Among soundtrack musicians the same age as Mogwai, the most critically acclaimed may be Johnny Greenwood, but his take on musique concrete adds little to its influences, and provides little enjoyment when taken out of context. Languages Magyar Edit links. They only really turn back to their familiar chug on the closing Wizard Motor. Links Wikipedia article on Les Revenants Reviews available at www.
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If a zombie invasion was the catalyst for this gorgeous work, let's hope the apocalypse comes swiftly.
MOGWAI Les Revenants vinyl at Juno Records.
So Les Revenants has, by virtue of finding perfect inspiration, become one of the more satisfyingly coherent and rangy of Mogwai's records. Languages Magyar Edit links.
Retrieved 16 August There are no cheap atmospherics; no sudden stabs of violin; no white-noise; very little bass. Meanwhile, the demos sent to the producers were played during filming, resulting in the producers, according to Mogwai, understanding the music "as being a character within the revenajts as much as the people involved".
Credits, according to AllMusic: Links Wikipedia article on Les Revenants Reviews available at www. Rock Action Release Date: Post-rock TV programme score. The band later clarified the order of events in an interview published in Fact magazine.
Phares described the mood of the album by saying that it "is a true score in that it rarely draws revensnts to itself unnecessarily, and these cues evoke moods rather than forcing them".
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They responded by sending producers some demos which they had written and recorded before receiving the request, and so without any specific tailoring to the series. Drowned in Sound's Favourite Albums of the Year Mogwai On New Soundtrack". One of the recurring interpretations of instrumental rock music is that it's imagined to score visuals by its listeners.
She noted that the music on the album differed from previous work by Mogwai, claiming that even the most dramatic tracks did not "explode" in the way that elements of Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will did.
The band deliberately tried to avoid creating a "typical" soundtrack. Varying the palette in places, xylophones twinkle starrily, high up in the mix, while basslines writhe like metallic subterranean worms, but conspicuous effects are often held back.
The last time Mogwai recorded a soundtrack album was inwhen a film about French footballer Zinedine Zidane was given a touch of the band's signature creeping murk. Not that Mogwai ever let those growling guitars off the chain, and the emotional climax of the album is a rather sweet folk-song 'What Rvenants They Doing in Heaven Today?
But to have them now soundtrack a French drama series about a zombie-infested town seems a little more expected, suited and basically in tune with how you might imagine a new Mogwai record to sound.
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BE must have wrung their anarcho-syndicalist hands a while before permitting one of their soundtracks-to-the-apocalypse to… soundtrack the apocalypse. Swedish purveyors of alien synergy. Mogwai had previously produced well-received rebenants for documentary Zidane: There are no recordings of watermelons smashed with hammers as in the extraordinary Berberian Sound Studio.
You can add or edit information about Les Revenants at musicbrainz. Not because they already have form with movies about French footballers, and a fondness for horror-movies on the tourbus oes The Exorcist -inspired cover of CODY.