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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

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