Monolithic (band)

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Origin United States
Genres Synthpop
Years active 1999–present
Labels Flaming Fish Music
A Different Drum
Members Midihead

Monolithic is a synthpop music project started and maintained by Michael Babbitt. Its music includes subgenres such as breakbeat, trance, EBM, techno, industrial, and downtempo. Monolithic's music has been described as "intense", "meaningful", "emotional", and "powerful."

In January 2006, Babbitt announced that he was canceling his then-upcoming Monolithic album Evil Behind Smiling Eyes to focus on other projects.


Michael (MIDIhead) Babbitt is sole member of Monolithic. He started his music career at the age of 14 when he went to a Battle of the DJs with a box of cassette tapes. He did poorly at his first performance, coming in last place, but he learned from the experience and later trained under more experienced DJs. At eighteen he helped a friend start a nightclub called The Ivy Tower which was housed in a former church. In 2000, Babbitt released his first solo album under the moniker of Monolithic. This album won Best Album of 2001 at the American Synthpop awards in Hollywood.[citation needed]

Babbitt has worked on remixes, TV, and motion picture trailers, such as Access Hollywood, MTV, The Matrix Reloaded, Dark Angel, America's Next Top Model, Prison Break, Dexter as well as multiple Dance, Dance, Revolution video games.[citation needed]

In addition to writing and producing music, Babbitt has also has experience in sound design and has created patch libraries for Spectrasonics Omnisphere, distributed by ILIO.


as Monolithic[1][edit]

Full-length albums[edit]

  • Power Undiminished (2000)
  • Dividing Asunder (2002)
  • Fall Awake - EP (2010)
  • Evil Behind Smiling Eyes (2014)


  • Lulling Us to Sleep (2002)
  • House of Joy (2002)


  • Evil Behind Smiling Eyes - Collection 1 [Limited MP3-only pre-release of the full-length album] (2005)
  • In My Eyes (Midihead Remix) (2004) Original song by Akira Yamaoka.

as Midihead[edit]

  • Midihead EP (2009 Fixt)


  1. ^ "Monolithic". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-01-14. 

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