Durtro Jnana is proud to re-release of one of Current 93's most ambitious and enduring projects: the Inmost Light trilogy.
Originally issued in 1995 as "Hallucinatory Patripassianist Song," this set includes in their entirety the mini-albums Where The Long Shadows Fall, The Stars Are Marching Sadly Home, and the full-length All The Pretty Little Horses. The band at the time of these recordings included David Tibet
, Steven Stapleton
, Michael Cashmore
and Joolie Wood
with guests Nick Cave
, Jhonn Balance
), Andria Degens
) and Shirley Collins contributing vocals.
This series was inspired by visionary painter Louis Wain
and author Thomas Ligotti
(to whom a track is dedicated), nursery sing-songs and Christian heresies, most notably Patripassianism. In Current 93's hands, the traditional lullaby of the album title sparks an explosive torrent of bittersweet childhood memories and apocalyptic prophecies. The musical setting for Tibet's narrative is exquisite -- kaleidoscopic compositions featuring 12-string guitar, piano, string arrangements, flutes, bells, massed drones, children's voices and ecstatic recitations.
Together, the three movements make Inmost Light a powerful and extremely moving listening experience. The three discs have been newly remastered and are housed in a deluxe eight-panel digipack with a twenty-four-page full-color booklet of photos of the group as children, a complete set of lyrics and liner notes.
Where The Long Shadows Fall
1. Where The Long Shadows Fall
2. The Frolic (Excerpt)
All The Pretty Little Horses
1. The Long Shadow Falls
2. All The Pretty Little Horsies
3. Calling For Vanished Faces I
4. The Inmost Night
5. The Carnival Is Dead And Gone
6. The Bloodbells Chime
7. Calling For Vanished Faces II
8. The Frolic
9. The Inmost Light
10. Twilight Twilight Nihil Nihil
11. The Inmost Light Itself
12. All The Pretty Little Horses
14. Les Fleurs (Excerpt)
The Stars Are Marching Home
1. The Stars Are Marching Sadly Home