August 20, 2018

Mogwai: KIN - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

photo: Anthony Crook

Mogwai rose to the challenge to come up with the soundtrack for the sci-fi/crime movie KIN. The Scottish post-rockers' signature guitar tapestries are always a good fit when in need of some disturbing yet soothing music. They have churning out meandering, mostly instrumental excursions since 1995, projecting scenes and images through their music, which makes it is odd that this is their first movie score.

KIN might come off as repetitive at first, unfolding slowly, showing new layers during each listen. Neo-classical piano fits in with dreamy shoegaze synths, wavering guitars, and sparse, but highly, effective drums and bass. It is an intense and flawlessly produced sonic journey, that can be enjoyed fully as a stand-alone piece of art.

Stuart Braithwaite: guitar, vocals
Barry Burns: guitar, piano, synthesizer, vocals
Dominic Aitchison: bass
Martin Bulloch: drums

KIN: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is released (vinyl, CD, digital) thru Temporary Residence Ltd. (North America) and Rock Action. Release date: August 31, coincidign wiht the premier of Jonathan and Josh Baker’s directed movie.

  1. Eli’s Theme
  2. Scrap
  3. Flee
  4. Funeral Pyre
  5. Donuts
  6. Miscreants
  7. Guns Down
  8. KIN
  9. We’re Not Done (End Title)

Live dates:
  • 08/22 Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ Leith Theatre
  • 08/23 Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ Leith Theatre
  • 11/23 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ The Mill Digbeth
  • 11/24 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Leeds
  • 11/25 Brighton, United Kingdom @ Brighton Dome
  • 11/26 Cardiff, United Kingdom @ St David's Hall


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