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C CAT TRANCE Khamu (She Sleep Walks)

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Second installment in a reissue programme for this excellent UK band. 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. Khamu (She Sleep Walks) was released on Ink Records in 1985 as a vinyl LP with 8 tracks, followed the next year by the "Shake The Mind" 12" single. Full tracklist: 1. Puritaines 2. Barefoot Doctor 3. The New Hassan 4. (Screaming) To Be With You 5. Rattling Ghosts 6. The Old Man 7. Simple Helen 8. Miss Manners 9. Shake The Mind. Price: € 18,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Mamy tu jeszcze post-punk – ale mocno nasycony psychodelicznym klimatem i jazzowymi inklinacjami (The Old Man). Lewis świetnie gra na saksofonie, często pogłębiając jego brzmienie nakładkami i pogłosami (Rattling Ghosts). (...) To był dobry pomysł: nagrania duetu nie są zbyt gęste, zachowują przestrzenne brzmienie, a warstwa instrumentalna nie przytłacza sugestywnych melodii, niesionych przez natchniony wokal Lewisa.
(Nowa Muzyka, January 2021)