Danish artist mads lindgren aka monolog is a traveller in sound both figuratively and across the European continent, working intensely in the studio and on stage and taking care of various jobs in the audio industry. The musical activities started as a guitar player in various metal bands in the 90’s, but with distinct reference to the jazz guitar he grew up with. this combination resulted in an aggressive sound with complex harmonic structures, continuing into experiments in modern jazz with the vestbirk noiz ensemble playing kitchen utensils, power drills, ping pong balls and Akai samplers.
In 1999 he gave birth to monolog, a solo project coloured by the sound of his prior sonic endeavours, but adding an distinct experimental angle to his music production. At the same time gaining experience as a drum’n’bass dj he drew references to this in his musical scapes and structures through a series of clashes with extreme noise, idm, metal and jazz.
Later he moved to berlin where he still resides, performing numerous live shows both in Berlin and as far away as China, Russia and most of the European continent.
Mads lindgren’s monolog project is constantly changing, aiming for extremities and seeking them musically, technically and emotionally. whether it is hammering the drums or creating soothing harmonies, these musical poles are given life by intense binding of contrasts. Recent albums can be summed up as steps towards a harder, more dense and direct form that is new and yet unheard to the monolog alias. a staggering combination of ferocious intensity and atmospheric moments built on a flashing kaleidoscope of sonic facets between slow, steamrolling dub attacks and razor sharp drum’n’bass blasts. Signified by being brilliantly produced and carefully composed offering dense overwhelming walls of forging beats, thundering bass drones, majestic keyboard lines and well-integrated samples.
Main Labels: Hymen, Ad nosieam, Subtrakt, Denovali, Ohm Resistence, Acre recordings, Acroplane recordings, Tender.
Side Projects and regular collaborators:
Diasiva [Monolog & Swarm intelligence]
A Dying user [Monolog & Karsten Pflum]
Subheim (recently release the conviction EP)
Dean Rodell (Releases on Methlab, Ad noiseam and Subtrakt)
Ivan Shopov (recent releases on Subtrakt)
18th of August, Ambient set at http://www.docg-berlin.de/
1st of September, Live DNB at the fuckparade 2018 on the Subland float.
13th of October. Subland party @ Arena berlin with Presha and more
-2019 Charter reformation, on the compilation perihelion 2061. Ohm resistance
-2018 Celestial EP, Subtrakt (A dying user collab with Karsten Pflum)
-2018 Curfew, on the compilation Incoherent Phylogeny 2
-2018 Oumuama, 7” Vinyl on Ohm resistance
-2018 Dying stars, Collab with Izokor on Detroit underground. Digi
-2018 Indemnity and Oblivion, monolog. Hymen recordings. Vinyl, CD and digi
-2018 Atsushi Izumi - Dysprosium Remix
-2018 Ivan Shopov & Monolog - Veracity EP. Subtrakt Digi + Tshirt
-2018 Remix of Huron "Invisible hands". Subtrakt Digi
-2017 Dean Rodell "Epoch" EP. 2 collabs - BNKR / Methlab
-2017 End.user "on view" remix with Liza Aikin. - Ohmresistance
-2017 Diasiva "Station 1805" EP - Acroplane
-2017 Conveyor LP, Hymen
-2017 Conviction (monolog vs subheim) - Denovali
-2017 When the clouds roll by LP - Subtrakt
-2016 Sabo Single / Diasiva - Subtrakt
-2016 Rject, On the Incoherent Phylogeny compilation.
-2016 Doublefade LP / Diasiva (digi & 12") Ohm resistance
-2016 When the clouds roll by EP, Adnoiseam
-2016 BUIO EP, 5YN7H
-2015 Excursion EP (VS balkansky), Subtrakt
-2015 Eversleep, EP, Subtrakt
-2015 The Grudges, The followers, monolog remix
-2014 Merge, full length CD, Ad noiseam
-2014 Stems, Compilation, Subdivision / Subsistenz
-2014 Cmantle, Diasiva remix, Acre recordings
-2014 Diasiva, Cutting is easy, Acre recordings
-2013 2 dots left, full length CD, Ad noiseam
-2013 Dark men in the room, diasiva,
-2013 Lift and hold for stolen, full length CD. Plasmatorus
-2013 Lugeri Sonus II compilation, digital. Acre recordings
-2012 Live cuts EP, Digital, Acre recordings
-2012 Lugeri Sonus Compilation, Digital. Acre recordings
-2012 Aerodymanic 12" vinyl LP / digital, Uhrlaut
-2011 Methlop / Vile single, Fizx recordings
-2010 Dahinta EP released on Illphabetik
-2006 Bedroom research V3, online release,
-2006 Sticktease EP 12" BAH015LP, Tender productions
-2004 Azúcar EP 12" BAH012LP, Tender productions
-2004 Veneno EP 12", Tender productions
-2003 DJ legba comp. BAH009CD Various artists. Tender productions
-2002 Slugs BAH008CD, full length CD, Tender productions
-2001 Mongo BAH006SP, 7" with mango delight, Tender productions
-2001 Mumbler BAH005CD, full length CD, Tender productions