Peter Koppes - Manchild & Myth
Throughout the 1980's, Australia's the Church took on a reputation as their region's answer to groups like The Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen, even U2, establishing a regional dominance that could only be rivaled by INXS. Amidst the peak of their ascendency, or 'heyday', guitarist Peter Koppes took a step away to find his own voice, resulting in a pair of contemplative and lush records, When Reason Forbids - A Requiem, and this very record, Manchild & Myth. Powered primarily by drum machines, choral pads, and Koppes' signature guitar style - the songs collected on Manchild & Myth contain a romantic, atmospheric, even ambient quality that feels both sentimental and longing. A different zone from the triumphant moodiness of the Church, Koppes finds his own chamber of reflection.
Commend are fortunate to have come across deadstock copies for our fellow deadheads. Heads who were tuned into RVNG's Mark Renner compilation - or the pastoral-minded rockers of that time like the House of Love and Felt - will find a kinship.