*** by George Parsons, editor, DREAM MAGAZINE (USA)
"Painting Petals on the Planet Ghost Fallen Camellias
(A Silent Place) This is the mind-blowingly beautiful second album by
Italy’s Painting Petals on the Planet Ghost. Five tracks of breathtakingly
beguiling organic/synthetic supernatural bliss as vocalist Ramona Ponzini
sings and plays Japanese bells and wind chimes (she also sings three in
Japanese) backed by the My Cat Is An Alien brothers Roberto and Maurizio
Opalio supplying acoustic and electric guitars, mini-keyboard, field recordings,
glockenspiel, antique accordion, mouth harmonica, and wordless vocals.
This is obviously a very special project for everyone involved and represents
some of the finest MCIAA-related recordings ever created. Truly magical
deeply mysterious transporting psychic soundtracks to a series of sonic
dreams, expertly crafted to magnify and elevate the listening pleasure
of even the most ardent psychedelic listener. A tribute to romantic Japanese
poet Yosano Akiko, and essential listening for all of us.
*** by Roger Batty, MUSIQUE MACHINE (UK)
"Painting Petals on the planet ghost is the third release
by this off shoot of My Cat is An Alien featuring Maurizio & Roberto
Opalio and Ramona Ponzini who last joined them for the Black magic Disco
project. But unlike the dense often hectic sonic waters of Black magic
Disco this is deeply tranquil, beautiful and hypnotic.