Kilbey also got a one-album deal for his Jack Frost side project from Arista, which was kind of a bummer because it wasn’t one of his more inspired outings. It was a half-good/half-meh record.
His solo stuff, with the exception of the Narcosis ep, has always been much more inspired. Narcosis always felt kind of middle-of-the-road to me. Stick with The Slow Crack or Unearthed. Remindlessness is very good and very sprawling. Dabble isn’t bad. Earthed is possibly my fave, 20 very cool instrumentals and a little book of impenetrable poetry and fiction to go along with it. My first copy was on see-through vinyl, which was quite nifty.
Some of his other collaborations leave Jack Frost in the dust. The two Isidore albums are excellent, as are the first two ones he did with Martin Kennedy. The Gilt Trip stuff he did with his brother, Russell, is also quite good. Hex – also good. I have the Speed of the Stars release (w/ Frank Kearns from Cactus World News) but haven’t got around to checking it out yet.
Some of his more recent solo work and Kennedy collaborations don’t seem as inspired as his earlier stuff, but he is constantly working, so he gets bonus points for that.