Art Imitating Life

by Mimesis

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Mimesis is a new recording project featuring the poetic words and voice of one of australia's most prominent song writers, Steve Kilbey (the church) and the music of Simon Polinski (hesius dome/ornament), Colin Berwick & David Abiuso, featuring guests Geoffrey Hales (rip van hippy), Ollie Olsen & John Kilbey.

Mimesis : What is Mimesis ?

Plato, unlike his compatriot Aristotle, didn’t much go for Mimesis, the notion that all art is imitation. Poets, painters and the like, he argued, were ‘two steps removed from ultimate truth’, undermining human stability at best, downright depressing people at worst. Were he around today, though, Plato would most likely love the latest addition to Psy Harmonics catalogue, however irksome its title. For starters Mimesis doesn’t reference life as we know it, exploring instead a wondrous, mysterious afterlife imagined by The Church front-man Steve Kilbey, set to (in Kilbey’s words) a ‘lush, evocative, pulsing, living, electronic, organic, dreamlike’ bed of ambience courtesy of production wiz Simon Polinski, double bassist David Abiuso, pianist Colin Berwick and the wild experimentation they shared for 18 months.

On so many levels, Mimesis is without precedent.

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released May 2, 2007

Steve Kilbey, Simon Polinski, Colin Berwick, David Abiuso

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Steve Kilbey Australia

Steve Kilbey - musician, painter, writer, poet, sage, dispenser of arcane wisdom, and much loved national treasure. A songwriter of many musical tongues, from the sprawling guitar thunderstorms of The Church, to the opiated dronescapes and psychedelic vision of his solo recordings and paintings. ... more

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