93 Current 93* ‎– Dogs Blood Rising

Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Christus Christus (The Shells Have Cracked)
A2 Falling Back In Fields Of Rape
B1 From Broken Cross, Locusts
B2 Raio No Terrasu (Jesus Wept)
B3 St. Peters Keys All Bloody

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Dogs Blood Rising was recorded at Shinju and IPS studios, with the exception of Raio No Terrasu which was recorded live at Bar Maldoror on November 25, 1983, on the thirteenth anniversary of the death of Yukio Mishima through hara-kiri and beheading.

Our thanks to all those who have helped, either directly or indirectly through their friendship-Annie Anxiety, Coil, Crass, D&V, Flux Of Pink Indians, Vagina Dentata Organ, David Kenny, William, Fritz Haaman, Last Few Days, Tracy Miller, Jo Crilly, Fiona Burr, John Fothergill, Brian and Tracy Lustmord.
Our thanks, once more, to the marvellous Babs Santini for her beautiful artwork on the cover, to Fiona Burr for the photographs, and to Marc Monin of L.A.Y.L.A.H., without whom none of this would have been possible.

The spine reads:
"LAY 8 - 93 Current 93 we see the decay of the angel the march to the end is in order human life is limited 93 Current 93 - made in Benelux"

©1984 Bruits Essentiels

This LP was reprinted numerous times with various inserts. This first pressing has pictures printed on the record labels; subsequent pressings have only a track listing on the labels.
The second pressing in 1988 includes an one-sided 29x21 cm info-sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SABAM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): LAY 8-A/56207-1 2 From the desolate fields
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): LAY 8-B/56208-1 1 Into the heart of the beast

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DURTRO/JNANA LP 95 93 Current 93* Dogs Blood Rising(LP, Album, RE, Red) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO/JNANA LP 95 UK 2008 Sell This Version
DURTRO 027CD 93 Current 93* Dogs Blood Rising(CD, Album, RE) Durtro DURTRO 027CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Current 93 Dogs Blood Rising(5xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320) Not On Label (Current 93 Self-released) none Canada 2014
DURTRO JNANA 95 Current 93 Dogs Blood Rising(CD, Album, RE) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA 95 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
DURTRO JNANA 95 93 Current 93* Dogs Blood Rising(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + Ltd) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA 95 2008 Sell This Version


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November 7, 2016

Superb and ground breaking lp by the UK's most well respected and finest experimental/avant garde group. Unlike his later folk inspired albums, this early outing for Tibet includes tape loops, chanting, haunting nursery rhyme, plainsong and noise. Falling back in fields of rape remains one of current 93's masterpieces includin Steve Ignorant shouting poetry over the repetive single drum beat backed by tape loops and noise, his vocal giving way to a child singing 'Here we go round the mullberry bush'. Tibet is less obvious on this release but his distinctive vocal style is present.

This lp is tough on first listen but on subsequent listens the subtleness and cleverness of the poetry and noise makes this a superb experience. Superb.


February 8, 2003
The theme of this record is 'nightmare'. 'Falling Back In Fields Of Rape' is a precision wicked radio play from noise sculpture Hell, engineered in multipart-progression fashion like Whitehouse's 'Daddo', but more claustrophobic and evocative. 'St. Peters [sic] Keys All Bloody' is a chilling, atmospheric dreamcast of spooky lamentations: malevolently layered fragments of 'Sounds of Silence' & 'Scarborough Fair', blended with a 'Hollow Men' remix of the Lord's Prayer(!) This final track is a haunted house poetry remake of Kraftwerk's 'News'.