Current 93 – If A City Is Set Upon A Hill

CURRENT 93 – If a City is set upon a Hill
Label: House Of Mythology – HOMALEPH 05
Format: CD Album
Country: Germany
Released: 2022
Style: Experimental, Neofolkcording tool, we discover the pleasure of the regular things in a world each day more processed.

Current 93 are an English experimental music group, working since the early 1980s in folk-based musical forms. The band was founded in 1982 by David Tibet, who has been Current 93’s only
constant member, although Steven Stapleton (of Nurse with Wound) has appeared on nearly every Current 93 release. Michael Cashmore has also been a constant contributor since Thunder Perfect Mind. Douglas P. of Death in June has played on well over a dozen Current 93 releases, and Steve Ignorant of Crass (using the name Stephen Intelligent), Boyd Rice, runologist Freya Aswynn, Nick Cave, Björk, Andrew W.K., Anohni, Baby Dee, Will Oldham, Ben Chasny, Rose McDowall, have also lent their talents over the years. Current 93 have released over twenty albums and many singles as well.

Much of Current 93’s early work was similar to late 1970s and early 1980s industrial music: abrasive tape loops, droning synthesizer noises and Tibet’s distorted, excoriating vocals. The earlier recordings reflect his preoccupation with death, Christ, mysticism, Aleister Crowley (Tibet borrow-ed the term «93 Current» from Crowley – the 93 Current being the current of Thelema or Agape), Tibetan Buddhism, Gnosticism, runes, swastikas, Noddy, The Wicker Man, and a variety of other ridiculous occult notions. The later to present-day period of Current 93’s recordings increasingly reflect Tibet’s interest in Christian mysticism and apocalypse.

Three years in its creation, birthing and borning, The new album it being released on 3, highly over-priced formats.

David Tibet says the following about “If a City is set upon a Hill”… actually: What he has to say is THAT MUCH ridiculous, that I omitted to include on here in its completeness. An excerpt?

wayyōˀmer qayin ˀel heḇel ˀāḥîw wayhî bihyôṯām baśśāḏeh wayyāqām qayin ˀel heḇel ˀāḥîw


VERY ‚meaningful‘ and interesting, indeed….