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by My Cat Is An Alien & Joëlle Vinciarelli

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According to arcane, ancient cultures, sometimes things must come to an end to be "Eternal". My Cat Is An Alien & Joëlle Vinciarelli's > ETERNAL BEYOND > III is the final chapter of a Trilogy born in spring 2015. Whether this might mean the end or a new beginning, we can not know.

Based on a vision of radical and spontaneous free improvisation which the Opalio brothers have pushed to the extreme along their 23 years of tireless activity as MCIAA, the project with Joëlle Vinciarelli has immediately revealed as a key encounter, both artistically and personally.

The two instantaneous compositions have been recorded at Joëlle Vinciarelli’s private studio located in the hearth of French Maritime Alps, at the foot of the esoteric Village Nègre at Col de Vence, a labyrinth made of rock formations tortured into evocative shapes inhabited by arcane spirits, well represented by the “alienanthropomorphous” stone picked up on-site and showed in Roberto Opalio’s hands on the record cover. A mystic place which inspired outsider artist Jean Dubuffet and painter Hans Hartung.

> ETERNAL BEYOND > tracks’ titles often paid tribute to figures of artists, poets, musicians and outsiders such as Albert Ayler, William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Art Ensemble Of Chicago… Here the clairvoyant title concluding the Trilogy is > ETERNAL ÉTERNITÉ > , an homage to poet Arthur Rimbaud:

“It has been found again.
What? – Eternity.
It is the sea fled away
With the sun.” - A.Rimbaud


released October 1, 2021

Album credits:

MAURIZIO OPALIO > self-made string instrument, antique upright piano soundboard (B1), real-time piano loops, pedal effects, cymbals, sleigh bells, drum,percussion
ROBERTO OPALIO > wordless vocalizations, alientronics, pedal effects, electronic devices, antique upright piano soundboard (A2)
JOËLLE VINCIARELLI > vocals, pedal effects, trumpet, hurgy toy

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; 26/12/2018 (A2, B1); 5/1/2020 (A1).
Mixed by MCIAA at Alien Zone studio, Western Alps.
Mastering by Fabrizio Ronco.
Produced by My Cat Is An Alien in multi-dimensional, full dynamics-frequency spectrum "STEREOALIEN FIDELITY".

Artwork & layout by MCIAA. Shaman’s hands courtesy of Roberto Opalio. Photos by Maurizio Opalio.

Special thanks to Philippe Robert & Les Enfants Terribles, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Arthur Rimbaud.


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