Mr.Kitty - A.I.
Between 2011 and 2015 Mr.Kitty managed to release five full albums. After a two year break since his last album 'Fragments' and his brand new release A.I. out via Negative Gain Productions, I am here to say that the wait has been well worth it. 2012's spectacular Eternity and 2013's near-perfect LIFE (still one of my favorite albums of all time) formula started to wear thin after it continued onto future albums, even though they by all means were good releases. So the question is: Did the two year release break do any good?
Well, you can still hear it's Mr.Kitty and I would not have it any other way, but he tries some new things in a couple of tracks. Especially noteworthy is the fifth track 'give/take' which is a low key and rumbling song. I really like how stripped it is and the bare boned soundscape truly brings forward the lyrics and the anxiety they try to communicate, very effective.
For the first time, Mr.Kitty brings on another featuring artist (at least credited), Pastel Ghost, in the third track 'Habits'. The sound of this track could truly fit right in with any of the great tracks from the 'LIFE' release and is of course therefore one of my favorite tracks on the album. Also "featured" is 巡音ルカ, also known as Megurine Luka, a Japanese vocaloid which fits the Artificial Intelligence theme very well. I must admit I have no idea how vocaloids works but what I do know is that chorus of 'Dream Diver' is one of the best Mr.Kitty has produced thus far.
Mr.Kitty does not hold back on the number of tracks on his releases and A.I. is no exception. Fifteen tracks and most of them all have the quality we expect nowadays from Mr. Kitty. There are a couple of tracks that don't work for me and those are the loud and shouty tracks 'Lamentation', 'Crisis Point' and 'Birds of Prey'. It might be a question of personal taste, but I enjoy my Mr.Kitty either mellow and low key, or synthpop happy. If you are like me, I can ensure you that you will find a lot to your liking on this release.
By now, Mr. Kitty has created quite the library of tracks over the last six to seven years and from this release I will add 'Habits', 'Forget', 'give/take', 'Earthstones' and 'Dreamdiver' to my personal playlist of my favorite tracks he has released.
A.I. is available right now on CD and Digital Download and you can secure your copy on Bandcamp.
Mar 10 2017
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.
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