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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Invocation of Almost (8:49)
2. Poppyskins (5:17)
3. On Docetic Mountain (8:14)
4. 26 April 2007 (5:13)
5. Aleph Is the Butterfly Net (5:54)
6. Not Because the Fox Barks (10:14)
7. UrShadow (4:37)
8. As Real as Rainbows (5:23)

Total Time: 53:41

Bonus track on 2009 double-LP release:
9. Adam At Docetic Mountain

Line-up / Musicians

- David Tibet / vocals, July and Gorgon guitar, mixing
- Andria Degens / vocals
- Sasha Grey / vocals
- Rickie Lee Jones / vocals
- Alice Rousham / child vocals
- Henry Rousham / child vocals
- Keith Wood / electric, acoustic & slide guitars, bass
- Matt Sweeney / electric guitar, vocals
- James Blackshaw / 12-string guitar, piano
- Baby Dee / piano, Hammond organ
- Ossian Brown / synthesizers, treated organ, electronics
- Andrew Liles / electronics, guitars, mixing
- Steven Stapleton / electronics, mixing
- William Breeze / electric viola, viola controlled sampler
- John Contreras / cello, synthesizer
- Andrew W.K. / bass, piano, vocals, finger bells
- Alex Neilson / drums, percussion

Releases information

Artwork: David Tibet and Paul Jackson

CD Coptic Cat ‎- NIFE004CD (2009, UK)
CD Coptic Cat ‎- nife0006cd (2009, UK) Monophonic version with different track titles but same music, new cover art and re-titled "Monohallucinatory Mountain"

2xLP Coptic Cat ‎- NIFE004V (2009, UK) With a bonus track from the album sessions
LP Coptic Cat ‎- NIFE 006V (2010, UK) Monophonic version with different track titles but same music, new cover art and re-titled "Monohallucinatory Mountain"

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Review by Warthur
4 stars The second part of the trilogy that began with Black Ships At the Sky shifts startling away from the restatement of Current 93's neofolk sound on that album. David Tibet had collaborated before this on an EP with Om, a doom metal duo comprising former members of Sleep, and their influence seems to have spilled over here; this is not quite "Current 93 go stoner doom", but the sound here is louder and heavier and rooted more in psychedelic rock with noise rock influences than in their typical neofolk territory.

This is the project's first album for quite a while without Michael Cashmore onboard, which may explain the shift in style; of course, Current 93 has always been David Tibet and whoever he gets to play with him, but this time around it's a very unusual Current 93, with familiar faces like Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapledon rubbing shoulders with unlikely visitors like Andrew W.K. and porn star Sasha Grey, who is sneakily quite a keen industrial music fan.

The connecting thread, of course, through all of Current 93's works is David Tibet's idiosyncratic poetry, and by adding doomy psychedelia to his sound here he once again offers a fresh new light on his work. A real late-career surprise.

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