Sound & Vision
We don't see My So-Called Secret Identity as just a story, or even a series of stories. We see it as a world. So while you're waiting for the next instalment, why not delve deeper into Cat's world through our pages of bonus content?
On Sound & Vision, we present new tracks from bands, artists and record labels you may not yet know, and hope you'll check them out further via the links. Each of them has worked with us to hand-pick a song for the MSCSI soundtrack, building a unique album of sounds for Gloria City.
And our friend Beccatoria has crafted three original videos. We were honored when the first promo, 'Counting Backwards', was praised by one of our all-time heroines, Kristin Hersh from Throwing Muses -- who wrote and performed the track in 1991.
MSCSI has a large and growing fanbase, and has been critically acclaimed by the specialist and mainstream press. If you're a singer, recording artist, DJ or band member, and you'd like to showcase your work on MSCSI, let us know through our email link on this page.
Gloria City Soundtrack
- Cathedral Street "Cathedral Street (Enrique's Theme)", by The Arc Lamps
- Call of Distress "Call of Distress", by Cat Southall
- Electric Brain "Electric Brain", by Five Point Past Lightspeed, covered by Orijin
- Audacity "Audacity", by Kicking Icarus
- Back in Your Head "Back in Your Head", by Tegan & Sara, covered by Sam Neale, mixed by Tom Le Bon
- Hot Electronix "Hot Electronix", by DJ Justin Ballard feat. Zoe, Chromoza Recordings
- Fight (Urbanite) "Fight (Urbanite)", by Minnie Birch
- Clyde Arc "Clyde Arc (Gloria Sunday)", by The Arc Lamps
Title: Counting Backwards
Audio: "Counting Backwards", Kristin Hersh and Throwing Muses (1991)
Notes from Beccatoria: "It was pretty damn exciting to have the chance to help with this project, but also a little intimidating as it was the first time I'd worked with a comic book as the primary source. Working out how to keep a sense of motion while retaining the 'feel' of a comic was my primary consideration here, which is why I went with fairly geometrical motion patterns to mimic the borders of panels and pages."
Title: Cat People
Audio: "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)", David Bowie and Giorgio Moroder (1982)
Notes from Beccatoria: "This video was challenging because I felt the source audio was more pensive and foreboding and it felt natural to reflect that in a slower, more deliberate editing pace, but also a need to keep the viewer engaged. I took me a while to settle on a solution, but I enjoyed creating the lighting effects that draw attention to various panels. I also think it's neat that I got to preview some characters who haven't made their debut in the comic yet!"
Title: Bright Yellow Gun
Audio: "Bright Yellow Gun", Kristin Hersh and Throwing Muses (1995)
Notes from Beccatoria: "This video was a great chance to focus on Cat's 'superheroic' side as well as her contrast with the Urbanite. The second issue offered such great visuals. In an attempt to keep the comic book aesthetic in the foreground, as well as a sense of pace and anticipation, I began flipping images over, as if turning the page. It was also a pretty text-heavy issue, so I experimented more with the dialogue, trying to convey meaning and tone concisely."