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Mogwai Young Team - 2023 Remastered Edition

    Mogwai’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Mogwai Young Team’, originally released in October 1997 is to be reissued in February 2023, remastered and refreshed on coloured vinyl, CD and digital. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with original artwork, the sky-blue vinyl will come with a digital download code.

    The original recording engineer for the album, Paul Savage, whose production credits include Franz Ferdinand and The Twilight Sad, has remastered the album for this special reissue.

    Recorded in what was soon to become Chemikal Underground’s own Chem19 studios by label owner and The Delgados’ drummer Paul Savage (for the princely sum of £1.5000), the sessions were, by the band’s own admission, ‘turbulent, disorganised and hastily mixed’.

    TRACK LISTING

    Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home
    Like Herod
    Katrien
    Radar Maker
    Tracy
    Summer (Priority Version)
    With Portfolio
    R U Still In 2 It
    A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters
    Mogwai Fear Satan

    Mogwai

    Come On Die Young - 2023 Remastered Edition

      24 years after its initial release, Mogwai’s iconic second album ‘Come On Die Young’ is to be reissued on coloured vinyl. Presented in a gatefold sleeve with original artwork, the white vinyl will come with a digital download code.

      Originally released in March 1999, ‘Come On Die Young’s artwork references The Exorcist and a title scalped from a well-known Glasgow gang slogan. Instead of the cover’s suggested apocalypse-harbouring, pre-millennial assault on the senses however, this second offering from the band was a darkly elegiac – and surprisingly restrained – response to the aural fireworks of their ‘Young Team’ debut from two years earlier.

      TRACK LISTING

      Punk Rock:
      Cody
      Helps Both Ways
      Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia
      Kappa
      Waltz For Aidan
      May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door
      Oh! How The Dogs Stack Up
      Ex-Cowboy
      Chocky
      Christmas Steps
      Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/Antichrist

      Mogwai

      EPx3

        A beautiful triple vinyl reissue of the 3 EPs originally released in the 1990s, presented in their original artwork inside a 7mm wide spine outer sleeve.

        Each EP was originally released in limited numbers between 1997 and 1999 and quickly sold out. Although packaged as the CD and download compilation album EP+6, this is the first time 4 Satin, No Education = No Future (Fuck the Curfew) and E.P. have been available on vinyl since the initial pressings.

        “I’m incredibly proud of these EPs,” says guitarist and singer Stuart Braithwaite. “I think they’re interesting as we were experimenting with so many things back then. A lot of what we tried out on those records are things that went on to define us.”

        TRACK LISTING

        4 Satin Ep
        A1. Superheroes Of Bmx
        A2. Now You’re Taken
        B1. Strereodee

        no Education = No Future (fuck The Curfew) Ep
        A1. Xmas Steps
        B1. Rollerball
        B2. Small Children In The Background

        e.p.
        A1. Stanley Kubrick
        A2. Christmas Song
        B1. Burn Girl Prom Queen
        B2. Rage: Man

        THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2021.

        “To The Bin My Friend, Tonight We Vacate Earth'' seems an overwhelmingly prescient phrase to begin an album with, almost as if Benjamin John Powers knew Mogwai would use it for what is certainly their most celestially euphoric and soaringly majestic album to date. It's taken 25 long years since their first single, but it's entirely unsurprising that the people have recognised As The Love Continues as a masterpiece worthy of a UK No.1 album spot, and I would absolutely hasten to agree. Turns out the rest of the staff did too, so here we are.

        From the first moments of “To The Bin My Friend..”, it's clear that Mogwai's melodic blend of instrumental rock has undertaken a significant shift towards brighter climes in this instance, with gigantic walls of distortion piercing through the flickering percussion and synth swells below, bringing to mind the tectonic heft of Young Team but with the pop sensibilities brought about on Happy Songs.. or the unbelievably brilliant Mr. Beast.

        We've described this album as a 'Best Of' a few times, but that's clearly not in the traditional sense, it's not a compilation by any means and flows like a well sequenced album, but the themes explored are in every way the pinnacle of their sound and encompass everything that Mogwai fans love to hear. The difference here is that EVERYONE is welcome, with the more pop elements like “Ritchie Sacramento” (my song of the decade without a doubt) taking the heavy hitting instrumentals and injecting them with a moody, spine-tingling vocal melody. Later, pieces like “Fuck Off Money” bring things down a little before hitting us with the punky octave athleticism and rolling bass of “Ceiling Granny” or the cinematic orchestration of “Midnight Flit”. It's an absolute triumph, and in my opinion, the most worthy end of year winner yet.


        TRACK LISTING

        1. To The Bin My Friend, Tonight We Vacate Earth
        2. Here We, Here We, Here We Go Forever
        3. Dry Fantasy
        4. Ritchie Sacramento
        5. Drive The Nail
        6. Fuck Off Money
        7. Ceiling Granny
        8. Midnight Flit
        9. Pat Stains
        10. Supposedly, We Were Nightmares
        11. It's What I Want To Do, Mum

        Mogwai

        ZeroZeroZero

          To celebrate the UK airing of the acclaimed eight-part cocaine crime drama, “ZeroZeroZero”, we are pleased to release Mogwai's soundtrack to the series for the first time on double white vinyl and exclusively for Record Store Day. It will come with a MP3 download included. The soundtrack has only previously been available digitally. ‘...a masterful collection from a band who enter their second quarter century as essential as ever.’ Clash Magazine 8/10

          TRACK LISTING

          SIDE A
          1 Visit Me
          2 I'm Not Going When I Don't Get Back
          3 Telt
          4 Chicken Guns
          5 Nose Pints
          6 Fears Of Metal

          SIDE B
          7 Space Annual
          8 Invisible Frequencies
          9 Moon In Reverse
          10 Don't Make Me Go Out On My Own
          11 Lesser Glasgow

          SIDE C
          12 Frog Marching
          13 El Dante
          14 Major Treat
          15 Rivers Wanted
          16 Summon The Sacred Beast

          SIDE D
          17 Modern Trolls
          18 The Winter's Not Forever
          19 He Loved Trees
          20 Witches Of Alignment
          21 The Wife Was Touched

          Mogwai's first venture into the world of the feature film soundtracks is for the upcoming KIN (directed by the producers that bought you Stranger Things and Arrival, Jonathan and Josh Baker and in cinemas 31st August 2018).

          Expect classic mogwai tensions, twinkling synthesisers and tenderly interwoven guitar lines. Ambient washes spring forth from slowly building atmospherics and fall again into rumbles of activity. Yet another perfectly measured outing from the masters of post-rock. 

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Darryl says: The first venture into the world of the feature film soundtracks from famously brilliant instrumental(ish) rockers Mogwai, bringing together both the brittle, minimalist atmospherics and earth-shaking euphoric rock they've become so known for. A beautiful counterpoint to ‘Atomic’s tentative (but equally beautiful) malaise.

          TRACK LISTING

          1 Eli's Theme
          2 Scrap
          3 Flee
          4 Funeral Pyre
          5 Donuts
          6 Miscreants
          7 Guns Down
          8 KIN
          9 We're Not Done (End Title)

          Mogwai return with their 9th studio album which was recorded with renowned producer Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lip’s, Mogwai’s Come On Die Young and ROCK ACTION) at his Tarbox Road Studios in New York State.

          'Every Country's Sun' named after a friends lack of knowledge in how the universe works, takes two decades of Mogwai's signature, contrasting sounds and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria. It will definitely appeal to fans of the band and will gain many new ones along the way.

          TRACK LISTING

          1 Coolverine
          2 Party In The Dark
          3 Brain Sweeties
          4 Crossing The Road Material
          5 Aka 47
          6 20 Size
          7 1000 Foot Face
          8 Don't Believe The Fife
          9 Battered At A Scramble
          10 Old Poisons
          11 Every Country's Sun

          The album is composed of reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to director Mark Cousin’s acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise, which first aired on BBC Four last summer.

          Constructed entirely of archive film, Atomic is an impressionistic kaleidoscope of the horrors of our nuclear times - protest marches, Cold War sabre-rattling, Chernobyl and Fukishima - but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world, and how x-rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. Mogwai’s soundtrack encapsulates the nightmare of the nuclear age, but its dreamlike qualities too. It is the latest in the band’s series of impressive soundtracks and scores, following acclaimed albums Les Revenants (The Returned) and Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.

          Cousins says of Atomic, the film: “I’m a child of the nuclear age, and in my teens I had nightmares about the bomb. But physics was my favourite subject in school, and I nearly studied it at university. Learning about the atomic world excited me. It was like abstract Star Wars.”

          Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite says: “The Atomic soundtrack is one of the most intense and fulfilling projects we've taken on as a band. Ever since we went to Hiroshima to play and visited the peace park this has been a subject very close to us. The end results, both the film score and the record are pieces I'm extremely proud of.”

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Continuing along the same route as their much heralded synthesiser-heavy 2014 album, Rave Tapes, comes Atomic. Though not strictly an album (it is of course, a soundtrack first and foremost), it is as emotive and moving as you would expect from a band as dab-handed at soundscaping as Mogwai are. Even from the very first piece, twinkling synths meet with triumphant GYBE-esque horns, over a slowly whirling background, this is not quite the most melodic track on the album, but serves as an unsettlingly pleasant introduction. Much like the subject matter investigated in the film, this album is full of emotional ups and downs. Optimistic and dark in equal measure but stunningly gorgeous throughout.

          Sil says: Mogwai bring their soundscapes to another stunning score. This one is a experimental documentary that looks at the Hiroshima nuclear bomb and its legacy.
          The Scottish ensemble produce a soundtrack full of synthesizer bliss which finely balances the darkness and certain optimism that is reflected in this highly recommended documentary. If you enjoyed the Zidane soundtrack, this is for you.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Ether
          2. SCRAM
          3. Bitterness Centrifuge
          4. U-235
          5. Pripyat
          6. Weak Force
          7. Little Boy
          8. Are You A Dancer?
          9. Tzar
          10. Fat Man

          Mogwai

          Central Belters

            Mogwai release a 20 year career spanning retrospective of album tracks, singles and rarities which includes tracks from their debut album to their recent Top 10 album ‘Rave Tapes’.

            To those new to the band or who have been introduced via their soundtrack work on Channel 4’s ‘Les Revenants’ this is a must own collection of some of the best and most well known of the band’s music, available as a fantastic 3CD set or 6LP box set.

            Physical formats include a 20 page booklet of photos that takes you through the band’s history and includes words from well known author and journalist Keith Cameron.

            The LPs in the box set are individually sleeved and pressed on heavyweight vinyl. Box set also includes digital download codes.

            This album marks the end of a year of celebrations which included two sell out nights at London’s Roundhouse in the Summer and a one hour special on BBC6 Music.

            TRACK LISTING

            3CD Set Tracklisting:
            CD 1
            1 - Summer
            2 - Helicon 1
            3 - CODY
            4 - Christmas Steps
            5 - I Know You Are But What Am I?
            6 - Hunted By A Freak
            7 - Stanley Kubrick
            8 - Take Me Somewhere Nice
            9 - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
            10 - Mogwai Fear Satan
            CD2
            1 - Auto Rock
            2 - Travel Is Dangerous
            3 - Friend Of The Night
            4 - We're No Here
            5 - I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
            6 - The Sun Smells Too Loud
            7 - Batcat
            8 - Mexican Grand Prix
            9 - Rano Pano
            10 - How To Be A Werewolf
            11 - Wizard Motor
            12 - Remurdered
            13 - The Lord Is Out Of Control
            14 - Teenage Exorcists
            CD3
            1. Hugh Dallas
            2. Half Time
            3. Burn Girl Prom Queen
            4. Devil Rides
            5. Hasenheide
            6. Tell Everybody That I Love Them
            7. Earth Division
            8. Hungry Face
            9. D To E
            10. My Father My King

            LP Box Set Tracklisting:
            SIDE A
            1 - Summer
            2 - Helicon 1
            3 - CODY
            SIDE B
            4 - Christmas Steps
            5 - I Know You Are But What Am I?
            6 - Hunted By A Freak
            SIDE C
            7 - Stanley Kubrick
            8 - Take Me Somewhere Nice
            9 - 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
            SIDE D
            10 - Mogwai Fear Satan
            SIDE E
            1 - Auto Rock
            2 - Travel Is Dangerous
            3 - Friend Of The Night
            4 - We're No Here
            SIDE F
            5 - I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
            6 - The Sun Smells Too Loud
            7 – Batcat
            SIDE G
            8 - Mexican Grand Prix
            9 - Rano Pano
            10 - How To Be A Werewolf
            SIDE H
            11 - Wizard Motor
            12 - Remurdered
            13 - The Lord Is Out Of Control
            14 - Teenage Exorcists
            SIDE I
            1. Hugh Dallas
            2. Half Time
            SIDEJ
            3. Burn Girl Prom Queen
            4. Devil Rides
            5. Hasenheide
            SIDE K
            6. Tell Everybody That I Love Them
            7. Earth Division
            8. Hungry Face
            9. D To E
            SIDE L
            10. My Father My King

            Following the release of the critically acclaimed ‘Rave Tapes’ in January, Mogwai completed a worldwide tour with sell out shows at London’s Royal Festival Hall and festival performances headlining stages at Glastonbury and Latitude.

            This mini album contains three new and previously unheard tracks stemming from the writing and recording sessions for their last studio album ‘Rave Tapes’.

            The release also contains remixes of tracks from that album by Nils Frahm, Blanck Mass and Pye Corner Audio.

            Main track ‘Teenage Exorcists’ sees the band break new ground with a thrilling 3½ minute take on alternative rock.

            TRACK LISTING

            1 Teenage Exorcists
            2 History Day
            3 HMP Shaun William Ryder
            4 Re-Remurdered (Blanck Mass)
            5 No Medicine For Regret (Pye Corner Audio Remix)
            6 The Lord Is Out Of Control (Nils Frahm Remix)

            Rave Tapes is the eighth studio album by Mogwai and their second on Rock Action, the label they set up almost 18 years ago to issue their debut 7" single, Tuner/Lower. In between, the Scottish quintet have established themselves on the international stage through a prolific recorded output and a commitment to touring that few of their peers can match.

            Clocking in at just under 50 minutes, the 10-track album is a lustrous collection mined from the same quarry as its predecessors, wreathed in painterly textures underpinned by increasingly electronic beats. The haunted strains of Deesh channel the slow-burning ecstasy of their 2006 song “Auto Rock” (a key presence in the denouement of Michael Mann’s film of Miami Vice that year) while the guitars on which Mogwai built their reputation remain, if for the most part less overtly belligerent this time round, as evidenced by the somnambulant opener “Heard About You Last Night” and the sonic scowl of “Hexon Bogon”. With Rave Tapes, Mogwai’s mastery of sound and space is firmly at its apex.


            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: Mogwai, Veteran post-rockers and noise merchants ramp it up in this latest iteration, with synths! Pulsing, brooding and mysterious, and juxtaposed with their trademark melodic highs. Groovy, imaginative, and downright brilliant. Post-rock for the 21st century.

            TRACK LISTING

            Heard About You Last Night
            Simon Ferocious
            Remurdered
            Hexon Bogon
            Repelish
            Master Card
            Deesh
            Blues Hour
            No Medicine For Regret
            The Lord Is Out Of Control

            Following on from the sold out limited edition 10" EP released in January, Rock Action Records are proud to present the full soundtrack album by Mogwai for the acclaimed Canal+ series ‘Les Revenants’, featuring 14 brand new Mogwai recordings created as the score to the drama.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Hungry Face
            2. Jaguar
            3. The Huts
            4. Kill Jester
            5. This Messiah Needs Watching
            6. Whisky Time
            7. Special N
            8. Relative Hysteria
            9. Fridge Magic
            10. Portugal
            11. Eagle Tax
            12. Modern
            13. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?
            14. Wizard Motor

            Mogwai

            A Wrenched Virile Lore

              Mogwai’s critically acclaimed ‘Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will’ album remixed.

              Featuring contributions from artists as diverse as Cylob, Tim Hecker, Zombi and The Soft Moon.

              Released through the band’s Rock Action Records imprint.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. George Square Thatcher Death Party (Justin K Broadrick Reshape)
              2. Rano Pano - Klad Hest (Mogwai Is My Dick RMX)
              3. White Noise (EVP Mix By Cylob)
              4. How To Be A Werewolf (Xander Harris Remix)
              5. Letters To The Metro (Zombi Remix)
              6. Mexican Grand Prix (Reworked By RM Hubbert)
              7. Rano Pano (Tim Hecker Remix)
              8. San Pedro (The Soft Moon Remix)
              9. Too Raging To Cheers (Umberto Remix)
              10. La Mort Blanche (Robert Hampson Remix)

              The Scots post-rock legends follow up their 2010 CD/DVD live opus "Special Moves" with this, their seventh studio album and first since 2008's "The Hawk Is Howling". On this superbly titled effort the band continue to evolve, incorporating contemporary electronic touches into their trademark instrumental post-hardcore sound as they veer from the stately and elegiac to outright brute force. Includes the single "Mexican Grand Prix" and the track "Rano Pano", which was given away as a free download.

              Mogwai’s seventh studio album was recorded with Paul Savage, with whom they last worked on 1997’s "Mogwai Young Team" debut.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. White Noise
              2. Mexican Grand Prix
              3. Rano Pano
              4. Death Rays
              5. San Pedro
              6. Letters To The Metro
              7. George Square Thatcher Death Party
              8. How To Be A Werewolf
              9. Too Raging To Cheers
              10. You're Lionel Richie

              Music For A Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain) *

              * = Bonus Track (ROCKACT55CDX Only)

              Mogwai

              The Hawk Is Howling

                "The Hawk Is Howling", their sixth album, sees Mogwai return to a totally instrumental landscape, with many songs coming in at around the eight minute mark. A brooding and atmospheric collection, full of the band's exceptional use of dynamics and creation of hypnotic soundscapes, "The Hawk Is Howling" is, however, partly more reflective than previous releases, perhaps sharing more in common with 2001's "Rock Action". Instrumentally the band have somewhat branched out, utilising light synthesizers on tracks such as "The Sun Smells Too Loud". The album was recorded with Andy Miller at Chemikal Underground and mixed by Gareth Jones at Castle Of Doom. It's the first time the band have recorded with Andy Miller since they worked with him on their debut "Young Team". Artwork for the album is designed by Aidan Moffat.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. I'm Jim Morrison I'm Dead
                2. Batcat
                3. Daphne And The Brain
                4. Local Authority
                5. Sun Smells Too Loud
                6. Kings Meadow
                7. I Love You I'm Going To Blow Up Your School
                8. Scotland's Shame
                9. Thank You Space Expert
                10. Precipice

                Mogwai

                Mr Beast

                  "Mr Beast" is the band's fifth album and the follow-up to 2003's "Happy Songs For Happy People" and was recorded in the band's new Castle Of Doom studio in Glasgow. As the title suggests, this is a record of considerable size and weight - a monster creation that started out as a return to the heady, bone-crushing volume and intensity of earlier recordings, and then mutated into a many headed, many mooded beast. It opens with "Auto Rock" - whose sweetly melancholic, central piano motif is gradually engulfed by a swell of fulsome guitars and pummelling drum beats - and closes with lurching, psych-rock behemoth "We're No Here". In between are eight future Mogwai classics, including the heads-down "Glasgow Mega-Snake", where what must surely be a dozen guitars swarm around a molten metal core like crazed killer bees, the drum machine-driven country gospel of "Acid Food", which features pedal-steel guitar, the wintry splendour of "Friend Of The Night" and the impossibly poignant "I Chose Horses", featuring guest vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa (of Japanese hardcore band Envy) and a keyboard contribution from composer/arranger Craig Armstrong. Whether light and lean or dark and monstrous, however, these songs underline Mogwai's belief that to have meaning, rock needs both mass and monumentality. If "Mr Beast" has one thing, it's presence.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Auto Rock
                  2. Glasgow Mega Snake
                  3. Acid Food
                  4. Travel Is Dangerous
                  5. Team Handed
                  6. Friend Of The Night
                  7. Emergency Trap
                  8. Folk Death 95
                  9. I Chose Horses
                  10. We're No Here


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