Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dogs Blood Rising
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest
Classic "Sinister Whimsey for the Wretched" (2*3 ; )
St. Jerome | orange county, USA | 11/23/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A truly brilliant achievement in dark humour and/or audio-gargoylism to scare away the horrorible depending on your sensibilities and sympathies. If you understand the original "goth" resistance to the oppressively normal and boring Reagan/Thatcher-era mainstream (just imagine this as a sound-art installation emitted from the gargoyle on the cover at Sacre Coeur in Paris & you'll get it) and/or all the revelations in Comte de Lautremont's (aka Isadore Ducasse's) Song of Maldoror, then this is NOT to be missed. If you have no idea what any of that meant, or have never read, or even heard of that book, then, well... you SHOULD probably get this and scare yourself into opening your paradigm a wee bit further. While this is the follow-up to the 93rd Current made manifest by David Tibet & fiends (who appear absolutely spectral in the photo-insert, btw) it's really like part II to their brilliant debut-LP Nature Unveiled. They're both worth having around if for no other reason than for playing LOUDLY on Halloween, keeping the neighborhood kids and parents FAR away from your door greedily begging for your hard-earned willa wonka treats. Burn a gnarly candle in your window, sip a german wine and savour the truest interpretation of "the sounds of silence"--yes, the simon & garfunkel tune that is covered in an absolutely unbeatable way concluding this record. 93-93/93."
Classic of Disturbing Music
aberration15 | Greensboro, NC | 01/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't where Amazon found the tracklisting on this page, but it's completely erroneous. That being said, "Dogs Blood Rising" is one of the best pieces of disturbing music on the market. It opens with "Christus Christus" a noisy tape loop with rapidly alternating highs and lows. Next up is "Falling Back in Fields of Rape", combining shouting vocals, feedback, Gregorian chanting, and tape machine hiss to form a lenghty, nightmarish piece of music. Hightening its disturbing quality is the use of the sound of a young girl repeating a nursery rhyme about six minutes in. Also worthy of attention are "Jesus Wept," another lenghty track with intense shouting and "Dogs Blood Rising," a bizzare and ghostly ambient piece. Highly recommended for anyone enjoys C93's early "industrial" period or for anyone into experimental noise recordings."
A true masterpiece
Scott Chandler | Californa | 05/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fresh from the heels of Psychic TV and Current 93's first venture LASHTAL, Dogs Blood Rising is a haunting and emotional journey into what music could and should be. DBR is drastically different from C93's later stuff and more in lines at times with Tibet's and Stephen Stapletons project Nurse With Wound. Each song perfectly leads into the next, lending to the overall theme and tone of the entire work. This is a must have for any serious C93 fan."