posted on February 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm
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Final thoughts on the idyllist

Oh boy I gotta lotta on my plate so I wont linger longer on idyllist

So much happening all at once you see

Now my internets down n I’m writing this in “word”

So that accounts for all the fucking capitals n stuff

Anyway the machine knows better than me what I want to write

Ok idyllist is a sprawling drawling mélange

A hodge podge of all the music I ever heard baby n then some

Its un-apollo-getically eclectic

There is no theme no rhyme or reason

In that it reminds me of todd by todd rundgren

A tour-de-force of a slightly unhinged nutty genius just running amok

Ie one song does not prepare you for the next

One mans variety is another mans lack of continuity I guess

That’s the funny thing with me I manage to be right n wrong at same time being

Ok so I just listened to the cd up loud

Theres some glaring brilliant bits and some brilliantly glaring bits

Theres a few sonic problems here and there

Theres a few bum notes

Theres a few things too loud a few things too soft

Things that shoulda been but were…uh…yeah you get the picture..i know

its Kilbey its his solo album what would you expect fucking TOTO?

Its raw its earthy its undisciplined its loose its ragged

Its spontaneous its silly its dopey its comi-tragedy

Orchestras barge in outta nowhere

Strange foreign instruments pop up all over the place

All the little jingly things tap away

12 string strum strum strum

typical of yer sk stuff as always was from 1977

I always strumming my twelve you know so well my listeners

Usually never far away from sk and his song

Theres that simple bass impudently insistent bullying every song

The bass is the subtext

It tells you whats really going on

The e guitars doing my usual scratchy shifty fucked up racquet

Some naively amazing moments when it all goes right

Some glorious collisions when it doesn’t

My bum notes like my chequered past baby

Oh just let it all hang out !

Idyllist grew up and had a life of its own

Its not what I expected

It must have made its self because I cant remember making it now

I don’t know what some of the words are

Its become another one of my albums now

Its probably gotta be one of the best

The banal and accomplished butt heads and dissolve

Suddenly it all seems to mean so much then its gone by next song

It is no ordinary record yet not extraordinary either

It is the beatles Dylan bolan bowie regurgitated thru my eyes

But at some uncontrollable random generation

The ideas all stand next to the other bizarrely juxtaposed

In some songs everything is all woozy lurching

The words are …oh how can I explain…why would I even try..

Nobody writes words like me

It isn’t possible and who would even want to

I stand alone here in my niche

No one will ever replace me as better at doing this

I know that

I have it all under control believe it or newt

And I got more amazing music and collaborations coming atcha

A very exciting project I will announce as soon as confirmed

The next kil/ken is a mindblowing giant of a record

Seriously I love to blow my own cor anglais

But cor blimey “you are everything” is a blockbuster

A deep spiritually wry album full of huge arrangements

Mixed to a pristine yet experimental perfection by s polinski

Quite different to idyllist

Which is a chaotic record compared to that records careful order

I am proud of idyllist tho I cant really take it in anymore

But through all that I know its pretty good

Its indefinable its strange quirky absent minded

Its an interesting record if nothing else

It heralds a kind of new beginning

And it is therefore a fresh start

And I hope with everything I learned

That the next record totally solo will be apokrypha

That elusive and monstrous masterpiece I hear in my head

Certainly there are elements of that here

The outro to truth aint enough etc

Theres some of it on here already

But idyllist is full of light n shade but apok wont be

It will be one incredible thing

This is many scattered things

Look in the end

I like it

How couldn’t you like it?

All those years I should make good records

I sure cant do much else

This is my calling my living my vocation my manifest destiny

Making records and now taking back more control

I sincerely thank those who have already purchased it

We will get it out first thing tomorrow incl posters for lucky hundred

Finally to Thank skp people too who made it possible

Ie alleviating financial pressure enabling me to do this at all

Each one of you is a patron of the arts

That’s it you wont hear anything about it again for a long time

I guarantee it

And the next record is already almost waiting in the wings…

Love sk bondi beach 2013

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12 Responses to “final thoughts on the idyllist”

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    Kohl Ette | 7 February 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    salutations, you seem alright – that’s good. oh the anticipation of the elongated wait on the cd. glad about the downloads, thank you! Word should know it should be ‘Le one song’ not ‘le one song’. Amities chaleureuses from the l’innocueuse obnoxieuse.

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    daveoto | 7 February 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    I wrote this on hotel womb, but felt i should also respond here.

    “Does anyone else think that 17 Aus Dollars (£11.20 UK) is a tad steep for a digital download of an album?
    I would be happy to pay that for a physical copy, but the average price of a download album is usually around £8 (12AUD).
    I’ve made a pledge for a digital copy of the new Kilbey/Kennedy album & that was a far more reasonable 10 AUD.

    Now, whilst i accept that Steve has been stung recently by all the “middlemen” taking a cut of his art & leaving him little left; but is it right that he now charges the fans so much to buy direct?”

    Money is tight for everyome at the moment; i buy lots of albums, some as downloads & make my own cds from them, others as physical copies.
    I have spent hundreds of pounds on your solo/collaborative/Church material, often importing at excessive costs from Aus. I have also, in the past, contributed to; and with hopefully more projects on the way, i will also be purchasing many more.
    But, i feel i do need to make a point, about what i believe, in the current climate, is an exceesive amount for a direct download from your site.
    I am not aware of any other downloaded albums being charged so much.

    And of course i would rather buy from the artist direct, if i have a choice,….whether or not it turns up on Amazon. But at what price i ask???

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    Cath | 8 February 2013 at 7:03 am #

    sounds great Steve, will have to be down wind for me, have to pay off for the commission which i hope to get today….can’t wait to see it:)

    You are indeed blessed to be able to be solely at your arts business full time and be a float…rest of us……i guess sink cause we just don’t have the networks, or maybe it’s more about courage or boldness of Ego.

    Magical muses with you always, blessings love Cath

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    princey | 8 February 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Good onya sk, SO looking forward to hearing it soon!! 🙂
    love Diamanda

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    nina | 8 February 2013 at 11:06 am #

    its an evolution and revelation !! love the album sk its pure genius. I can see and follow the string of light… weaving through that spiralling cosmic flux… cleansing and pure… you truly know how to rock… those riffs have me dancing in the streets. alienne is amazing. your piano is beautiful and wow!! (even though its always been the best)… is your bass more powerful than before? something out there definitely makes feel good 😀 the mercurial man miracle… power to you sk thanks for the magic xx

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    Richard a fiend from boston | 8 February 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Well were expecting 2 feet of snow here in Boston, that means 2 days stuck in house. I can see an idyllist” download on my list of things to do today. Will send my thoughts on the album………

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    Chris | 8 February 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    $17.00 Aust. is what you pay on iTunes for a digital album in Australia. I would be happy to pay $25.00 or more for an sk digital album. A picture of a soup can by Andy Warhol goes for $10 million….

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    kell | 9 February 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Lookin’ fwd to hearing this. By the way, did you see Dead Can Dance? Surely, Surely, you did. I really hope so….they are MAGNIFICENT!!! Sydney Opera House, Mon, Tues nights, I saw them at the Palais Wed nite. Wow

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      Maven | 9 February 2013 at 3:09 pm #

      Dead can Dance – rip off of so many much better artists from the Middle East, Turkey, the Balkans and the Far East. They do not deserve the credit they are getting.

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    Saracen | 9 February 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    What? You mean your latest album isn’t anything like Toto?


    I had so been looking forward to your variation on the classic Toto sound. 😉

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    kell | 12 February 2013 at 7:45 pm #


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    Jonathan Andrews | 9 March 2013 at 4:04 am #

    I am really enjoying this CD!! Here is an interesting interview with Steve.

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