11 February 2013

Verging on Vinyl : Review of Untitled #23

Day Thirty-Eight: The Church – Untitled #23 8th Feb 2013 http://vovinyl.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/day-thirty-eight-church-untitled-23.html  “Back when I wrote about Burning Airlines’ Identikit, I decided to be a smartypants and ask J. Robbins and Peter Moffett for opinions on where to go with that entry, and got different responses from each. It did, however, help to decide which release to go [Read more...]

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30 August 2011

Music Review: the church – Untitled #23

http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-the-church-untitled-23/ “Absolutely mesmerizing. I had no idea The Church still had a record like this in them. Untitled #23 is hands down their best since Heyday, and it gives that one a run for the money. I was so floored I began composing this review before the disc even ended. One of the things that makes these songs [Read more...]

29 November 2010

Beat Magazine review : Untitled #23

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28 November 2010

The Big Takeover review: Heyday

http://www.bigtakeover.com/recordings/the-church-heyday-second-motion After putting out a pair of EPs in 1984 that would be combined into the LP Remote Luxuryin the States, the Church released its fourth full-length album, which would be its last for its then-patron EMI. Produced by Englishman Peter Walsh, chosen by the band for his recent work with Simple Minds and Scott Walker, Heyday gives the quartet a brighter, [Read more...]

25 November 2010

The Big Takeover review: Seance

http://www.bigtakeover.com/recordings/the-church-seance-second-motion “the church‘s third album, 1983’s Seance continued the band’s rapid evolution into the psychedelic powerhouse it would become. But an odd mix also makes it a sonic anomaly in the band’s catalog. While the band self-produced the recordings, then-engineer Nick Launay was brought in to mix, which he did without any input from the group. Launay [Read more...]

24 November 2010

The Big Takeover review: The Blurred Crusade

http://www.bigtakeover.com/recordings/the-church-the-blurred-crusade-second-motion “Originally released in 1982, The Blurred Crusade, the second album from the church, takes the guitar-heavy new wave sound of its debut Of Skins and Heart and reshapes it, beginning the process of evolution into what would become the church‘s sonic signature. The first major difference is in the singing; Steve Kilbey has modulated his thin baritone [Read more...]

23 November 2010

The Big Takeover review: Of Skins and Heart

http://www.bigtakeover.com/recordings/the-church-of-skins-and-heart-second-motion “While the group never truly gained the popular acclaim many of us thought it was due, the church has still managed to carve out a consistently interesting career for itself, moving from underground sensation to (briefly) popular mainstream act to legendary veterans, all while never resting on its own laurels. In celebration of 30 [Read more...]

19 November 2010

Slicing Up Eyeballs article – Sept 30th, 2010

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2010/09/30/church-reissues-of-skins-heart-blurred-crusade-tour-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-6779 The Church reissuing first 8 albums, touring Australia to mark 30th anniversary To mark its 30th anniversary, Australia’s The Church this fall will embark on a major reissue campaign, releasing digitally remastered editions of its first eight studio albums — 1981’s Of Skins and Heart through 1994’s Sometime Anywhere — along with four early [Read more...]

19 November 2010

Rolling Stone – David Fricke’s Picks: High Holy Daze

Fricke’s Picks: High Holy Daze Aug 8, 2009 “Please check the contents of your head,” singer-bassist Steve Kilbey of the Church announced in his slow-rolling-wave baritone during the Australian band’s New York gig on July 8th. “Items may have shifted during flight.” Only for the better. For nearly 30 years, the Church’s heavenly-treble raptures – [Read more...]

19 November 2010

Express Milwaukee – Untitled #23

http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/blog-4654-my-favorite-albums-of-2009.html My Favourite Albums of 2009 – Evan Rytlewski “Old dogs can teach themselves new tricks. Thirty years into their career—and 20 years after their brief commercial peak—The Church have recorded one of their most striking albums yet, a genuine psychedelic masterpiece. Untitled #23 retains all The Church’s hallmarks—the warm, effusive melodies; the complex guitar [Read more...]