Mogwai have created some original music for a BBC documentary called Storyville: Atomic - Living in Dread and Promise. Here's what the blurb tells us:

"Seventy years ago this month the bombing of Hiroshima [and don't forget Nagasaki just a few days after] showed the appalling destructive power of the atomic bomb. Mark Cousins’ bold new documentary looks at death in the atomic age, but life too. Using only archive film and a new musical score by the band Mogwai, Atomic shows us an impressionistic kaleidoscope of our nuclear times: protest marches, Cold War sabre rattling, Chernobyl and Fukishima, but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world, and how X Rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. The nuclear age has been a nightmare, but dreamlike too."

The documentary airs this Sunday (9th August) on BBC Four. It comes as the first instalment of BBC Four Goes Nuclear, in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings by the US of Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Here's a trailer.

Mogwai themselves are no strangers to creating scores for films and documentaries. Remember when they made the drama of Zinedine Zidane even more dramatic? Here are some sounds they made for Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.