Scotland’s post-rock quartet Mogwai found their feet in the mid 90’s thanks to an unrelenting work ethic and support from industry titans such as BBC’s infamous John Peel, a relationship which saw the band appear on his Peel Sessions an impressive seven times. Now, in 2018, the band are releasing their 10th ‘studio album’ in just two decades, with previous long players having seen them venture on to labels like Play It Again Sam and Wall Of Sound, this one will come via their own
label, Rock Action Records. The new album ‘KIN’ is actually an OST for a film of the same name and will deliver nine new tracks, which sonically stretch across downtempo, ambient, experimental and rock. Fizzling aura’s on Flee, heart warming pianos on Eli’s Theme, energetic string arrangements on the title track KIN, this one is an eclectic collection of live sounds built for an electronic pop-tinged world.
Where to start:
‘Eli’s Theme’ – Euphoric chords and mind opening piano melodies
‘Funeral Pyre’ – Early morning ambience surrounded in emotive string progressions
‘KIN’ – Downtempo rock drums on top of beautifully glowing strings
Previous from Mogwai:
Every Country’s Sun (2017, Rock Action)
RAVE TAPES (2014, Rock Action)
If you like this then check out:
Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest (2013, Warp)
MONO – Hymn To The Immortal Wind (2009, Temporary Residence)
Mogwai – KIN is available now on CD, vinyl, streaming and digital via Rock Action Records.