The Revenants – Mogwai

If you are looking for a scary guitar band to score your TV series about the dead returning to life then I reckon Mogwai would be near the top of a very short list. You would be wrong if you thought this was some creepy, bumps and scares soundtrack, this is a beautiful album full of quiet, subtle pieces. In order to get the full experience of this album, and without owning the French TV series, I watched an episode of The Walking Dead (US zombie TV series) with the sound off and played this album as a surrogate soundtrack (I would call myself a free spirit and an experimentalist, others would say I have too much time on my hands). It worked quite wonderfully and now I can’t wait to see the actual visuals that it was written for. Early stand-out tracks at the moment are Hungry Face and Kill Jester.
Hidden gem; Relative Hysteria, imagine Eric Satie played on Fenders and Gibsons, beautiful.
Micro review; I can’t stop playing this album at the moment, the best soundtrack to a French zombie TV series I have ever heard.
An aside; Now I really need to see this TV series.


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