  • Logan Coale – Bass
  • Shayna Dunkelman – Timpani
  • Yuri Yamashita – Cymbals


  1. ^ "For My Parents by MONO". Archived from the original on 2013-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Metacritic". 
  3. ^ Thom Jurek. "Allmusic Review". Allmusic. 
  4. ^ Mike Madden. "CoS review". Consequence of Sound. 
  5. ^ Tom Perry. "Drowned in Sound review". Drowned In Sound. 
  6. ^ Benjamin Boles. "Now Magazine review". Now Magazine. 
  7. ^ Jayson Greene. "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork Media. 
  8. ^ Joe Marshall. "Rock Sound review". Rock Sound. 
  9. ^ Eli Kleman. "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic. 
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