Current 93 ‎– Black Ships Ate The Sky

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Idumæa 3:22
Sunset (The Death Of Thumbelina) 3:18
Black Ships In The Sky 3:38
Then Kill Cæsar 3:58
Idumæa 2:42
This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich 4:03
The Dissolution Of 'The Boat Millions Of Years' 3:57
Idumæa 4:19
Bind Your Tortoise Mouth 2:30
Idumæa 2:02
Black Ships Seen Last Year South Of Heaven 4:07
Abba Amma (Babylon Destroyer) 3:19
Idumæa 2:35
Black Ships Were Sinking Into Idumæa 11:05
The Beautiful Dancing Dust 0:57
Idumæa 3:06
Vauvauvau (Black Ships In Their Harbours) 4:41
Idumæa 1:50
Black Ships Ate The Sky 4:20
Why Cæsar Is Burning Part II 2:48
Idumæa 2:42

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DURTRO JNANA 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(CD, Album, Dig) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA 2112 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO JNANA LP 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA LP 2112 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO JNANA LP 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(2xLP, Album, Ltd, TP, W/Lbl, Art) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA LP 2112 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO/JNANA LP 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(2xLP, TP, W/Lbl, Art) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO/JNANA LP 2112 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO/JNANA 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(CD, Album) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO/JNANA 2112 USA & Canada 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO JNANA 2112, Durtro Jnana 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(CD, Album, Dig) Durtro, Jnana Records, Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA 2112, Durtro Jnana 2112 USA & Canada 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO/JNANA 2112, DURTRO/JNANA MFA0469 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(CD, Album, Dig + CD, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Sea) Durtro, Jnana Records, Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO/JNANA 2112, DURTRO/JNANA MFA0469 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO JNANA 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(CD, Album, Promo) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA 2112 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Durtro Jnana 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(CD, Album, Unofficial) Durtro (2), Jnana Records (2) Durtro Jnana 2112 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
DSM 4028-06 Каррент 93* Чёрные Корабли Поглотили Небо(CD, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Sli) Soyuz Music, Durtro DSM 4028-06 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
none Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(21xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Current 93 Self-released) none Canada 2014

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TheThresher

TheThresher

October 2, 2020
referencing Black Ships Ate The Sky, CD, Album, Dig, DURTRO JNANA 2112

Current 93’s 2000s albums are generally regarded as inferior to their 1900s ones…however 2006’s ’Black Ships Ate the Sky’ is a glaring exception, and in fact would probably get my vote for their best album ever.

Melding the dreamlike stream of consciousness of later releases with the musical power of the Cashmore-era stuff, ‘Black Ships’ is an exceptionally realised work of art.
hyperfex

hyperfex

October 18, 2016
referencing Black Ships Ate The Sky, CD, Album, Dig, DURTRO JNANA 2112
The first track (with Marc Almond) lasts 03:28, not 03:22 - can anyone confirm this?
It also seems to be the same version as the so-called alternative version
on the companion album "Black Ships Eat The Sky" - although stated otherwise ...
Beyond_John

Beyond_John

May 9, 2016
referencing Black Ships Ate The Sky, CD, Album, Dig, DURTRO JNANA 2112
He should do what he wants to do. This is a great album, not just within the C93 offerings, but in the world of recorded music at large. Overhyped? Seriously?
eliks_postindustry

eliks_postindustry

August 29, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Black Ships Ate The Sky, CD, Album, Dig, DURTRO JNANA 2112

A decent offering from C93, a bit overhyped, but still an interesting piece of mystical, apocalyptic music. Tibet should more frequently, and more often, invite his allies to sing his lyrics, therefore making the record more digestible, just like this one. He should also take more courage in departing from his usual jingle-jungle on a distorted guitar, and moaning poetic nonsenses like a medieval bard. His way is a bit more free here, which at the same time makes the album way more interesting and magnetic. Still though, it's C93 - bear that in mind.