The album, ‘The Word is…’, is available HERE:
The Neo-Folk World Rock duo, HuDost (from Montreal & Kentucky), team up with Steve Kilbey (lead singer & bassist of The Church) for an experimental collaborative album called ‘The Word is…’. The record also features Jon Anderson of YES on a sprawling 8 minute multi-leveled track called OMEGA.
In addition to the familiar and luring lead vocals of Moksha Sommer & Steve Kilbey, the album features HuDost guitarist Jemal Wade & Steve as multi-instrumentalists providing sonically rich layers of guitars, bass, synths, mellotrons, piano and varying electronic treatments. The record also features musical contributions from Melissa Hyman on cello, Sofia Goodman on drums, Kai Welch (Abigail Washburn) on horns, Joe Garcia on Pedal Steel, Cybele on Sarangi & Stephan Junca on percussion.
‘The Word is…’ was a labour of love created over the course of 3 years and was produced by Jemal Wade Hines. Master sound man Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Bill Laswell, Zakir Hussain) mixed the music to perfection. The album was mastered by Dale Becker of Bernie Becker Mastering.
Besides the 8 original co-written tracks, there’s also a cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Sunday Morning’ that was recorded the morning Lou passed away, as well as a re-working of Kilbey’s classic track ‘Something That Means Something’.
The album cover art features a beautiful painting by Steve Kilbey as well as more album art throughout the packaging by renowned artist E.J. Gold.
“As we go along, it takes ever-more amazing music and performances to make an impression, right? OK; – but finding new and UNIQUE music is a treasure. HuDost IS such a treasure… and I feel like I’m 21 again but with some of the smarts I’ve picked up since then…” -Victor Alexander
“A great album, I love it. (I’ve been a) massive fan of Kilbey’s work for years, and this does not disappoint at all. The voices all work beautifully together and it’s probably the last chance you’ll get to hear Jon Anderson working with some of life’s more “out there” musicians. Seek out and buy!” -BH
“It’s rare these days to hear a piece of music that truly sounds “new”, that sounds like something that hasn’t been done before and is also fresh, vibrant and affirmative.”- RG