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BLACK SHIPS ATE THE SKY

Current 93

Prog Folk


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3.90 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Idumęa (vocals: Marc Almond) (3:22)
2. Sunset (The Death Of Thumbelina) (3:18)
3. Black Ships In The Sky (3:38)
4. Then Kill Cęsar (3:58)
5. Idumęa (vocals: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) (2:42)
6. This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich (4:03)
7. The Dissolution Of 'The Boat Millions Of Years' (3:57)
8. Idumęa (vocals: Baby Dee) (4:19)
9. Bind Your Tortoise Mouth (2:30)
10. Idumęa (vocals: Antony) (2:02)
11. Black Ships Seen Last Year South Of Heaven (4:07)
12. Abba Amma (Babylon Destroyer) (3:19)
13. Idumęa (vocals: Clodagh Simonds) (2:35)
14. Black Ships Were Sinking Into Idumęa (vocals: Cosey Fanni Tutti) (11:05)
15. The Beautiful Dancing Dust (vocals: Antony) (0:57)
16. Idumęa (vocals: Pantaleimon) (3:06)
17. Vauvauvau (Black Ships In Their Harbours) (4:41)
18. Idumęa (vocals: David Tibet) (1:50)
19. Black Ships Ate The Sky (4:20)
20. Why Cęsar Is Burning Part II (2:48)
21. Idumęa (vocals: Shirley Collins) (2:42)

Total time: 75:19

Bonus CD from 2006 SE - I Am Black Ship :
1. Black Ships Ate The Sky Instrumental Loop (0:55)
2. Idumęa (vocals: David Tibet) (3:00)
3. The Snakes Look Away From Black Ships (3:38)
4. The Boat Millions Of Years (3:53)
5. Oh Boy Harpsichord (3:05)
6. Numerical Beauty (0:41)
7. This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich (3:57)
8. God Gave Noah The Black Ships Sign (7:59)
9. I Am The Road (0:54)
10. Vauvauvau (4:31)
11. I Am The Road (1:48)
12. Idumea (1:29)

Total time 35:50

Line-up / Musicians

- David Tibet / vocals, guitar (19)
- Steven Stapleton / performer
- Michael Cashmore / guitar
- Ben Chasny / guitar
- John Contreras / cello, arrangements

With:
- Marc Almond / vocals & arrangements (1)
- Bonnie 'Prince' Billy / vocals & banjo & tambura (5)
- Baby Dee / vocals & harp (8)
- Antony Hegarty / vocals (10,15), piano (15)
- Clodagh Simonds / vocals & zither & harmonium (13)
- Cosey Fanni Tutti / vocals (14)
- Amy Phillips / vocals (14,19)
- Andria Degens / vocals & harmonica & Appalachian (16)
- Shirley Collins / vocals (21)
- William Breeze / viola (17,19)
- Ida Mercer / cello (8)
- Iris Bishop / concertina (21)
- William Basinski / performer (12,18)
- Colin Potter / composer & mixing

Releases information

Artwork: Geoff, Anna & Seth Cox-Dorée

CD Durtro ‎- DURTRO JNANA 2112 (2006, UK)
2xCD Durtro ‎- DURTRO JNANA 2112 (2006, UK) Pre-order SE w/ CD including alternate versions
CD Durtro ‎- DURTRO JNANA 111 (2006, UK) Re-titled "Black Ships Eat The Sky", new cover art - Album of alternate mixes and versions of the original album (see own page)

2xLP Durtro ‎- DURTRO JNANA LP 2112 (2006, UK)

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CURRENT 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky ratings distribution


3.90
(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
23%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
54%
Good, but non-essential (8%)
8%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (15%)
15%

CURRENT 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky reviews


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Review by Warthur
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4 stars Current 93's most artistically substantial mid-2000s release finds David Tibet and crew charting a course back through the neofolk territory of their peak years, offering an apocalyptic narrative with the recurring image of the titular black ships sailing in and out from it. A wide range of guest musicians appear on here from across Tibet's career, from Marc Almond (who like Tibet was a contributor to early Psychic TV releases) to Anohni of Anthony and the Johnsons, an act that Tibet actually discovered originally. A little overlong and not quite of the stature of classics like All the Pretty Little Horses or Thunder Perfect Mind, but still another intriguing trip through David Tibet's deeply personal and idiosyncratic view of the apocalypse.

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4 stars Never a fan of folk music at all my knowledge about Curret 93 was restricted to works as Nature Unveiled and Dogs Blood Rising, terrifying opuses that really makes me feel frightened. The development of David Tibet's music over the years was very diverse finding its main focus on what we can call ... (read more)

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