posted on April 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm
          today tripper

today tripper

gotta creature all thumbs dumbed up pumped

my fender in some coliseum killed a roman pup

little jupiter says man this is so fucked up

them christians got all the good songs

anyway you sing em  anyway you bring em

in old etruscan dancehall apollo was fretting his axe

fuck man he said i could do with some fuckin’ space

the wine is cheap the food is cold who the fuck do you think i am…?

i aint goin’ on until someone finds me some little iambic lamb

it was already 9 thirty man the crowd getting real uneasy

yeah i had some trouble with some ithacan cats

i dont wanna talk about it

fuck you baby too much nepenthe..a smack in the face wakes me up

i told you not to have too much of that nepenthe…she says and sways away

daedulus and the boys playing the iao iao iao album in its entirety

fuck some pretty women come in here tuesdays gasps some soldier

leave your fucking spears outside sunshine

some volcano ominous rumbling and grumbling off in italics

let the booze let the blood flow

outside in the slightly chilly air where a crystal moon had shattered

the rivermen paddle home silent as black raven crows

the reeds seem to whisper nothing the rushes are muted

unusually the stones refrain from song

out of the clouds the moment comes shining

suddenly my head comes alive with warmest sensations

mexico filament

tangerine realms as titanium is filled with blood

thats all you can think of wherever the warmth is

and you follow it till it turns curdled and cold

leaving you shipwrecked and old on a mist phased coast

abandoned…your post








32 Responses to “glazed frosted gaze”

  1. avatar
    andy | 13 April 2013 at 12:05 am #

    ‘fuck you baby too much nepenthe..a smack in the face wakes me up
    i told you not to have too much of that nepenthe…she says and sways away’

    ho ho!….love it steve……but don’t put ’em off ‘nepenthine’ (which of course means ‘nepenthe-like’)…out 20th june through bandcamp, gatefold CD and/or digital.
    still working on the sleeve though!
    ‘n time is running out.

  2. avatar
    seoigh | 13 April 2013 at 6:39 am #

    Verrrry trippy. I always enjoy the time/space leaps you use in these things. Taking things out of their context can display the universality in them, eh?

  3. avatar
    thetimebeing | 13 April 2013 at 10:11 am #

    right on!

  4. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 13 April 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Oh! Post to the missed placed coast!

  5. avatar
    Douglas | 13 April 2013 at 10:54 am #

    I just heard Space Saviour for the first time. Beautiful song

    • avatar
      Trevor \|/ | 13 April 2013 at 3:06 pm #

      Now listen to the rest of the album (and associated EPs). Magic!!

      Trevor \|/

  6. avatar
    Douglas | 13 April 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Why did I not know that the new stuff would be even better than the old

    • avatar
      Trevor \|/ | 13 April 2013 at 3:15 pm #

      Probably the old Human failing that we believe the best cannot be bested! Radio stations are also to blame – guessing you’ve not heard any Church on there since “Under the Milky Way”, right?

      Trevor \|/

  7. avatar
    Polaris | 13 April 2013 at 11:27 am #

    Trippy Acid, as usual.

  8. avatar
    Polaris | 13 April 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Trippy like acid.

  9. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 13 April 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    nice jim jams

    • avatar
      Kohl Ette | 14 April 2013 at 2:35 pm #

      I mean iam iams, to wear
      to the you yangs.
      But I heard tim tams
      should be banned.

  10. avatar
    Chris | 13 April 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    We shape our self
    to fit this world

    and by the world
    are shaped again.

    The visible
    and the invisible

    working together
    in common cause,

    to produce
    the miraculous.

    I am thinking of the way
    the intangible air

    passed at speed
    round a shaped wing

    holds our weight.

    So may we, in this life

    to those elements
    we have yet to see

    or imagine,
    and look for the true

    shape of our own self,
    by forming it well

    to the great
    intangibles about us.

    ~David Whyte

  11. avatar
    K.P.BUK | 13 April 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    batton down the hatches
    some old song whispers between us
    this night dreaming of immortality
    as the pages turn another thousand years
    we hold on to whatever
    or whomever seems most real

  12. avatar
    Steven Krut | 14 April 2013 at 11:41 am #

    So this morning I discovered that the email providing me with the link to download YAE has been residing in my spam filter folder. For over a week I didn’t know I could be listening to it! I feel like someone has suddenly plopped a succulent gourmet feast down in front of me at a table where I was munching on stale potato chips. My first impression is that the songs are indeed deeper and richer than on White Magic. Not that WM was devoid of emotional impact. Quite the opposite, really. I can’t quite put my finger on why YAE feels more potent to me. The lyrics are more direct and personal? Your singing less detached? Martin has certainly come up up with a lot of subtle delights in the music. It’s intensely beautiful in many places. And everything just works. Each song is as strong or stronger than the one that preceded it. And there’s a cumulative effect. It’s more than just a collection of great songs. Something more comes through. You feel enriched and elevated after listening to it. It’s sort of the same quality that sets U23 above ULTC and other Church albums of that period. Those other Church albums also have a lot of great songs, so what is it about U23 that takes it higher? It’s hard to pin down, but YAE has that quality as well. It’s masterful from start to finish. Really, as you might be able to tell, I’m enjoying it enormously. Congratulations Steve and Martin and thank you for this incredibly beautiful and moving album.

    • avatar
      Steven Krut | 15 April 2013 at 6:10 am #

      It’s definitely an album that reveals its pleasures gradually through repeated listens. I think Knowing You Are In This World might be my favorite YAE song at the moment. It really strikes an emotional cord with me. You could perform it with just a guitar and it might sound like a country song, I think.

  13. avatar
    Douglas | 14 April 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Yes Trevor I listened to the rest of the album and it is magical. And on radio here in Sydney, it’s only ever ungaurded moment and milky way.

    • avatar
      Trevor \|/ | 15 April 2013 at 11:10 am #

      Yep! Same here in Tassie! Both songs great but so, so many others to explore & enjoy… many people are missing out (and with that, The Church from lost opportunities!).

      Trevor \|/

  14. avatar
    Chris | 14 April 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Sitting in the shadows and the evening oscillating
    Feeling light and fading like it’s never gonna change
    Hoping for a moment for some gentle consolation
    Waiting at the station where the trains are out of range
    She’s sitting in a carriage being jostled by the motion
    Overhearing conversation, the grinding of the steel
    Scenes fly past the curtains that the darkness paints uncertain
    And memories are meaningless, her motives are concealed
    Through countrysides and mountains and the village by the ocean
    Where the stranger’s waiting for her in the plushness of his car
    Winding and rewinding, pushing all directions
    Till the limit of implosions, which is never very far
    All I ever wanted to see
    Was just invisible to me
    Out there in the distance the horizon meets resistance
    The summer falls down drunken on the longest of the days
    Rushing past the ruins of the churches and the Porsches
    Reflected in the mirrors and the echoes and the haze
    He drums impatient fingers on the chrome and on the leather
    Running through the reasons in the corners of his mind
    Sifting tiny diamonds on his shaky mental islands
    Where he often claims asylum from the structures left behind
    The wind blows through the headstones and the milestones making music
    The melody reminds us the girl’s still far away
    Asleep in her compartment, dreaming of the darkness
    As the train speeds on regardless to the approaching day
    All I ever wanted to see
    Was just invisible to me

    Steven Kilbey

  15. avatar
    Chris | 14 April 2013 at 7:51 pm #

    music of the spheres from the edges of our selves
    centred in the lamplight of a mystical cell in Bondi
    threads of eternity created from ethereal light
    woven into notes and songs
    played on gossamer strings
    that drift out into the world on perfumed cosmic winds
    that caress the soul
    are we flesh or spirit encased in flesh
    listening closely for the call to realise who we truly are
    the call that often comes to us in angelic song
    and says listen….listen….dance….sing….and know

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 16 April 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Steve, is it true about the blue butterflies being piloted by ants in Balgowlah Heights?!

  17. avatar
    Larry | 18 April 2013 at 5:54 am #

    Hey Steve, did you know about this?

    UTMW was going to be in a VW ad?

  18. Kraig
    Kraig | 18 April 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    Hey Steve…

    I’m really enjoyin’ You Are Everything! You guys really poured your heart and soul into that album and it shows! Awesome and Beautiful work indeed! Love ya man! Thanks for everything! I keep repeating it in my car, can’t get enough of it, such a soulful album and musical endeavor indeed!

    As Always!
    Take Care,

  19. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 19 April 2013 at 8:21 am #

    Forget the pjs, you look better in a space suit, especially when you take the helmet off. Beautiful imagery in new KK vid, the long golden grass in a timeless, almost placeless rustic setting. It’s reminiscent of a beautiful film I saw in my teens about an ascetic guy and his soul sister, living a pure existence in sundrenched freedom with the flowers, birds and creatures of the fields…back to your vid, I love the opening shot but even more, the closing shots at the ocean. Makes you want to be there and never leave except to be spirited somewhere higher, a touch of special fx making that little but powerful implication. Very impressed with the bit of rearranging done in the song too. I noticed the strings before but I think there may be a real piano in there. ‘Choral’ sounding vocals are lovely too. Thanks KK, John Morrison (filmmaker) and mysterious young space boy. ‘May goodness and mercy follow you…’

  20. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 19 April 2013 at 8:28 am #

    space boy/space girl

  21. avatar
    davem | 19 April 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Good luck tonight.
    I’m picking up the new CD tomorrow. Haven’t had it until now as I was hit by a £13 import charge. Gutted – doesn’t half make it an expensive CD!! Not your fault though Steve.

  22. avatar
    hellbound heart | 20 April 2013 at 8:08 am #

    and we arrive safe, well, a little altered from our latest trip..:…please deposit all gas tanks, dream pods and cushions in the tubs located near the exits…..
    love always…..

  23. avatar
    Lenny | 26 April 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    Man, yer on some heavy waves these days… of course i’m reading all these things backwards…

  24. avatar
    knot | 22 November 2018 at 7:22 am #

    wind shakes the leaves
    shimmer magnolia rain
    lightning strikes
    mississippi again

    the thorn tore my thigh
    i bled through white skirts
    exposed my skin
    disclosed the chilled female form within

    emerald boa
    in the branches
    or tattooed around your arm
    i drink for forgetfulness
    but can’t forget your charms

    the ocean kept muttering
    the waves kept on battering
    corpse of medusa
    storm thunder stammering

    hurricane hammering
    alligator swaggering
    canal street cars clamoring
    your silence blabbering

    if you truly know me, tell me about our bed.

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