Scottish post-rock band Mogwai recorded their three-night residency at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg in April 2009. With an audience hanging on to each drawn out note the band replicated their studio material with great musicianship. And that's the weak point of the new CD/DVD combo Burning / Special Moves.
The B&W film Burningdirected by Vincent Moon and Nathanael Le Scouarnac of La Blogotheque’s Take-Away Shows tries hard to conjure up Weltscherz and a sense of foreboding backed by an in concert soundtrack that is just that - played with care, handled with care. The live CD might as well be recorded in the studio. It sounds great, but it lacks a pulse.
Stuart Braithwaite: guitar, vocals
Dominic Aitchison: bass
Martin Bulloch: drums
John Cummings: guitar
Barry Burns: guitar, keyboards, vocals
Burning / Special Moves is released through MOGI Ltd. Pre-order it from the band's website Release date: August 24.
||Live album "Special Moves"