Mogwai are set to release new album 'Atomic' on April 1st, an album featuring re-worked versions of material recorded as the soundtrack for Mark Cousin's documentary Atomic: Living In Dread And Promise.
Ahead of this, the Scottish post-rock group have unveiled the clip for new cut 'Ether'. The track itself has a glistening, Krautrock feel, akin to Neu! or even the second side of Bowie's 'Low'.
The accompanying video is a montage of archive film, pieced together by Mark Cousin. Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite says:
“Mark’s film captures both the horror and beauty of the atomic age. Ever since we went to Hiroshima this has been a subject very close to us. Ether is the first song on the album and soundtracks the opening and most optimistic part of the film. We tried to mirror that with the music. The soundtrack is one of the most intense and fulfilling projects we've taken on as a band, and one that I’m extremely proud of.”
Watch it now.