Current 93 ‎– Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre

Durtro ‎– DURTRO/JNANA LP 1961, Jnana Records ‎– DURTRO/JNANA LP 1961
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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A1 A Voice From Catland
Text By [Spoken] – Louis Wain
A2 Steven And I In The Field Of Stars
Music By [Adapted From] – Anthony Holborne
A3 The Teeth Of The Winds Of The Sea
Music By [Adapted From] – Calum Ruadh
A4 "Moonlight," You Will Say
Bass – Starspace
A5 Into The Bloody Hole I Go 0:58
A6 The Darkly Splendid World 0:48
A7 The Cloud Of Unknowing
Music By [Adapted From] – Unknown Artist
B1 Let Us Go To The Rose
Lyrics By – Pierre de RonsardMusic By [Adapted From] – AnonymousText By [Spoken] – Louis Wain
B2 All The World Makes Great Blood 3:52
B3 The Great, Bloody And Bruised Veil Of The World 4:13
B4 Into The Menstrual Night I Go 1:12
B5 Dormition And Dominion 6:17
B6 So: This Empire Is Nothing 1:05
B7 This Shining Shining World 2:51

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Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre (The Broken Heart Of Man) was written between April 1991 and September 1993, and is to be regarded as one piece.

This album is dedicated to the souls of William Lawes (1602-1645), Charles Sims (1873-1928), Louis Wain (1860-1939) and HR Wakefield (1888-1964).

All initial melodies except those noted below by Michael Cashmore, with 93 developments by David Tibet and Steven Stapleton, except:
A2: adapted from "Pavan 'The Funerals'" by Anthony Holborne (1545?-1602); A3: adapted from "Lament For Arnhem" by Calum Ruadh; A7: adapted from "Cantio ad Laudem Cantoris: Annus Novus in Gaudio" from the liturgical chant of the Aquitaine repertory; B1: adapted from the work of the anonymous composer from "Le Recueil des Plus Belles et Excellentes Chansons en Forme de Voix de Ville" (1526).

The album title is taken from the song "Beauty In Eclipsa" by William Lawes; with words by Sir Henry Moody.

The spoken text in A1 and B1 is by Louis Wain, and was written by him in pencil on the back of two paintings, made by him during his final years in Napsbury Asylum, which are in the collection of David Tibet.

Remastered in 2006. All songs © Current 93 1994/2007 and ℗ David Tibet 1994/2007.

My love to: Mark Logan, Michael Cashmore, Steffi Thiel, Jhonn Balance, Peter Christopherson, Ossian Brown, Starfish, Paul Jackson, Denis Blackham, Paul Cheshire, Phoebe Cheshire, all at Cooloorta, Shirley Collins, Father Kosma Afanasyev, Sister Benedicta Wallace OSB, Barbara Emmel, Stephen Emmel and Andria Degens.
Thank you and peace to all.

David Tibet, March 5 2007, Hastings.

Made in EU.

Edition of 1000 copies on black vinyl. Includes 12" booklet and stickered plastic sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 621617382817
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DURTRO1961LP-A 73382E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DURTRO1961LP-B 73382E2/A

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DURTRO 018 Current 93 Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Durtro DURTRO 018 UK 1994 Sell This Version
DURTRO JNANA 1961 Current 93 Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre(CD, Album, RE, RM) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA 1961 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
8 - 643 Current 93 Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre(CD, Album, Unofficial, Ltd) ArsNova 8 - 643 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
DURTRO 018 Current 93 Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre(LP, Ltd, TP, W/Lbl) Durtro DURTRO 018 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Current 93 Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre(14xFile, MP3, Album, RM, 320) Not On Label (Current 93 Self-released) none Canada 2014