Mogwai's new album was recorded during the pandemic, & what a thing of beauty it is. Here's what Wikipedia says:
Mogwai started writing for the album in February 2020 shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United Kingdom, and due to the resultant lockdown the various band members had to write remotely without playing together; guitarist Stuart Braithwaite commented that "...not being able to leave the settee or go out of the house for more than one hour ... definitely gave us more time to write music. And actually, it was good and gave us the focus to work on." The band were not able to record together until early August 2020, but owing to travel restrictions were unable to proceed with their original plan of recording with Dave Fridmann at his Tarbox Road Studios in New York. The band therefore moved to Vada Studios in Alcester, Warwickshire, with Fridmann producing remotely via Zoom. Braithwaite commented "It’s the only time we left Scotland since this whole thing began ... going to England being amazing is not a sentence I thought I’d ever say in my life."
Just beautiful . . .