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My Cat Is an Alien

Spiritual Noise ___ Rinascimento (15CDr Box + Book)

Label: Opax Records

Format: 15CDr Box

Genre: Experimental

In stock


Huge Tip! *15 CD-R Box Set + 100-page Artist’s Book. Edition of 199 copies*  “Spiritual Noise___Rinascimento” (renaissance) took an entire year of self-isolation in My Cat is An Alien's secret HQ called Alien Zone up in the Western Alps to be conceived and created -- between 2021 and 2022, in the midst of a reality still plagued by pandemic, we spent our lives discovering new existential meanings projected into the deepest core of still-unknown space-time dimensions -- flowing through the spiral of the atemporal secrets of space we found new reasons to survive -- a renewed power for our Alien Souls -- as MCIAA we see/feel the infinite ocean above our heads and we call it home -- MCIAA are Warriors of the Sun -- the Light is always with us -- leading the way -- we are used to shape the dark matter and transform it into new light-life-energy-self-consciousness -- yet this time we pushed ourselves till the ineffable/inscrutable Eye of the Eternal -- we had to re-set our Alien Minds to re-connect with the Present/Past/Future -- especially the Future -- Rinascimento is 100% Future in Present --

The choice of the CD-R format in this handcrafted box set is intended as self-tribute to MCIAA's origins -- furthermore, it is our act of revolt against the record industry imperialism of the last couple of years -- MCIAA started 25 years ago using CD-R as the most apt format to represent the radical DIY esthetics behind the project -- it was indeed an independent, cheap and ready-to-go-now way to express the urgency of our music-art -- thus, in early 1998, MCIAA’s discographic debut was a self-released CD-R housed in a totally handcrafted art jacket -- MCIAA have been among the first musicians on the globe to use CD-Rs in the era of the officially printed CDs -- and the very first in our terrestrial country called Italy, where MCIAA’s debut album was a shock -- many critics, writers, magazine editors, shops, distros and listeners were not ready to take in consideration this "unofficial" format -- but in the end we broke the wall: it was no more possible to ignore the so-called “alien CD-R attack”, aimed at destabilizing the music market / opening human minds -- crazy how, in just a couple of years, CD-R would have become “the messenger” of the most exciting, independent and sub-underground music scenes worldwide for an entire decade -- now, on the contrary, CD-R seems the most unwanted, neglected and banned format of this pseudo-post-covid era -- exactly for this reason MCIAA are giving CD-R a renewed life of DIY possibilities for art expression and political reaction -- MCIAA will always fight for the survival of music in any kind of physical format -- wish we could be once again of example to many independent musicians -- an artist can’t be stopped by any sneaky or trendy marketing influence / exploitation -- MCIAA have always been and always will be against the tide -- “immune to spiritual disruption” --  Thanks to all of you space travellers for supporting MCIAA’s 25 years of ever-expanding aliencentric Vision -------- Maurizio & Roberto Opalio, 2023

*** 15 CD-R BOX SET + 100-page ART BOOK *** Ltd. 199 ***
• Handcrafted heavy duty cardboard Box (30,5 x 22 x 3,5 cm) with paste-on golden artwork
• 15 CD-Rs (Professionally duplicated Top quality Discs)
• 100-page Artist‘s Book, A4 format (29,7 x 21 cm), b/w collaborative illustrations, section sewn binding, full-color soft cover, edition of 199
• 70 x 50 cm Full-Color Poster
• Digital Download Card (Music + Art Book in PDF format)
• Art intervention on Discs’ Onbody
• Full credits insert pasted on the inside cover of the box set
• Golden insert with foreword and Polaroid portrait
• ‘Spiritual Noise Manifesto’ by Roberto Opalio
• ‘Spiritual Noise’ dedication poem by Thurston Moore
• Cover art, poster & artist’s book: collaborative artwork by Maurizio & Roberto Opalio
• Concept and design by MCIAA
• Handstamped and handnumbered 1/199 on back

Cat. number: OPX 050
Year: 2023

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