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The Loneliest Monk is a classically infused, art-rock duo from Chicago, IL. Michelle Morales & Miles Benjamin infuse the cello with big, hardy drumming, choral chanting, with light and airy synths, disturbing chord progressions with electronic samples.
The duo emits a kind of risk taking in music that is well worth it. Their music reminds me of the perfect soundtrack to any slightly dark, yet oddly funny Tim Burton movie, full of strange sonic pairings that reflect sonic genius. Michelle and Miles vocally compliment each other well, in the same way Jack and Meg White do. I love hearing classical instruments being used with modern music, in utterly not traditional ways. And this is why The Loneliest Monk stands out.
My favorite song is “Picasso.” It begins with druggy-organ, which leads into a snappy drum riff an equally catchy “We don’t know Picasso, We don’t know Picasso.” Cue echo-chambered sample-hits, now! Add some toms. Boom. Awesome.
So, if you want a little bit of the old, a little bit of the new, wrapped in perfect harmony, listen to The Loneliest Monk, Jukebox Heroine and Hero.