It all started as a tribute. A thanks. A return of inspiration.
Jeffery Cain (Remy Zero) handed Steve Kilbey (The Church) a disc mysteriously credited to “Isidore.” Much to Cain’s surprise, what was once an instrumental came requited by words and melody sung in Kilbey’s distinctive baritone – a collaboration was born. 8 years later Isidore has reappeared! Life Somewhere Else is a sprawling epic featuring another sterling vocal performance by Kilbey (perhaps his best ever) and Cain’s sterling sonic alchemy. Though short enough to fit on a single compact disc, Life Somewhere Else is spread across four sides of 180-gram vinyl – the medium where the album’s sequence is enjoyed best.
Haunting and beautiful, Life Somewhere Else has a power beyond its corporeal form.
It’s a masterpiece.