HEAR: Ambitious Psych Rock | Monad – “Light In An Empty Room”

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Monad has an ear for ambitious, luscious psych rock and it’s in full bloom on his new single “Light In An Empty Room”. Monad’s previous EP ‘Dissolution’ was a testament to the stellar music he can produce. We’re excited to hear more. Listen to “Light In An Empty Room” below and read more about Monad beyond that.

FEELS: like a plush cloud, sailing in the sky
SOUNDS: like Tame Impala, Flaming Lips

After cementing himself with a wealth of rich and soaring offerings these last few years, including his mesmerising 2020 EP ‘Dissolution’, psychedelic dream-pop artist Monad returns for the new year to deliver his beautifully alluring new single ‘Light In An Empty Room’.

Conjuring another heady dose of spellbinding aesthetics and breezy atmospheres throughout, ‘Light In An Empty Room’ sees the artist pursue more of those tantalising ideals he has been cultivating since he first emerged. Heavily inspired by the Edward Hopper painting ‘Sun In An Empty Room’, this new release captures a rich tapestry of sweeping elegance and progressive ideals, synonymous with the Monad sound of late.

Adding about the track’s inspiration, he said, “‘Light in an Empty Room’ was born out of a writing exercise I was trying at the time, writing a song inspired by a visual piece – I stumbled upon Hopper’s “‘un in an Empty Room’ and something in it immediately deeply resonated with me, there’s an introspective quality to it; that painting is a direct influence for this song, which like the painting deals with feelings of otherness and isolation (on the inside and on the outside) in it’s own way.”

Monad is the dream-pop project of Tel-Aviv based artist & producer Eshchar Nachmany, blending palpitating electronics, otherworldly echoes and shoegazey guitars into his own brand of multicoloured psychedelia.

Monad began its musical journey in an isolated house in the countryside, with Esh building his own studio from scratch; remodelling and modifying broken tape machines and synthesisers to construct layers of dreamy soundscapes. From that insular space Monad has released 2 EP’s so far, 2018’s s/t and 2020’s ‘Dissolution’.

Monad’s music has garnered support online from the likes of The Guardian, Line of Best Fit, EARMILK, okayplayer, CLASH and many others for his lush and complex musical landscapes, with radio support not only from local radio, but also from prominent indie taste-makers across the globe such as KEXP, KCRW, and NTS to name a few.

Last spring Monad embarked on his first UK tour which included a Liverpool Sound City performance amongst different dates across the UK, and is expected to return this spring for another visit which’ll include a visit to this year’s Dot to Dot Festival, with a visit to Canada’s NXNE and other EU dates planned for the rest of the year.

2023 sees Monad further explore and shape his own lysergic & retro-futuristic sound and aesthetic, dragging the past into the future; Evoking the sounds of 60’s jangle pop, 90’s shoegaze and 00’s electronica, melted together into a fuzzed-out, melodic pop statement.

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