Late last month Scottish instrumental masterminds Mogwai announced that their forthcoming studio album, Rave Tapes, will be released on January 20, 2014.
First impressions of the debut track “Remurdered” affirm that the band hasn’t missed a beat since releasing the fantastic Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will in 2011. Like fine wine, the band has grown more refined with age, and now, almost twenty years into their career, are releasing some of their most adventurous material.
“Remurdered” has much of Mogwai’s trademark mojo, but it introduces a new, synth-heavy production that supplements the band’s typical guitar-centric arrangements. It’s the perfect soundtrack for an assasin hunting his quarry.