Review: The Church’s album ‘The Hypnogogue’

Album Review

The Church. Photo by Hugh Stewart.

By Ljubinko Zivkovic, Rock At Night Amsterdam

Review: The Church – The Hypnogogue-Release date: February 24, 2023

The Church

For some reason or other, maybe you have forgotten about the Australian masters The Church. Well, based on their latest album, The Hypnogogue, you shouldn’t have.

You see, Steve Kilbey, and the rest of the guys and shifting members have been coming up with some incredible albums (26 so far!) and other releases for over four decades now, and have rarely missed the quality mark, with albums like ‘Starfish’ being on many peoples ‘best of’ lists for a good reason.

Why people started forgetting about them is a mystery, since their combination of adding elements from different rock genres to their basic all-round psychedelia never grew out of fashion or shouldn’t have after all. Or maybe listeners were searching for a copy of Under the Milky Way, or they thought they could not repeat such heights, who knows.

Still The Church persisted and throughout The Hypnogogue they actually get so very close to their heights as they have never stayed behind the curtain of the main stage.

If there is one word that could characterize the key element of The Church’s music here it is one that always characterized their music – shimmering.

It seems that Steve Kilbey is still in command of his songwriting skills, as songs like ‘Flickering Lights’ and others here deserve full attention – again.






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