posted on January 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm
eyes down  n looking

eyes down n looking


i deal in weirdity

oh idyllist is a strange mixed up record

hawkwind meets bowie meets 1960s pop meets frank sinatra

all of  them living in cologne smoking hash and working with mellotrons

a future that never came must have its songs

well here they are lurching tilting stumbling jumbled up and leaking out

this is the sound of a man with too many ideas

i go all over the place twice before breakfast

oh the idyllist rocks in some sick lumpy way

look ma i’m playing all the instruments

im a massive over achiever on an ego trip from utopia

no one can do this stuff but me

i am the maestro the undisputed king of this thing

it aint smooth but sometimes its sleek

how come i’m so fucking good

how did i ever get a handle on this so i can pump this stuff out

all of it marvellous music and songs full of love

well it took time and it took talent and some other force

something extra i know i have on my songwriting side

oh and my mad methodology even i dont understand

if you want raw uncooked time being nutrients this is where to get em

no ninny came between me n my music

thats all me every last fuckin thing

i  conjured that whole racket outta the silence

some of those songs soon you’ll wonder how you lived without

i bet

34 Responses to “idyll in weirdity”

  1. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 23 January 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    well i want to hear some mellow eau de cologne of refreshing tone and or some south of singapore king paw thing sling it our way! You gave me an idea for tea. Might turn the blackened grits into hashed browns. Hopefully the kidz won’t say oh maw these are rocks! No trulee it sounds moorish, paw!

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    Cath | 23 January 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    “Conjurer of silence”, good painting fodder, or character…for a performance improv……( bit like the later ego of your van park Mr Neb
    I thrown down the ratchet, what thinks you????????

    Silences all relative, the silence of the bush is too loud for some……the trees speak to much, the birds are cacophonous.
    No, no no they are lovely companions for the conjurer of silence. Maybe he has much to say for you…..or she…………
    do you ever go on long drives Steve?
    Out bush or secluded places?
    Love to see you with a cam, set up, on location somewhere, just going …..where you go…as you go……..:) painting with the inspiration around you, singing the walls of Utopia down to earth. inviting the creatures to come listen with you as you conjure the silence.

    Pi ( short for Pissing) Character) found plenty of silence conjured with the waves……of his solitude……..The monkey will make your heart fly out of your chest, and the hyena will infuriate you, the n the carnivorous island will offer you a human tooth just in time for you to realise it wants to eat
    Pi is a man who sees the many gods and gets to know them all, just like the conjurer of silence, you.:)
    to translate silence into sound…….lol…….like splitting the atom……..why of course it can be done……………..blessings Mr Kilbey

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    Chris | 23 January 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    u deal in magical mystical musical sounds
    idea ly played by Yeblik Nevets’ doppelgänger
    conjured out of the ether and your genetic memory
    with the force of the force that is with you
    for tune ate ly for us who have ears to hear…

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    hippy | 24 January 2013 at 4:06 am #


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    Bob Calvert's Goggles | 24 January 2013 at 4:10 am #

    Hawkwind meets Bowie? A melding of Quark/PXR5 & Low/Heroes would just about fuck my head – let it be so!

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    eekie | 24 January 2013 at 5:51 am #

    weirdity — I like that. My kind of word!

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    ZORRO1015 | 24 January 2013 at 7:37 am #

    Those raw unccooked Time Being nutrients are what keeps us all entertained/interested! Luv ya. Zorro.

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    M E M | 24 January 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Ka… nfcjewjnhfkj… excuse me… hahem.. coughing after that last bong it… wait… i havent even smoke it yet…

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    andy | 24 January 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    wow…talk about blowing your own(mellotron 400 mkll)trumpet!

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      Admin | 24 January 2013 at 10:17 pm #

      yeah what a bighead
      hopefully you all will agree

  10. avatar
    Paganinny | 25 January 2013 at 6:54 am #

    We know one thing for sure
    The idyll terror deals in idyll terrory

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    simon | 25 January 2013 at 8:53 am #

    “im a massive over achiever on an ego trip from utopia” – nice one. see you there.

  12. avatar
    M E M | 25 January 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    …and may there always be some to remind us of the mind’s idyll playground… lets we forget!!! blessings blessed one!!!

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    Steven Krut | 25 January 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I’ve only just started listening to The Idyllist, but based on my first impressions you’re right to boast. You really came up with the goods for this one. Man, you are good! The album is really knocking my socks off. I think my favorite so far is Pitstop.

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      Admin | 25 January 2013 at 4:47 pm #

      thank you steve. please feel free to write a more detailed review

  14. avatar
    Steven Krut | 25 January 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Mist Your Opportunity is really cool. Is it the coolest song on the planet? It might be.

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    Steven Krut | 25 January 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    I intend to write quite a lot about this album. I’m not sure what I was expecting. I expected it to be good, of course. I wouldn’t follow your career so closely if I thought you sucked, but I wasn’t that taken by African Jesus to be honest. I wasn’t expecting the album to be this overwhelming impressive and enjoyable. Almost all the songs fully engage me and capture my imagination. And the all-important coolness factor is there in spades. You’re really in a great place creatively, I think. And listening to it in the context of the album, African Jesus is growing on me. I’ll be posting more tomorrow.

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      Admin | 25 January 2013 at 7:23 pm #

      sk. i value your opinion. glad you digging it! hopefully doesnt have that david bowie syndrome thing. i mean its got energy hasnt it?

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        Steven Krut | 26 January 2013 at 3:22 am #

        Yes, it has a lot of vitality.

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    Crasher | 25 January 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    got my download today too. thank you mr kilbey
    first listen review…very listenable.
    swift impressed me. i heard a bit of crooning too, which i liked..track 3 i think.
    i’m now picturing you leaning dean martin style, against the ol’ piano..
    i love the eerie (is that the right word?) backing vocals on some of the songs..
    i’m working the next 3 days so i’ll have a few more plays in the car.
    after that i will provide a more informed commentary.
    now i must away..

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      Admin | 25 January 2013 at 7:21 pm #

      thanks crash!
      interested in what you make of it all!

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    Kohl Ette | 25 January 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    I haven’t even heard the whole thing and I know it has energy. Based on African Jesus alone… how could one have been dubious? Not me, I never was but instantly loved it. However, I prob won’t download because I’m waiting for the cd and hope the increased anticipation will increase the pleasure of the reception.So this will probably be a very long weekend although I could have weakened by the end…

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      Admin | 25 January 2013 at 9:48 pm #

      i appreciate your resolve !

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        Kohl Ette | 26 January 2013 at 12:38 pm #

        The resolve was a nice sentiment… found the code (forgot I’d upped the subscription – dah!) Thank you for that… half way through. Saving the rest for dessert. I was loving up to ‘Shot through with change’ and the track after that ‘Swift…’ and then I was really loving it lots! ‘Shot through with change’ my favourite so far apart from ‘African Jesus’ 🙂

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    Anonymous | 25 January 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    David Bowie syndrome? As in first new song for 10 years and it just sounds like a half-assed Heathen outtake? Your sketchy demos for your own amusement are way above that level, let alone this! I do not sucking the ass, I telling his truth here!

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    M E M | 25 January 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    African drumming here tonight in WRJ coincidence?
    Jesus has been spotted around here too…

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    hellbound heart | 27 January 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I’m being very very patient, call me old fashioned but I got your cd somewhere in the pipeline, can’t wait to get my mitts on it….
    love always….

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