My Cat Is An Alien

Maurizio Opalio & Roberto Opalio

Also known as MCIAA
Members of My Cat Is An Alien: Maurizio Opalio, Roberto Opalio
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.mycatisanalien.com, http://mycatisanalien.tumblr.com/

Discography of My Cat Is An Alien:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 1 2 Audio 2004
2 Alien Dissolving 3 Audio 1999-07-00 ZZZ Production
3 Everything Is Here 2 Audio 2004 Gold Soundz
4 Through The Reflex Of The Rain 3 Audio 2004 Free Porcupine Society
5 When The Windmill's Whirl Dies 3 Audio 2004 Eclipse Records (3)
6 The Rest Is Silence 6 Audio 2003 Eclipse Records (3)
7 From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 2 2 Audio 2005 Very Friendly
8 The Cosmological Eye Trilogy 7 Audio 2005 Last Visible Dog
9 Folclore Alieno 6 Audio 2006 Opax
10 Different Shades Of Blue 2 Audio 2005 A Silent Place
11 Landscapes Of An Electric City 3 Audio 1999 ZZZ Production
12 The Secret Of The Dancing Snow 3 Audio 2006-05-00 Ikuisuus
13 From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 6 3 Audio 2006 A Silent Place
14 For Alan Lomax 2 Audio 2006 A Silent Place
15 The First Flame Of Tomorrow 3 Audio 2004 Opax
16 Floating In The Void 3 Audio 2004 Opax
17 The Cosmological Eye Trilogy - Part One - 3 Audio 2003 Opax
18 The Cosmological Eye Trilogy - Part Two - 3 Audio 2004 Opax
19 Leave Me In The Black No-Thing 2 Audio 2006 Important Records (2)
20 From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 3 2 Audio 2005
21 Cosmic Debris Volume I 2 Audio 2007 A Silent Place
22 Il Suono Venuto Dallo Spazio 2 Audio 2006 Les Disques Victo
23 Stories From The Vacuum 2 Audio 2007 Black Horizons
24 There's A Flame ___ Sometimes 3 Audio 2008 Opax
25 Introducing The Cosmic Blues 2 Audio 2006 Important Records (2)
26 Landscapes Of An Electric City / Hypnotic Spaces 6 Audio 2001 Ecstatic Peace!
27 Astral Key 3 Audio 2005 Esquilo Records
28 Black Shadows From Jupiter 2 Audio 2005 Opax
29 From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 3 2 Audio 2004 Opax
30 From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 2 2 Audio 2004 Opax
31 Greetings From The Great Void 7 Audio 2006 Eclipse Records (3)
32 My Cat Is An Alien / Corsican Paintbrush 3 Audio 2006
33 Plutonian Flames 4 Audio 2005 Opax
34 Out Of The Blue___Into The White 3 Audio 2003 Opax
35 Cosmic Debris Volume I 2 Audio 2006 Opax
36 Cosmic Debris Volume V 3 Audio 2008 Opax
37 From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 4 2 Audio 2004 Opax
38 Sotto Le Stelle 3 Audio 2007 Lost Treasures Of The Underworld Records
39 Alien Blood 2 Audio 2008 Opax
40 Alien Blood 2 Audio 2008 Opax
41 8 Inch Triangular Lathe Cut Record 2 Audio 2008 PseudoArcana
42 Speak, Alien, Speak! 6 Audio 2007 Opax
43 Mort Aux Vaches 3 Audio 2009-05-25 Mort Aux Vaches
44 Through The Magnifying Glass Of Tomorrow 4 Audio 2009
45 From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 1 2 Audio 2004 Opax
46 Cosmic Debris Volume IV 2 Audio 2008 A Silent Place
47 Solar Anarchy / As Wolf 2 Audio 2009 A Silent Place
48 My Cat Is An Alien & Bjerga / Iversen 4 Audio 2010-08-01
49 My Cat Is An Alien & Bjerga / Iversen 3 Audio 2010-08-01
50 Gramofonu = Voice Of The Universe 3 Audio 2010-12-16


[b]My Cat Is An Alien (MCIAA)[/b] is the name of the Italian musical duo and outsider audiovisual artists consisting of brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, formed in Torino, Italy, in late 1997. They release experimental / avant garde music in a peculiar form of improvisation that MCIAA themselves define 'instantaneous composition'.

My Cat Is An Alien have set up multimedia collaborations with vanguards such as [a=Sonic Youth], [a=Thurston Moore], [a=Lee Ranaldo], [a=Christian Marclay], [a=Keiji Haino], [a=Loren Mazzacane Connors], [a=Jackie-O Motherfucker], [a=Jim O'Rourke], [a=Nels Cline] ([a=Wilco]), [a=Text of Light], [a=Steve Roden], [a=Christina Carter] ([a=Charalambides]), [a=Mats Gustafsson], [a=Enore Zaffiri] and many more.

[a=Byron Coley] and [a=Thurston Moore] wrote on Arthur Magazine, [i]"Italy's MY CAT IS AN ALIEN is the finest two-brother band from Italy since the end of the Great War."[/i]

MCIAA's first live show was supporting Sonic Youth in 1998. Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth is a fan and has collaborated with the duo and released some of their material on his own [l=Ecstatic Peace!] record label.

Multi-instrumentalists, My Cat Is An Alien primarily play electric and acoustic guitars, self-made string instruments, various toy instruments (so-called 'space toys'), modified electronics ('alientronics') and a wide set of percussion. Roberto Opalio's personal use of wordless vocalizations adds human voice as a further instrument in the list.

MCIAA's work range over many artistic activities: musical performance, films and videos, audiovisual installations, poetry, drawing, photography, painting.

In September 2011, My Cat Is An Alien are the cover feature in The Wire magazine.


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