Artist: Catz ‘n Dogz Title: From Your Heart Label: Pets Recordings Cat. #: PETS051 Release Date: 30-3-2015
Having recently announced their third LP, ‘Basic Colour Theory’, Pets Recordings’ label owners Catz ‘n Dogz proudly present the first EP of music to be taken from the album. A fine selection of evocative melodies and gorgeous vocals.
The first EP that covers tracks “From Your Heart”, “Nobody Cares” and non-album track “Parallel Problems” emphasizes the albums extensive sonic exploration and signature songwriting, evoking particular moods and emotions through the production pairs choice of palette in design and sound architecture.
Soaking up influence from archived recordings of artists such as Patrick Cowley, Tangerine Dream, Mark Rosen amalgamated with fascination of 70’s Polish soundtracks resulted in the dreamy collaboration “From Your Heart” with Peter, Bjorn & John; the Swedish indie-pop trio responsible for interweaving soothing electric guitar and ambient vocals between Catz ‘N Dogz crisp production and chugging Korg R3 bassline.
Undoubtedly a key album standout for the pair. “Parallel Problems” continues as an exemplar of how Catz ‘N Dogz influential experimentations yields impressive results—tranquil and museful and awash with more far a field influence, yet capable of compelling dance floor turns with its metronomic beats and percussion. Keeping it up-tempo the rhythmic cut ‘Nobody Cares’ in line with the track’s joyful nature shows the pair expressing their affinity with varying styles.
Taking firm lead of the Eastern European electronic music revolution, the pair, who have previously graced the cover of both Mixmag and DJ Mag Spain, have for some time been poised for significant success as their international recognition on the underground has never lacked momentum.
‘Basic Colour Theory’ will add to the list of remarkable accolades the dynamic duo already have under their belt; joining their acclaimed Essential Mix in 2013, and weighty remixes for a who’s who in music electronic or otherwise, including Basement Jaxx, Kings Of Leon, Thomas Schumacher, Friendly Fires, and Kim Ann Foxman, not to mention their two previous LPs.