Debut recording from Italy's OPALIO brothers (MY CAT IS AN ALIEN) and RAMONA PONZINI. An esoteric and mesmerizing trip through space, minimalism, and emotion. Each track recorded at a different mystical location in the Western Alps, and centered around Ramona's beautiful vocals, all of which are sung in traditional Japanese. MAURIZIO and ROBERTO add sparse accompaniment by means of toy piano, alien keyboard tones, antique accordion, percussion, tape effects, and some particularly evocative acoustic guitar. The whole thing comes off alternately as deeply meditative or chillingly haunted, depending on your attention and mood. Silence, space and ritual are hugely important here, with notes and words hovering frozen in time. While the My Cat Is An Alien moniker might leave some folks scratching their heads, here PAINTING PETALS ON PLANT GHOST nail it. Fragile, beautiful, cosmically isolationist, and totally spooked. Pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl, and lushly packaged with letterpress printed cover & insert. Printed with copper ink on exquisite & massively thick handmade ivory art paper, each sheet cast one at a time & air dried. Hand numbered edition of 560 copies.
item # 21757