STEVE KILBEY & GARETH KOCH

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Gareth Koch is a founding member of the ARIA Award-winning Australian guitar quartet Saffire.

BROKEN TOYS (2019)

Steve Kilbey and Gareth Koch - Broken Toys Cover

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1.Broken Toys (3:24) /
2.Broken Toys (Instrumental Mix) (3:22)
3.Broken Toys (No Drums Mix) (3:22)

Credits

Music by Gareth Koch
Lyrics by Steve Kilbey
(Barton Price - Drums, Percussion)

Recorded, Mixed and Edited by Russell Pilling at Damien Gerard Studios, Sydney
Mastered by King Willy Sound

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Notes

Gareth Koch answered some questions about the making of this release for The Music.

Gareth's good friend, and manager of Damien Gerard Studios, Marshall Cullen wrote a gushing review of Broken Toys.

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LOST AT SEA (2019)

Steve Kilbey and Gareth Koch - Lost At Sea Cover

Tracks

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1.Lost At Sea (Steve Vocal) (4:33) /
2.Lost At Sea (Instrumental Mix) (4:34)
3.Lost At Sea (Steve & Gareth Vocal) (4:33)

Credits

Music by Gareth Koch
Lyrics by Steve Kilbey
(Barton Price - Drums, Percussion)

Recorded, Mixed and Edited by Russell Pilling at Damien Gerard Studios, Sydney
Mastered by King Willy Sound

Releases


BROKEN TOYS & LOST AT SEA (2019)

Steve Kilbey and Gareth Koch - Broken Toys & Lost At Sea Cover

Tracks

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1.Broken Toys (3:24) /
2.Broken Toys (Instrumental Mix) (3:22)
3.Broken Toys (No Drums Mix) (3:22)
4.Lost At Sea (Steve Vocal) (4:33) /
5.Lost At Sea (Instrumental Mix) (4:34)
6.Lost At Sea (Steve & Gareth Vocal) (4:33)

Credits

Music by Gareth Koch
Lyrics by Steve Kilbey
(Barton Price - Drums, Percussion)

Recorded, Mixed and Edited by Russell Pilling at Damien Gerard Studios, Sydney
Mastered by King Willy Sound

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CHRYSE PLANITIA (2019)

Steve Kilbey and Gareth Koch - Chryse Planitia Cover

Tracks

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1.Fallen Crown (3:32)
2.The Fatal Hour (3:34)
3.Thylacine (4:04)
4.Tears At The End Of The World (2:29)
5.Ophelia Without Wine (3:48)
6.Scattered Coins (4:41)
7.Stay Where You Are (3:24)
8.Heart Is Heavy (2:31)
9.Lady Ishtar In Her Garden (5:16)
10.She Moved Through The Fair (2:53)
11.Broken Toys (3:24)  [bonus track]
12.Lost At Sea (4:33)  [bonus track]
   

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Credits

Produced by Steve Kilbey & Gareth Koch
Executive Producer - Marshall Cullen
Co-producer - Glen Macready
Released through Foghorn Records/MGM

Vocals - Steve Kilbey
Classical, Flamenco, Electric, Acoustic, Slide & Bass Guitars - Gareth Koch
Keyboard, Percussion & Kankles - Gareth Koch
Bass Guitar & Keyboard (Lady Ishtar in Her Garden) - Steve Kilbey
Hammond Organ (Fallen Crown, Lost at Sea) - Elliot Courtnage
Mandolin, Squeezebox (Lost at Sea) - Pete Cornelius
National Resophonic Guitar (Heart is Heavy) - Pete Cornelius
Audio Treatments (She Moved through the Fair) - Martin Kennedy
Didgeridoos (Thylacine) - Andrew Marshall, Ron Nagorcka
Drums - Dane Leonard
Drums - Barton Price (Broken Toys, Lost at Sea)

Instruments recorded by Gareth Koch - Rhapsody Recording Studio
Vocals recorded at Damien Gerard Studios
Lady Ishtar in Her Garden recorded at Damien Gerard Studios
Mixed by Russell Pilling
Mastered by King Willy Sound
Original cover artwork - Steve Kilbey
Graphic Design - Jamie Coghill

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SONGS FROM ANOTHER LIFE: MUSIC FROM ANTIQUITY (2020)

Steve Kilbey and Gareth Koch - Songs From Another Life: Music From Antiquity Cover

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1.Journey To Byzantium (2:41) /
2.For Another Life (2:30)
3.Nero (2:56)
4.So We Pray (4:15)
5.Dream Of A Curious Man (2:35)
6.The Nereid (2:41)
7.A Devil (2:26)
8.Wandering & Condemned (1:51)
9.Whispers Of Salvation (2:59)
10.Sweet Benediction (1:48)
11.We Will Be Remembered (2:19)
   

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Credits

Produced by Steve Kilbey & Gareth Koch
Executive Producer - Glen Macready
Co-producer - Marshall Cullen
Released through Foghorn Records/MGM

Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion - Steve Kilbey
Flamenco, Classical, Acoustic & Bass Guitars, Keyboard, Percussion - Gareth Koch
Additional Percussion - Andrew Beck

Recorded at Rhapsody Recording Studios & Damien Gerard Studios
Engineered by Gareth Koch & Andrew Beck
Mixed by Andrew Beck
Mastered by King Willy Sound
Original cover artwork - Steve Kilbey
Graphic design - Aurora Kilbey

Special thanks to Sonic Consultants Glen & Pamela Macready, Decompression Studios, Portland Oregon

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Notes

Blurb by Steve:

"It has long been thought that the music of the ancients had never been notated until now
Instrumentalist Gareth Koch and lyricist Steve Kilbey held long and deep consultations
With archaeologists who recently have come relatively close to deciphering musical scripts glyphs and pictograms
Gathered from such cities as Rome, Nineveh, Byzantium, Tyre, Carthage and Ilium the site of ancient Troy."

Working with language scholars and local musicians we have attempted to bring these ancient songs alive
We have endeavoured to render these ancient songs in a manner that is comprehensible to the modern listener
These songs and recordings represent the thoughts and sounds of a distant antiquity
Here then is the past
And now
the past is here

The cover image is a detail from Steve's 2013 painting "Sumerian Spring":

Sumerian Spring (2013) by Steve Kilbey