Monday, February 25, 2013

Mogwai "Les Revenants"

Country: UK
Sub GenreSoundtrack, Post Rock
LabelRock Action Records
Release date February 25, 2013
1. Hungry Face (2:24)
2. Jaguar (2:21)
3. The Huts (4:02)
4. Kill Jester (3:29)
5. This Messiah Needs Watching (4.37)
6. Whisky Time (1.39)
7. Special N (3.49)
8. Relative Hysteria (3.40)
9. Fridge Magic (3.22)
10. Portugal (4.01)
11. Eagle Tax (3.21)
12. Modern (2.48)
13. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? (5.52)
14. Wizard Motor (4.41)

Stuart Braithwaite – guitar
Dominic Aitchison – bass guitar
Martin Bulloch – drums
John Cummings – guitar
Barry Burns – piano, guitar, organ

"Les Revenants" ("the ones who came back"), a French TV program for which Mogwai provides the soundtrack, is a gorgeously subtle, harrowing drama that explores the reality of loved ones returning from the grave. These "zombies" aren't grisly maniacs hungry for flesh, but humans in their pre-death state who return to their tiny community, a twin town to Twin Peaks nestled in the crook of some mountains and swaddled in perpetual night, as if they'd just popped out for air. The soundtrack album Les Revenants contains not a shred of the terror Mogwai is capable of wreaking, and it works terrifically-- it rarely comes off overly dramatic or leading, and matches the unsettling feel of the show.
Read the full review by Laura Snapes at pitchfork.com

Entire album online

Web page

No comments :

Post a Comment