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Current 93, 2006 - Black Ships Ate The Sky [2LP]

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Style: Prog Folk
Country: United Kingdom
Format: FLAC
Size: 437 Mb

Artwork Included

Original UK 2LP Durtro ‎– DURTRO JNANA LP 2112

Tracks Listing:
A1 Idumæa  3:22
A2 Sunset (The Death Of Thumbelina) 3:18
A3 Black Ships In The Sky  3:38
A4 Then Kill Cæsar 3:58
A5 Idumæa  2:42
A6 This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich 4:03
B1 The Dissolution Of 'The Boat Millions Of Years' 3:57
B2 Idumæa   4:19
B3 Bind Your Tortoise Mouth 2:30
B4 Idumæa 2:02
B5 Black Ships Seen Last Year South Of Heaven 4:07
B6 Abba Amma (Babylon Destroyer) 3:19
C1 Idumæa 2:35
C2 Black Ships Were Sinking Into Idumæa    11:05
C3 The Beautiful Dancing Dust    0:57
C4 Idumæa  3:06
D1 Vau Vau Vau (Black Ships In Their Harbours)  4:41
D2 Idumæa 1:50
D3 Black Ships Ate The Sky  4:20
D4 Why Cæsar Is Burning Part II  2:48
D5 Idumæa   2:42

Companies, etc.
Recorded At – The Water Tower
Recorded At – Coptic Cat Studio
Mixed At – The Water Tower
Engineered At – The Water Tower
Mastered At – Skye Mastering
Manufactured By – Southern Records
Distributed By – Southern Records
Pressed By – GZ Digital
Media – 67751E

Arranged By [Cello] – John Contreras
Arranged By – Marc Almond, Michael Cashmore (track A1)
Arranged By – Iris Bishop, Shirley Collins (track D5)
Arranged By [Music] – Colin Potter (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, B1, B3, B5, B6, C2, C3, D1, D3, D4), David Tibet (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, B1, B3, B5, B6, C2, C3, D1 to D4), Steven Stapleton (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, B1, B3, B5, B6, C2, C3, D1, D3, D4)
Bass Guitar – Michael Cashmore (track D4)
Cello – John Contreras
Cello – Ida Mercer (track B2)
Concertina – Iris Bishop (track D5)
Design [Assistance] – Paul Jackson
Design [Cover] – David Tibet
Engineer – Colin Potter
Guitar – Ben Chasny (tracks: A2, A4, B3, D1, D2), Michael Cashmore (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5, B6, C2, D4)
Illustration [Hallucinatory Scrawl] – Geoff Cox-Dorée
Liner Notes – David Tibet
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles Wesley (tracks: A1, A5, B2, B4, C1, C2, C4, D2, D5), David Tibet (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, B1, B3, B5, B6, C2, C3, D1, D3, D4)
Mastered By – Denis Blackham
Music By – Ben Chasny (tracks: A2, A4, B3, D1, D2), Colin Potter (tracks: A5, B2, B4 C1, C4, D3, D5), David Tibet (tracks: A5, B2, B4 C1, C4, D3, D5), Michael Cashmore (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5, B6, C2, D4), Steven Stapleton (tracks: A5, B2, B4 C1, C4, D3, D5)
Music By [Musics On The "idumæa" Section] – Chris Carter (track C2)
Painting [Centrefold] – Seth Cox-Dorée
Painting [Hallucinatory Icons And Paintings] – Anna Cox-Dorée, Seth Cox-Dorée
Performer [Goatheard] – Steven Stapleton
Performer [9.29.82 Galaxial Compositions] – William Basinski  (track B6)
Performer [9.29.82 Galaxial Compositions] – William Basinski (track D2)
Photography By [Al Cisneros & Tina Gordon] – Sade Huron
Photography By [Amy Phillips] – Michael Kolson
Photography By [Anna Cox-dorée, Geoff Cox-dorée, Seth Cox-dorée] – Carolyn Cox-Dorée
Photography By [Antony] – Alice O'Malley
Photography By [Baby Dee] – Stephen Freiheit
Photography By [Ben Chasny] – Cam Archer
Photography By [Bonnie 'prince' Billy] – Unknown Artist
Photography By [Chris Carter] – Paul Heartfield
Photography By [Clodagh Simonds] – Magdalena Daly
Photography By [Colin Potter] – Jackie Potter
Photography By [Cosey Fanni Tutti] – Chris Carter
Photography By [David Tibet, William Basinski] – Andria Degens
Photography By [Iris Biship] – Ian Hill
Photography By [John Contreras] – Guilio Di Mauro
Photography By [Marc Almond] – Jamie McLeod
Photography By [Mark Logan] – Lynn Jackson
Photography By [Michael Cashmore] – Stefanie Thiel
Photography By [Michael Lawrence] – Lauren Winton
Photography By [Pantaleimon, William Breeze] – Simona Dalla Valle
Photography By [Paul Jackson] – Stephi Strauch
Photography By [Shirley Collins] – Katie Vandyck
Photography By [Steven Stapleton] – Ruby Wallis*
Producer [Astral Projection Protection Production - With Thanks And Blessings] – Al Cisneros, Mark Logan, Tina Gordon
Recorded By [Michael Lawrence And Ben Chasny] – Michael Lawrence (tracks: A2, A4, B3, D1, D2)
Recorded By, Mixed By – Colin Potter, David Tibet, Steven Stapleton
Slide Guitar – Michael Cashmore (track A3)
Text By [Coptic And Syriac Texts] – Lance Eccles
Text By [Further Coptic Texts] – Stephen Emmel
Text By [Hebrew Text] – Ayse Tuzlak
Text By [Koine Greek Text] – David Tibet
Text By [Sumerian And Akkadian Transliteration] – Andrew George
Viola – William Breeze (tracks D1, D3)
Vocals, Arranged By – David Tibet  (track D2)
Voice [Electric Leaking Voices Passim]  – David Tibet
Voice – Marc Almond (track A1)
Voice, Banjo, Tambura,   Arranged By – Bonnie 'Prince' Billy* (track A5)
Voice, Harp, Arranged By – Baby Dee (track B2)
Voice, Piano, Music, Arranged By – Antony (track B4, C3)
Voice, Psaltery, Zither, Harmonium, Arranged By – Clodagh Simonds  (track C1)
Voice [On The "idumæa" Section], Music By [Musics On The "idumæa" Section] – Cosey Fanni Tutti (track C2)
Voice [Subliminal Threnodic Voice] – Amy Phillips (tracks C2, D3)
Voice, Dulcimer [Appalachian], Harmonica, Arranged By – Andria Degens  (track C4)
Words By [Phrase] – John Contreras (track C2)
Voice, Guitar – David Tibet  (track D3)
Voice – Shirley Collins (track D5)

A Hallucinatory Patripassianist Dream.
The texts for this album were started following an intense dream I had that Black Ships had entered our skies in preparation for the arising of the final Cæsar and for the Second Coming of Christ. In subsequent dreams I saw geometric faces, colours, words and shapes falling into my head. They appeared as a multitude of images; they were dreamlike yet vital, manifesting as processions of characters and scenes and dialogues that shifted between being utterly lacking in conventional perspective to that of being hyper-dimensional. I commenced writing furiously, and the words of Black Ships Ate The Sky are the recording of this period in my life.
I asked those friends and artists whom I love and whose works I most admire to interpret the haunted words of that great hymn "Idumæa" by Charles Wesley; this piece had become an obsession for me before starting work on this album and its face watched over all these Black Ships, providing one key to this Hallucinatory Patripassianist Dream.
I live in an increasing awareness that a Love will come suddenly who will finally tear our skies apart. And then all Black Ships will be no more.
This album was started four years ago by myself and Michael Cashmore, without whom this album would not exist, and finished four years later by myself and Ben Chasny, John Contreras and Steven Stapleton, without whom too this album would not exist. My heartfelt thanks to them for all they have done. More detailed acknowledgements can be found below, but I also wish to thank those other friends who worked on this album, for without them there would be just words. Andria, Marc, Will, Dee, Antony, Clodagh, Cosey, Chris, Shirley, Amy, Bill, William, Mark, Colin, Geoff, Al, Paul, Lance, Michael: thank you.
Thanks too to Blessed John Bradburne for prayers answered and favours received.
I dedicate Black Ships Ate The Sky to our beloved friend and companion Squiggy who went on from us on St. Valentine's Day, 2006. May she rest in the Love of Christ till all times end and all friends meet again.

I Am Black Ship.

David Tibet, March 5 2006.

Current 93 dreamt Black Ships sailing by, sailing by, sailing by: Recorded and mixed at The Water Tower, England. Michael Lawrence and Ben Chasny recorded at Coptic Cat studio, London. Engineered at The Water Tower.
All texts by David Tibet except "Idumæa", written by Charles Wesley, and the phrase "Hello Monkey-Paw" which was how I was greeted by John Contreras in a letter in 2005.
All other musics by David Tibet and Steven Stapleton with Colin Potter, except for the versions of "Idumæa" which are all arranged and played by the specific singer.

Black Ships Ate The Sky: all tracks ℗ & © 2006 as follows: track 1 Marc Almond/Michael Cashmore/Charles Wesley/David Tibet; tracks 2, 4, 9, 17, David Tibet/Ben Chasny and track 18 David Tibet/Ben Chasny/William Basinski/Charles Wesley; tracks 3, 6, 7, 11, 14 (part one), 20 David Tibet/Michael Cashmore and track 12 David Tibet/Michael Cashmore/William Basinski; track 5 Bonnie 'Prince' Billy/Charles Wesley; track 8 Baby Dee/Charles Wesley; track 10 Antony Hegarty/Charles Wesley; track 13 Clodagh Simonds/Charles Wesley; tracks 14 (part two) Cosey Fanni Tutti/Chris Carter/Charles Wesley; track 15 David Tibet/Antony Hegarty; track 16 Andria Degens/Charles Wesley; track 19 David Tibet/Charles Wesley; track 21 Shirley Collins/Iris Bishop/Charles Wesley.

Thank you, again, to all those who created and worked on this album. And to those who contributed with their friendship and support: above all, Mark Logan of Durtro Jnana Records, whose friendship and endless generosity and love kept me from capsizing under the approach of Black Ships. I wish to acknowledge the kindness of Lance Eccles for his great patience and generosity of spirit. Black Ships were launched at the same time I became obsessed with Coptic, and he helped me profoundly.

Also my love and thanks to: Olivia Bunting, Stefanie Thiel, Stephanie Volkmar, Lynn Jackson, Carolyn Cox-Dorée, Ayse Tuzlak, Chris Hakius, Stephen O'Malley, Rob Fisk, Maja Elliott, Nick Church, Jhonn Balance, Henry Boxer, Lauren Winton, Gary Held, Tony Sylvester, Matt Sweeney, Cam Archer, Howard Wuelf, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Giulio Di Mauro, Enrico Croci, Greg Peters, Paul Cheshire, Jeremy Cantwell, Denis Blackham, Stephen Meixner, Ossian Brown, Stephen Thrower, Tim Renner, Joolie Wood, Simon Finn, Allison Schnackenberg, José Pacheco, Hymenæus Beta, Nikki Howes, Nidge Ince, Celia Brigstocke of the John Bradburne Society, Kat Cormie, Timothy d'Arch Smith, Paul Deighton, Bill Fay, Gary Smith, Thomas Ligotti, Little Annie, Richard Moult, Mark Coyle, Michael Kolson, KatieJane Garside, Julia Kent, Johan Kugelberg, Nick Blinko, Joe Budenholzer, Devendra Banhart, Diamanda Galás, Elisa Ambrogio, Stephen Emmel.

And thanks to all those who supported the recording of this album by subscribing to it 93 years in advance. Without you all, nihil.
Made in EU. ---
Edition of 1000 copies.
Packaged in a gatefold sleeve with a 16-page colour booklet. Pressed on heavyweight black vinyl. This 2LP set contains the same music as on the (standard) Black Ships Ate The Sky CD. The vinyl is therefore the same as the CD in every musical respect, though there are several major differences to the packaging and images, and a new painting which takes up all the inner centre spread of the album.
The booklet contains an introductory note on the writing of the album by David, all the lyrics, details of those who created the album, colour photographs of all the Current 93 family on the album, website details for everyone, Hallucinatory Patripassianist colour illustrations and BlackShipText on each page, and the names of all those who supported the recording, and the release, of this album by subscribing to it in advance.
The titles of tracks B6 and D1 are written in Coptic, here they are entered using Roman characters.
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