My Cat Is An Alien

My Cat Is An Alien

Real Name:
Maurizio Opalio & Roberto Opalio
Profile:
My Cat Is An Alien (MCIAA) 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 Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Christian Marclay, Keiji Haino, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Jim O'Rourke, Nels Cline (Wilco), Text Of Light, Steve Roden, Christina Carter (Charalambides), Mats Gustafsson, Enore Zaffiri and many more.

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

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 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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My Cat Is An Alien Discography

Albums

OPX001 My Cat Is An Alien My Cat Is An Alien(CDr, Album, Ltd) Opax OPX001 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
ZZZ 12 My Cat Is An Alien Landscapes Of An Electric City(CDr) ZZZ Production ZZZ 12 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
*20 My Cat Is An Alien Il Segno (Album) Starlight Furniture Co. *20 US 2000 Sell This Version
OPAX REC 005 My Cat Is An Alien The Alien CD-R Attack Series Vol. III - ...Ascends The Sky(CDr, Ltd) Opax OPAX REC 005 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
E# 54b My Cat Is An Alien Landscapes Of An Electric City / Hypnotic Spaces(2xLP, Thr) Ecstatic Peace! E# 54b US 2001 Sell This Version
ECL-027 My Cat Is An Alien The Rest Is Silence(2xLP, Album) Eclipse Records (3) ECL-027 US 2003 Sell This Version
OPX007 My Cat Is An Alien Out Of The Blue___Into The White(3xCDr, Ltd) Opax OPX007 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
OPX LP02 Thuja / My Cat Is An Alien Thuja / My Cat Is An Alien - From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 2 Opax OPX LP02 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
OPX LP3 Jackie-O Motherfucker* / My Cat Is An Alien Jackie-O Motherfucker* / My Cat Is An Alien - From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 3 (Album) Opax OPX LP3 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
OPX LP01 Thurston Moore / My Cat Is An Alien Thurston Moore / My Cat Is An Alien - From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 1 (Album) Opax OPX LP01 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
OPX LP4 Jim O'Rourke / My Cat Is An Alien Jim O'Rourke / My Cat Is An Alien - From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 4(LP, Ltd) Opax OPX LP4 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
OPX REC 010 My Cat Is An Alien The Cosmological Eye Trilogy - Part Two -(CDr, Album, Ltd) Opax OPX REC 010 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
OPX 009 My Cat Is An Alien The First Flame Of Tomorrow(CDr, Ltd) Opax OPX 009 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
ECL-040 My Cat Is An Alien When The Windmill's Whirl Dies(LP, Ltd) Eclipse Records (3) ECL-040 US 2004 Sell This Version
FPS 011 CD My Cat Is An Alien Through The Reflex Of The Rain(CD, Album) Free Porcupine Society FPS 011 CD US 2004 Sell This Version
OPX LP6 Glands Of External Secretion / My Cat Is An Alien Glands Of External Secretion / My Cat Is An Alien - From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 6 (Album) Opax OPX LP6 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
ASP01 My Cat Is An Alien Different Shades Of Blue (Album) U-Sound Archive ASP01 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
OPX LP7 Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay / My Cat Is An Alien Okkyung Lee & Christian Marclay / My Cat Is An Alien - From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 7 (Album) Opax OPX LP7 US 2005 Sell This Version
OPX014A My Cat Is An Alien Black Shadows From Jupiter (Album) Opax OPX014A Italy 2005 Sell This Version
RCC-0005 My Cat Is An Alien There's A Flame ___ Sometimes Rococo Records RCC-0005 US 2005 Sell This Version
OPX LP5 Christina Carter & Andrew MacGregor / My Cat Is An Alien Christina Carter & Andrew MacGregor / My Cat Is An Alien - From The Earth To The Spheres Vol. 5 (Album) Opax OPX LP5 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
LVD 072/73/74 My Cat Is An Alien The Cosmological Eye Trilogy(3xCD) Last Visible Dog LVD 072/73/74 US 2005 Sell This Version
imprec077 My Cat Is An Alien Cosmic Light Of The Third Millennium(CD, Album) Important Records (2) imprec077 US 2005 Sell This Version
OPX 016/017 My Cat Is An Alien Plutonian Flames(2xCDr, Album, Ltd) Opax OPX 016/017 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
Juni My Cat Is An Alien Alien Minds(Cass, Album, Ltd, C60) Sloow Tapes Juni Belgium 2005 Sell This Version