“Rano Pano” is a five minute-plus instrumental track from Mogwai’s upcoming and awesomely titled album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. Always masters of the slow build, the Scottish abnd starts things off by dropping a bass layer of crunchy guitars and fuzzed out bass. As things progress, higher pitched guitars begin to drift in, shimmering so much that they seem to clip the speakers. Then, there’s a dropout, and a big crash back into the noisier section. Throughout it all, a vocal-like melody carries the track from section to section. Give it a listen below, and check out the album’s recently revealed cover art above.
Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will is due out Feb. 15 via Sub Pop. On Jan. 18, Sub Pop will release “Rano Pano” as a single, backed by unreleased track “Hasenheide.”