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Friend Of The Night [Single, Maxi]

Mogwai Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Jan 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single, Maxi
  • Label: [PIAS] Recordings Belgium
  • ASIN: B000CHYHQ4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 363,040 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Fresh Crown 4:440.79  Buy MP3 
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars da collezione 24 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
i mogwai sono un viaggio musicale, peccato solo che dura poco essendo un cd singolo, bello ed intenso, da avere!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Promising return 14 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
Mogwai's new album 'Mr Beast' apparently cranks up the volume to levels previously heard on 'Young Team'. If that's the case, first single 'Friend Of The Night' probably fits in between the noisy tracks, as it's a gentle song that wouldn't sound out of place on their chilled-out last LP, 2003's 'Happy Songs For Happy People'. Powered by a simple piano riff before Stuart Braithwaite's roaring guitar kicks in, it's got the typical ethereal glow we've come to expect from recent Mogwai, who valiantly keep on doing their post-rock thing as trends come and go. As a stand-alone single, this is lovely. Heard amongst louder numbers on the new album, it'll be beastly.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mogwai! Mogwai! la-la-la! 12 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
And here we are with everyone's favourite scottish noisemakers with their first single to be taken from their upcomming new album. And... its all very nice and its all very pianoy and its all very Mogwai and its all very 'post rock'. And really thats about it. Well, no thats not it but Mogwai have not progressed very much since their last release. Which in a way was to be expected, which isnt really all that bad. This is by no means a bad song. Its just that it hasnt really done anything for me, maybe in the space of an album it will work better..but what do i know?. Ah well,what about the other three songs on this then?
Fresh Crown is better, again its based around a piano piece, with what sounds like a drum machine and some backwards guitar, something that wouldnt feel out of place on CODY. Nothing much really happens, but in this situaton it certinly feels better than the title track. Finally 1% Of Monster is again another slab of atmospheric Mogwai at their best, and again nothing really happens, its as if they have attempted to get an ambient feel to their sond. Its not bad. Its Mogwai, so it can't be bad. But if the new album is like this.. im afraid im not going to be too impressed. It just feels a bit lazy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Welcome Back, Kinda 1 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
I'm a Mogwai fan since Young Team but on first listen I was dismayed at this purely instrumental single as it was 'boring'. But just as I found with their previous lp, 'Happy Songs for Happy People', you can't form judgement on 1 listen.
Subsequent listens revealed an admittedly simple piano-led track which simmers with melancholy and despair, accentuated through feedback and distortion effects. The quiet/loud dynamics are still present but toned down (hence why I didn't get it on the first listen) and overall it works pretty well. Its one of those 'reminiscing' songs that Mogwai are so good at crafting.
As a single though, this doesn't have as much of an effect on its own as it would in the context an album. It feels more like a 'bridge' track between 2 epic tracks.
Also the track is pretty short for an instrumental (about 5-6minutes). Overall, a ***1/2 star rating for the A side. The B-Side plods along pretty aimlessly and isn't worth much attention. I'm sure it must have taken less than 15minutes to compose. 5 stars goes to the monumental 'My Father My King' (now thats what you call a single).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 28 Nov 2006
By Ryan Salinger - Published on
Format:Audio CD
More than just melodic joy-rock band, the Friend of the Night disc exhibits a smooth, free-slowing music style, all done while keeping the traditional PMR composure. The use of definable piano's are a welcome to the ear helping to bring the pieces of music to life.

Each of the three three tracks off this album are a bit subtle in the beginning, but by slowing adding in more instruments, awkward chords, and crescendo, they all build into their musical climax, bringing the listener right in with it, until the end of the song where it lets you off the journey lightly, leaving you ready for the next trip.
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