Really moving listening experience. This band is dramatically underestimated. The Johnston cover 'Some things last a long time' is, in my humble opinion, better than the original, and there is no way to improve it. I'd love to see the band perform it live, next November in Milan, on a bill with the Cure.
Favorite track: Some Things Last A Long Time.
Though ‘Here It Never Snowed…’ stands up convincingly as a self-contained six track mini-album, the concept originated from off-the-cuff reworkings of songs from ‘Fourteen Autumns, Fifteen Winters’, adapted to accommodate certain settings as they toured. Stripping back, allowing the songs speak for themselves, whereupon the songs take on a folk-tinged darkness - volume replaced by space and reverb, with chord organ, glockenspiel and minimalist percussion replacing the wall of guitars behind James Graham’s Glaswegian burr.
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Was into Mogwai from the beginning with the pivotal Ten Rapid and 4 Satin, but the last Mogwai LP I bought was Mr Beast in 2006, so plenty new to me here, and lots of catching up to do! On 2018 Live, the last 4 tracks are where I'm at, I just love all of that feedback and distortion. From my collection of their first decade, the epic 20 minute My Father My King is my all time favourite - I have no idea if their releases after 2006 have yielded anything comparable... only one way to find out!... Master of Alchemy
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Instant all time favorite. So melodic and beautifully arranged. Each track is like a film you need 40 sessions with before you realize "I'm never truly getting to the bottom of it." So needed this. Voluntyranny