Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Full Length Review: MOGWAI Every Country’s Sun

Every Country’s Sun
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Coolverine: An odd start but appreciated with the instrumentation, got me hooked from the start which is a good sign. Loved how the drums kicked in, not full force but moderate with an upbeat style.The fact that is instrumental made me enjoy it even more.
Party In The Dark: Nice kick-in drums with a warm voice, the track flows smoothly although the voice had a bit too many effects but it is enjoyable still.
Brain Sweeties: Smooth flowing with a very warm vibe between drums and what seems to be a keyboard, really a charming piece from beginning to start, it is my favorite track, it is also another instrumental track.
Crossing The Road Material: A bit of a funky-ish vibe on my opinion, liked it from the start, the drum/guitar felt complemented and I loved it. I also liked the steady bass line, yet another instrumental, is my second favorite track.
Aka47: An ethereal intro, which I found interesting given the name, I admit I expected furious drumming and heavy guitar riffs, instead I was gladly surprised with smooth instrumentation that reminds me of when you meditate.
20 Size: A rock intro with a very delightful guitar fingering and charming drums. It is epic from the start, instrumental yet again but quite amazing in my opinion, the riff doesn’t get old and flows smooth, like a water cascade.
1000 Foot Face: A sad-ish start coupled with voice on a bit of an Arabian style while keeping a warm ethereal vibe, ideal for meditation perhaps, for once, I felt an instrumental wasn’t ruined by the singing.
Don’t Believe The Fife: An ethereal intro again, with some light yet precise drumming. It is a track with a mystery vibe, full of epicness, the kind of music I’d use for a movie where you meet the bad-ass cool-looking character, loved the bass line along the keys here and there.
Battered At A Scramble: The distortion n the guitar, made me felt it was time for a rougher style however the rest of the instrumentation said otherwise, was gladly pleased regardless. The best surprise was the shift from calmness to a rock-ish up-beat riff, was really un-expected to me.
Old Poisons: First piece that starts all rock from the moment 0. Loved the riff and the bass line, the drums felt a bit behind what I had expected but regardless it’s an interesting track. It is my third and last favorite of this album.
Every Country’s Sun: Nostalgic, melancholic start. It is interesting and flows although I felt it needed vocals. -Sophia Cynthia Cabral

Track List:
1. Coolverine
2. Party In The Dark
3. Brain Sweeties
4. Crossing The Road Material
5. Aka 47
6. 20 Size
7. 1000 Foot Face
8. Don't Believe The Fife
9. Battered At A Scramble
10. Old Poisons
11. Every Country's Sun

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