The three-song 4 Satin EP finds Mogwai refining their mesmerizing, understated style. The music is a little louder, which doesn't necessarily mean that it's more accessible. Throughout 4 Satin, the drums and guitars weave complex, intricate patterns which are primarily rhythmic, not melodic, and they slowly build to great washes of sound. Given the subtlety of their music, it's appropriate that 4 Satin isn't a great leap ahead, but rather a small, assured step forward demonstrating that Mogwai is developing into a uniquely fascinating band.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine