Painting Petals on Planet Ghost / Mykel Boyd
(Somnimage - som10014) split 7-inch $12.00 (Out-of-stock)
The Opalio brothers (My Cat is an Alien) with Ramona Ponzini bring the mellow on the Painting Petals on Planet Ghost side with ambient noise and bells. Boyd's sweet ride consists of processed field recordings. White vinyl in opaque wrap-over sleeve. Limited to 200 copies.
(Seven Solar Metals - Season Two) CD $12.00
Following the Haru No Omoi CD (P.S.F. 2009), hailed as a return to the ancient spirit of Japanese national poetry, Ramona Ponzini (Praxinoscope, Z’ev, Black Magic Disco), and Roberto & Maurizio Opalio (aka My Cat Is An Alien) create fragile and unusual experiments somewhere between folk, psychedelia and drone. Ponzini sings in Japanese (excerpts from the poetry of Takamura Kotaro) and plays furin and Japanese wind chimes (both metal and wooden). With Maurizio on acoustic guitar, and Roberto on mini keyboard, bodhran, alientronics, and wordless vocalizations, the trio’s luscious and mysterious music is strange, distant and delicate. Includes alternate mixes of “Mars Appears” and “The Mountain” (Blackest Rainbow 2011); the complete “Transparent Winter” session; thirty-three minutes of previously unreleased material (“Notes From A Telephone Conversation,” “Winter Is Coming,” and the Yosano Akiko-inspired “Ochitsubaki”); and a bonus ghost track.