Mogwai - Rave Tapes mp3 album
Rave Tapes, the band's eighth album outside of their soundtrack and remix work, has been built up for its increased use of electronics, with a debt partially owed to the vintage synth scores that have held a sustained (and seemingly ever-increasing) influence over a huge swathe of underground artists. The first song to be released from the album, "Remurdered", certainly hinted that analog sounds would form a more rigorous backbone to their music than before, although they've been dabbling in this area since Rock Action in 2001. It's been 17 years since Mogwai’s debut, Young Team. That album emerged with stories of the band members taking on assumed identities and shaving their heads before entering the studio-a totemic representation of their full-blooded commitment to the cause, analogous to going into battle.
During the time they were making Rave Tapes, Mogwai's flair for soundtracks was being celebrated: the band began 2013 with the release of their brilliant score for Les Revenants, the cryptic French TV show about the undead, and they were just about to play a series of performances of their music for Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait as accompaniment to the. movie. All this film-related activity may have inspired Rave Tapes' restraint (the fact that the band had a narrow window of time in which to record the album probably contributed to it as well).
Rave Tapes is decent and mildly enjoyable without really grabbing my attention at any point. Plenty of decent material, only the occasional stinker (the album really dips towards the very end) but nothing of any real note. This is the only Mogwai album I've listened to properly so perhaps I'm doing them an injustice but my impression based on one gig and one album is that they are highly talented but not the most imaginative. At their best they look to fuse heavy rock with Kraftwerk styled electronica but never in a way that sets them apart in their own right.
Few Nineties rock bands were better prepared than Mogwai for the movie-trilogy blocks of music allowed by the iPod.
Rave Tapes (LP, Album + 7", S/Sided + Ltd). ROCKACT80CDJ, HSE-30324. Rave Tapes (CD, Album). Rock Action Records, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited.
|1||Heard About You Last Night||5:24|
|9||No Medicine For Regret||5:41|
|10||The Lord Is Out Of Control||4:23|
- Copyright (c) – Sub Pop Records
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Pop Records
- Licensed From – Rock Action Records
- Published By – Tomorrow Hits Publishing
- Published By – Kobalt Music Publishing
- Recorded At – Castle Of Doom Studios
- Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
- Pressed By – Cinram, Olyphant, PA – X40049
- Artwork – DLT
- Mastered By – Frank Arkwright
- Producer [Assisted By], Recorded By [Assisted By], Mixed By [Assisted By] – Niall McMenamin
- Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Paul Savage
- Voice – Reverend Lee Cohen* (tracks: 5)
- Written-By [All Songs By] – Mogwai
NotesPackaged in a die-cut 2-panel digisleeve with two inserts for the front, offering four options for the pupil display.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 098787107029
- Matrix / Runout: X40049 IR SP 1070-2 01 M1S2
- Mastering SID Code: ifpi L902
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U9J
|ROCKACT80LPX||Mogwai||Rave Tapes (LP, Album + 7", S/Sided + Ltd)||Rock Action Records||ROCKACT80LPX||UK & Europe||2014|
|ROCKACT80CD||Mogwai||Rave Tapes (CD, Album, Dig)||Rock Action Records||ROCKACT80CD||UK & Europe||2014|
|SP1070||Mogwai||Rave Tapes (LP, Album, Ltd, Gre)||Sub Pop||SP1070||US||2014|
|ROCKACT80CDJ, HSE-30324||Mogwai||Rave Tapes (CD, Album)||Rock Action Records, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited||ROCKACT80CDJ, HSE-30324||Japan||2014|
|none||Mogwai||Rave Tapes (10xFile, FLAC, Album, 24-)||Rock Action Records||none||UK & Europe||2014|