On May 23, 2008.

On May 23, 2008, “Durtro” label released “Black Ships Ate the Sky”, the 21st Current 93 album.

Personnel:

  • David Tibet – voice, guitars, electric leaking voices passim, mixing
  • Michael Cashmore – guitars, slide guitar, bass guitar
  • Ben Chasny – guitar
  • John Contreras – cello
  • Steven Stapleton – goatheard, mixing
  • Marc Almond – voice
  • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – voice, banjo, tambura
  • Baby Dee – voice, harp
  • Ida Mercer – cello
  • Antony – voice, harp
  • Clodagh Simonds – voice, psaltery, zither, harmonium
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti – voice, musics
  • Chris Carter – musics
  • Andria Degens – voice, appalachian dulcimer, harmonica
  • Shirley Collins – voice
  • Iris Bishop – concertina
  • Amy Phillips – subliminal threnodic voice
  • William Breeze – viola
  • William Basinski – 9.28.82 galaxial compositions
  • Colin Potter – mixing
  • Mark Logan, Al Cisneros, Tina Gordon – astral projection production
  • John Contreras – cello arrangements

Track listing:

  1. Idumea – Marc Almond, Michael Cashmore, Charles Wesley, David Tibet
  2. Sunset (The Death of Thumbelina) – David Tibet, Ben Chasny
  3. Black Ships in the Sky – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  4. Then Kill Cæsar – David Tibet, Ben Chasny
  5. Idumæa – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Charles Wesley
  6. This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  7. The Dissolution of the Boat Millions of YearsDavid Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  8. Idumæa – Baby Dee, Charles Wesley
  9. Bind Your Tortoise Mouth – David Tibet, Ben Chasny
  10. Idumæa – Antony Hegarty, Charles Wesley
  11. Black Ships Seen Last Year South of Heaven – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  12. Abba Amma (Babylon Destroyer) – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore, William Basinski
  13. Idumæa – Clodagh Simonds, Charles Wesley
  14. Black Ships Were Sinking into Idumæa – Part one: David Tibet, Michael Cashmore Part two: Cosey Fanni Tutti, Chris Carter, Charles Wesley
  15. The Beautiful Dancing Dust – David Tibet, Antony Hegarty
  16. Idumæa – Andria Degens, Charles Wesley
  17. Vauvauvau (Black Ships in Their Harbour) – David Tibet, Ben Chasny
  18. Idumæa – David Tibet, Ben Chasny, William Basinski, Charles Wesley
  19. Black Ships Ate the Sky – David Tibet, Charles Wesley
  20. Why Cæsar Is Burning Part II – David Tibet, Michael Cashmore
  21. Idumæa – Shirley Collins, Charles Wesley

 

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