Current 93

Current 93

Real Name:
David Michael Bunting
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NOTE: DO NOT ADD ANY MEMBERS TO THIS GROUP! David Tibet is the only permanent member of the group.** All other artists who perform on a particular release are not full band members, but rather guest members, friends, collaborators or session players.

**Per a statement made by David Tibet several years ago, Steven Stapleton is a permanent member of Current 93. Whether he still considers Steven Stapleton a permanent member is unknown.

Current 93 is the ongoing work of David Tibet, once a member of Psychic TV and 23 Skidoo and also the founder of Dogs Blood Order, the project which preceded Current 93.

Current 93 began in 1982, releasing a ritualistic single in 1984 called LAShTAL. The project went on to release several LPs of noisy soundscapes up through 1986. At that point, they turned to a more "apocalyptic folk" sound, with acoustic guitars and atonal vocals; yet they constantly evolve a new style with each record.

Though the group is really Tibet's own, a family of ever-changing musicians helps out with each release.

The one musician to appear on virtually all Current 93 releases is Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound, and David Tibet in his turn has appeared on numerous Nurse With Wound releases.
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Current 93 Discography

Albums

mi-mort 3 Current 93 / Nurse With Wound Current 93 / Nurse With Wound - Mi-Mort Mi Mort mi-mort 3 UK 1983 Sell This Version
LAY CD 8 93 Current 93* Dogs Blood Rising (Album) L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords LAY CD 8 Austria 1984 Sell This Version
LAY4, Lay4 Current 93 Nature Unveiled (Album) L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords, L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords LAY4, Lay4 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
mi-mort 4 Nurse With Wound / Current 93 Nurse With Wound / Current 93 - Nylon Coverin' Body Smotherin' Mi Mort mi-mort 4 UK 1984 Sell This Version
LAY 14 93 Current 93* / Sickness Of Snakes 93 Current 93* / Sickness Of Snakes - Nightmare Culture (MiniAlbum) L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords LAY 14 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
mi-mort i Current 93 Live At Bar Maldoror (Album) Mi Mort mi-mort i UK 1985 Sell This Version
UD 022/M Current 93 In Menstrual Night (Album) United Dairies UD 022/M UK 1986 Sell This Version
MAL 777 Current 93 Imperium (Album) Maldoror, Maldoror MAL 777 UK 1987 Sell This Version
MAL 093 93 Current 93* Dawn (Album) Maldoror MAL 093 UK 1987 Sell This Version
UD 029 Current 93 Earth Covers Earth (Album) United Dairies UD 029 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MAL 666 Current 93 with The Black And Red Menstrual Show Current 93 with The Black And Red Menstrual Show - Christ And The Pale Queens Mighty In Sorrow (Album) Maldoror MAL 666 UK 1988 Sell This Version
LAY20, LAY 020 Current 93 Swastikas For Noddy (Album) L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords, L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords LAY20, LAY 020 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
UD 033 CD Current 93 Crooked Crosses For The Nodding God (Album) United Dairies UD 033 CD UK 1989 Sell This Version
DURTRO 005 CD 93 Current 93* Present Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson 93 Current 93* Present Sveinbjörn Beinteinsson - Edda (Album) Durtro DURTRO 005 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
BAD VC 693 Death In June / Current 93 Death In June / Current 93 - 1888 New European Recordings BAD VC 693 UK 1990 Sell This Version
DURTRO 004 Current 93 Looney Runes (Album) Durtro DURTRO 004 UK 1990 Sell This Version
Cerne K0123 Current 93 / Sol Invictus / Nurse With Wound Current 93 / Sol Invictus / Nurse With Wound - Horse / Lex Talionis / Lumbs Sister(3xLP, Ltd + Box, Ltd) Cerne Cerne K0123 UK 1990 Sell This Version
DURTRO 003 CD Current 93 Present Harry Oldfield Current 93 Present Harry Oldfield - Crystal (Album) Durtro DURTRO 003 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
DURTRO 007CD, DURTRO 007 CD Current 93 As The World Disappears... (Album) Durtro, Durtro DURTRO 007CD, DURTRO 007 CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
Durtro 006 Current 93 / HOH* Current 93 / HOH* - Island (Album) Durtro Durtro 006 UK 1990 Sell This Version
WSCDL 001 Current 93 / Death In June / Sol Invictus Current 93 / Death In June / Sol Invictus - Frankfurt Sound Depot 24-03-1991 (Album) World Serpent WSCDL 001 UK 1992 Sell This Version
DURTRO 011 CD Current 93 Thunder Perfect Mind (Album) Durtro DURTRO 011 CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
DURTRO 014CD Current 93 Hitler As Kalki (Album) Durtro DURTRO 014CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
DURTRO 018 CD Current 93 Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre (Album) Durtro DURTRO 018 CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
DURTRO022CD Current 93 The Fire Of The Mind(CD, MiniAlbum) Durtro DURTRO022CD UK 1994 Sell This Version

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Eden_263

Eden_263

December 24, 2015
I first encountered C93 when Dogs Blood Rising appeared in my local independent record store. I was into PTV/TOPY at the time, was familiar with the name David Tibet, so gave it a go, and loved it. I haven't loved everything he's done, and I have sometimes found pricing to be a little high on some things, but having seen the band several times in London in the last few years I still find them enthralling. I loved I Am Last Of All The Field That Fell, and last night when I got home The Moons At Your Door was on my doormat. There is constant evolution and reinvention in David's work, and it won't work for everybody, but it works for me. I've seen some comments here about other artists related to C93, such as NWW and DI6 (Death In June and what came after...). I don't always like what Steven Stapleton does but he's produced some real gems, and the work of Douglas Pearce, Tony Wakeford and Patrick Leagas has gripped me since Only The Guilty Have No Pride, in all their guises. Although these artists no longer work together (except Steven and David), their work is the finest on the scene in my opinion.
mtngchi

mtngchi

August 12, 2015
Vinyl reissues when?
erhcetua

erhcetua

April 16, 2015
Being a huge fan of NWW I am sad it took me so long to fully embrace Current 93... Having done so, I have been fully rewarded with TOTAL AWESOMENESS to my ears and mind. LOVE this collection of artists, led by David Tibet, and all of their output. Strange, beguiling, eerie, unsettling, bizarre, mind numbing, scary, funny. Wonderful!
Beyond_John

Beyond_John

September 10, 2014
Having only discovered C93 for myself about three years ago, and having listened to these recordings almost non-stop since, especially my favorites from Thunder Perfect Mind up to Black Ships Ate the Sky (I like Cashmore's significant contributions in this period, and Stapleton's), but others as well, from the early days to the latest "I Am the Last of All the Field..." I have to say I've not been so excited about any one artist's work in a long time. I'm getting close to fifty and can't believe I missed this until relatively recently. I don't love all of it, but there is much that is sublime in this large and diverse (musically, at least) body of work.
Stephen_Scutt

Stephen_Scutt

August 17, 2014
Been listening to C93 since around 1990. Saw them play this live in London this spring and thought they were brilliant. I really really like the new album. Its really good.
FinalDamnation66

FinalDamnation66

July 12, 2014
You're all right! Current 93, David Tibet are captured in a never - ending story!
I missed the god all times with those records as "Island" with HÖH!
Or remember such good songs as "A Gothic Love Song" Not so confusing, more into being
of the things. You can lost track if you dig too much for occultism or other religious divergence.
I be emotionally involved with bands like Dead Can Dance, Lisa Germano, Cindytalk, Radiohead,
Lisa Gerrard, This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins etc. But each to his own!!

A music lover.
dendrobat

dendrobat

June 1, 2014
All these words about those Bands Current 93,Legendary Pink Dots,Steven Stapleton,Death in June,...add Sol Invictus,Coil,Christoph Heemann,Swans.....Andrew Liles...etc....are really sad.Coil Members are all dead-will not grow old anymore...Their Music would be in the same state like the other fellows.Current 93 does not excist anymore ....just David Tibet....I saw David Tibet with friends as "Current 93" in Berlin this April 2014...Oh my god what is this?This was a non harmonic group with most old music freaks,a pathetic singer,horrible drummer....and ...no memories of the good old days...although they played some old songs---Hits!---no heartbeat-no feeling-no emotion in this concert...just a show.....The Legendary Pink Dots(god,love this band for decades)did their gig in Cologne much more better than Current 93(about 500 -600 guests at Volksbühne),the maybe 50-60 guests of the Dots got an old feeling with the right place for a concert from a underground band....it was possible to dance!!!-Current 93 gave a static sit in meeting....The Dots Sound was fresh,Edward gave a great performance with a light in this night of honesty,Phil did the merchandising it was familiar....Money??? Dots 13 Euros Current 26Euros ....Edward with love and words after the Concert in the audience David with an empty bottle of white wine (may be water in it....as part of the show...)made his concert to an end with borders and questionmarks....???....yes Tibet grown old that was my opinion,too!Edward will carry on his really honest music through the times.....without Patricks violin(wich is sadly missing) and Niels on the blowing things.....this is the difference Edward born in 54 ....a lot of years older than Tibet....so you can see:not the age of the artist makes the feeling of an -old-grown-music.... .......at least look at Neil Young....!!!
Anthon40

Anthon40

March 26, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
Now he
Korekuta

Korekuta

February 26, 2013
edited about 1 year ago
Dear me, after all Sir Cat-A-Lot is just following his creative line as an artist and definitely is no-one you should tolchock each other for - so much only for the preparty ;0)!
Indeed I share enfantterrible's fate in a way: on that ded-letter-day I entered the folk-apocalyptic universe of David 'Late' Tibet, he became one of my musical heroes within the wink of a breath; and as all this happened in the 90's, I as well survived even that period, when enfantterrible jumped off the Davy train.
But all those bands like Current 93, D.I.J., Nurse With Wound and not to forget the Legendary Pink Dots share one thing, finally - they have grown old! And, discogs guys, provided you too will still need your monetary income after having passed the age of 50, tell me:
how creative will you probably be by that time?
So it surely is not wrong to say, there's some lack of creativity in parts of what David, Douglas and Edward currently do; and it additionally is not wrong to say on the other hand, David Tibet - next to Steven Stapleton - seems to make quite some money especially out of what he sells as art objects and signed memorabilia to willing collectors. But none-the-fucking-less, aren't those geriatric lords of goth still great and unique in how they try to place their inmost light, their premonitions and even their war-fashioned blindness as close to us, the audience, as possible? How many artists like them do we have in our world to save us from getting un-brained by pop-plastic surgeons under the aural anesthetic of format radio?
All in all I am but happy to have guys like them. And when I will stop being happy with their music one day, I hope I'll be able to stop buying it. That's all, you magicks!
dionisisth

dionisisth

February 12, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
man how many years have you been listening to his music?
after all these years its just became boring and un-inspiring,about the same and the same things..
he gets about a dozen releases every so,just to sell..
dont get me wrong on this..he has been along with death in june among my fav.artists ever but both of them are really tiring and repeating themsleves.
plus the guy bellow expressed an opinion,so theres nothing really wrong with that with having you passing judgement and write stuff about "jealousy" etc..
you see magic,i see money..its all about perceptance.

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