Cat Power – Moon Pix


Cat Power is an American singer-songwriter, musician, occasional actress, and model. Cat Power was originally the name of Chan Marshall’s first band, but has become her stage name as a solo artist. Marshall’s releases as Cat Power have frequently been noted by critics for their somber, blues-influenced instrumentation and melancholy lyrics, leading LA Weekly to dub her the “queen of sadcore.” Marshall, however, claims her music is often misinterpreted, and that many of her songs are “not sad, [but] triumphant.” She has recounted blues, old soul music, British rock ‘n’ roll, as well as hymns and gospel music as being integral influences on her. Moon Pix is her fourth album, released in September 1998 on Matador Records. Much of the album was written in a single night, following a hallucinatory nightmare Marshall experienced while staying at a farmhouse in South Carolina. Prior to that, Marshall had intended to retire from music. The album was recorded in Melbourne, Australia with Mick Turner and Jim White, of the Australian instrumental band Dirty Three, on guitar and drums, respectively. Moon Pix has been called Cat Power’s “magnum opus” and “a true masterpiece of emotional shading and compositional clarity.”

Label: Matador
Cat. # OLE 286-0

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