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Album Of The Week: Mogwai | As The Love Continues

The Scottish post-rockers serve up another soundtrack for the movie in your mind.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Mogwai have advanced without a plan since they were teenagers and there have been no secretive meetings to work out the master plan. It is rare to hear a band that has been going for this long, and have this many albums behind them — 10 records in and still no disappointments or mistaken creative left turns. You may know what to expect, but you will never get the same.

Both transcendent and surprising, As The Love Continues shows that Mogwai are still offering solace from the mundane, supplying the soundtrack to whatever movie you are making in your head. As The Love Continues was originally planned to be recorded in America, but the pandemic led to a relocation to Worcestershire, with producer Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips) separated by an ocean but appearing like an Orwellian oppressor over the sessions. This pandemic necessity was quickly routine, and it also bought them a little more time. The album features contributions from Atticus Ross (Midnight Flit) and Colin Stetson (Pat Stains), and will arrive almost exactly 25 years after the release of the Mogwai’s debut single, Tuner/Lower.”