Young Team, Mogwai have adeptly explored the heavier and quieter ends of the post-rock spectrum, with forays into electronica and synthesizer-laden soundscapes propelling their musical machine in recent years. Mogwai’s latest record, Every Country’s Sun, still checks off the prerequisite boxes of their current playbook, but with a de-emphasis on the synthesizers and a less sprawling songwriting approach, it’s their most focused record in years.
For two decades, Scottish instrumental post-rock greats Mogwai have stood tall atop the genre alongside their American counterparts Explosions in the Sky. While the latter band have carved out their path going a more accessible, melodic route, Mogwai have taken a more circular, less palatable trajectory. Emerging as a moody beast fueled by angst and power chords on their 1997 debut,