Call it an album that’s not fit for human consumption. Universal Music, the biggest of the major record labels, has announced the imminent release of Music for Cats, a deadly serious attempt to corner the market of music-loving felines. I quote from The Guardian:
David Teie, an American cellist and music researcher based at the University of Maryland, has created Music for Cats, saying it is an “absolutely serious” undertaking . He said: “It is the biggest challenge with this, people think it is silly. But I think it is the way the brain works . If I look at a door and say that’s a fish, you are going to say that’s a door . Everybody knows what music is – and animals are not included. If you really look into it, what’s silly is the idea that only one species could have music available for it.”
The music features purring and suckling noises, as well as Teie on his cello accompanied by players from the US National Symphony Orchestra. It is aimed at calming and bringing pleasure to cats, rather than getting them excited.
So what does it sound like?