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Current 93′s Apocalyptic Hallucinatory Vision of the Starlight Vocal Band’s Masterpiece of the Same Name, Judas Priest, Schola Hungarica, Bill Fay, Divna & Le Chœur Melodi and more.
Strange things happen. And the strangest thing that’s happened to us in a long time is Current 93‘s FACT mix. Yes, that’s right, FACT mix 253 is by David Tibet, founder and sole constant member of hallucinatory rock institution C93.
Current 93′s FACT mix is as characterful, considered and darkly humorous a selection as we’d expect from Tibet. We can say outright that it’s the first and probably last FACT mix that will include an Andrew Lloyd-Webber composition, not to mention Kiss and Judas Priest. But in the main this selection seems to be a celebration of singular and daring vocalists – from Blind Willie Johnson to Karen Dalton, Shirley Collins to Gil Scott-Heron. Further analysis or explanation seems pointless – we suggest that you simply download and give it a listen. The mix, like Current 93′s career since 1986, is about the direct and transformative power of song, and the playful but passionate, ongoing search for what Tibet calls (after Arthur Machen) “the inmost light”.