Mogwai – Ten Rapid April 1, 2008
I came across Mogwai while reading Rock On: An Office Power Ballad in which the author describes at some point his nights listening to this band, and I liked the book enough to give it a try.
I really like it. Ten Rapid is a collection of singles released by Mogwai in the mid-nineties. The songs are typically a mix of quiet music and very heavy guitars at times (along with other instruments).
Angels versus Aliens is a very good example:
Listen to: Angels versus Aliens (quiet part)
Listen to: Angels versus Aliens (loud part)
It’s actually interesting to visualize this track with Audacity to see the melody build up and then deflate:
Another track that I really like is Ithica 27 Ø 9, which also has an interesting profile:
Listen to: Ithica 27 Ø 9 (quiet part)
Listen to: Ithica 27 Ø 9 (loud part)
Obviously, it’s not the kind of music that everybody will like, but I really got into it.