Post-rockers Mogwai have worked on some interesting film scores with great results in the past, so it's always a treat to hear what they'll come up next. Naturally, I flipped when I heard they were scoring the French TV series Les Revenants, based on the amazing film of the same name.
Known mostly for their busy walls of sound and feedback, it's impressive to hear them approach the project with a delicate sense of self-control and restraint throughout the entire album. It's an intimate and reserved sounding score, sprinkled with piano, guitar and brush drums leaving fragile open spaces for lonely ambience and melancholy to drift into the air. This is Mogwai feeling their most confident with film score work and it really shows.
4 things going on in Heaven today out of 5