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Magic demon Aivazov, or Current 93 in Moscow

September 25 2006

This weekend was great and unique event. Two days in Moscow were living legends «Dark-Folk» group Current 93.

The band was formed in 1982 by participants in the infamous Psychic TV - David Tibet, John Belansom, and even a pair of musicians. This is how the industrial project Dogs Blood Order. Music of the period was saturated with occult terrible Aleister Crowley, and has very little in common with the contemporary sounds of British band.

Under the influence of the same group was renamed the Crawley Current 93 (for fans of the demon Aivazov (number 93 from Crowley)). In January 1984, released their first album «LAShTAL», and a year later mystical Gothic «Dogs Blood Rising», but it is already history.

In 1987, Tibet for the first time decided to change the concept of his creation. Discarding kroulianstvo Tibet comes to ideas apocalyptic-folk, - "Muppet theology" (c) of Tibet.

The acoustic sound, the absence of "noise", vocals Tibet is becoming more stealthy. The first full-apocalyptic-folk album became «Swastikas for Noddy», so there is a unique style of Current 93.

B 1991st, Tibet produces one of the most melodic and tender their album «Island». In addition to the Icelander Hillmar participated in the recording, still unknown at the time Bjork. Then, all in the same year he published the top of creativity Current 93 - "Thunder Perfect Mind".

At the plate the hypnotic voice of Tibet, the story of sin and redemption, love and the end of the world. With this album, religious fabrications are continuing in all subsequent albums, and the Tibet into a deep believer.

In 1995, the trilogy starts out «The Inmost Light», devoted to the beloved artist in Tibet - schizophrenic Wayne, while Luis (1860-1939), famous for its images of cats. «Where The Long Shadows Fall», consisting of a 19-minute track, returning listeners to the atmosphere of early S93 with enveloping noise, vocal loops and the voice of the Tibetans. The second part of the series came in 96 th year - under the name «All The Pretty Little Horses», with Nick Cave as a vocalist, he is devoted to the death of the British folk singer Rose Collins and the birth of his son David. Closes trilogy album «The Starres Are Marching Saddly Home», where the last track performs Shirley Collins.

In 1997, under the influence of the English writer Thomas Ligotti, Tibet, writes «In A Foreign Town, In A Foreign Land», this record sold together with the writer's collection of four stories.

From exit 1998th «Soft Black Stars» a group begins a new, modern period of creativity. A departure from the theme of the apocalypse, the substitution of Doomsday romances, and songs about love. Albums are dedicated to, the memory of forgotten writers, dead friends and all that is in no way associated with Aleister Crowley.

And on Saturday and Sunday, the group gave two wonderful concert. Both lasted almost two hours, and the band played as all new material, and much of the classical works of the sample mid-90's. Such high-quality public as "caviar" I have not seen a long time ago, was here young and old, and goths, and metal, and just lovers of good music. In the hands of David constantly flashed glass of wine, he talked to a lot of newcomers, and the room felt the atmosphere of the ancient mysteries and worship.

Magical music from the fingers of musicians (cello, violin, flute, piano, acoustic), tout voice of Tibet, immerses us in the old fairy tale, and some people go mad. Clear sound, long-awaited bis, and before the last song, David congratulated the birthday of their keyboards. The grateful audience responded with applause the entire concert on each subsequent track, but at the end of the show has presented musicians several large bouquets of roses.

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Prepared by: Alex Vitvitskiy


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