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Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

- by Thomas

Everybody’s favorite post-rockers are back with what is already album number seven for them. It’s called “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will” and the limited edition that I got consists of two CDs, one with the regular album and one disc with a 23-minute long cut that goes by the name of “Music For A Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain)”, a soundtrack Mogwai composed for an art installation by Douglas Gordon and Olaf Nicolai.

While they will always stick to their formula of loud as fuck waves of noise that wash over you and come with equal parts melody and feedback, they do still like to tweak their sound. This time they seem to be fooling around a bit more with keyboards, which lend more warmth to the material. It’s especially noticeable in songs like “Mexican Grand Prix” and “How To Be A Werewolf”, songs that wouldn’t look out of place on a Sofia Coppola soundtrack. But other than that things sound familiar enough and still bring words like ‘epic’ and ‘wall of sound’ to mind even though that last one is actually more of an expression rather than a word. Fuck it, if only every band that starts out great could remain as good as these Glasgow natives!
Score: 8.5 out of 10

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