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Gold Afternoon Fix review from Melody Maker Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 March 1990

The Church

Gold Afternoon Fix

Arista

The Church have settled into middle age far more comfortably than you might have expected. "Gold Afternoon Fix" picks up where 1988's Starfish let off, mining a similar mix of Philip K Dick, dope and delusions, filtered through singer Steve Kilbey's magnesium-eroded, despair-charred voice.

"GAF" further explores Kilbey's  new found obsession with abandoned cities, burnt-out technology and human emontional interaction - an electronically jumbled mix of nirvana, apocalypse and drug overlaod, photosynthesised images of flesh, blood and bricks, and the lives and minds seeping through the cracks in each.

Once paisley, The Church new mysticism is now vivid, metallic, the aural equivalent of a post-apocalyptic Dali complete with aqua blues and electra greens.

It's at its best on the first side of this LP, on songs like "City", "Metropolis" and "Monday morning", when they're detailing how the future wasn't a big band but an uncontrollable slide of of sync for science and nature - "Back in metropolis the weather is ridiculous, what's it all leading to?"

Indeed, "Gold Afternoon Fix" is panoramic in its preoccupations - dreams and thunder, female universes - a sodium-toned "Bladerunner" landscape patented for their own backyard where the guitars no longer ring but brood, sounding an imaginary death knell for a worn out, silent planet. "Is there anybody there?" Kilbey enquires during "Pharoah" - I hope so, there's life in this old world yet.

Mat Smith

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