Though boasting a fairly large rotating cast of members, C Cat Trance was primarily the project of John Rees Lewis, previously of the band Medium Medium. Combining British post punk (hey, they're from Nottingham) with more traditional Middle Eastern and African influences and an artistic, vaguely experimental sound seems like it might be a recipe for disaster, but it certainly wasn't. C Cat Trance pulled it off with an aesthetic that is at once worldly and intelligent while still being infectiously danceable. Often referred to as "ahead of their time", it's debatable whether that time has or ever will come.
C Cat Trance released five albums on Red Flame and subsidary Ink Records in a fairly short span of the late '80s, followed by a retrospective collection released in 2005. "Shake The Mind" is one of their better known singles.
Posted: May 9th, 2011
at 5:06am by qbot
Tagged with 1986, british, c cat trance, dave walker, ink records, john rees lewis, john thompson, kevin sanderson, mark walker, medium medium, middle eastern, nigel kingston stone, nottingham, peter clark, post punk, red flame, shake the mind, steve harvey, steve mitchell, trevor naylor
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