This show was rescheduled from 7th June 2020.
Current 93 is Hallucinatory Cartoonist and Apocalyptic Squatter David Tibet, who has been the only constant in the group, though Steven Stapleton (of Nurse With Wound) has appeared on nearly every Current 93 release. Much of Current 93's early work was similar to late 1970s and early 1980s industrial music: abrasive tape loops, droning synthesizer noises and Tibet's distorted, ranting vocals. Later works found Tibet mostly casting off such trappings in favor of a more organic sound, labeled by some as "apocalyptic folk" music, occasionally featuring his sinister nursery rhyme-influenced singing and primarily acoustic folk-styled music. The later to present-day period of Current 93's recordings increasingly reflect Tibet's interest in Christian mysticism.
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Six Organs of Admittance
Six Organs of Admittance is basically just one man (but what a man!) - Ben Chasny (of Comets On Fire), along with whomever he ropes in for recording or for shows. This man-band started in 1997 when Ben self- released his first LP in an edition of 400, little dreaming that one day Six Organs of Admittance would sell 37 times as many records. It was just something that was destined to happen - but that was the beginning of the happening.
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Krar Collective serve up a colourful feast of mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves based on other-worldly modes and driven by hypnotic rhythms. The traditional acoustic krar lyre associated with the azmari minstrel tradition becomes a gritty, ancient rock guitar. Accompanied just by traditional kebero drums and fronted by stunning vocals, Krar Collective with a minimal line up create a surprisingly full band sound, leading them to be dubbed 'The Ethiopian White Stripes'.
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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
- Shepherds Bush Green
- W12 8TT
- Disabled access:
- Silver Status
Current 93 image © Ruth Bayer