It all started as a tribute. A thanks. A return of inspiration... Jeffery Cain (Remy Zero) handed Steve Kilbey (the Church) a disc mysteriously credited to 'Isidore.' Much to Cain's surprise, what was once an instrumental came requited by words and melody sung in Kilbey's distinctive baritone - a collaboration was born.
Eight years later Isidore has reappeared. Life Somewhere Else is a sprawling epic featuring another sterling vocal performance by Kilbey (perhaps his best ever) and Cain's sterling sonic alchemy. Though short enough to fit on a single compact disc, Life Somewhere Else is spread across four sides of 180-gram vinyl - the medium where the album's sequence is enjoyed best. Haunting and beautiful, Life Somewhere Else has a power beyond its corporeal form. It's a masterpiece.