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Artist: MY CAT IS AN ALIEN
Title: Into the White Vortex
Format: LP
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $64.00
"private press ltd. edition of 110 copies / the entire surface of side AA features an original painting by Roberto Opalio in white translucent acrylic film etched texture; individually signed and numbered by the artist. A new special SPACE ART limited vinyl issue from Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, aka audio visual improv duo My Cat Is An Alien. A 23 minutes piece of cosmic wilderness crescendo." -Opax

Artist: MY CAT IS AN ALIEN
Title: On Air At Sound Projecting
Format: LP
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $42.00
"re-issue of the long-out-of-print cd-r, in a special private press edition of only 158, with heavy textured cardboard sleeve + full-color insert, individually numbered. "The entire recording of the improvised live performance at Ed Pinsents "Sound Projecting" radio show, broadcasted by Londons Resonance 104.4 fm on December 10th 2004. In these sessions MCIAA dont play their usual cosmic guitars, but only a couple of space toys & toy-microphones, plus a pocket theremin & mini-casio provided by Pinsent on the occasion; also featuring Pinsent himself at turntables. A different aspect of MCIAAs experimental research, as well as a new amazing adventure through the ether. Absolutely a key-document for all the fans of the band." -Opax

Artist: MY CAT IS AN ALIEN
Title: Plutonian Flames
Format: Double CDR
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $22.00
"second edition; look-like-vinyl black-bottom cd-rs in heavy-cardboard gatefold sleeve, handpainted by Roberto Opalio. "These are four of the wildest sessions ever recorded by Italian space brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio at their famed Space Room in Torino, Italy. Cosmic guitar whirls and piano-toy action alongside a tribal, compulsive percussion-set which makes their space drones shake the air the way Xenakis would have made if he ever had directed a primitive tribe from another galaxy. If you never considered Pluto as one of your favourite hangouts, the 85 minutes of "Plutonian flames" will definitely break you in." - Opax.

Artist: MY CAT IS AN ALIEN
Title: Speak, Alien, Speak!
Format: Triple Cass
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $30.00
"private edition of 60 handnumbered copies; in heavy cardboard with paisted artwork.  "Entire session of one of the latest MCIAAs live killer performances, recorded at Feedback Festival in Dijon on September 29th, 2007. Split over 6 sides of C20 analog tape cassettes, the duos performance couldnt but draw inspiration by the name of the event, launching a massive attack of feedbacks from the highest spheres." - Opax.

Artist: MY CAT IS AN ALIEN/MATS GUSTAFSSON
Title: Cosmic Debris, Vol.IV Split
Format: LP/Artwork
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $135.00
"Fourth volume in the ongoing "Cosmic Debris" series of split ART-LP releases set up by the Opalio brothers, aka MY CAT IS AN ALIEN (MCIAA), on their own Opax Records. This time the space improv duo from Torino, Italy, shares one side of the vinyl with Swedish radical saxophonist MATS GUSTAFSSON, whose twenty-year career boasts collaborations that range widely over the contemporary improvised music world, from masters of the free jazz such as Peter Brotzmann, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, to famous members of the noise scene such as Thurston Moore, Jim ORourke, Yoshimi & Yamataka Eye among others. In every personal message exchange between MCIAA and Gustafsson, their own respective ALIEN FAITH! & PEACE & FIRE! mottos always occur, often combined by the artists themselves into new formulae & meanings: ALIEN FIRE! / PEACE & FAITH! / ALIEN PEACE! / FAITH & FIRE!. Needless to say dear gents, this is not a joke, yet each of these words combination assumes a deep rule in describing this new exciting adventure in the Cosmic Debris saga. In fact both artists tracks represent an exemplary encounter between open-minded artists, resolute in creating something to go beyond limits and their own goals too, looking for something truly alive and free: Peace & Fire! and Alien Faith! indeed. In his track I Have Not Set Any Time Limits For The Attempt Mats Gustafsson plays tenor and slide sax, weevil sax, and electronics. In MCIAAs Everything Burns Like Cosmic Debris the space brothers play astral and cosmic guitars, vocals, mouth harmonica, space toys and burning percussions. The five-volumes series "Cosmic Debris" features My Cat Is An Alien alongside Text Of Light, Steve Roden, Keiji Haino, Mats Gustafsson, Loren Connors & his Haunted House band. Each record comes with an original acrylic painting by Roberto Opalio on 30x30cm proper canvas, with a unique Polaroid instant film installed on each piece, representing 100 different perspectives of a same subject related to My Cat Is An Aliens own cosmic imaginary." - Opax. Edition of 100.

Artist: MY CAT IS AN ALIEN/STEVE RODEN
Title: Cosmic Debris, Vol.II
Format: LP/Art
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $112.00
"Second installment in the "Cosmic Debris" split ART-LP series set up by Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, aka My Cat Is An Alien, on their own Opax Records. The Vol.II sees the two space brothers from Torino, Italy, alongside Californian visual and sound artist Steve Roden. What makes this collaborative release so peculiar is the natural interactive exchange occurred between the artists, and that came out from the concept behind the experience itself. Rodens contribution thus represents the unique experience of hearing him literally playing guitar chords. His first track, "E-bows and Rainbows", developes through the minimal and reiterated sound architecture of Rodens so-called possible landscapes, where singular source materials such as objects and field recordings are abstracted through electronic processes to generate new audio spaces, characterizing the artists aesthetic in sound works; the following "My dog is a Yufo" is so far a pretty unheard aspect of Rodens ability to shape a fascinating intimate piece only with an old electric guitar and his own fingers, and it also demonstrates how a true artist can re-create his own personal universe, no matter what kind of source utilized. On their side, MCIAA deliver another piece of cosmic debris, centered on multilayered echoes of voice, toy piano, space drones raising from a distant horizon, and their own physical gestures performed during the recording, which reproduce themselves through the air, re-play and give birth to echoes of real time that overcomes its own essence, becoming field recording itself, mirror and spectre of its immutability. Their track entitled "Everything waves like cosmic debris" also features Ramona Ponzinis Japanese bells contribution. The five-volumes series "Cosmic Debris" features My Cat Is An Alien alongside Text Of Light, Steve Roden, Keiji Haino, Mats Gustafsson, Loren Connors & his Haunted House band. Each record comes with an original acrylic painting by Roberto Opalio on 30x30cm proper canvas, with a unique Polaroid instant film installed on each piece, representing 100 different perspectives of a same subject related to My Cat Is An Aliens own cosmic imaginary." -Opax

Artist: MY CAT IS AN ALIEN/TEXT OF LIGHT
Title: Cosmic Debris: Vol.I
Format: LP/Art
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $100.00
"The first installment in the new Cosmic Debris split ART-LP series set up by Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, aka My Cat Is An Alien, on their own Opax Records. Volume One sees the two space brothers from Torino, Italy, alongside Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) and his all-star ensemble Text Of Light (this time featuring Alan Licht, DJ Olive, Ulrich Krieger and Tim Barnes). Their track "033103 Paris" has been recorded live at Centre Georges Pompidou in 2003 and mixed in dual mono by Ranaldo & Licht at NYC Echo Canyon studio in 2004. MCIAAs piece entitled "Everything Falls Like Cosmic Debris" is a conceptual overture to the whole series, performed in April 2006 at their secret recording space called Alien Zone, located up the Italian Western Alps. Each record comes with an original acrylic painting by Roberto Opalio on 30x30cm proper canvas, with a unique Polaroid instant film installed on each piece, representing 100 different perspectives of a same subject related to My Cat Is An Aliens own cosmic imaginary. Limited edition of 100 copies."

Artist: OPALIO, MAURIZIO
Title: Way Up To Enfer
Format: CDR
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"Special handmade limited edition of 100 copies; handnumbered, look-like-vinyl black-bottom cd-r in nice-textured cardboard tri-fold sleeve, with charcoal drawing by Maurizio Opalio. First soloist release by one-half of My Cat Is An Alien, space brother Maurizio Opalio. "Way up to Enfer" is the entire recording of an acoustic, totally improvised session performed on December 31th, 2005 at My Cat Is An Aliens new Alien Zone headquarters, located somewhere in the Italian Western Alps. Along the two tracks featured in "Way up to Enfer", Maurizios acoustic guitar notes create subtle killer tunes woven in a richly textured harp-like fingerpicked style, like the charming sound of a lyre emerging from a spinning maelstrom in the sea. There are no space sounds here, but clearly emotional rises, an acoustic resistance to the falling darkness, or maybe just the right way up to Enfer." - Opax.

Artist: OPALIO, MAURIZIO
Title: Way Up to Enfer
Format: Lathe Cut LP/Book
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $76.00
"Expanded lathe-cut vinyl re-issue of the soloist release by one-half of My Cat Is An Alien, space brother Maurizio Opalio, which came out on cd-r in early 2006 on the bands own label Opax. "Way up to Enfer" is the entire recording of an acoustic, totally improvised session performed on December 31th, 2005 at My Cat Is An Aliens new Alien Zone headquarters, located somewhere in the Italian Western Alps. Along the three tracks featured in "Way up to Enfer", Maurizios acoustic guitar notes create subtle killer tunes woven in a richly textured harp-like fingerpicked style, like the charming sound of a lyre emerging from a spinning maelstrom in the sea. There are no space sounds here, but clearly emotional rises, an acoustic resistance to the falling darkness, or maybe just the right way up to Enfer. Includes a previously unreleased 8-minutes extra track, recorded April 3rd, 2006, and a 8-page poem book" - Opax.
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Artist: OPALIO, ROBERTO
Title: Chants From Isolated Ghosts
Format: CDR
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $17.50
"(edition of 99 copies in see-through translucent sleeve, individually numbered) Not just a soloist side-project by one half of MCIAA, but a key-work to understand the new stylistic trajectory of the band; a total intimate and nocturnal work, focusing on estranged and completely improvised wordless vocals, with the spacey sounds of guitar as soundscapes, and additional use of real-time field recordings. In the isolation of the dark, youll hear the ghosts dancing all around⿦" - Opax.

Artist: OPALIO, ROBERTO
Title: Chants From Isolated Ghosts
Format: Lathe Cut LP
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $60.00
"private press lathe-cut art ltd. ed of 50, with original silver drawing by Roberto Opalio on translucent sleeves, individually signed and numbered - reissue of the original cd-r edition" - Opax. Roberto from My Cat Is An Alien.
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Artist: OPALIO, ROBERTO
Title: Whispers Of The Last Light
Format: DVDR
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"special handmade ltd. ed. of 100; in nice-textured cardboard tri-fold sleeve, with silver ink drawing by Roberto Opalio; handnumbered. "New short film by visual artist / musician Roberto Opalio, one half of My Cat Is An Alien. Filmed on March 21st, 2006, the video represents a visionary, introspective view of the empty spaces over the city, Torino. Through a unique, hand-manipulated shot made in real-time, Roberto Opalios poetic fragmentation and distortion of real objects recalls early film experiments by Man Ray, as well as a certain Warholian psychedelia in the use of filtered light as a main principle of creation / perception of ones own reality. The soundtrack, recorded the same day appositely, leads to a further estrangement with the use of Opalios looped wordless vocals and electronics merging into a heavy, ecstatic stream of sounds." - Opax.

Artist: ORANGE CAR CRASH
Title: Lights in the Space Room
Format: LP
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $95.00
"(ltd. ed. of 100 / orange vinyl / die cut cover + inserts / The first and only release of the project featuring My Cat Is An Alien, Amour en Stéréophonie and the percussionist Viggiu Vortex, all playing an ambient-psych-noise impro adventure at 2:00 a.m.!" - Opax. From 2002. "One of only 30 copies w/ orange poster"
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Artist: PRAXINOSCOPE
Title: Epocsonixarp
Format: LP
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $42.00
"special private press edition of only 130, with heavy textured cardboard sleeve + sticked art on cover, individually numbered. "Epocsonixarp is the second full-lenght album of the Praxinoscope duo formed by Roberto Opalio (My Cat Is An Alien) and Ramona Ponzini (Painting Petals On Planet Ghost). This work is even more lyrical and ecstatic than the debut; here Robertos use of a mini-keyboard and astral effects collides with Ramonas hypnotic use of several handmade wood percussions and her Japanese wind chimes and bells, creating such an infinite and intimate space so that you cannot but loose yourself inside. A whirlpool of Robertos whispered wordless vocals will live till the evening dies, and the black of the night will come to surround everything. As the duo asks, Play it in the dark!." - Opax.

Artist: PRAXINOSCOPE
Title: Epocsonixarp
Format: CDR
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"Epocsonixarp is the second full-lenght album of the Praxinoscope duo formed by Roberto Opalio (My Cat Is An Alien) and Ramona Ponzini (Painting Petals On Planet Ghost). This work is even more lyrical and ecstatic than the debut; here Robertos use of a mini-keyboard and astral effects collides with Ramonas hypnotic use of several handmade wood percussions and her Japanese wind chimes and bells, creating such an infinite and intimate space so that you cannot but loose yourself inside. A whirlpool of Robertos whispered wordless vocals will live till the evening dies, and the black of the night will come to surround everything. As the duo asks, Play it in the dark!." - Opax. Edition of 130.

Artist: PRAXINOSCOPE
Title: S/T
Format: CDR
Label: Opax
Country: Italy
Price: $16.00
"Praxinoscope is a new project which sees the duo Roberto Opalio (one-half of My Cat Is An Alien) and Ramona Ponzini (close collaborator of the Italian space-brothers). While in the debut album as Painting Petals On Planet Ghost (out in early September 2005 on Time-Lag Records) Ramona will focus on her Japanese vocals alongside both brothers acoustic tunes, here she plays little Japanese percussions and wind chimes, creating a resonant texture over Robertos alien wordless vocals and space electronics. The material comes from a whole session recorded in a mysterious location of the Western Alps, directly transferred to cd using neither overdubs nor outtakes, practice which the Opalio bros have made us addicted to. For the entire lenght of its 40 minutes, the piece will stifle you the breath because of its so pure essence and intimate mood; a mystic, suffocated chant reminding the silence of ancient rituals, the ultimate exorcism to avert the Infinite Pain. ltd.ed. of 125 hand-numbered copies; look-like-vinyl black-bottom cd-r in special heavy paper folder sleeve" - Opax.

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