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Boomkat Product Review:
Ratty Slay Johnson and Soopie reunite, with their debut album on Halcyon Veil.
"It has been a much discussed topic amongst art and music circles as to how and why Rat Section abruptly fell into obscurity in the late 90s and up to this point their sudden disappearance remains a mystery. Their sparse back catalogue seems inaccessible now. A dedicated collecting community known as ‘Club Rodentia’ sought to preserve their tape and vinyl output, amassing releases from Ratty Slay Johnnies sophomore release ‘Tails from Estonia’ to Soopi and Slay John’s last known excursion ‘Tashkent Knights’. An unfortunate occurrence led to the destruction of this archive in 2005.
Member of Club Rodentia Carlos Moscato was quoted in an article of NME magazine saying “In the dark of night, a fire emerged, I was responsible at the time for the care of the archive, as standard Rodentia protocol we would move the collection every 3 months, for both preservation and for local access to Rat Sections catalogue. On the final night of my duty I heard footsteps, a crash, and before my eyes years of hard work erupted in flames. Since this incident I haven’t found even a crumb of Rat Sections body of work and people say we will never see them again." Carlos Moscato was correct, until now."