An old friend returns to Pets. Three years after his Polyphonic EP, Catz ‘n Dogz bring the legend that is Mathias Kaden back on the label and the results speak for themselves. Following his recent barnstormers on Avotre and Rekids, both Square and Distant Horizon deliver in that unhurried, cosmic journey-like way Kaden has made his signature over the years: gentle layering, subtle moment, palpable atmospheres but the drive and underbelly of a bulldozer.
Square kicks off the show with an eight-minute adventure into deep, warm undulating acid. Heavy subs, fluid drums and a persistent spoken vocal texture, this one wraps you up like a cloak. Distant Horizon, meanwhile, whips that cloak off so quickly it will send you spinning deeper and deeper into the celestial rabbit hole. A 10-minute Mathias epic, it warms up with a progressive rolling feel for a good few minutes before we’re suddenly derailed into a trippy, hazy brew of weird bass bubbles and some rather outlandish spoken word. Poetry in high grade technoid motion. And the motion doesn’t stop there.
Ever ones to get involved, Catz ‘n Dogz get their paws on Distant Horizon and give it their own gritty, grainy, trippy twist. Two parts tribal, one part bass, all parts peak time, this doesn’t just stare out at the horizon but flies you right over it. Two beautiful originals, one killer remix. Be there or be Square.