> ETERNAL BEYOND > is a collaborative project set up by brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio aka MY CAT IS AN ALIEN (MCIAA) and JOËLLE VINCIARELLI (Talweg, La Morte Young). All began in Spring 2015, when outsider instantaneous composers MCIAA traced a new magic triangle on a map between their hometown Torino, their current “Alien Zone” secret base in Western Alps, and the mysterious area over Nice’s hills known as Le Village Nègre. Not far from there, in the small and private recording studio of French underground queen Joëlle Vinciarelli, MCIAA recorded and produced a long session of instantaneous compositions where the duo’s otherwordly sounds and Roberto’s eerie wordless vocals melted with Vinciarelli’s unique, underwordly voice. An antique upright piano soundboard, self-made wooden string instruments, modified electronic devices, an old pendulum clock mechanism, bells and an old trumpet were played during the 4-day recording session. The result, purposely bypassing the present, builds a bridge between the archaic and the future, leading the way to what can only be defined as a groundbreaking > ETERNAL BEYOND >.
released November 30, 2016
MAURIZIO OPALIO > self-made string instrument, pedal effects, antique upright piano soundboard on A2, real-time piano loops on A2, cymbals on B1
ROBERTO OPALIO > wordless vocalizations, alientronics, pedal effects, electronic devices, antique upright piano soundboard on B1, percussion and cymbal on A1, old pendulum clock mechanism on B2
JOËLLE VINCIARELLI > vocals, old brass on A3
Instantaneously composed and performed by My Cat Is An Alien (MCIAA) & Joëlle Vinciarelli.
Recorded and engineered by MCIAA at Joëlle Vinciarelli's private studio in Saint-Jeannet, France; April 30 - May 3, 2015.
Mixed by MCIAA at Alien Zone studio, Western Alps, May 2015.
Mastering by Fabrizio RoncoProduced by My Cat Is An Alien.
Titles by Roberto Opalio.
Artwork & layout by MCIAA. Shaman’s hands courtesy of Roberto Opalio. Photos by Maurizio Opalio.
Foreword insert by Philippe Robert.
All music copyright © My Cat Is An Alien & Joëlle Vinciarelli
© 2016 Arsenic Solaris / Opax Records / Up Against The Wall, Motherfuckers!
AS-006 / OPX038 / UATWM 007