Stranger Cat In the Wilderness on Limited Edition Colored LP
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Stranger Cat is the new project from Cat Martino, Sufjan Stevens’ right hand woman for the Age of Adz tour and record, as well as All Delighted People. Cat was also a recording and touring member of Sharon Van Etten’s band circa Epic. She appeared with The Shins on SNL and Williamsburg Park, played in Passion Pit at Governor’s Ball, and sings on the Son Lux record Lanterns. She has had the pleasure to support Indians, Night Beds, Rufus Wainwright, Marissa Nadler, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Patrick Watson.
Cat retreated from Brooklyn, NY to winter in the Sierra Foothills to write and record songs emerging from loops using her voice, synths, and percussion. With her pedal chain and gear in a small cottage she explored the gamut from ethereal to turbulence. Simple melodies or beats became powerful walls of sound melting through snowstorms, howling winds and stark silence nestled inside gargantuan oaks and the infinite starry dome.
Joined by Sven Britt for a week, each of them traded making beats, or melodic parts on casios, synths, guitars, branches and spoons, while the other recorded. Often a cat would come to the door to listen, meowing to be let in. When it appeared daily they called it Stranger Cat, and observed its alien supernatural powers, as she’d heard tell of the Foothills’ long history of UFO sightings and ghost haunts. One day they let Stranger Cat in. The plump feline ate all the kitty food and left. Out of this adventure was born In The Wilderness, the duo's debut full-length out on Joyful Noise Recordings.
Stranger Cat In the Wilderness Track Listing:
1. Empty Little Word
3. I Lost It
4. Fig Tree
5. In The Wilderness
6. Remember Me
7. Unzip Your Skin
8. Ecstatic Energy
10. I Promise