SONGS FROM ANOTHER LIFE: music of antiquity

by Steve Kilbey & Gareth Koch

Nero 02:56
So We Pray 04:15
The Nereid 02:41
A Devil 02:26


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 anddeep 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 its comprehensible to the modern listener
These recordings and songs represent the thoughts and sounds of a distant antiquity
Here then is the past
And now
the past is here

c. Steve Kilbey


released May 29, 2020

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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gareth koch Sydney, Australia

Gareth Koch is an ARIA Award winning performer, composer and songwriter. He is a best-selling classical & flamenco guitarist with the ABC Classics label and contemporary songwriter with Planet/MGM.

He holds a PhD in Music & has lectured across Australian & European Universities.

Gareth draws inspiration from medieval music to post-modern psychedelia, with every imaginable influence in between.
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