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London, United Kingdom (1982 – present)

Current 93 is an eclectic British music group, working since the early 1980s in experimental-based musical forms. The band was founded in London, UK in 1982 by David Tibet (né David Michael Bunting, renamed ‘Tibet’ by Genesis P-Orridge sometime prior to forming the group).

Tibet has been the only constant in the group, though Steven Stapleton (of Nurse With Wound) has appeared on nearly every Current 93 release. Michael Cashmore has also been a constant contributor since Thunder Perfect Mind. Douglas P. of Death in June has played on well over a dozen Current 93 releases, and Steve Ignorant of Crass (using the name Stephen Intelligent), Boyd Rice, runologist Freya Aswynn , Nick Cave, Björk, Andrew W.K., Will Oldham, Ben Chasny, Rose McDowall, Tiny Tim, Tony Wakeford of Sol Invictus, Marc Almond, John Balance of Coil, Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons, Baby Dee and Ian Read of Fire + Ice have also lent their talents over the years. Tibet is fond of the works of American writer Thomas Ligotti, and invited him to collaborate with Current 93.

Current 93 have released over twenty albums and many singles as well as having been a guest on many of the above listed artists’ records. Tibet has also collaborated with Nature and Organisation and The Hafler Trio.
Much of Current 93’s early work was similar to late 1970s and early 1980s industrial music: abrasive tape loops, droning synthesizer noises and Tibet’s distorted, excoriating vocals.

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  • dallinkapp

    https://dallinkapp.bandcamp.com/album/law-stair-mines

    20 Oct 5:15am Reply
  • cadavreflex

    The Seahorse Rears To Oblivion... embraces me.

    23 Sep 11:41pm Reply
  • Nimbie

    "I Am The Last..." is definitely growing on me

    22 Sep 7:09pm Reply
  • _duif

    Another run-through of 'I Am the Last...' at Incubate (Tilburg), very similar to the London show in February, unfortunately, but at least this time we actually knew the songs... 'Imperium' as an encore was a nice change of pace though - but then there was 'Lucifer over London' again, and not exactly the best rendition I've heard. Oh how I wish Tibet and friends would play live shows again like they did in the late 90s and early 00s, cherrypicking from his wonderful back catalogue.

    22 Sep 7:19am Reply
  • FlipperF13

    @Ashlie-T, таки это же Уолтер Карлос, либо Генри Перселл (первый у второго слизал главную тему для саундтрека к Заводному Апельсину)

    22 Sep 5:52am Reply
  • DemonaDeLonge

    croatia, please!

    4 Sep 12:25am Reply
  • stonerblez

    I'm here because of Sasha Grey

    20 Aug 11:26am Reply
  • Nimbie

    The true love knot is bound at the death of the corn.

    18 Aug 8:23pm Reply
  • FirebearerDA

    I think that no one in the world could pronounce the word "dead" more than David Tibet [3]

    17 Aug 1:29pm Reply
  • State-records

    for dark folk fans : https://benmawdsley.bandcamp.com/releases

    16 Aug 11:10am Reply
  • Ashlie-T

    Не знает ли кто-нибудь откуда музыка в начале трека Killykillkilly (A Fire Sermon)?

    15 Aug 11:56am Reply
  • scroll_box

    13 Aug 12:01pm Reply
  • strix_

    "I Am the Last.. " - I'm impressed...

    7 Aug 2:34pm Reply
  • Herr_Apathy

    Как по мне, новый альбом отличный. За чашкой чая покатит вместо плюшек.

    3 Aug 2:14am Reply
  • Waes-GOD

    New album is awesome [4]

    28 Jul 2:43pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    doctor_is_in, да мне уже и лошадки не сильно доставляют, вот работы 80-х - это да, равно как и Island, например.

    28 Jul 10:36am Reply
  • doctor_is_in

    HaHaHaYoureDead, 2000 - I Have a Special Plan for This World, 2000 - Sleep Has His House, 2005 - Hypnagogue, 2008 - Birth Canal Blues, 2009 - Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain - как по мне так вполне замечательные работы, несколько грубовато подводить черту именно по 00. Этого года альбом своеобразный, но мне пришелся по вкусу. Конечно далеко не лошадки и уже не SHHH, но то там то здесь встречаются хорошие моменты. Ах да, Myrninerest отличный проект, дорога в Эйвбери и вообще для меня стала любимой работой с участием Тибета

    26 Jul 6:16am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    совершенно не разделяю восторгов по поводу нового альбома, вообще тибет в нулевые видимо исписался окончательно, не припомню ни одного хорошего альбома, вот так чтобы целиком. Т.е. понятно, что с возрастом мало кто становится лучше, но так просрать идеалы юности надо постараться. Кстати, пользуясь случаем, передам также привет копирасту Пирсу. И вы ведь не подумайте ничего дурного, я каррент чуть ли не с детсада слушаю. Но последние несколько лет - сплошные разочарования.

    21 Jul 2:03am Reply
  • _duif

    'My Name Is All That's Left', on the other hand, is one of those ltd. ed. thingies for hardcore fans only.

    16 Jul 7:45am Reply
  • DrSlump7

    New album is awesome [3]

    8 Jul 8:27pm Reply
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