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Cosmic Debris Vol.I
September 5, 2006
Coming soon on Opax records:
MY CAT IS AN ALIEN/TEXT OF LIGHT
'Cosmic Debris' Vol.I - split ART-LP (ltd. ed. of 100).
Each record comes alongside an original acrylic painting by Roberto Opalio (one half of My Cat Is An Alien) on 30x30cm proper canvas, with a unique Polaroid installed on each piece, representing 100 different perspectives of a same subject.
Vol.I features a special Text Of Light's track entitled "033103 Paris", recorded live at Centre Georges Pompidou in DUAL MONO; the LP will be out in early October 2006, while a regular CD re-issue will follow some months later -- contacts & pre-orders here: email@example.com.
Here the official press release as introduction to the whole series:
"The Italian space brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, aka My Cat Is An Alien, have set up a new series of split art-LPs on their own Opax Records. The series of collaborations, entitled "Cosmic Debris", will see the space duo alongside artists such as Lee Ranaldo's Text Of Light, Steve Roden, Keiji Haino, Mats Gustafsson, Loren Connors & his Haunted House band. Each volume will be released in a numbered and signed edition of only 100 copies, and will come out with a proper painting on 12"x12" canvas by Roberto Opalio as sleeves, with the addition of an original Polaroid installed on each piece of art, representing 100 different perspectives of a same subject; each volume's photographic subject will be strictly related to the cosmic imaginary of My Cat Is An Alien."
Vol.I - My Cat Is An Alien / Text Of Light
Vol.II - My Cat Is An Alien / Steve Roden
Vol.III - My Cat Is An Alien / Keiji Haino
Vol.IV - My Cat Is An Alien / Mats Gustafsson
Vol.V - My Cat Is An Alien / Loren Connors & his Haunted House band
Sonic Youth, initially comprising of guitarist / vocalists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, guitarist / bassist / vocalist Kim Gordon and drummer Richard Edson, were formed in New York City in 1981. A product of the No-Wave music scene of the late 1970s, the group had their roots in abrasive, experimental music, with Moore and Ranaldo having previously worked with the experimental composer Glenn Branca. The band were joined in 1985 by drummer Steve Shelley, and have now recorded 14 albums together, as well as many side and solo projects. Their work has been consistently challenging and innovative, and they are widely regarded as one of the most intriguing and influential bands of their time.
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