(Opax - OPX036) 2xLP $60.00
(Opax - OPX036) LP $21.00
Two instantaneous compositions for glockenspiel and voice by one half of outside space duo My Cat Is An Alien, recorded March 2014 in homage to early minimalism, intended to be listened to at low volume, quietly in a room. These “incredible glides through the darkest recesses of [the] solar system,” says Byron Coley, “extend celestial glimmering into eruptive plains of infinity. Cosmic burbles worthy of Gong mix with expansive tones…. Beautiful, cold and deep. It will make all of your bones feel very soft. The third piece, ‘Hic et Nunc’, a piece for manipulated vocals ... is like being sucked through a long tube that lights up and resonates as you pass [through]. Alien lips quiver nearby and you can smell a kind of breath you have never smelled before. It’s a wonderful trip through bubble time…” Tri-fold jacket made of heavy transparent blue textured cardboard; 12”x16” color folded cover / insert; liner notes; download card. Each copy has one of three different 4”x6” original photographs Opalio mounted on back, representing diverse perspectives of the glockenspiel during the session. Handstamped, hand-numbered edition of 200. Listen to a sample here: https://soundcloud.com/elliptical-noise/roberto-opalio-aurora-coelestis-album-sampler
The double-LP bonus includes a vinyl art object (original acrylic painting by Opalio on Side A) and a piece of the glockenspiel. Edition of 50. Watch images here: http://mycatisanalien.tumblr.com/post/98625037828/roberto-opalio-aurora-coelestis-opax-records
(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6546) CDR $12.00
Amazing work of quiet contemplation played on acoustic and classical guitars by the My Cat Is An Alien void-busters, with Roberto's disembodied vocals levitating high above like a cosmic breath. Cardboard jacket with past-on artwork. Professionally duplicated in Germany.
The Hexagram on Grace
(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6551) CDR $12.00
The third solo album by Roberto Opalio (My Cat Is An Alien, Painting Petals On Planet Ghost, Praxinoscope) was made during the same period of self-imposed isolation in the Western Alps that brought to life MCIAA's Photoelectric Season. Inspired by the mystic aura of the surrounding nature, he focuses on his peculiar wordless vocalizations, and uses only a mini-keyboard and prepared alientronics as instruments (brother Maurizio supplies acoustic guitar at the beginning of “Like An Empty Glass”). Sublime abstract expressionism around the heliocentricity of his voice. Cardboard jacket with paste-on artwork, with insert. Professionally duplicated in Germany.