Help some cats in need by purchasing the new experimental feline-inspired benefit album, A Cat Compendium.
Created by Grey Malkin (The Hare and The Moon) and Sven Visterin, this compilation’s goal is to assist animal charities in their native Scotland and Belgium (respectively) that are suffering from a lack of funds due to the pandemic. All proceeds from this digital album will be shared amongst specific cat shelters, which will vary over time to better spread out any funds. The liner notes state, “initially any monies will go to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, as well as Zwerfkat Wommelgem VZW.”
All of the music here is either previously unreleased or created specifically for the project. So all of the songs are of course cat themed or are even constructed out of recordings of cats (like “Purr Love” by Zool, which utilizes cat purrs like a drone instrument). The styles range on this record from avant-garde soundscapes to acid folk ballads. There’s even a great representation here of the UK’s darker, more pagan side of the psychedelic folk genre, with Burnt Paw, Pefkin and The Rowan Amber Mill, Dark Leaves and Kitchen Cynics all making appearances.
One of the album’s highlights is actually an eerie cover of Pink Floyd’s “Lucifer Sam,” which is given a gothic Victorian makeover by Grey Malkin and Michael Warren. I don’t think it’s possible to have a feline-themed record without a mention of Syd Barrett’s unexplainable siam cat.
Click here to buy the album at any price and help these kitties in need today.