Steve Kilbey & Gareth Koch collaboration ‘Lost at Sea’.
The statement seems innocent enough at first glance, yet it elegantly addresses the mystery of creativity.
The sentiment is even more interesting given the background of the two protagonists. Steve Kilbey, perhaps best known as the frontman of veteran rock band The Church, has a lifetime of esoteric lyrics to his credit. Kilbey’s themes pose questions and riddle-like answers. Gareth Koch on the other hand, a Viennese-trained guitarist/composer, has explored the nature of creativity head-on in his PhD thesis.
These considerations aside, this collaboration has yielded a truly beautiful and timeless ballad. There is a wistful and haunting lilt to ‘Lost at Sea’, as it floats seamlessly through a narrative of stolen hearts, voyages into solitude and roaming in no-man’s land. And to compliment these lyrics is a delicious instrumentation, weaving and wafting, ghostly and waif-like, present yet elusive.
This is possibly why this collaboration works so well. Kilbey & Koch are both masters of the esoteric form. As they step sideways from their respective genres this coming together highlights a close aesthetic connection.
About this track...
|Number Of People In Act||2 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||NSW|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Sydney|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Lost At Sea|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Kilbey/Koch|
|Media Servicing Date||2019-06-28|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.garethkochmusic.com|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/Gareth-Koch-Music-500437070367413/|
|Online Store Page 1||https://open.spotify.com/artist/7nzXVAFi1zXcVQmRhgCqgj?si=XzcxJ678Qear2axlEsOlHg|
|Content Provider||Foghorn Records|