Mogwai’s As The Love Continues on #TimsTwitterListeningParty

Mogwai’s <i>As The Love Continues</i> on #TimsTwitterListeningParty
Mogwai / As The Love Continues

Part of the rollout for Mogwai’s latest album As The Love Continues back in February was Stuart Braithwaite, Barry Burns, and band’s account live-tweeting a playthrough of the record on Tim’s Twitter Listening Party the night before the album was certified as their first #1 record in the UK. Not a bad way to celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band.

Mogwai / As The Love Continues @ Tim’s Twitter Listening Party

I think it’s a brilliant record, but obviously I’m biased as I’ve been a fan for a big chunk of those 25 years and am hard-wired to luxuriate in anything they do and find their process fascinating. Burns and Braithwaite went in-depth with Computer Music about recording Love, including how plans to track the record in upstate New York with Dave Fridmann got COVID-ed and resulted in working with the producer remotely:

Mogwai: “It’s not necessary to have 45 tracks of an E string with a delay on it! But it’s still tempting…” @ Computer Music via MusicRadar

He confessed to Guitar World that the avowed Telecaster master has been won over by the Jazzmaster, using it all over the new record:

Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: “2020 was such a crazy year that we were just trying to get through it more than anything else” @ Guitar World

Guitar magazine reviewed the album from the perspective of giant guitar nerds:

Braithwaite covered the usual talking points with Snack and Tone Deaf, including the origin of the title of standout fuzz-fest, “Ceiling Granny”:

Interview: Stuart Braithwaite talks about Mogwai’s new album As the Love Continues @ Snack

Mogwai discuss The Exorcist III, their new album and 25 years in music @ Tone Deaf

And the actual accidental genesis of one of the riffs in that song was covered in conversation with Treble:

Glorious Mistakes: A Conversation With Mogwai @ Treble

XSNoise got into the songwriting process with Braithwaite:

INTERVIEW: Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) – “It’s quite important as an artist to put yourself in an uncomfortable position” @ XSNoise

Buzz had a general chat around the new record with Stuart:

Mogwai | Interview @ Buzz

Clash got Braithwaite on the phone on the album’s release day to talk about their new vinyl baby:

Here We Go Forever: Mogwai Interviewed @ Clash

And Barry Burns took a rare turn as interviewee when Nothing But Hope And Passion came calling, discussing the album process from his perspective:

Continuing Love After 25 Years: A Conversation With Post-Rock Icons Mogwai @ Nothing But Hope And Passion

Mogwai – “Dry Fantasy”
Mogwai – “Ritchie Sacramento”
Mogwai – “Ceiling Granny”

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