MY CAT IS AN ALIEN - "When The Windmill's Whirls Dies" LP (Eclipse Records)
'When The Windmill's Whirls Dies' is the second release
of a proposed trilogy for Eclipse Records that started with the highly
acclaimed 'The Rest Is Silence' and here My Cat Is An Alien certainly
go beyond expectation delivering one of their finest releases to date.
Three brand new lengthy tracks much more stripped down than their previous
efforts and all the more beautiful for it. The pieces here are delicately
built up from an array of processed electric guitars, static, feedback,
microscopic bleeps and many other unrecognisable sounds that seem to float
in and out from the ether making the music shimmer in the light. The title
track even starts with a poem by Roberto Opalio which normally I would
be cynical about but here fits perfectly and further illuminates the music.