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MOGWAI?

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Guttmann, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Guttmann

    Guttmann Member

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    Does anyone know this band? Ive just bought their CD (Government Commissions) and it is awesome, although not much info. it is some kind of prog-rock, really nice...
     
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    Yeh consistantly great band.
     
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    Official Site:
    http://www.mogwai.co.uk/

    Wiki:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogwai_(band)

    I really like these guys. They're often pegged as one of the for-runners of post rock, and have thus had quite an effect on the post-metal genre as well...

    If you're into their sound I would suggest bands like Pelican, Red Sparowes, and possibly some of the stuff that influenced them like My Bloody Valentine.

    Love and Peace

    Rorix
     
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    government commissions is a live album right? haven't heard it

    anyways, one of my favorite bands.
     
  5. Guttmann

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    It says on the front "BBC sessions 1996-2003", so I guess it is.

    Sure am gonna give them a listen :) thanks.
     
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    government commissions is a good starting place, but isn't an album by any means, just various BBC recordings sessions. one of my favourite bands, and deffinately the band to get into for those looking to explore post-rock a bit.
     
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    AshDLS Huh?

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    Go pick up Come On Die Young, it's an incredible album. Still heaps better than the vast majority of post-rock/post-metal albums of recent years.

    The soundtrack they did for the Zidane movie this year (last year?) was quite good too.
     
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    rock action is a truly dark and trippy album. i just love it.

    havent heard the soundtrack they did for the zidane documentary yet, though. does anyone have an opinion on that one?
     
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    Frosties Blind @ heart

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    Yeah, I've got the Zidanne album, and it's pretty good - though it's very calm and laid back. Doesn't have any of Mogwai's "crazy" moments. In fact, I don't even think the guitars have any distortion throughout the whole album. It's very cool chill music.

    Other than that I have the newer one Mr. Beast, which is not bad at all - in fact quite enjoyable. But I don't understand why everyone thinks so highly of Mogwai when there are so much better bands in the genre (or at least, the little of it that I know).
     
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    The song with the guy from envy on it 'I chose horses' from the Mr Beast album is one of the coolest most chilled out pieces of music ever!
     
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    might I also recommend Godspeed you Black Emperor! Definitely get a hold of their album "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven" . Probably my favorite post-rock album overall.

    and some other similar bands I really like that I'd recommend:
    Mono (can't stress enough how amazing this band is)
    This Will Destroy You
    65daysofstatic
    Sigur Ros
     
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    I would also recommend you to check out 65daysofstatic if you like Mogwai. Some great drumwork with some nice electronic things.
     
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    Frosties Blind @ heart

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    I have to agree (even though I only own One Step More And You Die, it's quite good).

    Though I have to say my favorite band from the genre is probably Explosions In The Sky, though if Red Sparrows release more they may be up there as well.
     
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    after giving a listen to Godspeed! you Black Emperor, im now definitely hooked on to Post Rock. although im not sure about the name of the genre, Id probably call it neu-psych or something.
    AMAZING MUSIC!
     

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