Lontano is a beautiful collection of Ambient compositions that in two tracks feature spoken word poetry by accomplished lead singer of the Australian band the Church, Steve Kilbey. The approach in Lontano is more cinematic than in the past and more linked to Images, visual art, and cinema. Samora provides with Lontano a soundtrack for the mind and creates drifting sounds with drones and noises and a more rhythmic approach with broken patterns and traditional instruments, that make a different approach than the previous album, the unspeakable.
Enrico Marani - After T.A.C. (Tomografia Assiale Computerizzata), the cult post-industrial Italian band, he joined Le Forbici Di Manitù and later founded DuoZero and 2 Blue.
He collaborated with musicians such as Ursula Rucker, Tim Motzer, Christine Hanson, Dj Rocca, Maffia Soundsystem, Fabrizio Tavernelli among others. He worked even for art expositions
producing soundscapes in collaboration with artists like Andrea Chiesi and Paul Caponigro or for public expositions as Reggio fotografia (vimeo.com/68774578
) . As Samora he published with psychonavigation records a previous album the unspeakable.
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Steve Kilbey - formed The Church, together with Koppes, Nick Ward, and Marty Willson-Piper, in Sydney in the late 1970s. After some success in their native Australia in the early 1980s, Kilbey and The Church went on to international fame when “Under the Milky Way”, from the 1988 album Starfish, achieved success. ”Under the Milky Way” appeared in the top-selling singles charts of both Australia and the United States (US). In late 2011 Kilbey revealed that, at the time of the interview, the song was still used for television programmes and
advertisements. The Church continued as an active band and they are active even now. Kilbey published a book of poetry in 1998 entitled Nineveh/The Ephemeron and later republished a hard copy version that contained both books and a limited number of 50 copies was released.
In 2013 he released the ironically titled Uncollected which collects all his previously published writings. He’s also a valued painter. More at thetimebeing.com