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24th Jul '17 11:36:38 PM SinNanna
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* BerserkButton: David Tibet strongly resents being identified with the {{Goth}} scene.



* TheCameo: Music/{{Bjork}} provides backing vocals on the song "Falling."

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* TheCameo: Music/{{Bjork}} Music/{{Bjork}}(!) provides backing vocals on the song "Falling."" Creator/ThomasLigotti shows up at the very end of ''All the Pretty Little Horses'', reading a passage from his story "Les Fleures".



* DroneOfDread: Present in a lot of his stuff.

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* DroneOfDread: Present in a lot of his stuff. ''Dogs Blood Rising'' and ''Nature Unveiled'' are built mainly around this, and it still pops up frequently in his folk material. "Twilight Twilight Nihil Nihil" is an especially unnerving example.



* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: "Inerrant Infallible (Black Ships At Nineveh Or Edom)"

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* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: "Inerrant Infallible (Black Ships At Nineveh Or Edom)"Edom)" uses bagpipes.



* HarshVocals: Very rare, but "She Took Us to the Places Where the Suns Set" uses this trope to terrifying effect.



* OminousLatinChanting: The first two albums use this very effectively to create a DroneOfDread. "Patripassian" uses it to more tranquil and melancholy effect.



* SurrealHorror: Many, among them the Black Ships.

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* SurrealHorror: Many, many examples, among them the Black Ships.Ships. Current 93's music in general carries a hallucinatory, dreamlike feeling, to the point where most of the band's work can be summed up as this trope.
24th Jul '17 11:21:24 PM SinNanna
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* CatsAreMagic: A recurring motif in his lyrics.



* CloudCuckoolander: David Tibet, enormously so.

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* CloudCuckoolander: David Tibet, enormously so.to nearly MadOracle levels.
29th Mar '17 1:32:48 PM MercutioDreams
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Current 93 is an experimental gothic folk band that has been actively recording since 1982. At the helm is David Tibet (né Bunting), who was born in Malaysia from English parents and emigrated to England in his childhood. Originally releasing harrowing {{Industrial}} music, Tibet transitioned to a vein of Neofolk known as Apocalyptic Folk by 1988. He has worked with members of Music/DeathInJune, {{Music/Coil}} and Music/ThrobbingGristle, as well as Creator/ThomasLigotti, Tiny Tim and Shirley Collins. Steven Stapleton of Music/NurseWithWound is also a regular collaborator, appearing on nearly every Current 93 release (and Tibet also regularly appears on Nurse with Wound releases.) Recurring themes of his work include religion (primarily esoteric offshoots of Christianity), mythology, philosophy and nihilism.

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Current 93 is an experimental gothic folk band that has been actively recording since 1982. At the helm is David Tibet (né Bunting), who was born in Malaysia from English parents and emigrated immigrated to England in his childhood. Originally releasing harrowing {{Industrial}} music, Tibet transitioned to a vein of Neofolk known as Apocalyptic Folk by 1988. He has worked with members of Music/DeathInJune, {{Music/Coil}} and Music/ThrobbingGristle, as well as Creator/ThomasLigotti, Tiny Tim and Shirley Collins. Steven Stapleton of Music/NurseWithWound is also a regular collaborator, appearing on nearly every Current 93 release (and Tibet also regularly appears on Nurse with Wound releases.) Recurring themes of his work include religion (primarily esoteric offshoots of Christianity), mythology, philosophy and nihilism.
13th Feb '17 6:36:50 AM SinNanna
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* CloudCuckoolander: David Tibet, enormously so.
2nd Jan '17 9:09:59 PM SinNanna
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* CarefulWithThatAxe: From him and a few of his guests, including Lilith Stapleton, who was at most eight years old at the time.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: From him and a few of his guests, including Lilith Stapleton, who was at most eight years old at the time. "She Took Us to the Place Where the Sun Sets" is a particularly horrific example.



* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: He takes this a bit more literally than most. Promotional releases of "Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain" even opened with the following announcement:

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* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: He takes this a bit more literally than most. Promotional releases of "Aleph ''Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain" Mountain'' even opened with the following announcement:



* {{Gnosticism}}: His main source of inspiration. Robust knowledge of the topic will help greatly with understanding the band's lyrics.



* IAmTheBand: David Tibet ''is'' Current 93, though he has a fairly regular cast of collaborators.



* JumpScare: "She Took Us To The Place Where The Sun Sets" starts with a minute or so of tolling clocks and elegant classical piano, before suddenly exploding into David Tibet's incredibly distorted HarshVocals shouting in a VoiceOfTheLegion. Even if you know it's coming, it can still be terrifying.



* KindHeartedCatLover: David Tibet himself.

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* KindHeartedCatLover: David Tibet himself.himself, to the point where he literally posts pictures of his cats on the band's Facebook page. ''Aww.''



* MoodWhiplash: Frequent and extreme. ''The Inmost Light'' is notable for swinging back and forth between hauntingly beautiful neofolk and terrifying industrial drones with very little warning.



* NightmareFuelColoringBook: The liner notes for ''Black Ships Ate the Sky.''

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* NightmareFuelColoringBook: The liner notes for ''Black Ships Ate the Sky.'''' Many of his more recent album covers also qualify, like ''I Am The Last of All the Fields That Fell''.



** ''Nature Unveiled'' and ''Dogs Blood Rising'' are mostly built around tape collages with David Tibet sometimes providing vocals. Notable samples include [[OminousLatinChanting Gregorian choirs]], [[CreepyChildrenSinging a little girl singing nursery rhymes]], and a man giving a furious TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the listener.



* VillainSong: His are some of the strangest.

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* VillainSong: His are some of the strangest. One notable example is "The Frolic", which is from the perspective of John Doe, the villain in the Thomas Ligotti story the song is named after.



* WorldOfSymbolism

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* WorldOfSymbolismWorldOfSymbolism: Pretty much ''all'' of his lyrics.
29th Aug '16 10:03:09 PM PaulA
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* LongRunner: Tibet's never stopped releasing music since 1982. He once called Steven Stapleton (himself keeping {{Music/NurseWithWound}} going since 1978) the other permanent member of the group.
2nd Jun '16 2:50:25 AM SinNanna
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* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: ''Inerrant Infallible (Black Ships At Nineveh Or Edom)''

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* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: ''Inerrant "Inerrant Infallible (Black Ships At Nineveh Or Edom)''Edom)"



* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: Alternatingly inverted and averted.

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* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: Alternatingly inverted and averted. His music is often panic inducing, but the guy himself is a polite and friendly man who adores cats.



* ViewersAreGeniuses

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* ViewersAreGeniusesViewersAreGeniuses: His work will make a lot more sense if you have a robust knowledge of various occult and esoteric topics.
28th Apr '16 7:32:09 AM aye_amber
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* TheCameo: {{Bjork}} provides backing vocals on the song "Falling".

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* TheCameo: {{Bjork}} Music/{{Bjork}} provides backing vocals on the song "Falling"."Falling."
19th Apr '16 11:59:25 AM InTheGallbladder
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* TheWildHunt: The climax of ''Tamlin'' involves a human ambushing them to take him away.

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* TheWildHunt: The climax of ''Tamlin'' involves a human ambushing them to take him away.away.
* WorldOfSymbolism
13th Mar '16 12:16:53 AM SinNanna
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** Attila Csihar, of Music/{{Mayhem}} and Music/SunnO, has also provided vocals for him live.


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* KindHeartedCatLover: David Tibet himself.
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