lundi 19 mai 2008



Original Issue: 2003 World Serpent (LM 4716)

Margot-meter: 4 moons / 5

Please click here if you want to discover which are the personalities represented on the book cover

Limited edition hardback including CD containing:

Nurse With Wound: Pre-Menstrual Music For Merry Maidens (re-worked tracks: Soliloquy For Lilith, Strange Play Of The Mouth, Sea Armchair, Great Balls Of Fur, Two Shaves And A Shine, The Schmürz, Mummer's Little Weeper, Rock And Roll Station)

Current 93: The Great Bloody and Bruised Veil Of This World, Niemandswasser, In The Heart Of The Wood And What I Found There, The Frolic

Coil: Are You Shivering?, Chaostrophy, Amethyst Deceivers, The Lost Rivers Of London

from SAF Publishing:

Birthed in the fall-out from legendary 'Industrial' units Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV in the late Seventies/early Eighties, David Tibet's Current 93, John Balance and Peter Christopherson's Coil and Steven Stapleton's Nurse With Wound represent the real English underground in all its sexual, cultural and artistic variety. For reasons of social inadequacy, or because their work was deemed too damned perverse, decadent or mad, such artists frequently went unnoticed in their own lifetimes.

For all that, the three groups of friends have maintained a symbiotic, yet uneasy relationship with the mainstream of popular culture, even as their beliefs and practices repel them farthest from it. Their impact goes deeper than is usually acknowledged. Their early pioneering work with samplers, tape loops and electronics has been soaked up and assimilated via the fringes of dance culture and through close friends and collaborators such as Nick Cave, Bjork and Marc Almond, they retain a loose connection to contemporary pop. That said, they'd be the last people to deny that theirs remains very much a secret history. Until now.

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