Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Felix Da Housecat|
Kittenz & Thee Glitz
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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The color puple, the sound of heaven
Russell E. Scott | Austin, TX | 02/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Felix da Housecat (AKA Thee Maddkatt Courtship) shines a beacon light at the end of the contemporary music tunnel with KITTENZ & THEE GLITZ. Firmly rooted in the 80's without sounding retro, nor patronizing to "the artist formerly known as his royal purpleness", Felix delivers some major "punk funk". New wave for the millenium. Beyond fashion and trend, he takes the best electronic elements of that era and crafts the sounds into a futuristic, dance friendly extravaganza. Deftly aided on vocals by Miss Kittin from DJ Hell, Melistar, and Electricboy - all help create a kind of robotic Kraftwerk-esque jewels like "Madame Hollywood", "Happy Hour", "Silver Screen (Shower Sceen)", "Harlot", and "Glitz Rock". Equally tempered by instrumental cuts "Analog City" and "Sequel 2 Sub" it all sounds fantastic, fresh, and fun. How this disk slipped by basically unnoticed is beyond belief. This is "stand-up stuff" and ushers up some major, classic grooves. Felix, you're the man with an ear for the past and an eye on the future."
An Intelligent Kitsch Album of 80's New Wave
50cent-haircut | 01/27/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, this album is released in the states! Various singles from Felix da Housecat got heavy rotation time on independent radio stations over the past year, most notably "Silver Screen (Shower Scene)" and "Madame Hollywood". The vocals of these two particular tracks were done in hilarious monotone by Miss Kitten, and along with the robotic beats and 80's synthesizer sounds, you are taken right back to the eighties - but in a good way! Other songs like "Harlot" and "Glitz Rock" are equally fun in a tongue-in-cheek way, while songs like "What Does It Feel Like" shun easy 80's parody and try to recreate a darker sonar world of the time period. This album is a relief from all the mind-sapping mediocre trance and two-step albums out there. "Kittenz & Thee Glitz" hearkens back to the 80's with a sense of both wry cynicism and earnest fascination, and in turn neither glorifies nor trivializes the era. What we listeners get is a great electronica that comes off beautifully on its own right, and it's a tribute to Felix da Housecat's musicianship that what should sound so old and hackneyed sounds so eerily fresh and new."
Inspired Smooth Techno
Matthew L. Roffman | Smyrna, GA USA | 03/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wouldn't call Felix's stuff 80s music. There are other bands like the Faint which are closer to what music sounded like in the 80s. Not that Felix isn't clearly influenced by the 80s. Felix combines an easy going techno sound with beats that kick and are at times downright industrial sounding. Like Moby's "Play" or BT's "Movement In Still Life" (GOD FORBID I MENTION THESE, NOW YOU're ALL GONNA GIVE ME BAD VOTES), the album does not get too caught up in how it's supposed to sound and instead tries to be innovative with each track. Most songs don't have lyrics and the ones that do typically have female spoken word. Track 12, "Pray for a Star" is a notable pop exception... kind of an emotional ballad. I'm not a raver, I like listening to this in the morning when I'm getting up or at work when I'm typing away. I like Track 4 (Madame Hollywood), Track 8 (Happy Hour), Track 10 (Glitz Rock) and Track 13 (Sequel2Sub). "Happy Hour" and "Madame Hollywood" are two of the songs with Female Spoke word (Kitten has a sophisticated European accent). "Glitz Rock" is a happy little synthesized demo and "Sequel2Sub" is also a synthesized romp with some classy Piano accompaniment. I think Felix is one cool Cat."