Current 93 ‎– Thunder Perfect Mind

Durtro ‎– DURTRO 011 CD
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1 A Beginning
Voice – Shirley Collins
2 The Descent Of Long Satan And Babylon 3:01
3 A Sadness Song
Vocals – Rose McDowall
4 A Song For Douglas After He's Dead
Guitar [Harmonic] – David KennyHarp – James Malindaine-LafayetteVocals – Rose McDowall
5 In The Heart Of The Wood And What I Found There 2:51
6 Mary Waits In Silence 2:56
7 A Silence Song
Cello – Sarah Bradshaw
8 A Lament For My Suzanne
Guitar [Harmonic] – David KennyHarp – James Malindaine-LafayetteVocals – Rose McDowall
9 Riverdeadbank
Vocals – Renate Birulf
10 All The Stars Are Dead Now
Backing Vocals – John Balance, Renate Birulf
11 Rosy Star Tears From Heaven
Vocals – John Balance, Rose McDowall
12 When The May Rain Comes
Bass – David KennyVocals – Rose McDowall
13 Thunder Perfect Mind I 5:06
14 Thunder Perfect Mind II 2:21
15 Hitler As Kalki (SDM)
Bass – Karl BlakeDulcimer [Electric], Acoustic Guitar, Guitar – Nick SalomanGuitar [Feedback] – David KennyHarp – James Malindaine-LafayetteVocals – Rose McDowall
16 A Sad Sadness Song 7:00

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This is the sister album to Nurse With Wound's Thunder Perfect Mind.

"All music written by Current 93, except ´When The May Rain Comes´, which was written by Sand and performed on their superb ´Golem´ album."

[Incidental info: although Edward Ka-Spel of The Legendary Pink Dots is mentioned in the credits, he didn't actually perform on this album!]

This album was mixed, engineered and produced at Topic Studios, London between September 1990 and February 1992.
This album was cut at Porky's.

© Durtro 1992
℗ World Serpent 1992
Made in England

World Serpent Distribution

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021958 520025 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021958520025
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): DUTRO011CD 10180591 01 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): DUTRO011CD 10180591 03 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO

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DURTRO 011 CD Current 93 Thunder Perfect Mind(CD, Album, RE, RP) Durtro DURTRO 011 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Current 93 Thunder Perfect Mind(30xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Not On Label (Current 93 Self-released) none Canada 2014
DURTRO 011 Current 93 Thunder Perfect Mind(2xLP, Album, Ltd, TP, W/Lbl) Durtro DURTRO 011 UK 1992 Sell This Version
DURTRO 011 Current 93 Thunder Perfect Mind(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Durtro DURTRO 011 UK 1992 Sell This Version
THE SPHERES 20 Current 93 Thunder Perfect Mind(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Pur) The Spheres THE SPHERES 20 UK 2017 Sell This Version


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October 5, 2017
just got david tibet’s newsletter and apparently it is coming any time now! new album art too!


December 12, 2016
One year later, no trace of the Thunder Perfect Mind reissue. Does anyone have some news about it?


September 3, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
Mine suffers from disc rot. seems a problem with more earlier World Serpant CD's. Seems to be eaten away in time. How about yours?


September 6, 2002

This is one of my favorite albums of all time. The terms "ambient" and "industrial," however, are probably misleading. The only connection to so-called industrial music is the work a lot of these artists produced much earlier in their careers—David Tibet was part of 23 Skidoo, Psychic TV, and Whitehouse, and Steven Stapleton is the man behind Nurse With Wound. What I love about Current 93, though, is how different each one of their albums is from any of their others. "Thunder Perfect Mind" combines old English ballads, folk music, apocalyptic musings, biblical references, and odd literary influences to create a unique and beautiful work. It's not like anything else I've ever heard. To be honest, I didn't like it at first, but it grew with me, and now I think it's absolutely brilliant. I'm always hesitant to recommend Current 93, since their music doesn't exactly appeal to everyone, but if you're curious, this album is a good place to start.