Purveyors of the spoken arts and nightmares on vinyl, Cadabra Records, proudly presents an original soundtrack of The Eyes Of The Cat by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Jean “Moebius” Giraud by the legendary Fabio Frizzi!
Recorded and mixed at the Octopus Music Factory studio in Rome with sound engineer Giuseppe Meddi, the fully original new soundtrack is entirely performed by Fabio Frizzi (Kill Bill, The Beyond, The City Of The Living Dead), who performs a wide array of keyboards including a 1981 Roland Jupiter-8, a 1971 Minimoog, a 1970 Mellotron M400, and more from his own personal vintage collection.
The Eyes Of The Cat is now available on limited edition 150-gram vinyl with multiple variants. Each variant is delivered in a heavyweight tip-on gatefold jacket and includes a 24″ x 36″ promotional poster and insert with liner notes by Aaron Lupton and Fabio Frizzi.
Stream The Eyes Of The Cat’s second track, “The Cat,” and third track, “Meduz And The Crime,” HERE. See all variants and options for The Eyes Of The Cat at Cadabra Records RIGHT HERE.
The Eyes Of The Cat Track Listing:
1. The City
2. The Cat
3. Meduz And The Crime
1. The Macabre Flight
2. The Child
Though both men have been working in psychotronic cinema and the arts for well over five decades each, it’s only now that multi-hyphenate Alejandro Jodorowsky and composer Fabio Frizzi have been paired together on a project. Appropriately enough for two artists known for challenging perceptions of what they’re known for, this album is not the score to a film, but for a comic book, and one published nearly forty-five years ago, at that. Jodorowsky’s The Eyes Of The Cat also marked his first collaboration with the legendary French artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud, making this a coming-together of not just two, but three titans of genre entertainment, what Frizzi himself calls in the liner notes, “an ambitious luminaria.”
To appropriately capture the sounds he wanted, Frizzi reached back to utilize some of the very equipment he was using at the time of The Eyes Of The Cat‘s original release, meaning that many of the synthesizers on which this score was recorded were also those which soundtracked the films on which he worked with director Lucio Fulci. The result are compositions which have a familiar tone, but with forty years’ worth of skill behind them. The opening tones of “The Cat,” paired as they are with acoustic guitar and that instantly recognizable electric bass, will no doubt remind the listener of The Beyond, but the insistent drums behind it all and its sudden rise mid-song will rapidly debase any notion that this music is treading familiar ground.
“Meduz And The Crime” pairs metal guitar, violin, and a subtly percolating synth sting into something absolutely sinister. Coming at the album’s midpoint, Frizzi utilizes these three very different sounds to create a piece which evokes deep sadness, as well, tugging at the listener’s heartstrings while all the while hinting at what’s taking place.
Frizzi, here, has crafted the perfect audio interpretation for The Eyes Of The Cat. Much as Jodorowsky and Moebius allowed the artwork to tell the story, here one can follow the tale, simply by listening. Aptly, the album comes in at just around twenty-five minutes, meaning one can read the comic while listening, and really immerse themselves in the experience, allowing the story, images, and music to unfold and take hold. As Aaron Lupton writes in the liner notes, “This is stuff old dreams were made of, so put the needle on the record and let them soar once more.”