** by Scott Mckeating, March 2007, BRAINWASHED (USA)

"MCIAA are always generous with the music's technical elements on their liners, if only they'd go a little deeper with content for the head as well. This latest MCIAA release might be a sort of flipside to their Cosmic Light Of A New Millennium album, also on Important, this time exploring dark instead of light. If that is the record's aim, then it falls slightly short as Roberto Opalio's vocals are too beautiful for the black of nothingness.
The opening crackles of "Part One" seem to bridge the gap between light and shade, splinters of color lighting up the song's cold background. A possibly-human / possibly-horn refrain reacts with against analogue chimes to fill out this soundscape further. Roberto's dilating dual vocals have slowly become a glorious trademark of the brothers' MCIAA sound, one of the great wordless vocal styles around.
The music on both of these lengthy pieces works well in expanding to take in smashed electrics, as well as sections of carefully interwoven analogue material. The percussion is loose and mostly formless, digital squelches of rain soaked drum beating peppering the middle ground like close-ups of exploding raindrops. The sounds here don't exactly come under the category of the generic dark genre though; they sound lost rather than sinister, too busy to be representative of a void. Rising and falling within the wide lens mix are elements that smear into each other like a hurried and blurred precipitation of colors and emotions. This great smear orbits itself, its elements too numerous to hold onto before slowing to a silent halt.
The pace of "Part Two" also begins slowly, taking its time to sink into reality. This strung-out and shaky elongated Jandek-style guitar descent slides into a thick slow motion fall. This builds into a hovering murmur of barbed acoustic guitar loops and snatches of vocal moan, a build that hovers between angelic menace and madness."

** by Eric Hill on Destination Out reviews, EXCLAIM! CANADA'S MUSIC AUTHORITY (CAN)

"Concurrently released with a solo record by Roberto Opalio, Important also releases another emanation from the "Alien Zone" in Italy that Roberto and his brother Maurizio prowl as My Cat is an Alien. Where Roberto's disc is a hushed affair, MCIAA unleash the full force of their cosmic noise. After a salutation that's equal parts chanting and white shriek they retreat to their percussion instruments with all the glee of a spastic (i.e., rhythmically-challenged) kindergarten class recital. The disjunctive banging grows tedious but is thankfully replaced by a frequency-shifting chant/drone generated by voice and "space toys" that finally lifts off the roof and peers into the cosmos. The second half of the 30-minute track plunges headlong into the void with a shuddering abandon that most interstellar overdrives would never attempt. The second, slightly shorter, part builds around clusters of electric guitar notes that are strummed, looped and eventually obliterated by debris and space winds. The duo sticks to their "no overdub, no outtake" method of live in-studio improvisation, but with a methodology and tools that are recycled the experimentation begins to go to formula. There is purity in their primitive/futurist aesthetic that yields transcendent moments, moments that make it worth waiting out the tedium."

** by Roger Batty / Musique Machine (UK)

"Leave me in the Black No-thing finds the brothers Opalio in a much colder, lightless and bleak mood than there normal intergalactic trips into sound. This feels like a trip inside a black void deep in spaces changing seas, or a trip into inner space, trawling and drifting though the darken shore of ones self.

As well as the tone been greyer and almost monochrome for much of the playing time, they add in more subdued noise like elements- muffled and strained static and dark
psychedelic synth eruptions. Making their first none space influenced cover artwork seem very apt with it's black and white pictures. But dont let that make you think this is any less detailed sonically or complete involving as their other work, it's just the grimmer side of space. This time the album is spit into two long pieces, both nearing the half an hour mark. Both tracks start off very lightless and the feeling off spinning in an nothing void, but as they progress more depth and shades of grey are added, almost the feeling of contemplation glide in towards the end of each track. As if your spirit is calm with-in the shifts of grey though to black and white space.

A very rewarding and different take on My Cat is An Alien sound, An album that offers up new depths and detail of the every turn void with each replay. Really another masterpiece."