Exposé Online banner

The Monochrome Set

The Monochrome Set
Country
England
Profile
The Monochrome Set is an English new wave band, originally formed in Hornsey, London in 1978. The band was known for their incorporation of visual elements into performances, courtesy of experimental filmmaker Tony Potts. Principal songwriter Bid (real name Ganesh Seshadri) has been the constant member, with others coming and going through several phases and reformations.
Photo by Martin Morris
Website
http://www.themonochromeset.co.uk
Related articles (3)
Releases on file (18)
The Monochrome Set — Maisieworld The Monochrome Set — Maisieworld
(Tapete TR401, 2018, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Cosmonaut The Monochrome Set — Cosmonaut
(Tapete TR339, 2016, CD / LP / DL)
The Monochrome Set — Spaces Everywhere The Monochrome Set — Spaces Everywhere
(Tapete TR 303, 2015, CD / LP / DL)
The Monochrome Set — Super Plastic City The Monochrome Set — Super Plastic City
(Disquo Bleu DB02CD, 2013, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Platinum Coils The Monochrome Set — Platinum Coils
(Disquo Bleu DB01CD, 2012, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Trinity Road The Monochrome Set — Trinity Road
(Cherry Red CDBRED 122, 1995, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Misère The Monochrome Set — Misère
(Cherry Red CD BRED 114, 1994, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Charade The Monochrome Set — Charade
(Cherry Red CDBRED 102, 1993, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Jack The Monochrome Set — Jack
(Honeymoon MONO CD 1, 1991, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Volume, Contrast, Brilliance... (Unreleased & Rare Vol. 2) The Monochrome Set — Volume, Contrast, Brilliance... (Unreleased & Rare Vol. 2)
(Tapete TR332, 1991/2016, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Dante's Casino The Monochrome Set — Dante's Casino
(Cherry Red CDMRED 180, 1990/2000, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Fin The Monochrome Set — Fin
(Cherry Red ACME 3, 1986, LP)
The Monochrome Set — 1979-1985 - Complete Recordings The Monochrome Set — 1979-1985 - Complete Recordings
(Tapete , 1985/2018, 6CD / 6LP)
The Monochrome Set — The Lost Weekend The Monochrome Set — The Lost Weekend
(Cherry Red CDM RED 383, 1985/2009, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Volume, Contrast, Brilliance (Sessions & Singles Vol. 1) The Monochrome Set — Volume, Contrast, Brilliance (Sessions & Singles Vol. 1)
(Cherry Red CD BRED 47, 1983/1991, CD)
The Monochrome Set — Eligible Bachelors The Monochrome Set — Eligible Bachelors
(Cherry Red B RED 34, 1982, LP)
The Monochrome Set — Love Zombies The Monochrome Set — Love Zombies
(DiN DID 8, 1980, LP)
The Monochrome Set — Strange Boutique The Monochrome Set — Strange Boutique
(DiN DID 4, 1980, LP)

Latest news

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more

2018-07-31
Tomasz Stańko RIP – Tomasz Stańko, one of the greats of Eastern European jazz, has died at the age of 76. Stańko's career started in Krzysztof Komeda's quintet, where he contributed trumpet from 1963-1967, when he formed his own group. He worked extensively with Edward Vesala, Don Cherry, Zbigniew Seifert, Chico Freeman, Howard Johnson, Cecil Taylor, and many others. Many of his recordings have been released by ECM, an association that began in the mid-70s. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Flëur - First Four Albums – Flëur is essentially the Ukrainian duo of Olga Pulatova (piano, vocals) and Elena Voynarovskaya (guitar, vocals) along with a variety of other players on flute, cello, violin, keyboards, bass, and...  (2008) » Read more

Ten Ton Tide - Ten Ton Tide – Their logo looks like the Gentle Giant guy got a hair transplant and was so happy that he shaved his beard. Pretty cool! At any rate, Ten Ton Tide's album is an interesting combination of...  (1996) » Read more

Killick - Bull**** – Musically speaking, it’s a big world out there, and there are lots of different instruments that have been developed over the centuries to fill it. But that doesn’t mean there’s no...  (2008) » Read more

Various Artists - Camel Tribute - Harbour of Joy – Add this to the alarmingly long list of tribute albums that have cropped up so fashionably over the last year or so. If you've paid any attention to the tide of tributes, you'll find a number...  (1997) » Read more

Mario Millo - Epic III – This little relic from the past is a really great half album. After the demise of Australian symphonic prog contenders Sebastian Hardie and offshoot Windchase, guitarist Mario Millo recorded this solo...  (2000) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues