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New Music: Mogwai, Every Country’s Sun

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Album Review: Mogwai – Atomic

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British trio Snow Ghosts have unveiled a Mogwai remix of their track ‘Heavy Heart’, taken from their Real World Sessions EP, itself released today April 24th. The original version, previously reviewed by Backseat Mafia here hails from their stunning album A Quiet Ritual, Remixed in the main by Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, it builds on the track’s gossamer-like nature while infusing it with dramatic swathes of electric guitar, the addition …

Remix albums seem to fall into two different categories at times. There is the seemingly avaricious cash grab element where instead of releasing for free or pay-what-you-want on digital platforms for remixes that are just… eurgh… We’ve all picked up one of those remix albums. Or “bonus track” digipacks if you were a metal fan …

Scotland’s Mogwai are one of those bands that have been on the periphery of my vision (or hearing?) for many years, receiving strong critical acclaim and amassing a huge and dedicated following. I just haven’t had room on my brimming musical plate to encompass them, and to be honest the idea of a (mostly) instrumental …

I have to admit, it took me a while to find my way to Mogwai. Even after seeing them in 2004 during an ear-shattering assault that left a good friend of mine and I stunned and shell shocked at the Curiosa Festival I still just could never bring myself to dig deeper into these Scottish …

It was July of 2004 and my best friend and I headed to Chicago to the Curiosa Festival. We were psyched, man. The Cure, Interpol, The Rapture, and a bunch of other bands. Who cares who else was there? The Cure and Interpol, that’s all we needed to know. So we arrived in the early …