Before I had listened to the collaboration between Irish sonic explorers Sacred Animals and Michael Owens aka Owensie, I had high expectations. I am often dubious about concepts in music, but there are moments when a concept really arrests the imagination.
'Cat And Mouse' was written about a Russian family who fell to their death in a housing estate in Glasgow last year. An apparent suicide from high in an old tower block used to house asylum seekers, it is thought they may have jumped for fear of deportation by immigration authorities. The father was also known to have suffered from mental problems. After the family were removed, a vigil was held by other local asylum seekers & many came forward with similar accounts of jumping from buildings in fear of deportation.
The track itself, alongside an amazing video by Brendan Canty, is a piece of wondrous, aching beauty. Sacred Animals is someone we should all be taking notice of. He debuted an EP Welcome Home at the beginning of 2011, but 'Cat & Mouse' promises leaps and bounds on this promising foundation.
Sacred Animals VS Owensie - 'Cat & Mouse' by Type PR
Sacred Animals VS Owensie // Cat & Mouse from Feel Good Lost on Vimeo.
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