Mogwai

Mogwai Fear Satan Remixes

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Originally offered on Eye-Q Records in 1998, this disc was also packaged together with another Eye-Q release, Kicking a Dead Pig: Mogwai Songs Remixed, and distributed through Jetset. Four versions of "Mogwai Fear Satan," the closing track from the band's 1997 release, Young Team, are offered up here from the likes of Surgeon and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, while the first and best remix was actually prepared by the band itself. Drenched in echo and high-contrast flute melodies, this track features the group's familiar and quite satisfying undulating half-crescendos. Unfortunately, the remaining treatments amount to three flavors of white noise, for only the most extreme of art rock lovers to contemplate. The overall abrasiveness of Mogwai Fear Satan Remixes is probably too much for casual Mogwai fans. Only collectors and fanatics will have anything more than a passing interest in so much digital decomposition.

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