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ONE WAY Recommends [Issue #4]
Mogwai
By Ken Micallef

Happy Songs For Happy People (CD Matador)

Celebrated rock critic Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Scotland's Mogwai have always taken this to heart, evolving with all the rapidity of a well-fed tot. But fans of Mogwai's 2001 release, Rock Action, are going to be surprised at their kid's growth squirt. Jettisoning vocals and practically renouncing beats, Mogwai latest incarnation more closely resembles Icelandic channeling victims Sigur Ros or chamber rock band Godspeed You Black Emperor! The first half of Happy Songs . . . is a yawning void of fog drenched fields and misty gorges, created by beautifully ethereal guitar and simple piano treatments. "Ratts of the Capital" finally finds a groove with Mogwai recalling post-rockers Tortoise. "Golden Porsche" follows suite, a sparse downward piano melody bordered by violins, muted drums and sampled ocean waves. It may not "rock," but Happy Songs . . . sure soothes the savage beat.

Mogwai Happy Songs For Happy People


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