posted on October 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm

gilding the lilith

i have chanced upon a limited number of egyptian register

it was the second album by gilt trip

which was russell kilbey and me

on ER michael hanlon joined us

this is weird wild esoteric music

music from other times from other places from other worlds

its instrumental music electronic music organic music

sad trumpets blow through storms of artificial strings

creatures howl and birds squawk

clocks tick tock tick tock tick tock

jungles close in

austere towers perched on windswept rocks

a busy marketplace saturated in colour n contrast

smoky nightclubs in some erotic purgatory

alien strippers doff their g strings revealing black holes

rain hits windows in strange libraries

things moan in close distances

beautiful visions corrupt and distort and breakdown

children turn into memories before their own eyes

this is the egyptian registers music then

a turbulent chaotic melange

a jumble of styles constantly in flux

this music is dragged from lives unknown unled even oddly

you want panache in spades with soy cream on it is

not essential but quintessentially weird

exploring swampy dreamy sun drenched parts of the mind

lemuria is here so is lyonesse

egyptian register is for magicians and mad women

egyptian register is for archaeologists and arch angels

egyptian register is the sound of tomorrow which never came

strange? fuck yeah…you wont hear it on the radio anytime soon

but slip on the headphones and visit a rich mental garden

the repulsive throb of reptilian wings

the scream of flesh set into machinery

a brothel in my head populated by female me

my past lives are here laid out unambiguously in glyphs

yes i imagine music from all ages played on electric guitar

this music sounds real good on drugs…real good….

egyptian register more esoteric than madame blavatskys hash pipe

more eldritch than an ectoplasmic tv

egyptian register is strange music for strange people



ok heres the deal if you want one

$ 20 plus postage

SKPers get 25 % discount ie $15 plus postage

each copy signed and including a tiny original sk lithograph

thank you

youre very nice






62 Responses to “music from thin air : egyptian register”

  1. avatar
    eekie | 31 October 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Always enjoyed that one. Haven’t listened to it in ages though…have to dig it back out.

  2. Kraig
    Kraig | 31 October 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Damn! I just bought that album along with the other Gilt Trip! I shoulduh waited! Any specials for someone who just bought this a month ago!? HAha

  3. avatar
    captain mission | 31 October 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    i’d like one please, how do i send the $?

  4. avatar
    Michelle Tackabery | 31 October 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    Hey Steve, just sent $25 through for this, thanks. Strange music for strange people IS my drug. Happy Halloween.

  5. avatar
    Cath | 31 October 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    and to thin air are we meant to send Steve?

    Egyptian Register, maybe that can be your new secret society name. I used to have one of the Crystal set albums a long time ago, ……….

    Be intersting conversation with you and your brothers……. at least you would never have bored,,,,,,,,P.O.Box in Bondi somewhere? Bsb transfer, digi download maybe i missed something? Album sounds groovy ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. avatar
    princey | 31 October 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    I love both of these cd’s, it’s everything you say it is…worth every cent ๐Ÿ™‚

    p.s. love the new pic too sk

  7. avatar
    beth | 31 October 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    wheres the paypal.. excuse my slowness its probably right here im known for being foggy in the am

  8. avatar
    Burkley | 31 October 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    Not surprisingly, your description is fantastic Steve, seems like I hear new details at different volume levels. Highly recommended, I have enjoyed this CD immensely for years. It has some of the highest play totals in my itunes because I use it alone and in my instrumental mixes (including Michael Andrews and Philip Glass) for reading, study, sleep, and socializing. It adds great atmosphere and feel to a room or afternoon.


  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 31 October 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    essential music……….one of my favourite drugs. i dream of #3.

  10. avatar
    John Garratt | 1 November 2011 at 12:01 am #

    $20 AUS I take it?

  11. avatar
    Boriah | 1 November 2011 at 12:51 am #

    What about the people who dont have paypal?
    Can I send a note inside an envelope?

  12. avatar
    JW | 1 November 2011 at 1:54 am #

    not a huge synchronicity but yes, just this morning upon awakening I was thinking about listening to the first Gilt Trip. I think the new video you posted reminded me of it. That one was a staple in the trippy cannon for a couple of years when I knew it all needed to go REALLY DEEP! So interestingly of course you mentioned Gilt Trip in your blog today.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 1 November 2011 at 8:35 am #

      have a look at the vid for starling street i just put up
      who is that guy opening the door?

      • avatar
        JW | 1 November 2011 at 12:40 pm #

        Love It. I remember that alley well ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. avatar
    andy | 1 November 2011 at 3:17 am #

    got ’em all of course…..
    however……. a tiny litho eh?
    i’ll have a look in the piggy-bank!

  14. avatar
    Lara | 1 November 2011 at 5:55 am #

    Yes, please.

    Postage = $5?

  15. avatar
    ric | 1 November 2011 at 5:59 am #

    an absolute blinder of a cd – headphones tealights + a little red wine + drift off in to a different space

  16. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 1 November 2011 at 6:14 am #

    Damn, I already have this. But I would also like to recomend to all you out here if you have not picked up the Art, Man, and Technology set please do so. What an incredible set, Steve’s art with a song/spoken word piece to accompany each print. The packaging and speed of delivery coutesy of Holly was incredible. This is a must have for your collection and I recomend you pick this up ASAP, also:

    the church official newsletter
    October 31, 2011

    Music now on iTunes
    a selection of music by the church that is all now available on iTunes!

    Peter Koppes
    Full Solo Catalogue incl. The Well on iTunes as listed :
    Misty Heights and Cloudy Memories 1987-2002
    Love Era/Irony
    Simple Intent
    Manchild & Myth
    From the Well
    Water Rites

    Honey Mink Forever
    A new Noctorum album by Marty Willson-Piper and Dare Mason: Stay tuned to the Noctorum facebook page for further updates of their long-awaited third album due out in December.

    The Refo:mation
    Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes and Tim Powles

    Tracklisting :
    Don’t Move
    She Comes in Singing
    All See It Now
    Trying to Get In
    Florian Trout
    Who Is the One?
    Get Over It
    Take Your Place
    Towards Sleep
    The Moon & the Sea

    Margot Smith’s new cd
    Margot Smith and the 9 Lonely Spirits present Inhumaninane:
    This final album from Margot is now available exclusively on Ebay to purchase. All proceeds go to charity. Margot selected these songs before she passed away, tracks co-written and/or feat. prominent musicians in her life including three members of the church Peter Koppes, Steve Kilbey and Tim Powles but not forgetting the inherent importance of Michael Wade, David Rule, John Kilbey, David Skeet and Ben Kross (the other Lonely Spirits) in her life. Do not miss out on these limited edition copies. They are already selling like hotcakes. Thank you to Peter King (MAD CDs), William Bowden, Rajani & Scott Enderby and all the musicians, friends, fans and family members without whom this cd would not have been possible – Sue C.

    Margot Smith
    Tracklisting :
    Fight it out in Heaven
    Drunk As…
    Desperate to Pack
    A Matter of Taste
    2nd Hand Soul
    An Arrangement

    Also available in iTunes, tracks from the Bleedmore EP

    Hammock EP : Asleep in the Downlights
    timEbandit Powles and Marc Byrd and Andrew Thompson of Hammock talk about “Asleep in the Downlights”.

    Track listing :
    1. No Agenda (Hammock feat. Steve Kilbey)
    2. Sinking Inside Yourself (Hammock)
    3. Verse for Forgiveness (Hammock feat. timEbandit Powles)
    4. Parkers Chapel (Hammock)

    Purchase cd, vinyl and downloads at Bandcamp

  17. avatar
    Thor-Arne Brekke | 1 November 2011 at 6:28 am #

    If you still have some copies left I would love one here in northern norway.

  18. avatar
    beth | 1 November 2011 at 6:45 am #

    okay i see how i can just send you a paypal and i guess fill in what im getting but as far as the postage how much to add for that mr k?

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 1 November 2011 at 8:32 am #

      depends where you are
      5 bucks should cover it

      • avatar
        beth | 1 November 2011 at 8:44 am #

        okay so this is the paypal section under subscribers i hope??!! im going for it hopefully you will know what i mean if i did it wrong- itd be beth in boston ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you! while im at it im going to buy the postcards and print in my cart from months ago ๐Ÿ˜› cheers!

  19. avatar
    DavidP | 1 November 2011 at 10:14 am #

    international postage might cost more than you think Kilbo
    could be anywhere from $7.00 to $21.00 AUS dollars
    depending on weight & whether they classify it as a parcel or a letter

  20. avatar
    beth | 1 November 2011 at 11:05 am #

    well i already sent the money through the subscriber link-i( with no note on that its for the cd but im sure you can figure that out..hopefully haha) f it turns out i owe you a few bucks let me know i might perhaps even it up sometime no i have no problem throwing a few more bucks if needed… you can do whatever rate saves you the most im patient anyhoo….

  21. avatar
    Narelle | 1 November 2011 at 11:17 am #

    more out there than HB would require a serious session on the pipe…like the whole plantation…
    will get the CD tomorrow
    maybe your pigeon would do a cheaper deal…as the pigeon flies…not too far north of the harbour (actually will find out the cost of postage and send the cash tomorrow via pay up pal)

  22. avatar
    michael | 1 November 2011 at 11:22 am #

    one of favourites – play these two a lot, great on a humid stormy night in Brissie

  23. avatar
    Once | 1 November 2011 at 11:22 am #

    This sounds yummy.

    I can has.


  24. avatar
    Alyona | 1 November 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    1. approximate weight of parcel? lesse how much thin air weighs in oz…
    2. because this is something “physical” i need to figure out how to avoid trouble —- because my paypal is tied to a shared credit account it has arizona address and i’m in california — wrong side of the colorado river you see… and also the scandinavian name that i cannot stand so please don’t call me that… i know both of these issues can be solved by adding a note but being so skilled at screwing things up i missed that last 2 times — when subscribing to skp and then ordering box set from holly (yeah there’s a reason i’m a proud member of idiot girls action adventure club) — i’ll try to do it right this time — that is unless it’s too late

  25. avatar
    Alyona | 1 November 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    P.S. nice profile pic — is it chenjesu?

  26. avatar
    davem | 1 November 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Got it – but tempted for the signed version…..
    Will have to check whther I’ve any ยฃยฃยฃยฃ’s left.

  27. avatar
    Michel | 1 November 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    I have just paypaled 25 AUD, hope it’s enough to ship the whole thing to France, and hope paypal is not an irregular verb (french humour).
    Strangely ER is one of the Church-related items I am missing.
    Thanks again for the music (Steve and Russell).

  28. avatar
    hellbound heart | 1 November 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    you tell us not to expect to hear it being played on the radio any time soon…….that’s why i love it!!!!! vivรก la difference!!!!!
    love always…

  29. avatar
    Tangled | 2 November 2011 at 5:28 am #

    Can Egyptian register collection be downloaded?, I’m a musician, and live with a mad women who’s strange.

    • avatar
      Once | 2 November 2011 at 2:50 pm #

      Yes, it can be. I shall leave it to you to figure out, thus proving you are worthy of said music.

  30. avatar
    warpedjohn | 2 November 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Just a suggestion re; postage cost of CDs.

    pack sturdily but post WITHOUT the plastic jewel case ( which is most of the weight.) Just send CD itself and artwork ( cover)

    CD cases are obtainable cheaply in country of recipient.

    I get lots of CDs sent to me this way and just reassemble w/ a new case on arrival.

  31. avatar
    Once | 2 November 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    Public Service Annoucement For US’ers: This is NOT available on Amazon.

    (I checked)

    It is listed but is : “out of stock”.

    You can get the first one, tho!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I gotta rustle (no pun intended) up some cash for this one…

  32. avatar
    Once | 2 November 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    And to what sound can you hear and understand?

    And what’s too loud, and what comes up on demand?

    Oh, what have you got used to, my friend?
    What held your hand, these years?
    Sweet, sweet blues? A lay in the song
    Some cool choppy raggae, a bit of hey mama
    A dead women’s jazz?
    Maybe a bit o’ the rock-n-roll
    Sometimes when this place seems kind of empty
    Ah, a Band of Horses.Crap band, good symbol.
    o some sonngs are great, and some are terrible…
    But what makes that difference?
    The creator
    Or the listener??

  33. Kraig
    Kraig | 4 November 2011 at 7:45 am #

    Steve…can i still get this deal? I Totally forgot i bought the digital copy a month ago or so but i would love to have a physical copy signed with litho…can i still get one? If so I’ll send the money right away by paypal! Again the balance would be $22AUD ($20-SKP 5%discount = $15 + SH $7dollars=$22AUDorUSD)?


    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 4 November 2011 at 7:46 am #

      that is correct kraig…you can still get this deal….

      • Kraig
        Kraig | 4 November 2011 at 7:59 am #

        Cool, my moon-ey is on it’s way down un-day fo youuuu!
        down un-day = down under = Australia…haha, get it? silliness. Tried to bust my rhymes out fo yo azz too! You’re a cool cat, dawg! Thanks Stevemeister!

        • Kraig
          Kraig | 4 November 2011 at 8:04 am #

          Just sent the $22AUD paypal money to you meister, ok!? Looking forward to the CD! Do I need to send receipt for proof or we good?

  34. avatar
    Billy | 1 June 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    Hi Steve…yes it’s a few years past this initial posting and this may be a silly question but is this still available?

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