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* ReligiousHorror: Many of Tibet's works fall under this; it helps that the religion in question is Gnosticism,


[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c93_colour_00023.jpeg]] Current 93 is an experimental neofolk 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 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 was also a regular collaborator, appearing on nearly every Current 93 release until TheNewTens, when his bandmate Andrew Liles stepped in (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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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c93_colour_00023.jpeg]] Current 93 is an experimental neofolk 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 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 Music/TinyTim and Shirley Collins. Steven Stapleton of Music/NurseWithWound was also a regular collaborator, appearing on nearly every Current 93 release until TheNewTens, when his bandmate Andrew Liles stepped in (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.


** ''Sleep Has His House'' is an album built entirely on this, provided by a harmonium. It even had the additional CD filled with nothing but drones.


[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c93_colour_00023.jpeg]] Current 93 is an experimental neofolk 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 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 was also a regular collaborator, appearing on nearly every Current 93 release until TheNewTens, when bandmate Andrew Liles stepped in (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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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c93_colour_00023.jpeg]] Current 93 is an experimental neofolk 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 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 was also a regular collaborator, appearing on nearly every Current 93 release until TheNewTens, when his bandmate Andrew Liles stepped in (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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** ''Sleep Has His House'' is an album built entirely on this, provided by a harmonium. It even had the additional CD filled with nothing but drones.


[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c93_colour_00023.jpeg]] 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 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 was also a regular collaborator, appearing on nearly every Current 93 release until TheNewTens, when bandmate Andrew Liles stepped in (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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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c93_colour_00023.jpeg]] Current 93 is an experimental gothic folk neofolk 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 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 was also a regular collaborator, appearing on nearly every Current 93 release until TheNewTens, when bandmate Andrew Liles stepped in (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.


[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c93_colour_00023.jpeg]] 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 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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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c93_colour_00023.jpeg]] 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 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 was also a regular collaborator, appearing on nearly every Current 93 release until TheNewTens, when bandmate Andrew Liles stepped in (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.



** ''I Am the Last of All the Field That Fell'' features [[Music/{{Coil}} Ossian Brown]], Tony [=McPhee=], Reiner Van Houdt, Nick Cave, Anhoni, and ''John Zorn.''

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** ''I Am the Last of All the Field That Fell'' features [[Music/{{Coil}} Ossian Brown]], Tony [=McPhee=], Jack Barnett, Reiner Van Houdt, Nick Cave, Anhoni, and ''John Zorn.''

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* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Tends to pop up on occasion, since Tibet's beliefs profess that all dreams, even ones that fall under this category, are the soul's way of communing with God.


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 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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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/c93_colour_00023.jpeg]] 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 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.


* GrowingUpSucks: "The Bloodbells Chime," which offers a good explanation why: You'll never see things the way you did when you were a kid.

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* GrowingUpSucks: "The Bloodbells Chime," which offers a good explanation why: You'll never see things Exaggerated: ''The Inmost Light'' and ''The Light is Leaving Us All'' portray it as the way you did when you were a kid.end of the world.


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

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* OminousLatinChanting: The A recurring motif, most prominent in his first two albums use this very effectively to create a DroneOfDread. "Patripassian" uses it to more tranquil and melancholy effect.''The Inmost Light.''


* 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''.

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* NightmareFuelColoringBook: The A few cases, but 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''.Sky'' stand out for featuring actual childrens' drawings.


* AndIMustScream: Discussed frequently during the '90s, usually in relation to Patripassianism (which is the perspective that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are aspects of one entity, which suffers for all eternity.)

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* AndIMustScream: Discussed frequently during the '90s, usually in relation to Patripassianism (which is the perspective that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are aspects of one entity, which suffers for all eternity.whose eternal fate is this.)


* AndIMustScream: Discussed frequently during the '90s, usually in relation to Patripassianism (which is the perspective that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are aspects of one entity, which suffers.)

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* AndIMustScream: Discussed frequently during the '90s, usually in relation to Patripassianism (which is the perspective that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are aspects of one entity, which suffers.suffers for all eternity.)


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* ChildHater: His work consistently characterizes God as such--in fact, "The Seahorse Rears to Oblivion" suggests the first three things God made were children's crying, a CreepyDoll and a similarly unsettling rocking horse.


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* RuleOfThree: In both his music and his nonmusical writings, he often repeats a single word, phrase, or sentence three times over.


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

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