This Friday’s FACT mix is the work of Scottish post-rock legends Mogwai.
Formed in Falkirk in 1995, Mogwai this week released their first live package, taking in a concert recording, Special Moves and a DVD companion, Burning. It marks fourteen years of existence for the band, whose early albums Young Team and Come On Die Young represent some of the most influential music of the era – taking the long-form instrumentals of Louisville’s Slint, and injecting them with a very human, and very British melancholy and sense of humour, looking to their peers Arab Strap as well as the likes of The Cure and Fugazi for inspiration. Later in the decade, Mogwai would work with Andrew Weatherall, Alec Empire, The Manic Street Preachers and more.
The noughties would see Mogwai continue to hone their sound, reaching new peaks with tracks like ‘Glasgow Mega Snake’ and ‘Auto Rock’, while also moving into soundtracking, working with Clint Mansell on Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain and most notably, providing the score for Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, the film study of French football legend Zinedine Zidane.
Mogwai’s FACT mix was made by long-term member Barry Burns, and features The Fall, Fad Gadget, Tuxedomoon and more – you can read an interview with him about the mix and recent Mogwai goings on over the page. Special Moves / Burning is out now.
Download: FACT mix 179 – Mogwai
(Available for three weeks)
Clark – Absence
Jeunesse d’Ivoire – A Gift of Tears
Tuxedomoon – What Use
Fad Gadget – Arch of the Aorta
B-52s – Dirty Back Road
Deux – Game and Performance
New Order – Video 586
Severed Heads – Dead Eyes Opened
Fever Ray – Dry and Dusty
Snowy Red – Baby Tonight
Sardine – Stuck on You
Pere Ubu – Heart of Darkness
Can – Oh Yeah
The Fall – I Am Damo Suzuki
Many thx to Fact for this podcast!!!
More News about Mogwai at EMN:
Mogwai’s Burning/Special Moves Out Today, New Video Clip & Public Screenings!