Vast Halos

by HEX

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Steve Kilbey, leader of Australian rock phenomenon The Church, collaborates with Thayer for the second time on VAST HALOS. The characteristic elegance that marks Kilbey's solo work is very much in evidence in his work with Hex. The musical tension and spiritual chemistry between Kilbey and Thayer lends Hex an indescribable beauty. Thayer revealed, "We began with eastern musical orientation, gradually introducing the western rock and roll thing... swirling together into one universal idea."

Vast Halos was recorded in Los Angeles. During one of the sessions, the ciy was rocked by an earthquake, leaving the musicians more than a little shaken up. Despite geological disturbances, the duo produced a consistently intriguing album, from the chilling choral coda of "Hollywood in Winter" to the Phil Spector-esque production of "Shelter"; from the smokey jazz of "Hell" to the pizzicato strings of "Aquamarine." "March," the first single, is a pristine example of what makes Hex so spellbinding.

"Candlelight, mist and the dusk of dreams are the fine threads woven magically by the silken voice of Donnette Thayer." -- Fad magazine Nov.'89.

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released September 28, 1990

All songs by Steve Kilbey & Donnette Thayer

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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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