Written in 2006 about Cities – The Cat Empire Project:
Friday, November 19, 2021
“This project is somewhere in between a tribute to our own city and an experiment in sounds that we’ve found abroad. The approach to this record was far less precious than it was for our Debut and Two Shoes. It was a kind of surprise record we didn’t expect to make. We wrote the material very quickly and had an excellent and robust few weeks recording it.
The record is in some ways serious and in some ways stupendous. There are ethnics, locals, sad songs, adventure songs, musical choruses, screamers, and a collection of soul references. There are strings sections, Sitars, Tablas, horn sections, short punchy arrangements as well as solos.
It is the kind of recording in which people might get to hear a different side of The Cat Empire, but it’s still soulful, strange, humorous, whimsical, sometimes sad, sometimes delirious, misplaced and undoubtedly Catempiracle as well.”
Cities is available to stream now HERE.