Ultra Mono (LP)
Single jacket, black vinyl, black & white printed dust sleeve, black & white vinyl labels, sticker over the shrinkwrap with barcode + album details.
If IDLES' second album, ‘Joy As An Act of Resistance’, was meant to detail the band’s manifesto, then band’s highly anticipated third album – ‘Ultra Mono’ - is the sound of IDLES heading into battle, battering ram in hand, for those tenets. Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record (Kenny Beats even helped with programming on several tracks), the songs double down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. Not far beneath the surface of their self-admitted sloganeering lies a deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses. Active presence and self-acceptance also stand at the core of ‘Ultra Mono,’ with much of the songwriting done on-the-spot in the recording booth, and the phrase “I am I” serving as a lyrical and spiritual mantra throughout.
Ultimately ‘Ultra Mono’ is a celebration of community, one that IDLES have been striving to build upon since their start, something bigger than themselves. As their audience grows, new fans continue to come from a sense of not belonging, together creating a diverse congregation of people that are making each other belong.
Formats: Vinyl LP
Label: Partisan Records
Original Release Date: 25 September 2020
This item is currently available on a pre-order while we import stock. We will dispatch this item to you as soon as possible but expect to be able to ship your order on or before the 3rd of November 2023
- Vinyl LP