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CURRENT 93, "I HAVE A SPECIAL PLAN FOR THIS WORLD"

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I literally cannot stop listening to this CD. Although it's only been a few days, it's quickly becoming one of my favourite Current 93 pieces ever.
I loved the purity and simplistic beauty of Soft Black Stars, but those who didn't enjoy the last album will be pleased to know that this EP is nothing at all like it, or really like much Tibet has done before. It's a 22-minute experimental electronic piece with lots of nice drones, disembodied cut-up voices, occasional blips, and Tibet's surprisingly restrained, almost monotone delivery. The text by Ligotti is both creepy and clever with lots on nice wordplay and repetition. Tibet's voice seems to be coming from a tape recorder, and before each segment of his delivery you hear a clicking sound that I'm presuming is the sound of the tape being started. Some segments have the sound of the tape machine squeaking as well. Overall, it sounds pleasantly primitive and vaguely reminiscent of early electronic compositions from the 1950s. The end has Tibet's electronically altered voice repeating twice. It's a reprise of the first segment of the text, "when everybody you love is finally gone,..." The artwork, a very colourful David Tibet painting of some sort of tentacled creature with a black section featuring the title in white over and over and over, is also wonderful... Highly recommended.

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Last Updated on Friday, 15 July 2005 12:53  


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