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They Made Them Up
Orange Clawhammer

C CAT TRANCE Play Masenko Combo

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C Cat Trance were formed by multi instrumentalist John Rees Lewis after his departure from Medium Medium, taking the band's drummer Nigel Kingston Stone with him. The band are seen as members of the post-punk movement, but that's not all that is to say about their sound. C Cat Trance incorporated ethnic music into their compositions before world music became a popular genre. Their influences come mainly from Northern Africa and the Middle East. A lot of people have played with the band, creating a unique mix of pop, new wave, club and world music. Play Masenko Combo was the band's fourth and last album, originally released on Ink Records in 1987. For this re-issue, we have added rare tracks and the remaster was once more created by Martin Bowes of Attrition. Full tracklist: 1. Dalbouka 2. They Made Them Up 3. She Ever Does 4. Jamais 5. I Looked For You 6. Cold 7. Two Worlds 8. Some Day Soon (Burn Mix) 9. Orange Clawhammer 10. Clawhammer Stomp 11. 7/8 12. Theme From The Film The Hawkline Monster 13. Agnus. Price: € 19,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Siedem nagrań układających się w podstawowy zestaw Play Masenko Combo odsłania jeszcze inne oblicza C Cat Trance. Tym razem muzyka grupy ma jednoznacznie transowy i psychodeliczny charakter. Nagrania są długie, niemal 10-minutowe, do tego rozbudowane, ale przede wszystkim skoncentrowane na hipnotycznej rytmice (They Made Them Up). Z jednej strony muzycy stawiają tu na niemal archetypowe etno (Dalbouka), a z drugiej sięgają po klubowe bity bliskie techno (I Looked For You) i electro (Jamais).
(Nowa Muzyka, August 2023)