Editor’s Note: Out of Australia by way of the United Kingdom, Steve Kilbey & The Winged Heels have released their double album “The Hall of Counterfeits.” The album explores many concepts including past lives, religion, Indian and Middle Eastern music, ancient history and The Beatles and their work. Here is what Steve Kilbey has said about “The Hall of Counterfeits” and his band “The Winged Heels:”
“In 1990 I released an album called Remindlessness in which I attempted to take in everything I had ever been fascinated by and reconcile the whole damn lot with a weird and wild bunch of songs.
Thirty years on, armed with three brilliant musicians (The Winged Heels), time has enabled me to give voice to those same preoccupations: past lives, Indian and Middle Eastern music, religion, ancient history, the Beatles and the many implications of their work.
Barton Price an unbelievable walloping drummer. Gareth Koch and his beautiful classical and flamenco guitar (and a host of other stringed ethnic instruments). Roger Mason on piano organ hurdy gurdy, cello (and a load of other weird arcane and esoteric instruments). Together we have come up with this mercurial record that is surely the most important thing I have ever done anywhere anytime.
I’m lucky to have found these players plus Andrew Beck an American engineer and co-producer of this record who have helped create this huge strange unwieldy chaotic dense bunch of songs that we have plucked fresh out of the thin air. I have never been prouder of an achievement in my life.
Please, if you will, wander through The Hall of Counterfeits and take it all in.…” – Steve Kilbey
Fans can check out this episode featuring Steve Kilbey via SoundCloud below: