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Monobody guitarist Conor Mackey gets even wilder with the IDM project Lynyn

Conor Mackey plays guitar in postrock group Monobody, which is how you know he has unpredictable energy—any musician tasked with creating rogue jazz flourishes and postmetal freakouts while Nnamdi Ogbonnaya plays his high-wire drums is definitely operating on another level. Mackey studied music theory and composition at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, and since graduating […]

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Chicago postrock misfits Monobody smooth out their frenzied style on Comma

Instrumental five-piece Monobody have the tenacity and vision to add to Chicago’s storied postrock legacy, and they proved it with 2018’s Raytracing, which borrowed its frenzied energy from punk and metal. On their new third album, Comma (out on Sooper, the label co-owned by Monobody drummer Nnamdi Ogbonnaya), the group maintain the seat-of-the-pants spirit of […]

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Chicago postrock artisans Monobody celebrate their wild second album, Raytracing

For the Tomorrow Never Knows festival in 2017, the Audioleaf talent-buying team for Lincoln Hall and Schubas booked Monobody to open for Tortoise. The move was a tacit endorsement of the position of the younger band as the new torchbearer for Chicago’s decades-long postrock tradition. Monobody’s nervy, whiplash-inducing take on the form bends toward metal, […]