My Cat Is An Alien News

MCIAA / August 2007 News. Click For Infos.

Hello out there,


after NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft left planet Earth towards the north
polar region of Mars, a new piece of the Cosmic Debris split art-LPs
series landed in Torino!.. so we’re proud to announce the third
instalment featuring MCIAA alongside Japanese dark shaman KEIJI
HAINO… the best way to fire this end of summer up!!


below in order:
– MCIAA / HAINO split ART-LP OUT NOW
– FORTHCOMING LIVE SHOWS
– ROBERTO OPALIO PERSONAL EXHIBITION
– LIVE FOOTAGE ON YOUTUBE
– FORTHCOMING RELEASES



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****** MCIAA / HAINO split ART-LP OUT NOW!! ******


**OPX  LP10 – MY CAT IS AN ALIEN / KEIJI HAINO – “Cosmic Debris,
Vol.III” split ART-LP (Opax Records)(private edition of 100)


“Third installment in the “Cosmic Debris” split ART-LP series set up
by Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, aka My Cat Is An Alien, on their own
Opax Records. The Vol.III sees the two space brothers from Torino,
Italy, alongside Japanese cult musician and dark shaman Keiji Haino.
Imagine a cosmic bomb exploding in your brain, and you’ll have an
approximate idea of this collaborative release. So, dear
new-weird-america’s hippy, you’d better keep your ass away from this
total blast!.. no freak-folk here. Instead, with these two long tracks
recorded during live performances in their hometowns, respectively
Torino and Tokyo, MCIAA and Haino conspired to offer you the two most
totally-uncompromising sides of vinyl, the best way to refresh your
hot summer: what do you want more?
Haino’s track, entitled “Whither goes it?/ That which canst not but be
described/ As my prayer,/ Nowhere held in common,/ Lunatic,
unknowable…” (yes, it’s a poem!), is one of the highlights of his so
long career, and MCIAA’s track “Everything crashes like cosmic debris”
is one the brothers’ most ass-kicking for sure… Still ask for more?
Ok, read the note and play this record at loudest volume, ‘till your
stereo calls for mercy. Are you satisfied, now? Oh yes, we think so…
‘dark’ + ‘alien’ are so cool together!
The five-volumes series “Cosmic Debris” features My Cat Is An Alien
alongside Text Of Light, Steve Roden, Keiji Haino, Mats Gustafsson,
Loren Connors & his Haunted House band.
Each record comes with an original acrylic painting by Roberto Opalio
on 30x30cm proper canvas, with a unique Polaroid instant film
installed on each piece, representing 100 different perspectives of a
same subject related to My Cat Is An Alien’s own cosmic imaginary.”


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****** FORTHCOMING LIVE SHOWS ******


MY CAT IS AN ALIEN live in Dijon & Prague! don’t miss these two killer events:


Saturday September 29th, 2007
FEEDBACK FESTIVAL
La Vapeur – Dijon (F)
(w/ Sonic Boom & Rob Mazurek)
http://www.whynote.com/cumulus_site/principal.html


Saturday October 13th, 2007
STYMUL FESTIVAL
Archa Theatre – Prague (CZ)
(w/ Keiji Haino)
http://www.stimul-festival.cz/EN/index.php


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****** ROBERTO OPALIO – PERSONAL EXHIBITION ******


Roberto Opalio’s personal exhibition, ‘Frammenti Cosmici’, will open
on October 19th at Zuni art space in Ferrara, Italy. The gallery will
show new Roberto’s SPACE-ART paintings, installations, photos +
art-books, art-edition records, and videos. On the occasion of the
opening the artist will make a special live performance, including
music & videos.


Friday October 19th / Sunday November 11th 2007
Roberto Opalio – FRAMMENTI COSMICI –
Zuni – Ferrara (IT)
http://www.zuni.it


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****** LIVE FOOTAGE ******


You can find some MCIAA’s live action footage in the links below:


MCIAA @ Ferrara Sotto Le Stelle (Italy) July 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSeOnMoo5Hc&mode=related&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcsdZ5rBA_c&mode=related&search=


MCIAA @ KRAAK Festival 2006 (Hasselt, B)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIDer29ri4A&mode=related&search=


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****** FORTHCOMING RELEASES ******


**MY CAT IS AN ALIEN – “Il Segno” CD (Starlight Furniture Co./
Revolver USA) (expanded and remastered reissue of the 2003 LP;
includes two pieces of 25 minutes from the original session)
**ROBERTO OPALIO – “Whispers of the last Light, part I & II” lathe cut
ART-LP + DVD-R (Opax Records) (2 different editions: ART edition ltd.
21, ART-GALLERY edition ltd. 9; extended & revisited version of the
original part 1 + previously unreleased part 2; includes a 30+min
silent film by Roberto exclusively made for the lathe cut edition,
totally different from the original issue OPX 020V – more details on
art soon)
**PAINTING PETALS ON PLANET GHOST – “s/t” CD (Time-Lag Records) (CD
re-issue of the debut LP; exact miniature special cardboard
silkscreened jacket of the LP)
**MY CAT IS AN ALIEN / STEVE RODEN – “Cosmic Debris, Vol.II” split CD
(A Silent Place) (CD re-issue of the original ART-LP on Opax)
**MY CAT IS AN ALIEN / VALERIO COSI – split 7″ (Black Horizon)
(limited 7″ colored; metallic ink on vellum jackets)
**PAINTING PETALS ON PLANET GHOST / MYKEL BOYD – 7″ split (Somnimage)
(limited edition white vinyl; first 50 numbered copies include an
original signed Polaroid by Ramona Ponzini)


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That’s all folks… for now… but prepare to more Space Art stuff &
new sounds from the outer regions of the cosmos!!
Alien faith!


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next days for new reviews on latest releases, space art, etc..)