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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the British band that includes Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell and Sally Pinklington.
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  • Record Label: Weird World
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Indie Folk, Noise-Rock
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 85
    Like many of Dawson’s projects, its effect is gradual but profound: it takes a little time to truly settle into Mogic, but it’s nigh-impossible to leave once you become accustomed to its mores.
  2. Mojo
    Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Their improvisational roots are still evident, but the bursts of outsider pop shining through proves they have plenty more to dig up. [Jan 2019, p.89]
  3. Uncut
    Nov 19, 2018
    70
    Their most accessible and melodic yet. [Dec 2018, p.25]
  4. Nov 19, 2018
    70
    While it's easily the most accessible material from the project to date, a few listens will reveal that it's every bit as chaotic as their early outsider sounds.
  5. The Wire
    Nov 21, 2018
    70
    “Sky Burial” gives us a melodic refrain of “I’ve been looking for you” bouncing over phantasmal electronic, squelching synths and a bass that almost clangs with detuning; “Dyma Fy Robot” revels in Metal Mickey vocals and a tumble of discombobulated percussion and trilling birdsong; “Tiny Witch Hunter” tangles helium-fuelled vocals with wailing sax and African rhythms. [Dec 2018, p.59]
  6. Q Magazine
    Nov 19, 2018
    60
    It can ramble, but their landscape is so compelling, the scenic route is no punishment. [Dec 2018, p.108]
  7. Dec 6, 2018
    60
    The second half of the album dwindles and becomes too convoluted. ... Yet Mogic is Hen Ogledd's most accessible album. The hooks are catchy, and the music reveals fresh and nuanced layers after each subsequent listens. Mogic actualizes an illusive musical haven out of the dissonance.