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Tomorrow sees the release of Mogwai's ninth album, "Atomic". An album of reworked songs from the score to last year's BBC Storyville film - Atomic: Living in Fear and Dread. Mogwai refine their new, more electronic sound for a somber reflection on nuclear warfare.
Mogwai, like many other post-rock bands, often push the more cinematic, narrative elements throughout their albums, which makes scoring movies a logical move. Mogwai's first foray into scoring was Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait which was ten years ago. Since then, aside from their own efforts, they have worked on Daran Aronofasky's The Fountain and the recent tv series The Revenant. In this case, Mogwai's music embellishes the dystopic tone of the archive footage and highlights the urgent message of disarmament behind the project.
Given that context, it might be surprising to find that its title track, "Ether" is one of Mogwai's brighter, more uplifting moments. This song accompanies the first chapter of the film. Which celebrates the development of organic life throughout evolution. These proud tones build from gentle muted notes welcoming a long, brass crescendo which explodes in true Mogwai style.
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Mogwai have been a band for what feels like a lifetime, at least almost all of my lifetime, and they've released albums, EPs and soundtracks consistently throughout. Central Belters is here as a celebration of that 20 years together. A greatest hits - if you will. Greatest Hits collections are touted as 'collectors only' items in this day and age and largely this won't be played by anyone who doesn't already own the majority of its tracklist, but that's missing the point. Mogwai have been steady in their career, but over 20 years they're sure to have gained some fans and lost some by the wayside and this career spanning collection of what they deem their greatest tracks serves as a basecamp to catch up before you begin climbing the behemoth before you.
Central Belters is largely chronological in nature it's three hour plus running time spans from the slow moody vocals of 'CODY' to the taut synths of 2014's Rave Tapes which gave the band their first top 10 hit. The band that got stuck with the quiet/LOUD/quiet description have evolved over the course of their eight studio albums. Not suddenly and not drastically, but from an elemental level. They're an instrumental band and yet many of these tracks feature vocals. They're an insidiously heavy noise rock band and yet many of these tracks are deathly slow. They've got 20 minute songs and yet there's songs here that are under three minutes. You think you know Mogwai and yet you don't; Central Belters is a testament to the versatility and depth of this beast.
The classic raging guitar scuzz that builds and falls through the 16 minutes of 'Mogwai Fear Satan' closes up CD1 and seeps into the now iconic opening notes of 'Auto Rock' from 2006's Mr Beast. CD2 is then given over to the arguably more trite period. This in itself spans eight years and from 'Travel is Dangerous' to the snappy Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will's 'Mexican Grand Prix' there's a lot of growing room. It's easy to track their progression to the current day while listening to this record. There's no real hits on Central Belters because Mogwai don't have any as such, but there's everything that makes them into the earth shattering, tear inducing, ear splitting song writers that they are.
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Incredible acts have been revealed for the eco-friendly Plissken Festival in Greece this summer.
The famous Plissken Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday this June with a phenomenal line-up. Hard-hitting, electric, and the best quality: this summer is looking amazing for Greece, with some of the best alternative artists and performers around.
Mogwai dub Metallica "sh*te" before facing up in the same time slot at Glastonbury.
Of course, anyone who's remotely interested in music would choose to see Scottish post-punk heroes Mogwai over Metallica at the Glastonbury Festival 2014 and the Glaswegian band have been doing their best to pull the crowds away from the Pyramid Stage on Saturday. Metallica - the only metal band on the bill - were a surprise and controversial booking, though Mogwai's singer Stuart Braitwaite doesn't seen what all the fuss is about.
Mogwai Hates Metallica
"I just can't wait until we go all quiet and you can hear 'Enter Sandman' in the background, because we're on at the same time. I don't really see the fuss. They're a pretty big rock band and it's a pretty big rock festival. It would be good if they could go back in time to 1989. Metallica at Glastonbury in 1989," he said.
Continue reading: Mogwai Laugh Off "Sh*te" Metallica, Call Lars Ulrich "Terrible" Drummer
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