I was awake dreaming
Of new Dystopias to run to
And hide within
And new faces to wear
And new bodies to inhabit
And new lies to guzzle
And how I loved the moon
And its sheet of seeds
Category Archives: Current 93
I was awake dreaming
The myth, the legend, the one and only, David Tibet.
One of the biggest cult artist to emerge from the project Psycic TV in the early 80’s in London. David Tibet is one productive and masterfull neo-folk artists, and has collaborated whith numerous musicians and artists over the æons. Among them; Boyd Rice, Death In June, John Balance, HÖH and Thomas Ligotti.
Dogs Blood Rising is one of the earliest works of David Tibet and one of the darkest, industrial, and experimental albums he has made. It features Steven Stapleton on mixing.
The album starts with a coir chanting Christus over and over to set the mood and fades into the next track Falling Back in Fields of Rape. This is a excellent track featuring many different vocals and a quite uncofortable topic… It is a 14-minute epic with distorted background sounds and guitars, and a very iundustrialized sounding drum, pounding. It all leads up to a crescendo with a quite uncomfortable screeaching sound and ends quite abruptly, which can be quite anoying, only to start over with a soft choir and a female singer backed by the drum. It all ends with David Tibet chanting and a return of the screeaching sound.
The album is very ambient sounding with no real distinguisable instruments and formula, but the tracks flow together and still feels like a comprehensive journey. The lyrics is filled with religious and esoteric themes, as is usual wtih David Tibet.
If you never heard Current 93 before and are into industrial/ambient/experimental music, this is a good album to start with and a great album too! And if you already know about Current 93, why don’t you already own it?
1. Christus Christus (The Shells Have Cracked)
2. Falling Back in Fields of Rape
3. From Broken Cross, Locusts
4. Raio No Terrasu(Jesus Wept)
5. St. Peters Keys All Bloody