CURRENT 93, VERY PICKNICK OF VERY MAGICK, Channel in Holy Glastonbury on 9 May. See you there as Swift as Swallows.
Current 93, the Final Hallucinatory Patripassianist rock group, was founded in 1983 and 1984 by David Tibet. Since then they have created a unique, highly influential and extraordinarily powerful body of work – spanning music, painting, poetry and translation – and comprising more than 50 albums and singles.
Amongst Current 93’s vast, past discography are albums such as the apocalyptic worldshifts of Nature Unveiled, the lunar bloodscapes of In Menstrual Night, the Gnostic acrostics of Thunder Perfect Mind, the bonefires and samphires Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre, the haunted nights and twilights of Soft Black Stars, the hallucinatory Dream English of The Inmost Light trilogy, the narrative of the advent of AntiChrist and the Second Coming of Yesu Christ in Black Ships Ate The Sky, the pentacular picnics under Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain, and the liminal limnal hymnal HoneySuckle Æons.
Over the years Tibet has collaborated with, and released the work of, many remarkable and idiosyncratic artists, Steven Stapleton, Tiny Tim, William Basinski, Shirley Collins, Bill Fay, Baby Dee and the late Jhonn Balance of Coil. As an artist, his paintings have been shown in solo exhibitions at New York’s White Columns and at London’s Isis Gallery. He has also published nearly 50 books via his own publishing imprints, including titles by the seminal horror writer Thomas Ligotti as well as by the arch-decadent Count Stenbock, many of which were published by David for the first time.
I AM THE LAST OF ALL THE FIELD THAT FELL is the Current 93 EverLiving and EverNew album, released on 8 February 2014. A remarkable line-up of guests and ghosts feature on the record: Jack Barnett (These New Puritans), James Blackshaw, Ossian Brown (Cyclobe), Nick Cave, Anthony Hegarty, Reinier Van Houdt, Norbert Kox, Andrew Liles, Tony McPhee (The Groundhogs), Jon Seagroatt (Comus), Carl Stokes (The Groundhogs), Bobbie Watson (Comus) and John Zorn, alongside Tibet himself.
Current 93 Amen with the Bees and the ButterFlies Amen as:
James Blackshaw: bass
Reinier van Houdt: piano
Andrew Liles: electronic channel
Tony (TS) McPhee (The Groundhogs): acoustic and electric guitar
Carl Stokes (The Groundhogs): drums and percussion
David Tibet: voice and void
Concert ticket – £15
Combined Bus + Concert ticket – £25
Combined Bus + Concert ticket includes return Bristol-Glastonbury bus travel
Departs Bristol City Centre location TBA at 1730 on 09/05/14
Departs Glastonbury location TBA at 2300 on 09/05/14
(NB) Limited combined tickets available, please book early to avoid disappointment
Please note that the venue is a working church. First come, best view/pew.