Label: Secretly Distribution
Set for release September 8, Every Country’s Sun takes two decades of Mogwai’s signature, contrasting sounds- towering intensity, pastoral introspection, synth-rock minimalism, DNA-detonating volume – and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trace-rock, and transcendental euphoria, Produced by psych-rock luminary Dave Fridmann, it’s a structural soundscape built from stark foundations up; form a gentle, twinkling, synth-rock specter to a solid, blown-out, skyward-thrusting obelisk. There’s a percussive, dream-state electronics (“Coolverine”), church organs as chariots of existential fire (“Brain Sweeties”), tremulous, foreboding bleeping – possibly form a dying android (“AKA 47”). Their most transportive album yet, it also host their most fully realized art-pop sing-along of their storied history, “Party In The Dark,” a head-spinning disco-dream double-helix echoing New Order and The Flaming Lips, featuring Braithwaite’s seldom-heard melodic vocals declaring he’s “directionless and innocent, searching for another piece of mind.” This is music as a keep-out chrysalis, protective audio armor through exalting organs and portentous, dissonant guitar fuzz warping at the edges, bending the world inside-out into a reality in which you’d much rather live. The last three songs ascend into explosive exorcism, closing with the colossal “Every Country’s Sun,” its searching intensity whooshing towards infinity in a dazzling cosmic crescendo.
We have ordered a signifiant amount of this release, but are unaware of the exact allocation we will receive. This is a preorder to save your spot in line. Thank you for your understanding, we will do our best to fulfill your order.
UPDATE 8/18/17 – THE VINYL RELEASE DATE FOR THIS TITLE HAS BEEN BUMPED TO 9/22/17. ORDERS WILL SHIP ON OR AROUND THAT DATE.