Vic da Looper, a multi-instrumentalist,is back with his latest creation, “Cat Sounds,” an 11-track album that promises a unique auditory experience. Following the critical acclaim of his previous work, “Amor Delusion Institution,” his latest album builds on it pivoting on a hook stranger to most.
The concept behind “Cat Sounds” is both playful and enigmatic. Vic da Looper takes us on a musical exploration of the feline world, using an array of looping, layering, and haunting instrumentation. It inventively and seamlessly weaves cat-purring samples and cat-related themes into the music. These samples add an unusual yet strangely humane emotional perspective to the tracks.
The album’s soundscapes blend atmospheric vocals and a wall of electronic and jamming guitar sounds, resulting in a sonic cocktail that effortlessly navigates across genres. From psychedelic to shoegaze, from indie dance to a touch of ’80s nostalgia, “Cat Sounds” raves in a rich hazy tapestry of influences and sounds that keep listeners on their toes.
One standout track is “Gata Negra,” the second offering on the album. It begins with an emotive and hypnotic cat voice sample, setting the mood for what’s to come. As the track unfolds, it transforms into a relaxed and sultry electronic synth groove, with tantalizing chunky guitar rhythms jamming in the background.
“Cat Sounds” by Vic da Looper is a must-listen for ailurophiles who want to feel heard and satiated as they are reminded of their cat children no matter where or when.
Review By: Naomi Joan