MOGWAI Released Third Longplayer ‘ROCK ACTION’ 20 Years Ago Today

30 April 2021

Band: MOGWAI (Scotland)
Active: Since 1995 / 10 albums, so far, including
this year’s splendid one As The Love Continues

Album: ROCK ACTION – 3rd LP
Released: 30 April 2021 – 20 years ago, today

Pitchfork said: “Granted, it’s not mind-blowing, and it’s not nearly as masterfully executed and affecting as their earliest work. But there are only a handful of bands out there that can put out an album as well-constructed as Rock Action and still expect people to bitch and moan about it. The fact that Mogwai can laugh at their detractors could either lead to the band pursuing brave new directions in rock, or traveling down a path of smug self-satisfaction and stagnation. Either way, Rock Action suggests that it’ll be worth sticking around to find out.” Score: 8/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Anything but rock action. One of the quietest Mogwai albums. I can’t but think they should have invited Nick Cave to sing on some symphonies on the record.

Key track...

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Full album…

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MOGWAI Released 5th Album ‘MR. BEAST’ 15 Years Ago

5 March 2021

Band: MOGWAI (Scotland)
Active: Since 1995

Album: MR. BEAST – 5th LP
Released: 6 March 2006 – 15 years ago

Q Magazine said: “While the sense of danger that
characterised 1997’s Mogwai ‘Young Team’ or 2001’s
‘Rock Action’ might have abated, Mr Beast shows a
band who have lost none of their bark or their bite.”

Score: 8/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Symphonic indie rock at its best.

Single: Friend Of The Night

Stream album here…

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Tenth MOGWAI Album Out Today! Here’s Their New Impressive Score ‘AS THE LOVE CONTINUES’

19 February 2021

 

Band: MOGWAI (Scotland)
Active: Since 1995

Album: AS THE LOVE CONTINUES – 10th LP
Producer: Dave Fridmann
Released: 19th February 2021 – Order facilities here
Exactly 25th years ago this day the band released their
debut single Tuner / Lower. No coincidence I guess.

NME verdict: “The Scots paint widescreen scenes of beauty and movingly pay
tribute to the late musician David Berman, though these songs are more suited
to the stage… ‘As The Love Continues’ is an album that opens beautifully but falls
short at times during its second half. Then again, the whole record works so much
better in a live setting – and will continue to do so when Mogwai finally hit the
road again.”
Full review here. Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume says: I don’t agree with NME. The Scots’ excel here with
a series of amplified symphonies – mostly instrumental – boggling your mind
and your senses. Impressive score! No doubt about that! Check your ears NME.

Singles: Pat Stains / Ritchie Sacramento / Dry Fantasy

– PAT STAINS –

– RITCHIE SACRAMENTO –

– DRY FANTASY –

Full album…

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Scottish Veterans MOGWAI Share New Melodramatic Instrumental ‘PAT STAINS’ From Upcoming Album

New sonic impulses…

13 February 2021

Scottish veteran post-punks MOGWAI deliver their new album As The Loves
Continues
on 19th February,  exactly 25 years after the release of the group’s
debut single, Tuner / Lower.

We already got two tasters. Lead- single Dry Fantasy
and shoe-gazy dream pop rainbow Ritchie Sacramento.

A third piece is right here. A melodramatic
instrumental titled PAT STAINS

Previously shared cuts…

– RITCHIE SACRAMENTO –

– DRY FANTASY –

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MOGWAI Launch Another Track/Clip From New LP – ‘RICHIE SACRAMENTO’

13 January 2021

Experimental Scottish post-punks MOGWAI catapult their new album
As The Loves Continues your way on 19th February 2021, exactly 25
years after the release of the group’s first single, Tuner / Lower.

We already heard lead-single Dry Fantasy (check below). And here’s another
piece called Ritchie Sacramento. A shoe-gazy dream pop rainbow. Lovely!

Listen/watch here…

Lead-single Dry Fantasy

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A worldwide live performance will premiere the new LP on 13 February at 8pm GMT

MOGWAI – Released Their Innovative Debut Album ‘YOUNG TEAM’ 20 Years Ago Today…

Going back in sonic history…

27 October 2017

Band: MOGWAI (Scotland)

Album: YOUNG TEAM – debut LP

Released: 27 October 1997 – 20 years ago today…

All Music wrote: “Mogwai’s first full-length album fulfills the promise of their early
singles and EPs, offering a complex, intertwining set of crawling instrumentals, shimmering soundscapes, and shards of noise. Picking up where Ten Rapid left off, Mogwai use the sheer length of an album to their advantage, recording a series of songs that meld together — it’s
easy to forget where one song begins and the other ends. The record itself takes its time to begin, as the sound of chiming processed guitars and murmured sampled vocals floats to the surface. Throughout the album, the sound of the band keeps shifting, and it’s not just through explosions of noise — Mogwai isn’t merely jamming, they have a planned vision, subtly texturing their music with small, telling details. When the epic “Mogwai Fears Satan” draws the album to a close, it becomes clear that the band has expanded the horizons of post-rock, creating a record of sonic invention and emotional force that sounds unlike anything their guitar-based contemporaries have created.”

Turn Up The Volume! says: The first time I heard this noise army and the first time I saw them live (Brussels, 1997) they blew me off my feet with their hypnotic noise escapades. Nothing less than a stunning experience!

The striking sonic symphony in full…

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