posted on January 25, 2013 at 10:19 pm
oh no baby

oh no baby

 

well you can get it right now in fact

here i am shamelessly touting my latest record

“trying to earn a living off an LPs worth of tunes”

my new record…. its a win / win situation

i need the $

you need the !?

its that simple i’m quite prepared to guarantee you like it

or i’ll beat my words

have a listen

its music to have a laugh to

its available now

SKPers getting codes tomorrow

cd ships in about a week god willing

i’m excited

i think when you hear this you’ll be surprised by the dualities it contains

its never all of just one thing

variety pack

you got rockers you got ballads you got your noise and your tunes

you got sitar viola fender jazz bass tambourine guild 12 ac

you got your reverb fuzz mist and smoke

you got your pop song your rock song your folk song your joke song

you got yer vox humanis you got your footstomp and thunderclap

you got yer silly sad stupid symphonic bits

the screechy scratchy guitars the plumping bass baby yeah

some sexiness in the bass department (one hopes)

man i can fucking strangle a guitar (one trusts)

dude i rock like freaking mofo on angelfruit (its implied at least)

i am a student and master of this thing now

still learning

still gotta long way to go

this is a new day for my music

back to the purity of my solo records from the 80s

(thats a contradiction)

this record is comfortingly strange and wildly familiar

the simplicity and the complexity will astound you

i keep squeezing blood from those same old stones

then i break away into new lands new atmospherics its hard to review it

i just listened to it all the way thru on the headphones for the first time

i hear its minor triumphs and failures

i see in deeper meaning in shallow shoals of sound

the idyllist is a good record

i shouldnae have sold it short

it is a good record and it has good vibrations

some new stylisations some old tricks and hi jinks

the idyllist

i proudly present it to you all

 

 

 

check this out

check this out

27 Responses to “idyll list”

  1. avatar
    Js | 25 January 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    Sort of like bob Dylan

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    Ben | 26 January 2013 at 12:51 am #

    hey steve, really like the idyllist, very cool

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    david | 26 January 2013 at 6:10 am #

    …Sweet Jesus how much more can she bear to miss..

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    Kohl Ette | 26 January 2013 at 7:20 am #

    My resolution is agony already – I am very looking forward. A little voice is saying ‘what if you die later today or this weekend? – you won’t have heard Idyll’. I shall have to meditate further on the situation… For some reason I’m remembering doing a production of ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ when I was in high school and the quote (I think from that play) ‘the time is short but the waiting is long’… also for some reason, as I was logging in I was thinking ‘when the cat’s away the mice will play’. But anyway

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      Kohl Ette | 26 January 2013 at 5:31 pm #

      ok… never say never… however, I think the first time I listened the songs were listed backwards. So the second time I went to listen, they were listed forwards. Despite this ‘logic’, it was good to start dessert with ‘First Waltz’. Some lovely romantic ones with piano; I thought Zara Thustra rocked but Aero Space rocked more and also really loved Something out There and the melancholy one Oh No Baby. These are emotional responses but from me to you I think that’s the best and most appropriate kind of view. Thank you ever so much!! I suspect more will be revealed on relistening x ad infinitum

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    p webb | 26 January 2013 at 8:33 am #

    Only part way into the first listen – really digging “Something Out There” so far – has a “Random Pan” feel to it, which was always a fave from Remindlessness.

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      Admin | 26 January 2013 at 12:46 pm #

      glad you like that one man! its a nifty little song.

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    M E M | 26 January 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    …since the slow crack I’ve been listening. never forget the day I found narcosis in a record (cd) shop sf side. I worshiped everything about dabble and doubted painkiller could top it.. but the groove continues in an ever more enlightening fashion. Garage sutra I play all the time as my mp3 collection disappeared one day, as did ALL of hard drives, desk tops, etc etc (miss gb3 all the most) and all i got on this silly little iphone is that david neil and isadore 2 don’t get me wrong, got most everything on vinyl.. most of the cd’s still in the wreckage.. but it’s still something that means something.. where is Bowie or the stones now? Nowhere. And nowhere fast… God what can I say? Maybe you said it best.. “Good now and forever music reaches and awakens; Dream of now and forever good” those words seared into my brain for all eternity.. at least… maybe longer… who knows… and to all a good night!!!

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    Michel | 26 January 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Sorry this is a review in French language. I have to go to work, no time to translate (it is automatic writing while listening to the album anyway, quite impossible to translate). I hope many french people will buy The Idyllist after reading it !

    Kilbey l’idealiste

    Idealiste : personne qui poursuit un idéal. Synonyme : rêveur.
    Steve Kilbey nous fournit la liste idéale de chansons sur cet album foisonnant, son meilleur en solo à ce jour, of course. Fort heureusement, la fin du monde n’a pas eu lieu et un mois plus tard, c’est bien lui qui nous bigbangue la cervelle à coup de basse vrombissante, de piano langoureux, de banjo sautillant et de refrains sangsues qui s’accrocheront à vos tympans pour l’éternité.
    C’est un saut dans le temps qu’il nous propose, puisqu’on y savoure des ingrédients de jeunesse égarés depuis longtemps. On croirait vraiment revenir vingt-cinq ans en arrière, oh mon dieu tant que ça, et prolonger le sillon de l’étroite Starling Street pour la suite de la trilogie magique des premières aventures solo du maître.
    Cela s’appelle l’Inspiration. Steve nous avait promis un chef d’œuvre intitulé « Apocrypha » (bouh le vilain nom !) il y a quelques semaines, avant de renoncer et de mettre en lumière une nouvelle toile colorée plus optimiste qu’il dévoile avec un sourire en coin qui en dit long. Il sait que le chef d’œuvre est là, rêve d’une carrière aboutie, certes emboutie, mais en beauté.
    Je n’en détaillerai pas les morceaux, la phrase serait trop longue, oh, et puis si : valsons d’emblée jusqu’au vertige et à la chute, relevons-nous, cheveux au vent, pour goûter l’air frais de Zara Thustra, apprécions un court instant la chandelle oscillant au piano du crooner de One Thing Before I Go, repartons à des kilomètres accompagnés de la ritournelle de Something Out There, jusqu’à l’Afrique et son tambour brûlant qui salue le doux sauveur, remontons à la source de la vérité qui nous portera loin, loin dans un final spatial, aéro-spatial, le temps de prendre des nouvelles de David Neil et de Marc Bolan au paradis, redescendons doucement par l’escalier Can’t Believe You, portés par le vent, flottons un peu avec Oh No Baby pour atterrir brusquement et vite dévaler la pente inquiétante de Swift1, roulons, roulons, joints par le bourdon de basse dans l’herbe folle de Shot Through With Change, à la recherche du nectar enivrant des fleurs fraichement écloses et grimpons dans l’autobus Pitstop qui nous donnera l’occasion de ponctuer pour la première fois cette course folle. Ouf. Déposés dans la grande ville par Rock Song 13, repris en soucoupe volante par l’Alienne vampire d’ADN, redescendons une bonne fois pour toutes sur Terre dans la brume de Mist Your Opportunity et reprenons nos esprits, notre souffle et notre patrimoine génétique au générique de fin du rêve de l’idéale liste.

    Idealist: a person who pursues an ideal. Synonym: dreamer.
    Steve Kilbey provides us with the ideal list of songs on this album abounding, his best solo to date, of course. Fortunately, the end of the world has not taken place and a month later, it is he who bigbangue blow out the brains of low humming, languorous piano, banjo and bouncy choruses leeches that cling your ears for eternity.
    This is a step back in time he offers us, because it enjoys ingredients long lost youth. We really think back twenty-five years back, oh my god that much, and extend the narrow groove of Starling Street for the rest of the trilogy of magical adventures first solo master.
    This is called Inspiration. Steve promised us a masterpiece entitled “Apocrypha” (boo the villain name) a few weeks ago, before giving up and highlight a new colorful canvas that reveals more optimistic with a smile that speaks volumes. He knows that the masterpiece is, dreams of a career accomplished, certainly stamped, but beauty.
    I can not detail it tracks the sentence is too long, oh, and then if: immediately dizzying waltz and fall, we note, hair flying, to enjoy the fresh air of Zara Thustra, appreciate a short time the candle oscillating piano crooner One Thing Before I Go, leave again for miles along the ritornello Something Out There, to Africa and drum burning that greets the sweet savior, ascend the source of the truth that will far, far away in a final space, aero-space, the time to new David Neil and Marc Bolan in heaven, descend the stairs slowly Can not Believe You, brought by the wind, with a little float Oh No Baby for land suddenly and quickly go downhill worrying SWIFT1, ride, ride, joined by the drone bass in the grass mad Shot Through With Change, in search of nectar drunk flowers freshly hatched and climb on the bus Pitstop which gives us the opportunity to punctuate for the first time this mad race. Phew. Deposited in the city by 13 Rock Song, taken by flying saucer alien vampire DNA descend once and for all on Earth in the mist Mist Your Opportunity and resume our minds, our breath and our genetic patrimony generic end of the dream of the ideal list.Idealist: a person who pursues an ideal. Synonym: dreamer.
    Steve Kilbey provides us with the ideal list of songs on this album abounding, his best solo to date, of course. Fortunately, the end of the world has not taken place and a month later, it is he who bigbangue blow out the brains of low humming, languorous piano, banjo and bouncy choruses leeches that cling your ears for eternity.
    This is a step back in time he offers us, because it enjoys ingredients long lost youth. We really think back twenty-five years back, oh my god that much, and extend the narrow groove of Starling Street for the rest of the trilogy of magical adventures first solo master.
    This is called Inspiration. Steve promised us a masterpiece entitled “Apocrypha” (boo the villain name) a few weeks ago, before giving up and highlight a new colorful canvas that reveals more optimistic with a smile that speaks volumes. He knows that the masterpiece is, dreams of a career accomplished, certainly stamped, but beauty.
    I can not detail it tracks the sentence is too long, oh, and then if: immediately dizzying waltz and fall, we note, hair flying, to enjoy the fresh air of Zara Thustra, appreciate a short time the candle oscillating piano crooner One Thing Before I Go, leave again for miles along the ritornello Something Out There, to Africa and drum burning that greets the sweet savior, ascend the source of the truth that will far, far away in a final space, aero-space, the time to new David Neil and Marc Bolan in heaven, descend the stairs slowly Can not Believe You, brought by the wind, with a little float Oh No Baby for land suddenly and quickly go downhill worrying SWIFT1, ride, ride, joined by the drone bass in the grass mad Shot Through With Change, in search of nectar drunk flowers freshly hatched and climb on the bus Pitstop which gives us the opportunity to punctuate for the first time this mad race. Phew. Deposited in the city by 13 Rock Song, taken by flying saucer alien vampire DNA descend once and for all on Earth in the mist Mist Your Opportunity and resume our minds, our breath and our genetic patrimony generic end of the dream of the ideal list.Idealist: a person who pursues an ideal. Synonym: dreamer.
    Steve Kilbey provides us with the ideal list of songs on this album abounding, his best solo to date, of course. Fortunately, the end of the world has not taken place and a month later, it is he who bigbangue blow out the brains of low humming, languorous piano, banjo and bouncy choruses leeches that cling your ears for eternity.
    This is a step back in time he offers us, because it enjoys ingredients long lost youth. We really think back twenty-five years back, oh my god that much, and extend the narrow groove of Starling Street for the rest of the trilogy of magical adventures first solo master.
    This is called Inspiration. Steve promised us a masterpiece entitled “Apocrypha” (boo the villain name) a few weeks ago, before giving up and highlight a new colorful canvas that reveals more optimistic with a smile that speaks volumes. He knows that the masterpiece is, dreams of a career accomplished, certainly stamped, but beauty.
    I can not detail it tracks the sentence is too long, oh, and then if: immediately dizzying waltz and fall, we note, hair flying, to enjoy the fresh air of Zara Thustra, appreciate a short time the candle oscillating piano crooner One Thing Before I Go, leave again for miles along the ritornello Something Out There, to Africa and drum burning that greets the sweet savior, ascend the source of the truth that will far, far away in a final space, aero-space, the time to new David Neil and Marc Bolan in heaven, descend the stairs slowly Can not Believe You, brought by the wind, with a little float Oh No Baby for land suddenly and quickly go downhill worrying SWIFT1, ride, ride, joined by the drone bass in the grass mad Shot Through With Change, in search of nectar drunk flowers freshly hatched and climb on the bus Pitstop which gives us the opportunity to punctuate for the first time this mad race. Phew. Deposited in the city by 13 Rock Song, taken by flying saucer alien vampire DNA descend once and for all on Earth in the mist Mist Your Opportunity and resume our minds, our breath and our genetic patrimony generic end of the dream of the ideal list.

    • avatar
      Admin | 26 January 2013 at 7:10 pm #

      fuck
      how can i get a translation?
      i think i wanna read this!
      sk

  8. avatar
    andy | 26 January 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    stevo,
    love the diy feel man!
    i can hear yer soul in this stuff…a rickitty-roller-coaster-ride through musical genres too.
    i don’t have any great skill with words so i won’t go into a detailed track-by-track breakdown, it’s pointless anyhow as everything belongs together as a unified whole…..you really did make the album you thought you had!
    nice one killer!
    a smashing record in every way.
    and yes/no…you should NOT have sold yourself short…..
    all your playing and writing on this one is damnn fine ‘n it’s cool to hear real bass again pulsing through it all.
    vocals?…slightly rough in places,but in a very good way,kinda like getting the emotion in there was more important than doing re-takes.
    you put a hell of a lot of hard work into this project(don’t try to pretend that you did’nt)and it shows.
    a triumph!
    so proud to be even remotely associated with a genius like you in any way whatsoever killer.
    all power to ya!
    love,
    andy.

    p.s. i hope it gets plenty of positive press and sells by the bucketload.

  9. avatar
    Melissa | 26 January 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    ‘Kilbey l’idealiste’…

    ooh la la! French makes everything sound better 😉

    Just put in my order now sk, can’t wait to get the cd! xx

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    Michel | 26 January 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    I promise I will try to translate it better than google as soon as I have time !! Though some sentences will be hard to translate…
    As a summary : The Idyllist is the best album ever. Gimme a desert island right now (well, let’s say february 1st, I haven’t got my physical copy yet) and I will rush to it with this gem !

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      Michel | 27 January 2013 at 7:44 am #

      Here it is (it still may contain some googliar mistranslations due to my poor english abilities, don’t forget I had only 4 good english teachers at school, John, Paul, George & Ringo):

      Kilbey The Idealist

      Idealist : person who pursues an ideal. Synonym : dreamer.
      Steve Kilbey provides us with the ideal list of songs on this resonating (?) album, his best solo work so far, bien sûr. Fortunately, the end of the world has not happened and a month later, he’s the one who bigbangs our brains with humming bass, languorous piano, bouncy banjo and leeches tunes who will stick to your eardrums for eternity (NB : “bigbang” is an irregular verb : to bigbang, I bigbung, bigbung).
      He offers us a big jump back in time, as you can taste here long lost youth ingredients. It’s like getting back 25 years ago, oh god so far from now, and extend Starling Street narrow path to follow the magical trilogy of the master’s first solo adventures.
      This is called Inspiration. Steve had promised us a masterpiece entitled “Apocrypha” (such an ugly name !) a few weeks ago, then he gave it up to enlighten a new coloured canvas, a more optimistic one that he unveils with a half smile that tells a lot. He knows the chef d’oeuvre is here, dream of an accomplished career, crashed but with beauty (NB : this was an attempt to “alliterate” like Kilbey, but it does work only in french).
      I won’t detail the tracks, this would be a too long sentence, oh never mind come on let’s go : first let’s waltz to vertigo and after the fall, let’s get up, wind in our hair, to taste Zara Thustra’s fresh air, let’s appreciate a brief moment One Thing Before I Go oscillating candle on the crooner’s piano, let’s go miles away with Something Out There ritornello until Africa and her blazing drum that greets the sweet savior, let’s ascend to the Truth source that will carry us away, far far in a spatial ending, just a short time in paradise to hear from David Neil and Marc Bolan, let’s climb down softly the stairs of Can’t Believe You, blown away by the wind, let’s float a bit on Oh No Baby, to land abruptly and quickly hurtle down Swift1 disturbing slope, let’s roll, roll, joined by the bumblebee bass in Shot Through With Change long grass, searching for the tipsyfying nectar of freshly blooming flowers and let’s catch the Pitstop bus that gives us an opportunity to punctuate for the first time this crazy race. Phew ! Set down in the big city by Rock Song 13, caught up in the flying saucer of Alienne the DNA vampire, let’s descend again and once for all on Earth in the mist of Mist Your Opportunity and let’s gather our minds, our breath and our genetic heritage on the end credits of the ideal list’s dream.

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    hellbound heart | 27 January 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    sounds like a Satisfaction Guaranteed Or Your Money Back type deal……
    love always…..

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    jussi | 28 January 2013 at 10:44 am #

    whata bout
    if
    we’re ever listening

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    Thelonious | 29 January 2013 at 8:42 am #

    Hi SK, great news re’ the new release. Still love this blog & the fact you’re still at it everyday. Blessings to you.

  14. avatar
    Thelonious | 29 January 2013 at 9:58 am #

    Hello SK. I just purchased the new platter. Cant wait! Love & regards.

  15. Kraig
    Kraig | 31 January 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Hey Steve or Sam, i’m an SKPer and never got a code? Am i on the blacklist, backlist, or craplist, or what? HAha, Tanks Guys! Let me know?

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      Admin | 31 January 2013 at 4:42 pm #

      kraig
      i will look into this
      you are on the VIP list my man
      sk

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    Vimax | 12 November 2013 at 5:37 am #

    Have you ever thought about publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other websites? I have a blog based upon on the same subjects you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would enjoy your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.


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