‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’ was Mogwai’s most successful album thus far and, whilst not a complete departure, held a desire to explore outside their usual sphere. Here then, that exploration is furthered by those from the other side, with a set of remixes. They all offer up something of a fresh identity to the songs, with ‘San Pedro’ the standout track on both albums; its penetrating beats here given a full frizz by ‘The Soft Moon’. One wonders if the venture should have reached out to the band’s full catalogue, but it remains an adventurous extension for those who hold them dear.
Words by TC