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Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starr [Import]

Current 93 Audio CD

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1. A Voice From Catland
2. Steven And I In the Field Of Stars
3. The Teeth Of the Winds Of the Sea
4. 'Moonlight,' You Will Say
5. Into the Bloody Hole I Go
6. The Darkly Spendid World
7. The Cloud Of Unknowing
8. Let Us Go To the Rose
9. All the World Make Great Blood
10. The Great, Bloody, Bruised And Silent Veil Of the World
11. Into the Menstrual Night I Go
12. Dormition And Dominion
13. So: This Empire Is Nothing
14. This Shining Shining World

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Originally released in 1994, Current 93's masterpiece Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre followed the classic Thunder Perfect Mind album and marked another leap forward for the band. Michael Cashmore's gorgeously delicate guitar, augmented by drones, bells, and sound manipulations, help to make this one of C93's most musically hypnotic albums, with David Tibet's vocals and text adding a quietly controlled power and drama virtually unsurpassed in the Current 93 canon.

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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  10 reviews
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my all time favourite record March 28 2002
By Z. Komar - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is, without any doubt, one of the best c93 records. It is incredibly cohesive both in music and quality/imagery of the lyrics (it is said in the liner notes it should be regarded as one piece of music), but it doesn't get even close to being boring at ANY point of the whole recording. Why? Because the substance, the meaning, the point the album develops from the very beginning til the end is extremely powerful, completely focused and vivid. What supports the meaning of the words is incredible passion and enthusiasm of Tibet's vocal which has meaning within itself. You could listen to the WAY he expresses himself without listening to the actual words and actually hear everything. Every little subtlety is there in his voice. Also, his poetry is extremely inspired, it always is, but on this record particularly. The music supports the vocal perfectly. It is consisted of Cashmore's guitar compositions which are really incredible and very effective drones by Steven Stapleton which really do add a surreal and deeper tone to it all, shifting music to some other plane (as if it wasn't shifted already). The drones swirl around Cashmore's guitar and Tibet's voice taking compositions out of time and space. This piece of art is timeless as it deals with things that shall exist as long as there are humans. Do not miss this delicate spiritual experience.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Broken Heart of Man Sept. 24 2001
By "theoryst" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I may be biased toward the calmer Gnostic side of this band. So, please consider that disclaimer when I say this is my favourite piece of Tibet's work to date. What is finished in 'All the Pretty Little Horses' is what starts here.
Heavily Inspired by Pascale and Wain (*again), this album is slow, deliberate, and wide of heart. It is not the rolicking fever of Lashtal and the like. It is internal and lovely.
Enjoy
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most pleasant and thoughtful Aug. 16 2005
By spizzletrunk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is the best cd that has ever been made.

The Broken Heart of Man
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tibet's masterpiece April 23 2004
By Robert E. Murena Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Taking the styles developed on Thunder Perfect Mind which took well-developed folk formats and very lush scores similar to the band Sands, Of Ruine or Some Blazing Star is truly an inspirational and original album which is probably the pinnacle of David Tibets creative talent. Pulling away from his tape loop styles slightly this album mixes the right amount of noise and melody to make it an album that always has great replay value. Owning this album for nearly a decade I never am bored by it and rate highly
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meditative Beauty Oct. 31 2008
By Jonathon M. Rose - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'll start this with saying that I'm relatively new to Current 93, basically meaning I've been listening to them for less than a year and only have this, Soft Black Stars, Sleep..., and Black Ships. Furthermore folk per se isn't really my favorite genre though my tastes are extremely eclectic. I buy a lot of disks so have around 500 disks or so, and though being a Christian I typically hate most Christian music as its puerile poorly written drivel with little to no brains behind it. All this is to say that this is the most beautiful disk I own. Its beauty is not in the typical sense, as Tibet's vocals can be at times very jarring (as in the Miserere section from "Moonlight") but it is aching beautiful in its intensity, and purity and lyric beauty. It's a disk to meditate to, and to quietly think on the ways of God and our own limited understanding of His ways and really of the world as a whole. This is to be taken of course as a whole piece of music, still some pieces stand out. This World Makes Great Blood was an early stand out with its hypnotic chorus and sheer power. For lyric and spiritual beauty I find track XII: Dormition and Dominion hard to top in any way. From the historical references to St. Eustace and the stag to death being over come and the building ending of "Dominion - Father you rule" the power of this piece rarely fails to bring tears to my eyes, its simply gorgeous. So if you want one of the most achingly beautiful and meditatively profound pieces of music of the modern age this album is well worth getting, as are their other albums. Black Ships is of what I own their most intense and driving, but if you want a quite album to meditate and think and feel to, you will find no better album than Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre.
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