June 24, 2010

Mogwai: Burning / Special Moves

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.

Mogwai: Burning / Special Moves

Mogwai:
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.

DVD "Burning"
  1. The Precipice
  2. I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
  3. Hunted By a Freak
  4. Like Herod
  5. New Paths to Helicon Part 1
  6. Mogwai Fear Satan
  7. Scotland's Shame
  8. Batcat
Live album "Special Moves"
  1. I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
  2. Friend of the Night
  3. Hunted By a Freak
  4. Mogwai Fear Satan
  5. Cody
  6. You Don't Know Jesus
  7. I Know You Are But What Am I
  8. I Love You, I'm Going to Blow Up Your School
  9. 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
  10. Like Herod
  11. Glasgow Megasnake

Video: Mogwai - I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead

» mogwai.co.uk
» mogwaispecialmoves.com

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