C the sickle moon
C CAT TRANCE formed in 1983 when John Rees Lewis (vox, sax) & drummer Nigel Stone left MEDIUM MEDIUM, one of the respectful and forward looking, post punk -funk band of the era. C CAT TRANCE extended the avant dance forms of MEDIUM MEDIUM in a more art-pop-world direction, diminishing guitar noise, using anxious synth layers, dark pop atmospheres, traditional instruments, middle eastern influences. They were ahead of their time & albums like KHAMU(1985) & ZOUAVE(1986) presage the ethno/dance/electronic styles that was to dominate the music planet late 80`s & beyond. C CAT TRANCE songs though, have no ephemeral glance, they express a nocturnal evocation, an anxiety proceeding from the different, the unexplored. The saxophone in the front cover is laying down the desert like a snake, and with snakelike ways this post punk exotism is seeking for trance.
ZOUAVE (52mb )