After hearing any Mogwai studio attempt, listening to the BBC sessions (professionally labelled “Government Commissions” of the band, or listening to Special Moves itself, it’s truly some sort of sacrelige that Mogwai didn’t make such a wonderful film sooner. Calling Mogwai’s Burning simply a “concert film” would be like calling Citizen Kane (Or some other film that is good, I’m no film buff) a “good watch”. Mogwai can really set a mood during a concert, and the editing done in this work of art is second to none in augmenting such wonder. What the film lacks in tracklist, it makes up for in unecessary (but cool) fluff of the band patrolling Brooklyn, where the film was shot. If you want more live Mogwai, check out the companion audio, Special Moves. You’ll find twice as many songs there, but without much visual aid to accompany your journey into ecstasy.
Burning/Special Moves’ Microsite
Buy the album.
Buy the DVD.