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MY FATHER, MY KING

Mogwai

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.44 | 13 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. I love the title of this EP. This is their interpretation of an old Jewish hymn that was sung at their New Year's fetival.They have translated the Hebrew words into English in the liner notes. They basically ask God to end famine, hate, oppression and war from the earth and to bless themselves and their children. It opens with a confession of sin and asks for compassion. This is a 20 minute song that they often ended their concerts with.

It starts out quiet as it slowly builds to almost a full sound 1 1/2 minutes in. 3 1/2 minutes in the sound is fantastic ! And a minute later they are kicking ass ! This is a powerful wall of sound. 6 1/2 minutes in the sound starts to soften until it's down to a whisper 8 minutes in. It's building again. 10 1/2 minutes in they have unleashed an explosion of sound that is almost frightning. This is as heavy as hell, and the lava flows for 6 minutes ! After that it's like a train that takes some time to come to a stop as the heaviness gradually grinds to a halt.

This is a must have for all Post-Rock fans and especially MOGWAI fans. A truly amazing and gratifying listen. Almost perfect.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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