Drawing from the BBC documentary Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise, Mogwai’s uplifting experimentation accompanies some surrealistic visuals of cellular reproduction.
Set to be released on April 1st, their latest LP Atomic originally began life as a soundtrack for the aforementioned documentary before being reworked into a full studio release.
It seems that the documentary has had no small impact on the group. Discussing the score in the original press release for Ether guitarist-vocalist Stuart Braithwaite reflected; “The soundtrack is one of the most intense and fulfilling projects we’ve taken on as a band, and one that I’m extremely proud of.” Retaining the idea of Atomic as a soundtrack, the band have also announced that they will be performing the whole album alongside the visuals from the documentary on their upcoming European and Asian tour in May.
Following up to 2014’s Rave Tapes and 2015 compilation Central Belters, the LP is the band’s first studio project following the departure of guitarist John Cummings last November.
3. Bitterness Centrifuge
4. U-235 –
6. Weak Force
7. Little Boy
8. Are You A Dancer?
10. Fat Man
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