Monody (band)

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This article is about the US electronic music group. For the musical reference, see Monody.
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Monody band logo, circa 2008 (used with permission)
Background information
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Years active 2006–present
Labels [Remote Music / SONY MUSIC (GSA)]
Members David Battrick, Geoff Tripoli, Daniel Edgar

Monody is a 3-member synthpop / EBM / Futurepop band. Monody is currently performing in the pacific northwest, United States.


Formed in 2006 in Portland, Oregon. In 2008, Monody released 4 debut singles entitled: 'Bound', 'Absent', 'Ceti Lullaby', and 'In Between'.

On January 24, 2008, Monody was featured in an Oregon Public Broadcasting segment [1] on the construction in Portland, Oregon. Daniel Edgar (member) was recognized for his use various construction sounds in a number of Monody songs. The song 'Beneath Andromeda' was featured in the segment.

Monody opened for Obscenity Trial (band) and Spetsnaz (band) at the Portland stop of their 2008 US tour on November 25, 2008.[2]

On March 8, 2009, an interview with Monody was posted on the Portland music guide, Evy Metal.[3] The interview covers topics such as their musical background, writing process, and live performances.

Remote Music,[4] the German electronic music label, announced that Monody has joined their roster on July 3, 2009


Current members[edit]

Member Biographies[edit]

Geoff Tripoli[edit]

Geoff comes from a musical background somewhat unlike the Monody sound. He started with piano lessons as a child and on to the electric guitar as a teenager. He was a member of a couple rock bands over the years, but his true passion comes from building on his home studio and becoming a skilled engineer and producer of his own and other musicians projects. His ongoing side project, Entium, occasionally releases tracks that are on the electronica side of things. Geoff's vocal influences include artists like Dave Gahan, Jean-Luc De Meyer and Peter Murphy.

David Battrick[edit]

David has been a long-standing fixture in the Portland, Oregon music scene. He has been a past member of Monochrome, Written in Ashes, and Pharrah Phosphate. Notably, David spent 3 years studying percussion under the tutelage of Roger Allen (of the Portland Philharmonic fame).

Daniel Edgar[edit]

Daniel spent much of his early days growing up in a small Oregon town tinkering with drums, various noisemaking electronics, synthesizers and samplers. From an early age, he was inspired by European synthpop, 80’s post-punk, and industrial music. Before Monody, Daniel spent time in several bands playing keyboards, bass, drums and most recently guitar.



  • Bound (February, 2008)
  • Ceti Lullaby (February, 2008)
  • Absent (February, 2008)
  • In Between (February, 2008)
  • Thanks to You (September, 2008)
  • The Crime (September, 2008)
  • Disremembered (September, 2008)


  • The Highest Cost (Monodized) by Son of Rust on re:Cycled (May, 2009)
  • Über's Wasser Gehen (Monody Remix) by Obscenity Trial on Über's Wasser Gehen single (Special Edition) (July, 2009)


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