The single will appeal to lovers of haunting melodies and beautiful lyrics which will penetrate the corners of your soul.
Fans of the recent Out Lines album, which Kathryn appeared alongside James Graham of The Twilight Sad and producer Marcus Mackay, along with those that enjoy the sounds of Björk, Kate Bush, Anohni and Joanna Newsom, will love the unique talent of Scotland’s best kept secret, Kathryn Joseph.
This exciting body of work was inspired by conversations Kathryn and James had with people who use Platform: a groundbreaking multi-arts and community space in Easterhouse, an area in the east end of Glasgow.
With James and Kathryn at the helm of translating the stories heard through their conversations with locals and Marcus steering the sound, this inspiring collection of songs is being released through Rock Action Records.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: Haunting dual-vocal lines, pulsing synths and hefty, echoing percussion make this a fascinating and enthralling journey through electronics, chamber-rock and swirled with a hint of folky drone. Beautifully constructed, and massively enjoyable.
FORMAT INFORMATIONLP Info: The LP is pressed on heavyweight vinyl with digital
‘Party In The Dark’ combines a post punk blueprint with expansive space rock and has been described by Dazed as “a New Order-nodding melodic joy.”
The band recently performed their new album in its entirety for the first time in a triumphant surprise show at this year’s Primavera Sound, Barcelona. In a live review, The Quietus wrote: “... the material bounds with purpose and spirit, depth and intelligence, quiet triumph and (particularly toward the end) emphatic weight, promising a record of cleverly-woven instrumentalism that slays and sates in remarkable unison.”
‘Eternal Panther’ is an exclusive new track.
The box set contains CD, heavyweight double gatefold white vinyl, heavyweight 12” of album demos plus photographic prints by Antony Crook taken while the band were recording in January 2017. The 12” features 6 demos of tracks from the album. All vinyl formats include a download code.
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.
'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.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: I'll admit, there was a moment when I wondered if Mogwai could really do it again... it was fleeting and then it was quashed. 'Every Country's Sun' is every bit the refined, gripping journey we've come to expect from Mogwai. A perfectly balanced and impeccable accomplished juxtaposition of their early, post-rock roots and their more recent forays into stunning melodicism.
FORMAT INFORMATION2xLP Info: Heavyweight 180 gram double black vinyl.
2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.
For fans of The Raincoats, Sleater Kinney and Warpaint.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: Lots of twanging guitar and two-part harmonies, swaying surf-guitar lines and beautifully intricate rhythmic melodies. Not twee enough to be twee, but melodic, addictive and brilliant.
The band’s infectious high energy rhythms have gained fans such as Marc Riley on BBC6 Music. This should appeal to anybody who likes their songs short and sweet with an uplifting feel of summery punk pop.
For fans of Sleater Kinney, Courtney Barnett and Warpaint.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: RIYL : Pye Corner Audio, Horror soundtracks, John Carpenter et al. Groovy but dusty synthetic soundscapes, grooving analogue percussives and shimmering arpeggios work together to make this a stunning and enthralling listen.
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 COMMENTSBarry 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.
FORMAT INFORMATIONIndies Exclusive LP Info: Orange translucent vinyl.
Indies Exclusive LP includes MP3 Download Code.
LP Info: Standard black vinyl edition.
LP includes MP3 Download Code.
Having previously contributed a reimagining of Mogwai's 'How To Be A Werewolf' to their 'A Wrenched Virile Lore' collection and a reworking of Errors' 'Hemlock', Rock Action is delighted to release this limited 7" of Xander Harris' own productions and with a new full length album currently in production give a preview of great things to come.
Harris is an electronic artist providing a growing balance between tense atmospherics, Italo camp and psychedelic flair.
His exploration of Giallo sounds landed his wellreceived debut ‘Urban Gothic’ on FACT’s Best 50 LPs of 2011 list.
This past year has found the native Texan equipped with a diverse discography and live performances that have taken him across the world.
Heavyweight limited edition vinyl 7” (500 copies only).
FORMAT INFORMATIONLP Info: Heavyweight vinyl.
LP includes MP3 Download Code.
Mogwai’s seventh studio album was recorded with Paul Savage, with whom they last worked on 1997’s "Mogwai Young Team" debut.
STAFF COMMENTSDarryl says: This is Mogwai on majestic top form, all the usual ingredients are here and they've added electronic touches and even vocals on a few tracks. A hugely impressive slab of sound.
FORMAT INFORMATION2xLtd CD Info: The limited edition deluxe 2CD (limited to 3000
copies for the UK) features a bonus CD with the
previously unreleased 26 minute track "Music For A
Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain)",
recorded for Douglas Gordon and Olaf Nicolai’s
"Monument For Forgotten Future" installation in
Also includes "Burning" DVD filmed by Vincent Moon and Nathanaël Le Scouarnec.
STAFF COMMENTSDarryl says: From subtle intricacies on their mellower moments through to the nasal hair removing intensity of their 'jet engine' like noise moments, this album perfectly encapsulates the 'live experience' of the awesome Mogwai.
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