Kitten Sparkles ‎– The Fantastic World of Kitten Sparkles

777 Was 666 ‎– 777-025
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Pink Jewel Case

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 A Special Lullabye For Little Sleepy Eyes
Loops – Joseph HammerNoises [Shortwave] – Don Bolles
2 Omaggio A Rune Lindblad
Noises [Shortwave] – Don Bolles
3 Other as yet Untitled things
Noises [Shortwave] – Don Bolles
4 The Sound
Noises [Shortwave] – Don Bolles
5 (Epoch of) Solipse Slips (Edit) / A New Direction
Loops – Joseph HammerNoises [Shortwave] – Don Bolles



Track 1: Recorded by Don Bolles and Joseph Hammer at Paul B. Cutler's place in 1998 or 99.
Track 2, 3, 4: Recorded by Don Bolles and a Hallicrafters shortwave radio in 1980. All recorded live onto cassette during one evening at 448 Westmount Drive in West Hollywood, CA. No effects or processing was used.
Track 5: Recorded by Don Bolles and Joseph Hammer Long Beach, CA in Spring, 1998.

Thanks to Ace Farren Ford, GX Jupitter-Larsen, John Wiese, Joseph Hammer and Rick Potts


Add Review



October 27, 2016
edited 8 months ago

It's not difficult to admit: I am not something of a specialist when it comes to the world of
US punk music, but even I heard the name Germs before, yet not the actual music (I think);
it is one of those one sees mentioned if one reads old magazines about punk music. So, I wasn't
aware that their drummer is Don Bolles, whose real name is Jimmy Michael Giorsetti and who took
"his stage name from Arizona Republic journalist Don Bolles, murdered by a car bomb in 1976".
As Kitten Sparkles he produces his own solo brand of electronic music and five of his pieces are
to be found on his one and so far only release. There is nothing to compared this with, previous
work, concerts or otherwise. There are five pieces on this release, of which 'Omaggio A Rune
Lindblad' (a great yet somewhat obscure composer of electronic music from Sweden, 1923-
1991) is the shortest, five minutes' and with twenty-one minutes '(Epoch Of) Solipse Slips
(Edit)' is the longest; three pieces, including the Lindblad one were recorded using a shortwave
radio in 1980, live on a cassette and come without editing of processing, while the other two
are from 1998. The music from Bolles is very minimal and probably like something that is easy
to create. A synthesizer, some shortwave sounds and just these keep the sound running for a
long time. That one could think is his only modus operandi. And maybe it is, but then who
cares? I am listening to these results and think they are great. Somewhere it is along the lines
of good ol' industrial music, but it also has a gentle side, perhaps more so in the two recent
pieces, in which there are more complex layers of sounds, which appear all close together, but
inspected with a microscopic one sees all these little details. In all its relatively simple approach,
this is some excellent music, which grew upon me every time I heard it. Is there more music
such as this from this guy and if so, why didn't we hear it yet? (FdW)