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Current 93Nature Unveiled

Label:L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords – LAY4, L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords – Lay4
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Belgium
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Industrial, Experimental

Tracklist

AAch Golgotha (Maldoror Is Dead)18:59
BThe Mystical Body Of Christ In Chorazaim (The Great In The Small)19:50
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Notes

The first 1000 copies came with a free 7" of No Hiding From The Blackbird (LAY 6) and a red insert.
Black/white label on side A, red/black label on side B, B side centre label browner. Cover spine brown.
Some copies came with additional merchandising insert.

Later copies come without the 7" and have a darker cover, B side centre label redder and a white insert. Cover spine red.

"The Current would also like to acknowledge the help and inspiration emanating from the following areas: S.Robertson; F.A.Burr; I.Ingram; P.Donnan; F.Haaman; LFD; G.Yorke; A.Yorke; S.Pugh; B.Smith; J.Thompson; M.Baker; D.Baker; C.Glover; D.Kenny; M.Fontana; G.Rushton; J.Valls; IVA; R.Haigh; K.Needs; P.Savage; T.Heller ;R.Jugg; Fang; Vagina Dentata Organ; Crystal; L.Shapiro; Crass; Rachel; D.Pearce; Bee; hair by Ross and Paul; our thanks to Marc Monin and our lady L.A.Y.L.A.H.; and also to Babs Santini for her beautiful artwork on the cover.

On Spine: "He Is Near, At The Door,,, Here Comes Antichrist." Made in BELGIUM - 01-VI-1984

Plain white single hole inner sleeve marked "N 10/4/3".

Side A was mixed to stereo on January 18, 1984.
Side B was mixed on a unspecified day in April, 1984.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): LAY4-A1 QVIS EST ISTE QVI VENIT FOON
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): LAY4-B1 HEE COMES! SOONE YOU SHALL SEE! FOON
  • Rights Society: SABAM

Other Versions (5 of 17)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Nature Unveiled (Cassette, )Mi Mortmi-mort 5UK1986
New Submission
Nature Unveiled (Cassette, )Mi MortM M 005CUK1986
Recently Edited
Nature Unveiled (LP, Reissue)MaldororMAL 123UK1989
Recently Edited
Nature Unveiled (CD, Album)DurtroDURTRO 009CDUK1992
Nature Unveiled (CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, CD, , All Media, Limited Edition)Durtro, Jnana RecordsDURTRO JNANA 94UK, Europe & US2008

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  • iblackmovement's avatar
    Faure's 'Requiem" is sampled and used in "The Mystical Body Of Christ In Chorazaim"
    • Nalampus's avatar
      Nalampus
      Edited 11 years ago
      I don't know if anyone else is interested, but a lot of the art that grabs my attention contains esoteric elements, and I like to investigate them. After first listening to this album, I wanted to know who Maldoror was.

      The Wikipedia article called: "Les Chants de Maldoror" gives the following information. (There's more. This is a snippet.)

      "Les Chants de Maldoror (The Songs of Maldoror) is a poetic novel (or a long prose poem) consisting of six cantos. It was written between 1868 and 1869 by the Comte de Lautréamont, the pseudonym of Isidore Lucien Ducasse. Many of the surrealists (Salvador Dalí, André Breton, Antonin Artaud, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Max Ernst, etc.) during the early 20th century cited the novel as a major inspiration to their own works.

      The work concerns the misanthropic character of Maldoror, a figure of absolute evil who is opposed to God and humanity, and has renounced conventional morality and decency. The iconoclastic imagery and tone is typically violent and macabre, and ostensibly nihilistic. Much of the imagery was borrowed from the popular gothic literature of the period, in particular Lord Byron's Manfred, Charles Robert Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer and Goethe's Faust. Of these figures, the latter two are particularly significant in their description of a negative and Satanic anti-hero who is in hostile opposition to God. The last eight stanzas of the final canto are in a way a small novel dealing with the seduction and murder of a youth."

      I'm new to this Web site. This is my first post. If I have broken any rules about what can be discussed, it was unintentional.
      • Scrap_Iron's avatar
        Scrap_Iron
        Edited 18 years ago
        I doubt I will ever listen to a scarier record than "Nature Unveiled". The distant Gregorian chants, echoed like they were inside a cathedral, David Tibet's filtered and effected demonic voice, metal percussions, bells, gongs, noises and an allucinated atmosphere is what waits for you on the first side. On the other side there's a crescendo of spastic prayers, children weepings, more distorted Gregorian chants, drills, and a final total chaos of almost unbearable tension. If you wonder what Current 93 have to do with industrial music, here's the asnwer. This is probably the music Bach would have composed if he was born in the 20th century.
        I love Tibet's folk songs and magick poetry, I even respect his turning back to Christianity after having contempted it so much in his early works, but "Nature Unveiled" will forever be my favourite Current 93 album. This LP changed my life, definitely. Nothing that came after every matched it.

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