STEVE KILBEY & MARTIN KENNEDY present UNSEEN MUSIC UNHEARD WORKS 2LP, free postage

STEVE KILBEY & MARTIN KENNEDY "present UNSEEN MUSIC UNHEARD WORKS" (BLACK GOLD RECORDS) 2LP set by CHURCH mainman STEVE KILBEY. These dozen tracks are appropriately atmospheric and ethereal. Kilbey handles all the vocals, his singular voice revealing more range and emotional depth with each passing year. Along with the expected mysticism and non-sequiturs, Kilbey's lyrics are focused on remembrance and loss while the music is suitably spacious and surprisingly organic-sounding given Kennedy's background. The clean, crisp arrangements and production may strike some as a little too adult alternative. However, they're a nice counterpoint to the heavily textured, often dense sound of the Church's recent output. The melodies are often subtle, but they're rewarding. The bass harmonics on "Thought of Leaving" even give a wink back to the Church's "You Took". All in all, it makes for an extremely worthwhile effort. Kilbey and Kennedy must agree, as a second album is already in the works.   Deluxe 2LP set. Free postage £24.99

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