Posted in music on October 28, 2013
by Doug Moore
Mogwai at Webster Hall, 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Scotland's Mogwai have been around for almost twenty years now; they've got seven studio albums, 11 EPs, and two soundtracks under their belt. That's a long track record. Still, it remains surprisingly tough to predict what they're going to do next. Like the cinematic critter they're named for, Mogwai are changelings. Though their work with a recurring palette of sounds, that palette is broad enough that they still have the capacity to occasionally surprise.
Mogwai have revealed the details for their upcoming eighth album, Rave Tapes, and have released the first taste from it, "Remurdered." It's a bit of a curveball, albeit not a dramatic one. Earlier this year, Mogwai recorded some score music for the French zombie show Les Revenants. Ironically, "Remurdered" sounds more like the score to a '70s horror flick than the Les Revenants material. It's a tense, synth-driven instrumental that reminds me of a beefed-up John Carpenter score, though the raunchy synthetic bass in its second half is more dance-friendly than Carpenter's tinny tones ever were.
Stream "Remurdered" and check out the LP cover art and track listing below; make sure to catch Mogwai at ATP UK (11/29-12/1) if you're going.
Mogwai - Rave Tapes tracklist:
01 "Heard About You Last Night"
02 "Simon Ferocious"
04 "Hexon Bogon"
06 "Master Card"
08 "Blues Hour"
09 "No Medecine For Regret"
10 "The Lord Is Out Of Control"