Album: Mogwai, Earth Division EP (Rock Action)
Earth Division finds Mogwai in unusually calm and engaging mood, its four tracks for the most part eschewing their trademark surging post-rock in favour of a lighter, more reflective approach.
The contemplative "Get to France" is a case in point, its unhurried piano progression, soothed with strings and glockenspiel. Contemplative and crepuscular, it's crying out to be used in some Scanda-crime drama. The lovely "Hound of Winter" is more like nu-folk music, with shivery strings added to its acoustic guitar, before the distorted noise-riff of "Drunk and Crazy" marks a return to familiar Mogwai territory, heralding the melancholy piano and string meditation "Does This Always Happen?", which in typical Mogwai manner seems to expand from within, rather than develop horizontally.
DOWNLOAD THIS: Hound of Winter
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