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Nick Cave, TNPs & More On Current 93 LP
Laurie Tuffrey , November 4th, 2013 11:35

Cave, These New Puritans' Jack Barnett, Antony Hegarty, and more announced for new album, due next March

Photograph courtesy of Ruth Bayer

Having announced the release of their new album, The Last Of All The Field That Fell earlier this month, esoteric post-industrial group Current 93 have now revealed details of the guest appearances on the record.

David Tibet has enlisted Nick Cave, Antony Hegarty (both on "voice and voices") and These New Puritans' Jack Barnett for "organ, sound design and voices", as well as The Groundhogs members Tony McPhee and Carl Stokes, avant-garde composer and saxophonist John Zorn and guitarist James Blackshaw, for the record, set for release on March 3 2014 via Tibet's Coptic Cat label.

Tibet will be performing the album at a one-off live show at the Union Chapel in London on February 8 2014, when he'll be joined by a group of special guests, though exactly who that will be is yet to be revealed.

A book of Tibet's lyrics, Sing Omega, is also in the works, with publication details set to be confirmed shortly.

The details came with a statement from the band; anyone fancying a crack at doing some decrypting can read it in full below:

“We are as Linked as Kingdoms to announce more details of the new album, I AM THE LAST OF ALL THE FIELD THAT FELL, and the launch concert on February 8, 2014 for both the album and David’s book of collected lyrics, Sing Omega.

"The album’s full title is I AM THE LAST OF ALL THE FIELD THAT FELL: A CHANNEL.

"My/our/her/his new album is 68, 69, 70 and 71 minutes long. More details on why it may hop and skip different Time to be announced, following Current Future instructions from behind the back of the bars of the BaalStorm PickNick.

"Its RELEASE DATE is February 8, 2014 at the Union Chapel. Its STREET DATE when it will be available in PickNick Emporii everywhere and nowhere is March 3, 2014―two days before my birthday, which gives me time to juggle my Cats before CockCrow..

"Channelling C93 as we sleep and dream and scheme in this LAST OF ALL THE FIELD in the middle of the midden of the Hallowe’en Roman Samphire Empire:

"Jack Barnett: organ, sound design and voices James Blackshaw: bass Ossian Brown: hurdy-gurdy Nick Cave: voice and voices Antony Hegarty: voice and voices Reinier van Houdt: piano Norbert Kox: voices Andrew Liles: electric channel Tony (TS) McPhee: acoustic and electric guitar Jon Seagroatt: bass clarinet and flute Carl Stokes: drums and percussion David Tibet: voice and void Bobbie Watson: voices John Zorn: saxophone

"SING OMEGA PAGES AND RAGES:

The lyric book, Sing Omega, contains 560 pages. Read and Seed.”

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