Monogatari is sprung from the mind of the composer and musician Sebastian Ungh. Located in southern Sweden he produces instrumental music with a wide range of influences. It's mainly based in a sort of rootsy tradition, but mixes that freely with electronica, kraut, progressive music, classic composition and indie to create a sound world of its own.
Sebastian is playing a great many instruments, wich can be heard in the songs that are full of different strings, keys, wind instruments and drums. Amongst the instruments on the album, you could hear guitar, charango, khaen, kora, xaphoon, synthezisers, keyboards, flutes, whistles, recorders, ronroco, melodica, banjo, bouzouki, violin, accordion, ukelele, organ, drums and percussion.
When released 2008, It may have seemed like a sign of hope that the birds followed them out into the vastness of the open sea got some enthusiastic rewievs in swedish media and were called "one of the ten best albums of the year".