such a dense, electronic journey! nothing else quite like it in Current 93's discography. highly recommended...and oh, is that Bjork's voice we hear in Falling? ;)
Favorite track: Crowleymass Unveiled.
The first time I heard this album, the man across from me, some old Irishman, asked me if I knew this band; and then as if in response he regaled me with lively yarns about animals outwitting cruel humans. And then he let me choose three things, furniture or anything, for him to eat right in front of me!
Favorite track: Passing Horses.
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Ása Hlín Svavarsdóttir
Rinpoche The Venerable `Chimed Rig'dzin Lama
Tómas M. Tómasson
David Tibet - vocals;
HÖH: keyboards, acoustic guitar, bass, guitar, harp, percussion;
Björk Gudmundsdóttir - backing vocals on Falling;
Akiko Hada - backing vocals on Falling;
Thór Eldon - guitar on Crowleymass;
Godkrist - guitar on Passing Horsesand Crowleymass;
Liz Aster - backing vocals on Fields Of Rape and Merry-Go-Round; Bogomil Font - backing vocals on Merry-Go-Round;
Ása Hlín Svavarsdóttir - vocals on The Dream Of A Shadow Of Smoke;
Birgir Baldursson - drums and percussion on Paperback Honey;
The Venerable `Chimed Rig'dzin Lama, Rinpoche - bells and drums on Anyway, People Die;
Johnny Triumph - backing vocals on Merry-Go-Round and Crowleymass;
Joolie Wood - violin on Anyway, People Die and Merry-Go-Round; Rose McDowall - backing vocals on Paperback Honey and Fields Of Rape and Smoke;
Einar Örn - backing vocals on Fields Of Rape and Smoke and Crowleymass;
Tómas M. Tómasson - bass guitar on The Dream Of A Shadow Of Smoke, Fields Of Rape and Smoke and To Blackened Earth.
Recorded at Studio Syrland and Hot Ice, Iceland between 1986-1991. Mixed at Studio Syrland 1990-91. Engineered and produced by HÖH. Mixed by HÖH and Tómas M. Tómasson. Cover by Babs Santini. Special thanks Ásgeir Jónsson, Bo, Gunnar Smári, heidi, GSH, Akiko, Megas, Harry Oldfield, Steven Stapleton, Egill and Tinna, Jakob and Ragga, Christian and Eva, KJ and SP, Freidrich and Hera and Justine, the Godmother, Ási, Rúna and Anna, Thorn, Mannox, The Balladeer Of Doom, James Low, Debbie Fowler, Starfish, Balance, Denis Porky. The Dream OF Shadow Of Smoke is dedicated to the beloved memory of Karl J. Sighvatsson - may there be Hammonds scattered through his universe. Homage to the Lama. May all be aware C93/HÖH
It's nice hearing Tibet sound so fresh and innovative again. I first came across his work via Black Ships Ate The Sky. As much as I've liked Tibet's subsequent output, I typically found myself drawn to his older C93 output, with "Of Ruine or Some Blazing Starre" being a undisputed favourite of mine. Collaborating with Youth on this project has really cast his unique automythological storytelling in a whole new light. Ben Harris