Profile:
Current 93 is a group lead by David Tibet, with an ever changing line up of musicians, Steven Stapleton being the more permanent member of group appearing on several releases.

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.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:

Albums

Current 93 - You Bet We've Got Something Against You album art Various Holy Holy Holy (For Dusa) (as 93 Current 93) Various - You Bet We've Got Something Against You (Comp) Cathexis Recordings, Pleasantly Surprised UK 1986 Sell This Version
aps 005 Current 93 - Ceremonial - Live In Italy album art Various Oh, Coal Black Smith and 1 more… Various - Ceremonial - Live In Italy(Cass, Album, Unofficial, C90) The Brain Of The Monster aps 005 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
DURTRO 026 CD Current 93 - Songs Of An Impotent Troubadour album art Tiny Tim Just What Do You Mean By 'Antichrist'? - 1995 Tiny Tim - Songs Of An Impotent Troubadour(CD, Album) Durtro DURTRO 026 CD UK 1995 Sell This Version
Current 93 - Succour (The Terrascope Benefit Album) album art Various Nihil Various - Succour (The Terrascope Benefit Album) (Album) Ptolemaic Terrascope UK 1996 Sell This Version
STREAMLINE 1022 Current 93 - Motherfuckers Live / Hot Buttered Xhol album art Xhol Caravan Memories Xhol Caravan - Motherfuckers Live / Hot Buttered Xhol(2xLP + 12", EP) Streamline STREAMLINE 1022 US 2002 Sell This Version
ELGCD0042 Current 93 - Elegy Sampler 42 album art Various Black Ships Ate The Sky (Elegy 42 Mix) Various - Elegy Sampler 42(CD, Smplr) Elegy ELGCD0042 France 2006 Sell This Version
DSICD0034 Current 93 - CD Side 34 album art Various Then Kill Final Cæsar (Exclusive Unreleased Mix) Various - CD Side 34(CD, Smplr) D-Side DSICD0034 France 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO JNANA 23 Current 93 - Songs From Cam Archer's Film 'Wild Tigers I Have Known' album art Various A Soft Voice Whispers Nothing Various - Songs From Cam Archer's Film 'Wild Tigers I Have Known'(CD, Album) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA 23 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
ELGCD0061 Current 93 - Elegy Sampler 61 album art Various Microwave, Oh Galaxy Kill Various - Elegy Sampler 61(CD, Smplr) Elegy ELGCD0061 France 2009 Sell This Version
DSICD0054 Current 93 - CD Side 54 album art Various Invocation Of Almost Various - CD Side 54(CD, Smplr) D-Side DSICD0054 France 2009 Sell This Version
Current 93 - Live At The Uonna Club - Rome - 10/12/1991 album art Death In June Oh Coal Black Smith and 1 more… Death In June - Live At The Uonna Club - Rome - 10/12/1991 Not On Label (Death In June) Italy 2010 Sell This Version
DSICD0059 Current 93 - CD Side 59 album art Various Baalstorm ! Baalstorm ! Various - CD Side 59(CD, Smplr) D-Side DSICD0059 France 2010 Sell This Version
none Current 93 - Pavane - The Remixes album art Vore Complex Christus Christus (Vore Complex Mix) Vore Complex - Pavane - The Remixes(2xCDr, S/Edition) Not On Label (Vore Complex Self-released) none UK & Ireland 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Current 93 - Kristiansen And Kvarforth Swim In The Sea Of Equalibrium While Waiting... album art Skitliv (2) Who Will Deliver Us From Gold & Planets Skitliv (2) - Kristiansen And Kvarforth Swim In The Sea Of Equalibrium While Waiting... Not On Label (Skitliv (2) Self-released) Norway 2007 Sell This Version
LIFE-2012-S2 Current 93 - Spring 2012 Sampler #2 album art Various Idumæa (Slow To Speak Black Lodge Remix) Various - Spring 2012 Sampler #2(12", Club, Smplr, Unofficial) Celebrate Life LIFE-2012-S2 US 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

T2 Current 93 - Meridians 1 album art Various Salt Various - Meridians 1(Cass, Comp, C60) Touch T2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
TWI 450 Current 93 - Merry Christmas album art Various Forms Of Silence Various - Merry Christmas(LP, Comp) Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 450 Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
BADVC 666, BAD VC 666 Current 93 - From Torture To Conscience album art Various Christs First Howling (as 93 Current 93) and 1 more… Various - From Torture To Conscience(LP, Comp, Ltd) New European Recordings, New European Recordings BADVC 666, BAD VC 666 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Current 93 - Ohrenschrauben album art Various I'm The One Various - Ohrenschrauben (Comp) Dom Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Current 93 - Devastate To Liberate album art Various Jesus Wants Me For A Moonbeam (as 93 Current 93) Various - Devastate To Liberate (Comp) Yangki UK 1985 Sell This Version
Current 93 - The Fight Is On album art Various A Visit To Dogland (as 93 Current 93) Various - The Fight Is On (Comp) L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
PEY-86 Current 93 - Peyrere album art Various Anti-Christ Anti-Christian (as Current '93') Various - Peyrere(Cass, Comp, C60) Peyrere PEY-86 UK 1986 Sell This Version
none Current 93 - New Icelandic Music album art Various Paperback Honey Various - New Icelandic Music(Cass, Comp, Promo) Gramm, Smekkleysa, Erðanúmúsik none Iceland 1987 Sell This Version
none Current 93 - Untieddiaries 1979-87 album art Various Nylon Coverin' Body Smotherin' and 1 more… Various - Untieddiaries 1979-87(32xCass, Comp, Ltd, Sui) United Dairies none UK 1987 Sell This Version
Current 93 - Ghosts Of Christmas Past album art Various Happy Birthday Pigface Christus Various - Ghosts Of Christmas Past (Comp) Les Disques Du Crépuscule Belgium 1988 Sell This Version

Reviews Show All 25 Reviews

Add Review

cwytobeaway

cwytobeaway

August 28, 2016
我觉得我需要加上中国人的字(笑)。c93的音乐如同一场漫长独行之后的归家。I am a Chinese and the mystrious melody of them is so fasincating.
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 5 years ago
Now he
Korekuta

Korekuta

February 26, 2013
edited over 4 years 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!

Lists Add to List

Videos (121) Edit