Preview: Mono at Ace of Cups

By Columbus Alive
From the September 20, 2012 edition

Who needs a Sigur Ros concert when Mono is coming to town? The Japanese instrumentalists conjure the same emotions as Iceland’s leading post-rockers — you know, that existential moment of truth, terror, acceptance and transcendent bliss you’ve been missing while binging on episodes of “Breaking Amish” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”? — and they didn’t even have to invent a fake language to do it. This band creates some of the most subtly gorgeous music in the history of recorded sound, and they’ll do it at Ace of Cups this Wednesday with support from Codeine’s Chris Brokaw.