Steve Kilbey, front man of legendary atmospheric popsters The Church and writer of the worldwide hit Under The Milky Way (featured on the Donnie Darko soundtrack) joins forces with Martin Kennedy from Aussie ARIA-nominated instrumentalists All India Radio to create an album of rare depth and beauty. Three years in the making Unseen Music Unheard Words combines All India Radio’s gentle melodic pop with Kilbey’s silken voice and lyrical mastery. It is a deep album, full of unexpected surprises on every listen.
"Kilbey’s silky evocative voice seductively narrates his suitably dreamy lyrics over Kennedy’s cooly opiated atmospheric song structures, recalling nothing so much as The Church at their most stately, subdued and grand." - George Parsons Dream Magazine 10
"Occasionally side projects can be something really spectacular. There's a sense of nostalgia, like flipping through an old photo album or late night dreams full of fleeting images. Kennedy's landscapes are soft, warm and grainy as Kilbey's lyrics conjure visions of times gone by; he whispers phrases as though telling us intimate secrets whilst trumpet players blow slinky lines under beds of electronica, strings and tapping Morse code messages. At times it's like sitting in at a spooky jazz club at 4am where "angels play Dixie on their horns". This isn't an album where you pick favourite songs - you simply immerse yourself in the whole lush experience. The good news is they're recording a follow up." - Reverb, Mark Moldre 4.5/5
The pair are currently working on a second album due for release late 2010.