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Another side of the Opalio brothers’ musical universe: classical and acoustic guitar strings, Roberto’s “human” voice as a primordial instrument. The celestial harmony of their beloved Western Alps reigns over this triple-disc box set, hidden in the surroundings, like birds singing through the leafy branches of the trees outside the brothers' Alien Zone studio, the creaking of wooden floor, and the echoes inside the bodies of their acoustic guitars. Includes the Opalios’ In The Middle Of The Air / Glacier Sommeiller, Liquid Spring, and MCIAA’s Folclore Alieno.


Le Voci del Buio

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6545) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Document of a late-night session by Maurizio & Roberto Opalio (My Cat Is An Alien) and Ramona Ponzini (Praxinoscope, Painting Petals On Planet Ghost), featuring an obscure ensemble of radical folk musicians of the Western Alps. Classical and acoustic guitars, early 1800s homemade wooden string instruments from the rural tradition of the region. Cardboard jacket with past-on artwork. Professionally duplicated in Germany.



(Elliptical Noise - alphaomega6565-67) 3xCD $33.00 (Out-of-stock)

The all-acoustic debut by My Cat Is An Alien’s Opalio brothers is dedicated to “total quietness.” Recorded in the mountains exclusively at night, this haunted music created solely on wooden instruments is a taste of the distant echoes from the other side. “Superb and atmospheric,” raves Musique Machine, “A pagan ceremony to welcome winter in a forest, dancing between the unknown strange states of mind.”


For the Tears of the Land Prayers from the Outer Space

(Elliptical Noise) 2xCD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

In which the Brothers Opalio successfully decode the aesthetic hall of mirrors and conclude that alien art and archaic art are the same thing. The first disc of this ambitious concept album is acoustic blues dedicated to the pioneers of American primitive music (especially Charley Patton), to whom there can no doubt about a psychic connection. On the second disc, Praxinoscope delivers a piece of total cosmic blast... and of archaic transcendence. Get on board or get used to oblivion. Both volumes were previously released as individual discs. This reissue comes in a gatefold cardboard jacket with clothbound spine and paste-on artwork. Includes liner notes, full introduction, and cover artwork by Roberto Opalio. With free download card.



(Elliptical Noise) 6xCD $49.00 (Out-of-stock)

My Cat Is An Alien’s most extreme work to date is quite an advanced expression of their current creative method of composition. Prolonged high-volume exposure to the brothers’ self-made strings and electronic instrumentation, they warn, can cause a psychotic break with reality, hallucinations, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, catatonia. Full-color artwork, liner notes and credits, two art cards, download coupon. Watch the official trailer here:


Alienology - Selected Works 1998-2008

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6555-64) 10xCD $79.00 (Out-of-stock)

Rare and out-of-print material from space brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio available for the first time in digital format, including the previously unreleased “Where The Lines Go To Sleep” from 2004. Starting with Landscapes Of An Electric City, MCIAA pondered Polaroids they had taken of their hometown Torino and decided a two-guitar improv would best represent the bare essence / sublimation of the metropolitan soul the way it felt inside them. Throughout the decade that followed, the brothers entrusted their “pictures of infinity” to a variety of labels that released their material in limited vinyl-only editions. Among other fundamental works, Alienology contains their self-described Great Void Trilogy, originally released on three separate LPs by Eclipse Records in the middle of the last decade. The latest work presented in the set, Alien Blood (Opax 2008) is the duo’s original soundtrack to the homonymic film by Roberto Opalio, shown at European museums as part of the Sonic Youth etc: Sensational Fix exhibition. Includes extensive liner notes and special art cards. Landscapes Of An Electric City (Ecstatic Peace 1999); The Rest Is Silence (Eclipse 2003); When The Windmill’s Whirl Dies (Eclipse 2004); There’s A Flame___Sometimes (Rococo 2005); Into The White Vortex (Opax 2007); Where The Lines Go To Sleep (previously unreleased); Greetings From The Great Void (Eclipse 2006); The Secret Of The Dancing Snow (Ikuisuus 2006); For The Tears Of The Land, Prayers From The Outer Space (Important 2008); Alien Blood (Opax 2008).


What Space Is Made For

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6552-54) 3xCDR $33.00 (Out-of-stock)

The first step in the new parallel universe the brothers Opalio call "multi-layered instantaneous composition." Celebrated as sound sculptors, trance-state minimalists, impressionistic noisicians, hallucinators of dislocated inputs and outputs, haunting ambient mantra-chanters, cathartic tribalists, and visionary voyagers through three millennia of cosmic music, MCIAA recorded What Space Is Made For in their secret base on the Western Alps, and unlike previous works, it's mostly made of short pieces and songs, performed on electric and acoustic guitars, space toys, percussion, and home-made, modified, and assembled / disassembled primitive electronic equipment. An alternate edit of "The Antigravitational Sense Of Nothingness" is featured on the Wire Tapper 25 CD (April 2011). Booklet includes liner notes and text by Roberto Opalio. With six full-color art cards. Discs look like tiny replicas of vinyl platters, right down to the color.


Photoelectric Season

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6549-50) 2xCDR $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

During six months of physical and psychic isolation while on mystic retreat in a remote region of the Western Alps, the Opalio Brothers listened to Giacinto Scelsi, Erik Satie and Maki Asakawa and read Strindberg and Lautréamont. Created with electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, mini-keyboard, alientronix, and ancient zither, Photoelectric Season is a milestone in MCIAA's innovative and mysterious discography: their new “cosmic tones for mental therapy.” Gatefold cardboard jacket with tape binding and paste-on artwork, with insert. Professionally duplicated in Germany.


Black Shadows from Jupiter, Vol. I & II

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6547-48) 2xCDR $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

Volume I was issued in 2005 by the Opalio brothers' Opax Records imprint in “Monalien Fidelity,” a reference / tribute to ESP's monaural sound recordings. Available in stereo for the first time, Volume I’s two long tracks are the very first music recorded by MCIAA after they moved to the new recording space located in the Western Alps, and contain Roberto Opalio's first experiments in wordless vocals. Five years later, in October 2009, they recorded Volume II, almost one hour of new material representing a unique journey in the darkest secrets of the S-System. Gatefold cardboard jacket with tape binding and paste-on artwork, with insert. Professionally duplicated in Germany.


For the Tears of the Land Prayers from the Outer Space - Vol.1

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6543) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

The first of an ambitious two-part series by the cosmic brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, kicking off with an acoustic blues performed by Roberto, dedicated to the pioneers of the American primitive music and in particular to the spirit of Charley Patton. "It’s magical, mysterious and dreamy," says Indieworkshop, "19 million light years worth of dreams." Cardboard jacket with past-on artwork. Professionally duplicated in Germany.


The Hexagram on Grace

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6551) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

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.


Liquid Spring

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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.


For the Tears of the Land Prayers from the Outer Space - Vol.2

(Elliptical Noise - ALPHAOMEGA6544) CDR $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

The second in My Cat Is An Alien's new series, performed by Roberto Opalio and long time collaborator Ramona Ponzini (Painting Petal on Planet Ghost, Black Magic Disco, Z'ev), concluding with a piece of total cosmic blast... and of archaic transcendence. Cardboard jacket with past-on artwork. Professionally duplicated in Germany.