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The Seahorse Rears To Oblivion

by Current 93



Sleeve Notes:

Following the unofficial availability of a live version of this song recorded at the Tonic Club in New York City on March 6, 1999, we decided to issue that track ourselves. Along with the live track, we have also added three demo versions of the same piece, recorded by us at Barry Ramon's studio in June 1999. This song was originally intended for a Current 93 album, but this idea mutated into is forthcoming appearance elsewhere.

Current Ninety Three would like to thank David Tibet, Michael Cashmore, Andria Tibet, Gary Ramon, Jose Pacheco, Denis Blackham and Paul Jackson at Othila for their help with this release.

The text for THE SEAHORSE REARS TO OBLIVION was written by David Tibet during the sessions for the SOFT BLACK STARS album. Its only live performance at the time of writing was at the New York show mentioned above.

The front cover of the CD reproduces an untitled painting by Louis Wain which he created during the 1930s at the County Mental Hospital in Napsbury. It is from the collection of David Tibet, who wishes to thank Henry Boxer for acquiring it on his behalf. The back cover reproduces a colour negative of the same image.

"The merman stands at a dialectical extremity":
Kierkegaard: FEAR AND TREMBLING (1843).
The SEAHORSES are Shadows in this Previous TIME of the FOUR HORSES.

January 2003.

God is Love. God is Love. God is Love.


released January 24, 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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