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Current 93 - Black Ships Ate The Sky Album

Current 93 - Black Ships Ate The Sky Album

  • Performer: Current 93
  • Genre: Electron / Rock
  • Title: Black Ships Ate The Sky
  • Released: 15 May 2006
  • Style: Experimental, Neofolk
  • Label: Durtro, Jnana Records
  • Catalog: DURTRO JNANA 2112, Durtro Jnana 2112
  • Country: USA & Canada
  • MP3 version size: 1495 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2610 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 411

Tracklist

1Why Cæsar Is Burning Part II
Bass Guitar – Michael Cashmore
2:48
2The Dissolution Of 'The Boat Millions Of Years'3:57
3Sunset (The Death Of Thumbelina)3:18
4Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Dulcimer [Appalachian], Harmonica, Arranged By – Andria Degens
3:06
5Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Psaltery, Zither, Harmonium, Arranged By – Clodagh Simonds
2:35
6Idumæa
Cello – Ida MercerLyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Harp, Arranged By – Baby Dee
4:19
7Then Kill Cæsar3:58
8Idumæa
Arranged By – Iris Bishop, Shirley CollinsConcertina – Iris BishopLyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice – Shirley Collins
2:42
9The Beautiful Dancing Dust
Voice, Piano, Music By – Antony
0:57
10Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyPerformer [9.29.82 Galaxial Compositions] – William BasinskiVocals, Arranged By – David Tibet
1:50
11Black Ships Were Sinking Into Idumæa
Music By [Idumæa Section] – Chris Carter Voice [Subliminal Threnodic Voice] – Amy PhillipsVoice, Music By [Idumæa Section] – Cosey Fanni Tutti
11:05
12Idumæa
Arranged By – Marc Almond, Michael CashmoreLyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice – Marc Almond
3:22
13Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Banjo, Tambura, Arranged By – Bonnie "Prince" Billy
2:42
14Abba Amma (Babylon Destroyer)
Performer [9.29.82 Galaxial Compositions] – William Basinski
3:19
15This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich4:03
16Black Ships Seen Last Year South Of Heaven4:07
17Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Arranged By – Antony
2:02
18Black Ships In The Sky
Slide Guitar – Michael Cashmore
3:38
19Bind Your Tortoise Mouth2:30
20Vauvauvau (Black Ships In Their Harbours)
Viola – William Breeze
4:41
21Black Ships Ate The Sky
Guitar – David TibetMusic By – David TibetViola – William BreezeVoice [Subliminal Threnodic Voice] – Amy Phillips
4:20

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
DURTRO JNANA 2112Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky ‎(CD, Album, Dig)Durtro, Jnana RecordsDURTRO JNANA 2112UK2006
DURTRO JNANA LP 2112Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, TP, W/Lbl, Art)Durtro, Jnana RecordsDURTRO JNANA LP 2112UK2006
Durtro Jnana 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Durtro , Jnana Records Durtro Jnana 2112 Russia2006
DURTRO JNANA 111Current 93 Black Ships Eat The Sky ‎(CD, Album, Ltd)Durtro, Jnana RecordsDURTRO JNANA 111UK2006
DURTRO/JNANA LP 2112Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky ‎(2xLP, TP, W/Lbl, Art)Durtro, Jnana RecordsDURTRO/JNANA LP 2112UK2006

Credits

  • Cello, Arranged By [Cello Arrangements]John Contreras
  • CoverDavid Tibet
  • Design [Assistance]Paul Jackson
  • EngineerColin Potter
  • GuitarBen Chasny (tracks: 2, 4, 9, 17, 18), Michael Cashmore (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 20)
  • Liner NotesDavid Tibet
  • Lyrics By [Texts]David Tibet (tracks: 2 to 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20)
  • Mastered ByDenis Blackham
  • Mixed ByColin Potter, David Tibet, Steven Stapleton
  • Music ByBen Chasny (tracks: 2, 4, 9, 17, 18), Colin Potter (tracks: 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21), David Tibet (tracks: 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21), Michael Cashmore (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 14, 20), Steven Stapleton (tracks: 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21)
  • Painting [Hallucinatory Icons And Paintings]Anna Cox-Dorée, Seth Cox-Dorée
  • Painting [Hallucinatory Scrawl]Geoff Cox-Dorée
  • Performer [Goatheard]Steven Stapleton
  • Text By [Coptic Texts], Translated ByLance Eccles
  • Voice, Voice [Electric Leaking Voices Passim]David Tibet

Notes

North American edition with purple cover.

Astral projection protection production by Mark Logan, Al Cisneros and Tina Gordon with thanks and blessings.

Mixed and engineered at The Water Tower, England.
Mastered at Skye Mastering.

Made in Canada. Distributed by Revolver USA: www.midheaven.com

Packaging: Digipak and booklet enclosed in a slipcase opening to the right.

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.

Tracks 12 and 17 have titles in Coptic translated in English as given here.

The catalog number 'DURTRO JNANA 2112' is printed on the spine of the slipcase, the catalog number 'Durtro Jnana 2112' is printed on the shrink-wrap's hype sticker.

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 6 21617 50602 2
  • Matrix / Runout: MFA0171
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI ACP11

Companies

  • Mixed At – The Water Tower
  • Engineered At – The Water Tower
  • Mastered At – Skye Mastering
  • Distributed By – Revolver USA

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