Brand new material from erstwhile avant-mystiks Current 93. The Moons At Your Door will accompany the anthology of David Tibet’s writings of the same name (coming soon), and contains two side-long tracks of deep mystique. CD or white vinyl edition, each version containing unique artwork by Tibet himself. Released by The Spheres.
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Having suffered through a strange little season of unrest -- namely having to defend himself against allegations of satanism ahead of a church performance at Krakow’s Unsound festival -- ambient folklorist David Tibet has revitalised the Current 93 name with ‘The Moons At Your Door’, a record of deeply still but characteristically unsettling field drones. The first side of this record whirrs like a clock without hands, with gentle wave sounds pushing against an otherwise stiflingly empty composition. Wait long enough and voices lurch into view, providing singsong and terrifying growling that matches song-based drama against landscape music.
Listening to the rather isolating ‘The Moons At Your Door’, it’s easy to see just how much Tibet’s folk hauntology has inspired: this sound is embedded in the minds of Kemper Norton and seems second nature to those contributing to the Folklore Tapes label. Unlike those artists, Tibet’s music is free to wander, voices passing through at random (and so by surprise) through his fields, rainstorms and seas. The record’s second side, ‘There Is A Graveyard that Dwells In Man’, adds in the percussive rubble that the first side tinkered with, creating a compressed noise blanket for a low, crackling voice to sit on. It becomes noisier and more hellish as it continues, the voice overlayed, only cutting out for terrifying washes of sound.
As ever, the Current 93 vibe endures: it reminds us not to perceive nature as a done deal, but as a movement in itself.
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