The Cats’ Orchestra
A new release on Field Hmyns. It’s called ‘No Keys’ by, OMFG, Cats Orchestra! Cats, #cats, #CATS , #C #A #T #S!!!1!1!
And some parts even sound a little like played by cats! No offence – not my opinion – but the opinion of my cat. Whatever, made it on tape, limited on 100. Here goes the legal labelinfo:
It’s just a normal night for The Cats’ Orchestra…somewhere else. The little factories hum, tiny drunks stumble home, miniature drive-ins play wee adventure movies, a flock of robot geese flies over, and an orchestra made of pint-sized Russian cats fiddles away on prepared violas, contact-mic’d cigar boxes, and underwater wine glasses on the bandstand. The half-tunes, half-abstractions of this naively brilliant one-man orchestra are a fine demonstration of acoustic and wonky electronics tools that build scaffolding to bring us to the cosmic. This is one of the most appropriately-named groups ever, though we wouldn’t have thought cats had such good taste in music. A rare example of delightfully meandering plink-plonk that you can’t help but follow.
The Cats’ Orchestra is poet and musician Nicholay Syrov, label head of Moscow’s Dumpster Diving Lab and editor of magazine Nisha.