Regarding future plans: We just have released our first record on Dirty Filthy Records as vinyl. We did a complete re-rerecording of this. Also our second album from early 2017 will be re-recorded. Let’s see what happens. We’re always on the look for touring Europe. So if you’re into drone, doom, psych, space, post we would be really happy to visit your city! In 2018 you can catch us so far in Hamburg at Droneburg festival VIII, dunk! festival 2018, at Sneaky Snake Festival in Berlin and in the Netherlands.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? A fireplace, a Juno-60, a bunch of recorded…
What are the actual steps that you take when you are creating? Do you need to enter or go to a certain setting in order to get creative?
Oh, no. Ideas don’t wait for your mood or favorite creative set up. Sometimes they come to me when I’m on the street, or when I’m making love, or when I protest, or when I just smoke a cigarette out on the balcony… I try not to write them down on the spot, but rather to keep’em in mind and play them on repeat there until I go to rehearsal and show them to the boys…
What do you consider your greatest achievement? What is your greatest fear?
I haven’t achieved it yet. Being too old to achieve it.
What is the main art form that influenced you in creating? Was it only music or did movies and other forms of art influenced your creative process?
Actually it was both: movies and music. The thing is that my main inspiration comes from movie soundtracks, so the music that I loved and listened the most was the one I heard in films. That is why my two main musical influences are Yann Tiersen and Ludovico Einaudi. I first heard their music in movies.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
That I’ve survived this long!
Mogwai will be performing live at ARTmania Festival 2018 in Sibiu, Romania, festival which will take place between the 27th and 28th of July.
What is your main motivation to create and be creative?
Being able to share ideas and emotions not easily conveyed through words or visuals is the reason I create. There are strange surfaces to explore, and Off Land is the vessel I share to experience these aural realms.
Sit Down and Listen #23 features Arborescent by the Romanian post-rockers Valerinne self released in 2013.
RUSSIAN CIRCLES • CASPIAN • THE OCEAN • ROSETTA • EF • GRAILS • LES DISCRETS • RANGES • TIDES OF MAN • ZHAOZE • SOUP • ASWEKEEPSEARCHING • CLOAKROOM • TELEPATHY • AU REVOIR • JO QUAIL • THOT • CRANIAL • WORRIEDABOUTSATAN • HEMELBESTORMER • OHGOD • RADARE • NONSUN • [ B O L T ] • LETHVM • APPALACHES • BESIDES • HURACÁN • WYATT E. • ASTODAN • JEFFK • TORTUGANÓNIMA • THE ILLS • LA BESTIA DE GEVAUDAN • I AM WOLVES • FATHER SKY MOTHER EARTH