It was not until early 1994 when they finished their first demotape
"Suspira" that things changed, but
then everything happened almost overnight.
When sending around their tape, they did not get response from any of the Australian
record companies but Los Angeles based Cleopatra Records
at that time undoubtedly the most important gothic label in the United States
replied within one week.
The band recorded six more tracks, rerecorded and mixed the four tracks from the "Suspira" cassette and sent the results to
Cleopatra, who in return offered them a three album deal.
These ten songs became Big Electric Cat's debut album, "Dreams Of A Mad King", which was
released in September of that very year and received rave reviews all over.
About one year after its release, at the end of 1995, "Dreams Of A Mad King" was followed
up by a remix EP entitled "Burning Embers",
containing more dancefloor-oriented electronic mixes of five tracks from their debut.