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Monokle – “Tesaurus” (Ideology)

monokle_500All-round Indiepop | Monokle finally released their third album. While "Ideas Aloud" from 2007 vanished with ElektroSound, "Teasurus" found a safe home at well-established Ideology Netlabel. Moving from melodic Electronica to inspired electronic Pop- and Rock music, the Russian duo took a big step towards getting seriously awesome.

Monokle - "Friday" (MP3)
Monokle - "Magic Go!" (MP3)
Monokle - "Seven" (MP3)

Monokle is Vlad Kudryavtsev and Alexander Kumach, two young guys that sound like one of your favourite bands. On a basis of warm and organic IDM beats, Monokle compose epic Indiepop- and Postrock tracks that imply influence from 40 years of Popmusic ("From Can to Plaid", as Ideology says). You can find pieces of Kraut- and Progrock, 80's Pop, 90's Electronica and loads more in the Monokle music. Listening to this 45 minutes, I am amazed how seamless everything engages.

The album "Tesaurus" is super-versatile but works perfectly as an album, homogenous in mood and atmosphere. Vlad and Alexander blow their tracks up to massive hymns, including numerous stems of synthesizer, guitars and electronic gimmicks here and there. They do well, although most songs on "Tesaurus" don't need all the fuzz- Monokle have the melodies to reach out for everyone. A brilliant example that Netaudio is so much more than just electronic music!

MP3 Electronic Pop Music Download

Download: "Tesaurus" (ZIP)
Release: Monokle - "Tesaurus"

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Phlow-Author Bettina Rhymes This article was written on 20.April 2009 by Bettina Rhymes. Bettina Rhymes is the journalist alter ego of Sven Swift. Swift runs the established CDr- and Netlabel and acts as a Netaudio DJ every now and then. Next to his job at Phlow Mag, he writes reviews about free music at Read more articles written by .


  • Great Release.

    Gravatar of Dan Bard Dan Bard said on
    23. Apr 2009 at 5:18 am
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  • [...] Wie so oft beim Ideology-Netlabel, ein sehr fett produziertes Release. Das Album “Tesaurus” ist sehr warmer und deeper Indiepop mit elektronischem Unterbau. Eher opulent als minimal, absolut empfehlenswert. Und schönes Artwork von Oli (Nikolaushaus). Gefunden, glaube ich, beim [...]

    Gravatar of fukkle bim jerry » Blog Archive » Netaudio-Tipp: Indieelectropop von Monokle fukkle bim jerry » Blog Archive » Netaudio-Tipp: Indieelectropop von Monokle said on
    10. May 2009 at 8:30 pm
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  • one word sums up these guys.... quality... great productions...

    Gravatar of technikal technikal said on
    22. Jul 2009 at 8:04 pm
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  • Didn't know these guys but that Friday tune is pretty slick. thanks for the review.

    Gravatar of melodic electronica Ugo Capeto melodic electronica Ugo Capeto said on
    12. Jan 2011 at 12:05 am
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