4 Satin

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4 Satin
Cover to the standard edition of the album
EP by Mogwai
Released May 26, 1997 (1997-05-26)
Studio MCM Studios, Hamilton, Scotland, Chamber Studios, Edinburgh, Scotland
Genre Post-rock, instrumental rock
Length 28:40
Label Chemikal Underground, Jetset
Producer Andy Miller, Jamie Harley, Paul Savage
Mogwai chronology
Ten Rapid (Collected Recordings 1996–1997)
4 Satin
Mogwai Young Team
Alternative cover
Cover art of 12" vinyl
Cover art of 12" vinyl
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Almost Cool(5.5/10) [2]
Rolling Stone(?) [3]

4 Satin is an EP by Scottish post-rock group Mogwai, released in 1997 in the UK and the US through Chemikal Underground and Jetset respectively.


4 Satin is Mogwai's debut EP. It features three tracks, "Superheroes of BMX" (recorded at MCM Studios in Hamilton, Scotland, and produced by Andy Miller), "Now You're Taken" (recorded at Chamber Studio in Edinburgh, Scotland, produced by Jamie Harley, and featuring vocals by Aidan Moffat), and "Stereodee" (also recorded at MCM Studios, but produced by Paul Savage). All three tracks later appeared on the 2000 compilation album, EP+6. A US mispress of 4 Satin was released, where the wrong master tape was used. It features an alternative mix of "Stereodee", and otherwise-unavailable track "Guardians of Space". The track listing on the sleeve was also incorrect, although later pressings were corrected.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Mogwai, except "Now You're Taken", lyrics and vocals by Aidan Moffat.

  1. "Superheroes of BMX" – 8:05
  2. "Now You're Taken" – 7:00
  3. "Stereodee" – 13:39

Mispress track listing[edit]

  1. "Guardians Of Space" – 3:34
  2. "Now You're Taken" – 6:57
  3. "Superheroes of BMX" – 8:04
  4. "Stereodee" – 10:33


  • Stuart Braithwaite – guitar, keyboard, percussion
  • Dominic Aitchison – bass guitar, guitar
  • Martin Bulloch – drums
  • John Cummings – guitar, piano
  • Aidan Moffat – vocals on "Now You're Taken"
  • Andy Miller – producer on "Superheroes of BMX"
  • Jamie Harley – producer on "Now You're Taken"
  • Paul Savage – producer on "Stereodee"

Release history[edit]

4 Satin was released in the UK and the US in 1997.

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 26 May 1997 Chemikal Underground CD CHEM015CD
12" CHEM015
United States 18 August 1998 Jetset CD TWA14CD


  1. ^ 4 Satin (Jetset) Mogwai Allmusic.com
  2. ^ "Mogwai - 4 Satin EP - almost cool music review". Almostcool.org. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]

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