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

Total time: 75:19


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Line-up / Musicians

- David Tibet
- Michael Cashmore
- Ben Chasny
- John Contreras
- Steven Stapleton
- Marc Almond
- Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
- Baby Dee
- Ida Mercer
- Antony
- Clodagh Simonds
- Cosey Fanni Tutti
- Chris Carter
- Andria Degens
- Shirley Collins
- Iris Bishop
- Amy Phillips
- William Breeze
- William Basinski
- Colin Potter

Releases information

CD Durtro Jnana DURTRO JNANA 2112 (2006) CA
CD Durtro Jnana DURTRO JNANA 2112 (2006) US
CD Durtro Jnana DURTRO JNANA 2112 (2006) UK
2xLP Durtro Jnana DURTRO JNANA 2112 (2006) UK
2xLP Durtro Jnana DURTRO JNANA 2112 (2007) UK
CD Durtro Soyuz DSM4028-06 (2006) Russia

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CURRENT 93 Black Ships Ate the Sky ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
Good, but non-essential (8%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Warthur
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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