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shivering
04-15-2010, 08:44 AM
Thought there should be a more general Current 93/David Tibet thread (forgive me in advance).

Some news today about the book formerly called Under the Rain and Teeth of Gods:

"Yet another update on the David Tibet lyric book This is hopefully the penultimate update about the lyric book. Most of the contents, both text and scans, have now been collated and I am making final decisions on the order of the texts. I had hoped it would be ready for the London shows but it seems that the deadline for printing is too tight. So it now looks like it will be ready at the end of June. I want to apologise once again for the horrendous delays in the publication of this book. It was in any case difficult to decide to stop adding material, as I am constantly writing texts and also constantly working on new albums, even before the one that was currently in progress is finished. But with the finishing of ‘Baalstorm, Sing Omega’, I feel that another period for C93 has come to an end, with ‘Baalstorm, Sing Omega’ finishing a trilogy that feels to me to have begun with ‘Black Ships Ate the Sky’, had its pivot as ‘Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain’ and now ends with the Storm and Omega. So the volume will finish with the complete text of the BaalStorm album, which is considerably longer than what is used on the forthcoming album. Perhaps a small consolation to all of you who have waited so patiently and so generously for so long for this volume is that the item that you pre-ordered so very long ago is now a much bigger, and – for me at least – a much better book that it would have been if it had been published in 2004. You may have also noticed that I no longer refer to the book by its announced title of ‘Under the Rain and Teeth of Gods’. The book has changed so much in both design and concept and contents since I chose that title that I will be giving it a different name to reflect more accurately where, and who, I see myself and C93 to be at this time."

More C93 news here: Coptic Cat | News (http://www.copticcat.com/news)

shivering
06-05-2010, 06:50 PM
Any thoughts on the new Current 93 album, Baalstorm, Sing Omega?

sundog
06-06-2010, 08:58 AM
To my mind David Tibet's shall we say "poetic-apocalyptic" vision of the world has always derived much of its bone-chilling charm from the sheer extremity of its idiosyncrasy. But with Baalstorm the idiosyncrasy has completely undermined the poetry as far as I'm concerned. You could argue that this is also the case with Aleph, but that record does make a very strong impression as a roaring cry for REHABILITATION and ascent of Hallucinatory Mountain. What does Baalstorm make an impression of other than a man caught up in some spiritual struggle that is so entirely his own that he cannot give it an expression that has much significance, neither semantically nor emphatically, to anyone other than himself?

Baalstorm makes me miss the Current 93 of Soft Black Stars for its clarity of vision.

shivering
06-16-2010, 06:33 AM
From the newest Coptic Cat update:
"David Tibet's book of 'Collected lyrics' I promised in my last update before the London shows that once they were over I would now be working constantly and consistently on the book that was once titled 'Under the Rain and Teeth of Gods' but whose new title will soon be revealed. I meant what I said. June and July sees my continuing to work on the ordering of the text, in between celebrating my mother's 80th birthday, playing a concert in Padova, and attending a Coptic papyrological study group for translating manuscripts. I am hoping that, by the beginning of August, I will have sent the book to the printers. I will then start working on the 39 paintings which went with the limited edition, large—paper version, though, once again, the nature of the paintings has changed, and will reflect more recent preoccupations of mine. I will be letting all of those who ordered the limited edition know the nature of these paintings. As I feel far more connected to my present work than I do to my past work—and how could that not be so?—my present concept for the book has the order of texts going back in time, with the most recent work ('Baalstorm, Sing Omega') at the beginning and the earliest work ('LAShTAL' and 'Maldoror is Dead') at the back of the book. So the book will start with the more personal, and revert gradually to the beginnings, when I had a voice that was legion, rather than mine."

Well, maybe before Halloween.... ;)

As to Baalstorm, Sing Omega....I have found it a bit limp and uninteresting in comparison with Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain. But then again, perhaps I am too jaded at this point to appreciate it.

[I do adore the new Alcest (Ècailles de Lune) album though....]

Keith418
06-16-2010, 07:43 PM
To my mind David Tibet's shall we say "poetic-apocalyptic" vision of the world has always derived much of its bone-chilling charm from the sheer extremity of its idiosyncrasy. But with Baalstorm the idiosyncrasy has completely undermined the poetry as far as I'm concerned. You could argue that this is also the case with Aleph, but that record does make a very strong impression as a roaring cry for REHABILITATION and ascent of Hallucinatory Mountain. What does Baalstorm make an impression of other than a man caught up in some spiritual struggle that is so entirely his own that he cannot give it an expression that has much significance, neither semantically nor emphatically, to anyone other than himself?

Baalstorm makes me miss the Current 93 of Soft Black Stars for its clarity of vision.

I disagree with this assessment, but, although I enjoyed the album, I also have to say that I greatly appreciate your analysis anyway.

MadsPLP
06-23-2010, 06:02 AM
I like Baalstorm, Sing Omega very much, and I prefer it to Aleph... which didn't feel idiosyncratic enough for my taste (though that's probably got more to do with the current musical climate), and sounding too much like a real band (although Aleph... was by far the best album of 2009).

The music has the hallucinatory quality of not really being able to be placed everywhere; a combination of Baby Dee's piano (the picture of her is smashing, by the way, and I don't say that just because it was taken by a friend at another friend's place) being very strange and some ancient-sounding middle eastern music. The addition of Elliot Bates on the oud is quite captivating.

Where Aleph... was an album where I never really 'got' the lyrics, here I think it moves into a personal...confession (though not really) which for me bears much more significance than the doubled Adam/Aleph-shadow of the former album. That being said, I'm not necessarily sure I would have understood much of the lyrics if it weren't for the notes in the back.

Songs like 'December 1971' and 'I Dance Narcoleptic' will continue to haunt me for a long time, and overall, this comes very close to being in my personal Current 93-top 5.

paeng
04-28-2011, 09:18 AM
A review of "Honeysuckle Aeons"

Brainwashed - Current 93, (http://brainwashed.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8732:current-93-qhoneysuckle-aeonsq&catid=13:albums-and-singles&Itemid=133)

Viva June
04-29-2011, 04:35 PM
To my mind David Tibet's shall we say "poetic-apocalyptic" vision of the world has always derived much of its bone-chilling charm from the sheer extremity of its idiosyncrasy. But with Baalstorm the idiosyncrasy has completely undermined the poetry as far as I'm concerned. You could argue that this is also the case with Aleph, but that record does make a very strong impression as a roaring cry for REHABILITATION and ascent of Hallucinatory Mountain. What does Baalstorm make an impression of other than a man caught up in some spiritual struggle that is so entirely his own that he cannot give it an expression that has much significance, neither semantically nor emphatically, to anyone other than himself?

Baalstorm makes me miss the Current 93 of Soft Black Stars for its clarity of vision.
My thoughts exactly, though I would regard Black Ships as the initial step in this new direction. That album and the terrific Birth Canal Blues EP had a musical intensity that made up for the opaque nature of the lyrics, something which in my experience is missing from later releases.

To speculate wildly and crassly about something I have little to no knowledge about, I think David Tibet has reached a point in his career where he can do more or less what he wants, and what he wants to do happens to involve a lot of cryptic references to things that are beyond my understanding. I do not begrudge him his success—in fact I wish him all the best, as any right-minded fan would do—but I think it may explain why recent C93 records are so unlike Soft Black Stars and Sleep Has His House.

sundog
05-05-2011, 08:38 AM
To my mind David Tibet's shall we say "poetic-apocalyptic" vision of the world has always derived much of its bone-chilling charm from the sheer extremity of its idiosyncrasy. But with Baalstorm the idiosyncrasy has completely undermined the poetry as far as I'm concerned. You could argue that this is also the case with Aleph, but that record does make a very strong impression as a roaring cry for REHABILITATION and ascent of Hallucinatory Mountain. What does Baalstorm make an impression of other than a man caught up in some spiritual struggle that is so entirely his own that he cannot give it an expression that has much significance, neither semantically nor emphatically, to anyone other than himself?

Baalstorm makes me miss the Current 93 of Soft Black Stars for its clarity of vision.
My thoughts exactly, though I would regard Black Ships as the initial step in this new direction. That album and the terrific Birth Canal Blues EP had a musical intensity that made up for the opaque nature of the lyrics, something which in my experience is missing from later releases.

To speculate wildly and crassly about something I have little to no knowledge about, I think David Tibet has reached a point in his career where he can do more or less what he wants, and what he wants to do happens to involve a lot of cryptic references to things that are beyond my understanding. I do not begrudge him his success—in fact I wish him all the best, as any right-minded fan would do—but I think it may explain why recent C93 records are so unlike Soft Black Stars and Sleep Has His House.

I very much agree with you on all points Viva June.

From back when Current 93 were at the top of their game in Gnostic Indignation (a term phrased by Ligotti), no less:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V009qmIoiF8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-oK72RCt_0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YtSwgQWAGc

Those days shall not come again, but C93 in their new, less thrilling, incarnation can still kick ass.. as I think their performance here amply proves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtkvUc_Id2o

shivering
08-04-2011, 08:47 AM
Supposedly (according to the latest update), Mr. Tibet is still working on the lyric book. Looking forward to reading it someday....

He's working on a new C93 album as well.

shivering
12-05-2011, 11:58 AM
Some news about the Tibet lyric book, now called SING OMEGA....."In Berlin I continue the final revision of my lyric book, SING OMEGA, which is still scheduled for March/April 2012 publication".

More news here:

Coptic Cat news 5 December 2011 (http://greedbag.com/mailout/%7Ecopticcat062/)


Sounds like there are a few music projects with Tibet coming out, besides the new C93. And the entire C93 catalog on vinyl? Wow.

shivering
05-24-2012, 11:55 AM
Mr. Tibet will be appearing at the Meltdown festival (curated by Antony) in London August 4.

See here:

Coptic Cat | Myrninerest, Cyclobe, Derek Jarman at Antony’s Meltdown, London 4 August (http://www.copticcat.com/news/340/56/Myrninerest-Cyclobe-Derek-Jarman-at-Antony-s-Meltdown-London-4-August)


Anyone going?

shivering
10-15-2012, 12:57 PM
From the newest Coptic Cat update:
"An imminent Coptic Cat update will announce the pre-Christmas publication date of my long-delayed lyric book Under the Rain and Teeth of Gods, also known as Sing Omega, as well as another volume by myself which will be published at the same time. Those who did not order the lyric book when it was first announced and offered for sale several years ago will be able to order it as soon as the update goes out."

Cross your fingers folks, we may get a Christmas gift from Mr. Tibet.

shivering
10-15-2012, 01:04 PM
And on another subject, has anyone heard the MYRNINEREST releases? What did you think?

One more announcement from Coptic Cat:

"William Basinski: ‘The Disintegration Loops’ with notes by David Tibet
I was honoured to be asked by my dear friend William Basinski to write some notes for the sumptuous and gorgeous 9LP/5CD/DVD/book reissue of his perfect The Disintegration Loops on the Temporary Residence label. William has also written extensive notes, as has Antony Hegarty. This set has to be seen to be believed. It is staggeringly beautiful."

http://shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr194

Karnos
10-15-2012, 08:56 PM
I lost track of Current 93 right after "Black ships ate the sky". I'm not particularly interested in David Tibet's current foray into drony rock when there are more interesting acts doing the same, and slightly more interesting, around.

But I just love, love, the older recordings. "Soft black stars" can still make me cry on a moment of depression or while dangerously, existentially, drunk. Truth be told, Current 93 is a treasure box of eclectic music and I love it very much, but the new stuff just doesn't convince me enough.

MadsPLP
10-16-2012, 04:58 AM
And on another subject, has anyone heard the MYRNINEREST releases? What did you think?



The best with Tibet on it since BSATS, in my opinion. The lyrics seem a lot more interesting than, say, Aleph ..., and Blackshaw's playing seems to fit in much better in here than in Current 93, where I've had a heard time getting used to his playing style for whatever reason I'm not wholly aware of myself (also, I think, the fact that Stapleton hasn't been present on the latest few albums might have something to do with it).

shivering
12-19-2012, 11:38 AM
More news:

"UNDER THE RAIN AND TEETH OF GODS (SING OMEGA): THE COLLECTED LYRICS OF DAVID TIBET PUBLISHED MARCH 5, 2013 As promised on the last update, here are more details of the long-awaited, and long-paid for, book of my lyrics, Under The Rain And Teeth Of Gods (Sing Omega). Firstly, my thanks and deep gratitude to all of you who paid so long ago for this book and have waited so patiently for it. This book was originally announced on March 17, 2004. I never dreamed it would take so long—and neither, I am sure, did anyone reading this update now. Several people have written to us about the fact that they have changed address since they ordered the book. Please don’t be concerned; we will be ensuring that we have everyone’s current address before mailing the book.
The benefit of such a long wait is that the book is considerably bigger than it would have been if it had been published in 2004. Then it would have ended with Black Ships Ate The Sky. Now, it will finish with “Jhonn,” Uttered Babylon and will also include Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain, Baalstorm, Sing Omega and HoneySuckle Æons, as well as notes and unfinished lyrics I have written since 2004 in addition to earlier notes and unpublished texts that were originally in the volume.
There are two different editions of the volume, originally described as "Edition One: Small Paper Edition" and "Edition Two: Large Paper Edition with 1 piece of original artwork by David Tibet, limited to 39 signed and numbered copies”. Over the years there have been some changes to the design, naturally. Amongst them is the fact that the limited Edition Two is now less likely to be a large-paper edition, as originally described, but will differ to Edition One in a more beautiful and surprising way. Those who ordered and paid for the book so long ago will still, of course, get the free CD that was to come with pre-orders.
The book will be a hardback cloth-bound book with blocked boards and spine and head- and tail-bands and a book ribbon. The page size was originally to be 175 x 115mm (approximately 7" x 4 ½") but this may change slightly, depending on my final decision on the lay-out of the texts. Both books have a photographic frontispiece of the author printed on art paper. The photograph of the author in Edition One is different to the one in Edition Two, as are the artwork on the printed endpapers, the colour of the book ribbon, the colour of the head- and tail-bands, and the blocked images on the boards. Both books have printed endpapers with reproductions of artwork/calligraphy by Tibet.
I had hoped to add the cover for the book in this update, but I am still working on it. The book itself was £40 in 2004, and will now, when added to the shop in a couple of months, be £50. The limited edition was £300; all of the copies sold out originally, but there may be one or two more available due to cancellations of original orders.
This book will be exclusively available from DavidTibet.com (http://DavidTibet.com/) after its publication on March 5, 2013."


More here:


Coptic Cat News 19 December 2012 (http://greedbag.com/mailout/~copticcat084/)


Fingers crossed.



Happy holidays y'all.

Dr. Bantham
12-19-2012, 05:48 PM
More news:

"UNDER THE RAIN AND TEETH OF GODS (SING OMEGA): THE COLLECTED LYRICS OF DAVID TIBET PUBLISHED MARCH 5, 2013 As promised on the last update, here are more details of the long-awaited, and long-paid for, book of my lyrics, Under The Rain And Teeth Of Gods (Sing Omega). Firstly, my thanks and deep gratitude to all of you who paid so long ago for this book and have waited so patiently for it. This book was originally announced on March 17, 2004. I never dreamed it would take so long—and neither, I am sure, did anyone reading this update now. Several people have written to us about the fact that they have changed address since they ordered the book. Please don’t be concerned; we will be ensuring that we have everyone’s current address before mailing the book.
The benefit of such a long wait is that the book is considerably bigger than it would have been if it had been published in 2004. Then it would have ended with Black Ships Ate The Sky. Now, it will finish with “Jhonn,” Uttered Babylon and will also include Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain, Baalstorm, Sing Omega and HoneySuckle Æons, as well as notes and unfinished lyrics I have written since 2004 in addition to earlier notes and unpublished texts that were originally in the volume.
There are two different editions of the volume, originally described as "Edition One: Small Paper Edition" and "Edition Two: Large Paper Edition with 1 piece of original artwork by David Tibet, limited to 39 signed and numbered copies”. Over the years there have been some changes to the design, naturally. Amongst them is the fact that the limited Edition Two is now less likely to be a large-paper edition, as originally described, but will differ to Edition One in a more beautiful and surprising way. Those who ordered and paid for the book so long ago will still, of course, get the free CD that was to come with pre-orders.
The book will be a hardback cloth-bound book with blocked boards and spine and head- and tail-bands and a book ribbon. The page size was originally to be 175 x 115mm (approximately 7" x 4 ½") but this may change slightly, depending on my final decision on the lay-out of the texts. Both books have a photographic frontispiece of the author printed on art paper. The photograph of the author in Edition One is different to the one in Edition Two, as are the artwork on the printed endpapers, the colour of the book ribbon, the colour of the head- and tail-bands, and the blocked images on the boards. Both books have printed endpapers with reproductions of artwork/calligraphy by Tibet.
I had hoped to add the cover for the book in this update, but I am still working on it. The book itself was £40 in 2004, and will now, when added to the shop in a couple of months, be £50. The limited edition was £300; all of the copies sold out originally, but there may be one or two more available due to cancellations of original orders.
This book will be exclusively available from DavidTibet.com (http://DavidTibet.com/) after its publication on March 5, 2013."


More here:


Coptic Cat News 19 December 2012 (http://greedbag.com/mailout/~copticcat084/)


Fingers crossed.



Happy holidays y'all.
If memory serves me well enough, I will eventually receive both editions!

shivering
12-19-2012, 06:29 PM
Dear Dr. B.......you are a bastard. ;) I only ordered the cheaper version. Actually, it sounds like it will be pretty cool.

Dr. Bantham
12-19-2012, 08:41 PM
Dear Dr. B.......you are a bastard. ;) I only ordered the cheaper version. Actually, it sounds like it will be pretty cool.
Sorry! I will be sure to share the details when I receive it, including the custom artwork. I ordered this when finances were less restrictive, as I am not sure that I could pull it off these days. Certainly not while tending to my guitar fetish!

shivering
12-23-2012, 07:27 AM
A git fetish? Do tell.

Dr. Bantham
12-23-2012, 10:44 AM
A git fetish? Do tell.Just within the past few months I bought a Fender Johnny Marr Jaguar and a Fender AVRI '62 Jazzmaster, and there is a Schecter Robert Smith Ultracure under the tree just for me!

shivering
01-30-2014, 05:39 PM
The David Tibet lyric book, Sing Omega, is finally coming out.....with a contribution from Thomas Ligotti.

The good news:
"David Tibet lyric book, ‘Sing Omega’, finally at printers and now available for pre-order.
I am OverMoon to announce that, at long last, my lyric book, SING OMEGA, is now at the printers.
I would firstly like to thank deeply all those who have waited for so long, with such patience, after ordering, and paying for, it so very long ago, Thank you all and bless you all, always.
As I am sure you will all appreciate, the æsthetic, and hence contents, of the book have changed dramatically since it was first announced. I have desired to keep it as clear as the Channel from which it flows. The book is 560 pages long and, after a brief foreword and acknowledgements, commences with my writings for 2013, the first of which is I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell and then falls back in fields of time to 1983, ending with “LAShTAL”. A beautiful essay by Thomas Ligotti on my work, “Will You Wait For Me By The Dead Clock?”, ends the text of the book, which then closes with an index of titles of albums, songs and poems and a colophon.
The endpapers reproduce my handwritten texts for two songs—the beginning of the I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell’s first song, “The Invisible Church”, and the opening lines of “I Looked To The Southside Of The Door” from Birth Canal Blues. But I have not used reproductions of my original handwritten lyrics in the rest of the book, as I disliked the lack of clarity it engendered.
930 copies of the first edition of SING OMEGA have been printed. The book will be available at the London concert, where it is formally launched along with the new C93 album. I am absolutely delighted with the book and how it has appeared.
If there are any people who would, at this stage, still like to cancel their order for whatever reason and receive a refund, please email Coptic Cat with LYRIC BOOK REFUND in the subject line.
The book is £41 plus postage and packing from www.davidtibet.com (http://www.davidtibet.com/products/david-tibet-sing-omega). It is NOT available from Coptic Cat.
Pre-order; ships 10 February."

bendk
01-30-2014, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the info. I'll probably end up buying it for the Ligotti essay. I do like Tibet too, but the price is a little steep for me. I'm sure Brian will be glad to read this. Where is he anyway?

MTC
05-17-2014, 07:38 AM
Incidentally, anyone else going to the C93 show in Copenhagen tonight ?

MadsPLP
05-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Incidentally, anyone else going to the C93 show in Copenhagen tonight ?
I am. Be seeing you!