Soft Black Stars

by Current 93

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Personnel:

David Tibet
Michael Cashmore
Maja Elliott
Petr Vastl
Andria Degens
Steven Stapleton
Christoph Heemann

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CurrentNinetyThree under soft black stars: David Tibet: vocals; Michael Cahsmore: guitar, second piano; Maja Elliott: piano; Petr Vastl: violin, viola, mandolin, flute; Andria Degens: vocals, whistling; Steven Stapleton: whirl; Christoph Heemann: swirl.

Recorded at the studios of Petr Vastl (Éire) and Christoph Heemann (Germany) between 1997 and 1998. Mixed by Christoph Heemann. Produced by Michael Cashmore, Andria Degens, Christoph Heemann, Steven Stapleton and David Tibet. Music and adaptations by Michael Cashmore. Lyrics by David Tibet. Album title by Thomas Ligotti. © David Tibet/CurrentNinetyThree 1998. Ourobouros Music 1998. Thank You, and Love, to: Yukie Goto, Thomas Ligotti, Geoff and Carolyn Cox-Dorée, John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Kat McKain, Rose McDowall, Alexander Karinsky, Martin Stone, Paul Deighton, Juliette Cole, Diana Rogerson, Louise Buxton, Brian Longstreth, Timothy d'Arch Smith, Kevin Spencer, Lynn Hogatt, Andreas and Christiane Martin, Denis Blackham at Country Masters for mastering skills, and Alison, David and Alan who, as World Serpent, manufactured and distributed this album.

Artwork by David Tibet: Larkspur And Lazarus; Chewing On Shadows; Soft Black Star The Signs In The Stars; Judas As Black Moth

"Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour when everyone has to throw off his mask? Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked? Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight in order to avoid this?"

Søren Kierkegaard, Either-Or, 1843

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released January 18, 2014

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Current 93 Hastings, UK

David Michael Tibet is the founder of the Hallucinatory Patripassianist rock group Current 93 as well as the new sphere, MYRNINEREST.

Born in Malaysia in 1960, David has created a unique, highly influential and extraordinarily powerful body of work – spanning music, painting, poetry and translation.
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