Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mogwai - Mr. Beast


Label: [PIAS] Recordings
Year: 2006

It's all the Mogwai you want. The slow, epic, swelling builds. The regal, post rock towering riff dynamics. The pastoral longview across time and space. That famous Scottish optimism.
Sorry, I misspelled "dour self-deprecation", my mistake.
The guy from Envy sings on one of the songs. Which, by the way, is anyone else here old enough to remember when Envy was a hardcore band? Hell, how about when they were called Blind Justice? Cause, no joke, I knew them as this kinda straight edge hardcore band, and I didn't realize they had morphed into some sort of post rock something or other, but by the time they did I had checked out on Envy (super open minded guy that I am), and missed that whole thing. I would go back now and look into it...but...pretty sure there's an episode of COPS on television that I've only seen 8 times.

DL

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I stole this album from an FYE or whatever other name they have stores under just for the live footage DVD. Speaking of which, I need to buy some Mogwai merch to atone for my post-rock sins. I remember hardcore Envy. I remember Exclaim and The Futures too. Fuckin' loud, son.

 
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