Mr.Kitty - LIFE
Synthpop, New Wave Dallas based Forrest Carney is back with his alter ego Mr.Kitty and 'LIFE' is his third installment in what I can only assume is a trilogy starting with 'DEATH' and the follow up 'ETERNITY'.

Like the records before it, it contains fifteen tracks of beautiful melancholy synthpop with a twist of goth and new wave as well. It's very reminiscent of band such as Crystal Castles and Trust. These bands are the first that comes to mind even though I have no problem seeing similarities to other bands such as Joy Division and The Cure, just to mention a couple of more. And if you're into either of the first two, or the last two for that matter, this will definitively not disappoint you. The only clear difference is that Mr.Kitty is a bit more straightforward, and tends to keep the melodies and vocals in a safe zone, leaving little to experimentation. And I must admit, it doesn't make the music feel lesser in any way, it's actually a good thing, he keeps it clean and with the fantastic melodies and the beautiful vocals that just floats on top of it he manages to keep the album interesting the whole way through. While Mr.Kitty makes it pretty clear who his heroes are, 'LIFE' keeps a clear vision of standing on it's own feet while paying the necessary tribute to it's inspiration.

Fifteen tracks on an album may seem like a stretch but in this case I can honestly say that there isn't a single track on here that's bad or even mediocre. They all have their hooks and you'll get sucked in straight away. Nevertheless a few favourites are "Insects", "Dearlove" and "Amnesia". I'm sure you'll get you're own as you have fifteen of them to choose from.

I think it's fair to say that 'LIFE' is somewhat of an instant classic, it has all the elements and it's his best so far. But his two first albums are not far behind and I strongly recommend you check them out as well. They're all available over at his bandcamp page for, name your price. You can't beat that.
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Mr.Kitty - LIFE

Dallas based Forrest Carney is back with his alter ego Mr.Kitty and 'LIFE' is his third installment in what I can only assume is a trilogy starting with 'DEATH' and the follow up 'ETERNITY'.

Like the records before it, it contains fifteen tracks of beautiful melancholy synthpop with a twist of goth and new wave as well. It's very reminiscent of band such as Crystal Castles and Trust. These bands are the first that comes to mind even though I have no problem seeing similarities to other bands such as Joy Division and The Cure, just to mention a couple of more. And if you're into either of the first two, or the last two for that matter, this will definitively not disappoint you. The only clear difference is that Mr.Kitty is a bit more straightforward, and tends to keep the melodies and vocals in a safe zone, leaving little to experimentation. And I must admit, it doesn't make the music feel lesser in any way, it's actually a good thing, he keeps it clean and with the fantastic melodies and the beautiful vocals that just floats on top of it he manages to keep the album interesting the whole way through. While Mr.Kitty makes it pretty clear who his heroes are, 'LIFE' keeps a clear vision of standing on it's own feet while paying the necessary tribute to it's inspiration.

Fifteen tracks on an album may seem like a stretch but in this case I can honestly say that there isn't a single track on here that's bad or even mediocre. They all have their hooks and you'll get sucked in straight away. Nevertheless a few favourites are "Insects", "Dearlove" and "Amnesia". I'm sure you'll get you're own as you have fifteen of them to choose from.

I think it's fair to say that 'LIFE' is somewhat of an instant classic, it has all the elements and it's his best so far. But his two first albums are not far behind and I strongly recommend you check them out as well. They're all available over at his bandcamp page for, name your price. You can't beat that. Sep 03 2013

Kjetil Haugen

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