In this first feature of Post-Rock Essentials, we literally get down to the roots of the style, exploring the key of C and G major over the fretboard.
This feature focuses on building 3rds through the groups of strings, which are then explored in tandem with various combinations of open strings. The lesson is beginner friendly, and also comes with fretboard diagrams to study as a companion to the video.
A stunning set of Mogwai career highlights and rarities, available to buy in a limited edition 3xCD box set via Rock Action Records. Tracks on the collection span the band's 20 year career taking in highlights from their debut long-player Mogwai Young Team (1997) all the way through to Rave Tapes (2014), the band's first ever top 10 album. The announcement comes midway through a run of special live events marking 20 years to the week that the band gathered together in the Glasgow living room of Stuart Braithwaite's parents to rehearse for the first time. Following two acclaimed sell-out nights at Glasgow Barrowlands, Mogwai open a season of curated shows at London's iconic Roundhouse. For this ATP Season at the Roundhouse, the band celebrate their 20 year anniversary by playing two sold out shows and hand-picking a line-up of seminal artists that have challenged, intrigued and inspired over the past two decades, including Public Enemy, GZA, Godspeed You! Black Emperor & The Jesus & Mary Chain, the latter performing their seismic debut album Psychocandy in full.
In their own ways, Zidane and Les Revenants are some of Mogwai's finest work, so it makes sense that Atomic – an album based on their music for the BBC 4 documentary Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise and their first release after the departure of John Cummings – follows suit. The band's tenth album recalls not only Zidane and Les Revenants but the fearsome sweep of Jóhann Jóhannsson's Fordlandia, another unflinching look at humankind's capacity to discover and create equally constructive and destructive technology.