Written by: Tiffany Naugler
Last spring, during their 2009 North American tour, the guys of Scotland’s Mogwai recruited directors Vincent Moon and Nathaniel La Souanec to film their 3 gig stint in Brooklyn, NY on April 27th, 28th and 29th 2009 at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg.
The Result? Burning, a 50 min look into the experience which is Mogwai live. Artfully shot in black & white with performance scenes and sporadic footage of the band walking the streets of New York, the film features music only, no narratives or dialog.
The film’s featured tracks include “The Precipice”, “Hunted By A Freak”, “Like Herod”, “New Paths to Helicon pt1″, “Mogwai Fear Satan” and “Batcat”.
The debut of Burning to the world was made at the Glasgow Film Festival back on February 28th 2010. Now a second screening at The Scala in London is now set for Thursday, 3rd June.
Burning will be released to the public as part of a box set under the name Special Moves. The formats will be CD/DVD and limited deluxe triple vinyl box set, which will also include the DVD of Burning, set lists and a poster.
Adian Moffat, of Arab Strap fame, is responsible for the packages artwork.
The track list for the the CD/DVD version of Special Moves is:
- “I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead”
- “Friend Of The Night”
- “Hunted By A Freak”
- “Mogwai Fear Satan”
- “You Don’t Know Jesus”
- “I Know You Are But What Am I”
- “I Love You, I’m Going To Blow Up Your School”
- “2 Rights Make 1 Wrong”
- “Like Herod”
- “Glasgow Megasnake”
Check out two teaser videos for the film Burning;
Tiffany Naugler is a photographer, regular photographic contributor to Off the Dial and runs her own web site called Noisography.com. Go check it out!