We are very proud to announce our fourth studio album Inside We Are The Same is now available for pre-order on CD and digital. Inside We Are The Same is follow up to You Are Everything which MOJO gave 4 STARS: “Sumptuous meeting of Australian soundscaper and the head Churchman.”
The album will also be released on 180gm white vinyl with a download card. Vinyl pre-order information will be available soon and will include USA local ordering options.
Inside We Are The Same takes Kilbey and Kennedy to new and unexpected places. From the joyous children’s choir in This is the Universe to the late-70s new wave vibe of Amenia and the dreamy spacerock of Oh My Glad, the album melds Kilbey’s “characterful cool poise and an imaginative lyrical lexicon” (MOJO) with Kennedy’s “lush melodies that marry electronic soundscapes to soaring tunefulness” (TheBigTakeover)
The album is expected to ship July 3 2015. Your early pre-order will help us determine quantities and cover vinyl manufacture.
This is the first volume of our favourite commissioned songs 2011-2012. The CD is packaged in a digipack with beautiful artwork by reclusive 1970/80s fantasy artist Steve R Dodd. The new CD pressing is limited to 100 copies and will ship on or around December 5 2014.
The second volume of Songs From The Real World (Commissioned Songs) Vol 2 is available HERE
Despite the fact White Magic was released three or so years ago I've only just spotted this fantastic iTunes review of our album White Magic. My four eyes can't be everywhere all the time!
'Even in the ‘80s, the Church — fronted by our boy Steve Kilbey — made music full of mystery, moodiness, and ‘60s psychedelic influences. On his own, Kilbey has a tendency to get even moodier and more mysterious, and White Magic is no exception. Even with the Church still active, Kilbey engaged in pretty frequent extracurricular activities in the 21st century, and White Magic is his second collaboration with fellow Aussie Martin Kennedy. Kennedy is a member of ambient pop outfit All India Radio, and the pair's first album, Unseen Music Unheard Words, was based largely around just the two of them.
White Magic, however, incorporates the talents of Kennedy's other AIR bandmates, and bears a much fuller, more organically fleshed-out sound that's also more evocative and ethereal than its predecessor. Crafting ambient soundscapes is Kennedy and company's area of expertise, and they craft a world of gently shifting, swirling sounds to surround Kilbey's hushed, evocative vocals.
Acoustic and electric textures mix freely, without the subtle electronic shadings found on the first Kilbey/Kennedy album, and the tracks move from the spare and intimate to the lushly orchestral without ever breaking the spell or the mood. Reference points for the languid feel, whisper-in-a-whirlpool dynamic, and psychedelic pop-informed ballads would be early-‘70s Pink Floyd at their most low-key, early Scott Walker, Robyn Hitchcock at his most autumnal, and the fragile psych homages of contemporary Brits the Clientele, but White Magic never feels like a retro excursion; it's an intoxicating, atmospheric piece of work that achieves a real sense of timelessness.' ~ J. Allen, Rovi (iTunes review)
We are proud to present the next collection of our favourite commissioned songs plus a new vocal version of 'Ghost' (previously an instrumental track on the double CD edition of You Are Everything). The album will be packaged in a digipack and again features beautiful whimsical artwork from reclusive 1970/80s fantasy artist Steve Dodd. The CD is expected to ship late August 2014. Many thanks and much love to all our commissioners!
The VINYL edition of You Are Everything is available now in Australia only from Red Eye Records Sydney! Further stores will be added later. If you are not in Sydney Red Eye have a very good postal service so you can order from them with confidence. The vinyl also includes a 14 track bonus remix disc and a download card. Released on UK psychedelic label Agitated, the vinyl is limited to 500 copies worldwide.
Side B 6. East Side West Side 7. A Better Day 8. All The World 9. Brother Moon Sister Sun 10. Can’t Get Free 11. Finale
Bonus CD tracks: 1. I Wouldn’t Know (Mk Remix) 2. Can’t Get Free (Mk Remix) 3. Lorelei (MK Berlin Mix) 4. Ghost 5. Dont Forget Me 6. Everyone (Mk Remix) 7. I Find (Hi Brazil Mix) 8. Brother Moon Sister Sun (Michael Baer Mix) 9. A Better Day (The Black Hundred Mix) 10. Lorelei (Fuzzed Out Bliss Mix) 11. Everyone (Film Mix) 12. Knowing You Are In This World (Early Vocal Version) 13. Everyone (Enoyreve Mix) 14. Lorelei (Acoustic Mix)