Mogwai ‎– The Hawk Is Howling

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I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead 6:44
Batcat 5:25
Danphe And The Brain 5:18
Local Authority 4:15
The Sun Smells Too Loud 6:58
Kings Meadow 4:42
I Love You, I'm Going To Blow Up Your School 7:33
Scotland's Shame 8:00
Thank You Space Expert 7:53
The Precipice 6:42

Versions (18)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OLE 832-2, OLE 840-2 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album) Matador, Matador OLE 832-2, OLE 840-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
OLE 832-1 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(10xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Matador OLE 832-1 US 2008
WOS 040DLP, 949.2040.012 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(2xLP, Album) Wall Of Sound, [PIAS] Entertainment Group WOS 040DLP, 949.2040.012 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
OLE 832-1 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(2xLP, Album) Matador OLE 832-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
MR 4491-2 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album) Moon Records (2) MR 4491-2 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
WOS040CD, 949.2040.020 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album) Wall Of Sound, [PIAS] Entertainment Group WOS040CD, 949.2040.020 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
URA270 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album) Spunk URA270 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
WOS040CD, 949.2040.020 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album) Wall Of Sound, [PIAS] Entertainment Group WOS040CD, 949.2040.020 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
WOS040CD, 949.2040.020 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album) Soyuz Music, [PIAS] Recordings, Wall Of Sound WOS040CD, 949.2040.020 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
WOS040CDJX, HSE-30201 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC, Ltd, Reg + , Gat) Wall Of Sound, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited WOS040CDJX, HSE-30201 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
WOS040CDX, 949.2040.033 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + Ltd) Wall Of Sound, Wall Of Sound WOS040CDX, 949.2040.033 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Love cd47 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album, Dig) Wall Of Sound, Love Da Records Love cd47 Hong Kong 2008 Sell This Version
OLE 832-2, OLE 840-2 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album, Ltd + DVD-V, NTSC, Reg) Matador, Matador OLE 832-2, OLE 840-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
OLE 832-2V Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album, Promo) Matador OLE 832-2V 2008 Sell This Version
WOS040CDP, 949.2040.220 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CDr, Album, Promo, Wat) Wall Of Sound, Wall Of Sound WOS040CDP, 949.2040.220 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
OLE 832-2 Mogwai The Hawk is Howling(CD, Promo) Matador Records (2) OLE 832-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
WOS040CIXX, HSE-30233 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(CD, Album, Blu + DVD-V, Reg + , Ltd, Gat) Wall Of Sound, Hostess Entertainment Unlimited WOS040CIXX, HSE-30233 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
WOS040DLP, 949.2040.012 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Wall Of Sound, [PIAS] Entertainment Group WOS040DLP, 949.2040.012 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version

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verian

verian

April 12, 2016
referencing The Hawk Is Howling, 2xLP, Album, WOS 040DLP, 949.2040.012
I love a bit of Mogwai. To some people it’s just noise, but I hear melodies that build and overlap, repeating themes and underlying rhythms that are often rather delicate. It feels to me that this is modern classical music, and that is a good thing. Classed as Post-Rock, wiki has this to say:

“Post-rock is a subgenre of rock music characterized by the influence and use of instruments commonly associated with rock, but using rhythms and “guitars as facilitators of timbre and textures” not traditionally found in rock. Post-rock bands are often without vocals.”

I like that bit in quotes. I also like that the titles seem like an afterthought, or perhaps a joke, maybe the joke is that they have a list of awkward or dumb titles and pick them at random, for instance, ‘I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead’, ‘Danphe and the Brain’, or maybe they do mean something. As I write this I’m listening to ‘The Sun Smells Too loud’, great title and an unexpectedly upbeat track.

ctothemax

ctothemax

April 2, 2016
referencing The Hawk Is Howling, 2xLP, Album, RE, RP, WOS040DLP, 949.2040.012
Is there anyone else that is terrified to remove the sticker on the cover?