Current 93

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The long-running UK experimental folk and industrial noise collective Current 93 is the brainchild of David Tibet. Joining him tonight for this rare live show are some of the special guests featured on the new Current 93 album 'The Last of All the Field That Fell', including members of These New Puritans, The Groundhogs and Comus.

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Terry Hunt

A fantastic evening in a fantastic setting. The Union Chape has an ambience that is difficult to beat. Entering in from a circa two hour wait from rain and cold wind, into an area to collect a mug of tea and find a seat in the chapel benches. Maggillivray Wolf opened proceesings and the set was powerful, sincere, nysterious and very sincere. I felt I was watching a more serious version of Kate Bush, without body movements, with something definate to say. An excelletn start.. I think it was very courageous for Current 93 to unveil their new music before anybody had heard it. The first couple of tunes, at least in my opinion, did not hit the amark, but then the Tibet collective seemed to move into a different gear and the music and words began to absorb you in terms of concentration, amusement and delight. I noted that Baby Dee was not on piano, but the supporting pianist from the Queen Elixzabeth hall from 2011 was in place. It was sad to not see Baby Dee for whatever reason, but I had recognised the quality of this gentlemans playing previously, it was stunning. Perhaps James Blackshaw did not need to be standing at the back central stage drinking his 1664 whilst waiting for his next active part in proceedings. The concert ended and I knew that I couldn't wait to hear the music again on both the vinyl and CD that I had purchased that evening. There was an encore with Imperium and Lucifer of London; it was good to hear them in a live setting, this was followed by a Groundhogs track, details of which I am not familiar, but the lead guitarist was a former member and David Tibet a long time fan, sitting in the front row for part of the solo element within the song. A wet night, but a happy night, and a job well done by the Curreny 93 ensemble !!