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The Church interview and three songs on The Deep End (MP3) Print E-mail
Written by The Deep End   
Monday, 15 November 2004

In November 2004 (more specific date, anyone ?) Steve and Marty appeared on The Deep End (web site) for an interview and also to perform. They sang Metropolis (Steve), Tristesse (Marty) and Invisible (Steve).  Thanks to the folks in Hotel Womb for recording and converting to MP3 - to save bandwidth I've lowered the quality to 64K for now. In future I may come back and restore the higher quality originals, but actually they're not all that different.

If someone would like to transcribe the spoken parts of this I'll put it here with credit and thanks.

Part One - Intro and Interview, Metropolis

Part Two - Interview, Tristesse, Invisible

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 December 2004 )
El Momento Descuidado review from the Hobart Mercury Print E-mail
Written by Tina Stagg   
Monday, 13 December 2004
There's a new marketing trend developing in the music industry - the
semi-acoustic greatest hits album. The Church has done it a little bit
differently here, with classics like Under The Milky Way, Almost With You and The Unguarded Moment - guess what the album's Spanish title translates as - sharing space with more recent, less radio-friendly tracks. The result is a simply beautiful album. Steve Kilbey's voice, despite all the years and all the drugs, retains its contradictory world-weary sweetness, and the stripped-back arrangements make this the perfect album to listen to on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

**** (/5) Tina Stagg.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 December 2004 )
El Momento review from Messenger community newspapers Print E-mail
Written by Jeff Crawford   
Saturday, 11 December 2004
THE CHURCH: El Momento Descuidado **** (Liberation Blue). Never a band to take the easy path, The Church has put together a superb blend of its most popular songs (The Unguarded Moments, Almost With You, Under the Milky Way) and more obscure moments for the Liberation Blue acoustic series. Steve Kilbey's naturally psychedelic voice suits the more sparse arrangements.

http://www.messenger.net.au/

JEFF CRAWFORD
Isidore review PulseTC review Print E-mail
Written by Unknown   
Sunday, 12 December 2004
Isidore
Self-Titled
(Brash Music, 2004)

Steve Kilbey, former front man for The Church (?Under The Milky Way?), returns to the spotlight on an amazing electronic-rock collaboration with Remy Zero?s Jeffrey Cain. As with the dreamy, chilly soundscapes he created in the ?80s, here Aussie songwriter Kilbey touches on universal human subjects with an almost eerie precision. The songs (written mostly through the mail, as Kilbey lives Down Under and Cain in L.A.), particularly the dreamy, lilting opener, ?Musidora,? evoke a plethora of emotions?ranging from pure joy to the depths of melancholy. Interesting side-note: The pair include somewhat of a ?manifesto? with their press kit, where, among other things, they pledge that they?d rather ?... have nothing to do with the music industry,? but that they are ?quite capable of making use of it like anyone else.? They refer to Isidore as both a musical and a global entity, both of which provide ?total liberation of the mind? and ?a cry of the mind turning back on itself.? They also make the rather grand, sweeping claim that they are determined to ?make a sonic revolution? and ?show the fragility of sound,? using ?the hammers of harmony.? Well, I don?t know about all that, I mean, it all sounds quite exciting?but do I have to dress up for the revolution? I?d rather stay home in the basement and listen to this album, if that?s alright with you, Steve-O. Very cool new stuff, though, from a pair of highly talented (if a bit eccentric) chaps. Cheers!
Isidore review from Anemic magazine Print E-mail
Written by Anemic magazine   
Sunday, 12 December 2004
Artist: Isidore
Album: Isidore
Release Date: June 5th, 2004
Label: Karmic Hit


We all know the place in Australian music that The Church has made for themselves over the years. A pure definition of the rock business clich? - drugs sex and rock 'n' roll. Although The Church continues to make music, frontman Steve Kilbey has decided to fiddle around with another project, Isidore. Comprising of himself and Jeffrey Cain (Remy Zero), the pair manage to churn out a profusion of moody textures and subtle undertones with their self-titled debut album.

Dark and poetic, but still managing to throw in a hint of buoyancy and smartness are just some of the things Isidore are guilty of. Even some melody makes an appearance through Kilbey's vocals, which is a turn up for the books.

'Musidora' is an upbeat opener that doesn't give too much away on the droned front, which really doesn't indicate what Isidore is about. However, 'Sanskirt' takes us into the dark arena with zoned out vocals from Kilbey almost seeming haunting while the undertones of lazy guitars send chills down your spine. The drugged up sound of 'The Memory Cloud' is drenched with sinuous layers of dark sound, dreariness and despondency that witnesses Isidore beginning to find their way.

This all continues with the acoustic moans through 'Saltwater' while Kilbey's poetic lyrics still spool out at a snails pace. Melody and a touch of spark then enters the room with 'One for Iris Doe' where plenty of resonance and healthy landscape knock on the door and make its presence heard.

Isidore's deep darkness and emotion creates a slow mood that worms around in the pit of your stomach, which leaves you wondering what to do or think. This album has the ability to have a different affect after each listen due to the resonating undercurrents that become more and more accomplished after each spin.

Kilbey's voice is smooth with dark elegance while Cain's insidious soundscapes add a nice mystery to the picture. The two combine to produce a crafted out effort where druggy up melody, dirge and depression form something that's actually worth a listen.
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