Friday, 1 October 2010

Mogwai - Denver Colorado 2006

For lovers of instrumental music this is a stunning concert from Mogwai recorded live at The Gothic Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA, back on the 3rd May 2006.

Audio quality is superb and would pass comfortably as an official release. Five of the tracks are from the album 'Mr Beast' which was released just two months earlier on March 6th, 2006.

For those of you new or unfamiliar with Mogwai, they are a Scottish post-rock band, who formed in 1995 in Glasgow. Wikipedia rather clinically states 'the band typically composes lengthy guitar-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, melodic bass guitar lines, and heavy use of distortion and effects'.

They do occasionally sing and track eight 'Cody' is a beautiful example of this dimension, however these guys are so good, that they just draw you into their layers and textures in every piece.

Their style has been influenced by bands including MC5, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Fugazi, and post-rock pioneers Slint. During 2004, the band supported tours by two major influences, Pixies and The Cure. Mogwai's style has easily identifiable connections to genres like shoegazing, art rock and occasionally instrumental metal. Barry Burns once stated in an interview with Chillville that he and the rest of the band don't like the categorization of post-rock because he believes it over analyses everything.

Source: Soundboard.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3@variable 200kbps plus.

Genre: Post Rock, and just brilliant!

Set: Full set

Set List:

01. Intro
02. Yes! I Am a Long Way from Home
03. Hunted By A Freak
04. Friend of the Night
05. Helicon 2
06. Acid Food
07. I Know You Are But What Am I?
08. Cody
09. We're No Here
10. Stanley Kubrick
11. Travel Is Dangerous
12. You Don't Know Jesus
13. Helicon 1
14. Glasgow Mega Snake
15. My Father, My King

Website: Official HERE.


Mogwai are - Stuart Braithwaite (electric guitar, vocals), John Cummings (electric guitar, vocals), Barry Burns (electric guitar, piano, synthesiser, vocals), Dominic Aitchison (bass guitar), and Martin Bulloch (drum kit).

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