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26th Nov '17 10:41:03 AM nombretomado
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* {{Gnosticism}}: His main source of inspiration. Robust knowledge of the topic will help greatly with understanding the band's lyrics.
26th Nov '17 2:08:35 AM InTheGallbladder
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* KindHeartedCatLover: David Tibet himself, to the point where he literally posts pictures of his cats on the band's Facebook page. ''Aww.''

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* KindHeartedCatLover: David Tibet himself, to the point where he literally Beyond making them a recurring theme in his work, he's kept several of his own at any given time. He even posts pictures of his cats on them to the band's Facebook page. ''Aww.''



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

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* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: Alternatingly inverted and averted. His music is often can be panic inducing, inducing at times, but the guy himself is a polite and friendly man who adores cats.
26th Nov '17 2:03:03 AM InTheGallbladder
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** "Falling Back in Fields Of Rape" does this rather deliberately--"rape" is also an old term for rapeseed, also known as canola.

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** "Falling Back in Fields Of Rape" does this rather deliberately--"rape" is also an old term archaic shorthand for rapeseed, also known as canola.rapeseed.
26th Nov '17 1:40:53 AM InTheGallbladder
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* CloudCuckoolander: David Tibet, to nearly MadOracle levels.



* HotAsHell: He believes that Satan manifests as beauty of all forms, which is why it tends to be a recurring motif in his art and music.

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* HotAsHell: He believes that Satan manifests as beauty of all forms, which is why it the concept tends to be a recurring motif in his art and music.



* 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.

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* 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. He even gets one last line in after the song has already ended.



* {{Leitmotif}}: Several of the latter day album feature recurring musical motifs.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Several Many albums have one, from chord progressions or instrument parts to lyrics, or even entire songs. ''Black Ships Ate The Sky'' is the most prominent case, featuring nine different renditions of the latter day album feature recurring musical motifs.Methodist hymn "Idumaea."


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* MadOracle: He even [[LampshadeHanging describes himself as one]] during "Black Ships Were Sinking Into Idumaea":
-->And if I make no sense to you\\
Well, I make no sense to me\\
The dreams I have are sticky as dreams\\
That leave trails of words\\
That will mean churches' fall!
26th Nov '17 1:32:45 AM InTheGallbladder
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* AndIMustScream: Discussed frequently during the '90s, usually in relation to Patripassianism (which is the perspective that God, and therefore Jesus, is suffering.)

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* AndIMustScream: Discussed frequently during the '90s, usually in relation to Patripassianism (which is the perspective that God, the Father, the Son, and therefore Jesus, is suffering.the Holy Ghost are aspects of one entity, which suffers.)
1st Nov '17 6:06:52 PM InTheGallbladder
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* Creator/ThomasLigotti shows up at the very end of ''All the Pretty Little Horses'', reading a passage from his story "Les Fleures".
* Shirley Collins speaks a few lines to kick off ''Thunder-Perfect Mind.''
* ''Black Ships Ate The Sky:'' Each version of "Idumaea" is this for the singers, save for Anhoni's (she gets another solo later in the album) and of course David's.

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* ** Creator/ThomasLigotti shows up at the very end of ''All the Pretty Little Horses'', reading a passage from his story "Les Fleures".
* ** Shirley Collins speaks a few lines to kick off ''Thunder-Perfect Mind.''
* ** ''Black Ships Ate The Sky:'' Each version of "Idumaea" is this for the singers, save for Anhoni's (she gets another solo later in the album) and of course David's.
1st Nov '17 6:06:25 PM InTheGallbladder
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* TheCameo: 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".

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* TheCameo: Music/{{Bjork}}(!) provides backing vocals on the song "Falling." "
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Creator/ThomasLigotti shows up at the very end of ''All the Pretty Little Horses'', reading a passage from his story "Les Fleures".Fleures".
* Shirley Collins speaks a few lines to kick off ''Thunder-Perfect Mind.''
* ''Black Ships Ate The Sky:'' Each version of "Idumaea" is this for the singers, save for Anhoni's (she gets another solo later in the album) and of course David's.
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.
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