Alienology: Selected Works 1998-2008
Label: Elliptical Noise
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Stunning collection of works from 1998 to 2008, MY CAT IS AN ALIEN's first decade of adventure in outer space and modern music. All ultra-rare and long-out-of-print material from space brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio finally available for the first time in digital format, including a previously unreleased gem entitled 'Where The Lines Go To Sleep' (2004).
Starting from MY CAT IS AN ALIEN's 1999 first milestone 'Landscapes Of An Electric City' (originally spread throughout the world by Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace!), as asserted by Roberto Opalio in this excerpt from his original written introduction: "one day observing my polaroids of Torino we decided to devote to it an alien improvisation for only two guitars in order to represent the bare essence / sublimation of the metropolitan soul the way we feel it inside of us - [..] one morning we went around the city to record on tape 15 minutes of real sounds = the actual voice of the city and the next day under a dull and rainy sky we went into the studio to devastate and we seized our hollering guitars + we made mental contact with the aliens and boosted our amplifiers to the max while out of focus images of my alien slides were being projected on a wall - the result is all here on this disc where we feel the presence of Torino with its static electricity and the holler and hush which permeate from beginning to end every single shattered sound - [..] (October 1st, 1999)"
In these early years, MY CAT IS AN ALIEN decided to entrust thier own 'pictures of infinity' to several obscure labels specialized in producing limited as well as specially curated vinyl-only releases (not to mention the duo's own Opax Records imprint), thus creating a monumental corpus of work that gave birth to the brothers' myth. Though sometimes causing a bit of difficulty in finding these titles easily, on the other hand their choice made many vinyl-lovers and collectors' joy for sure.
Among many other fundamental works, this huge set also contains what MY CAT IS AN ALIEN have called 'The Great Void Trilogy', which was originally released on three separate LPs by Ed Hardy's legendary Eclipse Records in the middle of the last decade. The latest work presented in the set is 'Alien Blood' (2008), original soundtrack to the homonimous film by Roberto Opalio, which was shown at various European museums as part of the 'SONIC YOUTH etc: Sensational Fix' touring exhibition.
Each work has been accurately remastered and re-edited appositely for this box set release. The box also includes extensive liner notes, plus special art cards.
A unique occasion for every adventurous listener to experience some of the most inscrutable and essential music of all times.
Cat. number: ALPHAOMEGA6555-64
Collection of works from 1998 to 2008, MCIAA's first decade. Landscapes Of An Electric City’ remastered from the original tapes. All other albums have been remastered appositely for this ten disc retrospective.
Cover art: Roberto Opalio 'Alienology' (2011) The Box set includes 5 art cards: artworks by Roberto Opalio; selection from original covers.
"Where The Lines Go To Sleep" is previously unreleased (recorded 2004).
"Alien Reflections" is exclusive to the download version; not included in the box set.