Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Mogwai give birth to a beast...

As it stands, I only have two albums by Scottish prog-rockers Mogwai. Those two albums being, Happy Songs for Happy People [I believe it's meant to be ironic - how post-modern] and Government Commissions [another clever title for their BBC session tracks]. Both albums are very good - fairly chilled out with nice emotion; sometimes some raging guitar squall, sometimes just meandering vocals loosely hung around a melody in a beautiful way. The thing is, I've never been able to enjoy Mogwai as much as I enjoy other bands in the same niche, like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Sigur Rós, etc etc. But still, many people love Mogwai and I definitely have no reason for you not to love them. Well, this post continues the post-rock theme and is also appropriate, since they have a new album coming out, called Mr. Beast, which will be in stores March 7th.

*Note: Artwork for Mr. Beast. Click for full-size picture.

Additional info:

a) The band run their own record label, Rock Action Records, which puts out records for bands that sound nothing like them.
b) Apparently they wear trendy t-shirts, like an ancient of theirs, featuring the slogan, "Blur are shite". Interesting.
c) The name Mogwai comes from the film, Gremlins, and means ghost in Chinese. Below is a picture of a Gremlin.

*Note: Scary, huh?


Folk Death 65 - Mr. Beast
Hunted By A Freak
Two Rights Make One Wrong
Superheroes of the BMX - live
Helicon Two - live

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1 comment:

Matt said...

if you like mogwai, youve gotta get their first album, Young Team, one of my favorite albums ever made. defintely their best.

nice blog, by the way