Saturday, August 14, 2010

August 14

Happy Birthday to Mogwai drummer Martin Bulloch. Bulloch and his mates started Mogwai (a cantonese word for "demon" - or a cute and fuzzy monster, depending on what decade you grew up in...) in the 90's, and the band's sound was first placed in the 'shoegazing' section of the record store, back when there was such a thing. These days, they're called 'post-rock' by critics, which does nothing for the imagination. I prefer the term 'cinematic', which is the way I also describe Sigur Ros and Explosions in the Sky: bands that create soundscapes, usually of the slow-blooming variety, that give a feeling over any particular story or chant.
So here's a few Mogwai tracks to choose from:

(This fanvid for "The Sun Smells Too Loud" chops up a music video for The Tommy Seebach Band's "Apache")

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