Mogwai - A Wrenched Virile Lore
- Nicola Meighan
- 15 November 2012
The post-rockers' remix album is as ingenious as it is eclectic
Fourteen years since Kicking A Dead Pig – Mogwai’s formidable remix corpus, culled from their landmark debut, Young Team – comes this equally impressive anthology which utilises last year’s ace LP, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will as its toolbox.
A thrilling and challenging companion piece to Hardcore, this set is as ingenious as it is eclectic. Miscreant highlights includes RM Hubbert’s hushed, nylon rewiring of ‘Mexican Grand Prix’, Tim Hecker’s vociferous and hypnotic revision of ‘Rano Pano’ and mighty Umberto’s transcendental ‘Too Raging To Cheers’. If such reinventions allow acts like Zombi and Klad Hest to transpose their aesthetic onto Hardcore, so too do they underscore the vast possibilities in Mogwai’s music and remind us there is no one like them.