Urlo is best known as the lead vocalist, bassist and synth player of Italian psychedelic doom maniacs Ufomammut. His new project, the Mon, draws from positively different influences.
The latest song to be released is the title track from the Mon's forthcoming LP, Doppelleben. A sprawling ambient number more akin to the work of Allessandro Cortini or Tim Hecker than a doom thunderclap, "Doppelleben" weaves darkly beautiful textures with synths, percussive bells and more — setting a mood of dark mystery and obscured beauty beneath a thick layer of grime.
The concept for the track, and the album as a whole, can be found in the translation of Doppelleben, which is a German word meaning 'double life.'
"The entire album circles around this concept; the idea we become different people over time, we change, sometimes we evolve, sometimes we involve, but the flowing of time is what we have left when we face ourselves,' says Urlo. '"Doppelleben' is a 'scary' song; very introspective. Its video is like an ouroboros; a journey that never ends, it starts again and again."
Preorder Doppelleben via Supernatural Cat ahead of its official release on November 8th.