MY CAT IS AN ALIEN - "Everything is here"
lathe-cut 7" (Gold Soundz)
[..] The other 7" is My Cat Is An Alien playing "Everything
is here" in their now identifiable Italiano improvo manner. Patience
and spirit-sense are the earmark of this brother duo and this offering,
along with their "From the earth to the Spheres" series of art
LPs, is choice.
MY CAT IS AN ALIEN – “Il Segno” LP (Starlight Furniture Co.)
Italy’s MY CAT IS AN ALIEN is the finest two-brother
band from Italy since the end of the Great War. Their sounds move through
the air the way that a tub of fine Roman butter moves through a circus
ape, and their new LP, Il Segno (Starlight Furniture Company), is another
stab into the brilliance of the dark. None of their albums really sounds
that much like any of their other ones, but all of ‘em sound pretty
great and this ‘un’s no exception. The overall textural cohesion
is provided by a simmering wall of electric guitar that gets stunned with
a whole assortment of things: string plonks, toy instruments, mopey voices,
starling urine, pierced nipples, etc. And hey, there’s a third guy
on this one, too. But he is not a brother. Still, he helps to widen the
palette here, making the creepy stuff creepier, the tinny stuff tinnier,
and the blazier curtains of puh blazier. So, maybe he is a “brother”,
y’know? Either way, the soundscapes here will tap at so many of
your inner windows that you’ll be flipping your head back an forth
like a tuna. And that’s a nice feeling this time of year. Ask Charlie.