8kHz Mono - Monochromator
CD and Limited 2CD
Was released 20th October 2004
EBM


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Tracklist
01: Heavy Water
02: Falling
03: One
04: 305699V2
05: Step by Step
06: Blue
07: IRQ15
08: Suspect
09: Frequency
10: Nothing

Bonus disc: (limited 200 copies)
01: Reality (from Monolog E.P.)
02: Forever (unreleased)
03: Pressure (*)
04: Despair (*)

(*) Composed by 8kHz Mono for the play "Kalla mig Madonna" (Call me Madonna), by Malin Rindsäter. Performed in February 2004, in Kalmar, Sweden
Reviews
Der Medienkonverter
Stampfende, druckvolle Elektronik-Rhythmen, weite Synthie-Flächen und vocoder-verzerrter Gesang sind die Elemente, die Songs wie "Heavy Water", "IRQ15", "Step By Step" oder "305699V2" Leben einhauchen, die den Hörer dazu verleiten, den Lautstärkeregler am heimischen Verstärker bis zum Anschlag aufzureißen und sich von 8KHZ MONO den Staub von den Regalen blasen zu lassen...

Elektrauma
Für ein Debütalbum hat „Monochromator“ die Bestnoten verdient. Sie verstehen es nämlich sehr gut, mittels Musik Stimmungen und Atmosphären zu kreieren oder die Texte musikalisch zu unterstreichen...

Göteborgsposten
Det hela börjar väldigt bra med Heavy Water, en tung dansant sak med inspiration i tidig ebm men med nya fräscha dansrytmer.

Groove
Produktionen är det inget fel på. Det är tungt, mäktigt och samtidigt luftigt...

Hardwired
...nothing flash, nothing fancy, just top-class, infectious EBM that delivers a feelgood arenaline rush & that, at the end of the day, proves more than enough for me to place this among the year's top debut releases.

Meladicta.com
..Lastly, the rest of the songs on the album all share 8KHz Mono's unique sound, uncanny ability to write and execute a fantantiscally-sounding chorus line (with great vocals and amazing synth/guitar riffs). If you like either "Heavy Water" or "One," you will find another reason to like this album and you probably should go to www.8KHz-Mono.com and buy the CD...

Metica
Gamla feta synthljud ställs mot technons tempo och katschiga melodislingor. Kryddat med discobeats, stråkar och effekter blir det hela riktigt fräscht.

Moving Hands
Now I do like this kind of danceable EBM, and I do like vocoders. At times I find it extremely appealing and I find myself with an urge to pump up the volume and dance, dance, dance...

NAC November 2004
8kHz Mono climbs the Nordic Alternative Charts to position number 3.

NAC October 2004
8kHz Mono enters the Nordic Alternative Charts at position number 4, and gets number one in "Top 5 Albums" by DJ Fredric Düring.

Neurozine
My stereo streams out hard, rhythmic beats and it feels very well-produced...

Release Music Magazine
Check it out if you want some classic EBM dancefloor fodder, which it works well for...

Side-Line
The least I can say is that this band totally fulfills the great expectations! Their sound is pure EBM that covers the roots of body music while transposing it into modern fields. It remains a classical form of standard EBM, but as the slogan of the label mentions: ‘quality before quantity’!...

Side-Line
A "5 about 1" review from the paper issue of the Side Line magazine (January 2005).

The Dark Site
Ok ... kein langes Vorgeplänkel, mit 8KHZ MONO betritt eine neue Band aus Schweden die Elektrobühne und dies mit Pauken und Trompeten...

Upsala Nya Tidning
...det finns en tidlös kraft i den stela och robotaktiga tyngden, speciellt när den spetsas med diabolisk, mörk sång.

Värnamo Nyheter
Här märks stora sjok av inspiration från band som Frontline Assembly...

Voidzine
8kHz Mono är pumpande EBM, med influenser av andra elektroniska stilar...

Zero Music Magazine
De som gillar tyngre, upbeat-EBM, som VNV Nation, lär dock knappast bli besvikna på 8kHz Mono...