The Hawk Is Howling
Released: Sep 2008
Label: [PIAS] Recordings Catalogue
This sixth studio album from these Scottish post-rockers is as poetic a journey as can be expected from the renowned instrumentalists. Placid and poignant, songs like "Daphne and the Brain" and "Local Authority" are vintage Mogwai, whereas "The Sun Smells Too Loud" is surprisingly upbeat. But it's the tension-building tracks, like the simple, bass-heavy beauty "I Love You, I'm Going To Blow Up Your School," that make this Andy Miller-produced offering worth repeated listens.