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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Instrumental Rock, 23 Aug. 2012
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Vocals have been the forefront of musical entertainment for several decades now. The jazz instrumentalists were soon pushed aside by the forerunners of rock and roll. With a slight renaissance in the 1970s from jazz fusion, krautrock and progressive rock bands- it slowly receded back, with the advent of the vocal-based punk and its offshoots.

Now, since the 1990s and well into the present. There have been many instrumental acts, some relying on a more complex and mathematical approach. While others have gone for a more drawn-out approach. This band focuses on the latter, and they can do it better than many other bands. Opening with the great track Yes! I Am a Long Way from Home, which bases itself around a simple chord progression, and progressively builds up- going from clean to harmonics to distorted madness. In the middle we get an example of true bliss, with the track Tracy. Relying on ambient soundscapes, with a soft string section, and a constantly fading guitar. A great example of ambience being achieved by a rock band.

We then close on the Mogwai Fear Satan, the longest track on the album, and perhaps the best. We see an exploration of almost everything already found on the album, you can almost feel the band drawing closer together with it. After listening to it, I felt it should be re-named Satan Fears Mogwai. In the end, this album is a phenomenal piece of work, a great testament to the instrumental rock of the 1990s. Which has carried on to the present, and rightly so. If you love vocals, then try the indie rock section.
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