Thunder Perfect Mind
Details
1992 2x12" UK Durtro DURTRO011
1500 Black vinyl copies in regular sleeve
Lyric sheet
1992 2x12" UK Durtro DURTRO011
200 Black vinyl signed and numbered copies in regular sleeve
Lyric sheet
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. A Beginning
  2. The Descent Of Long Satan And Babylon
  3. A Sadness Song
  4. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead
  5. In The Heart Of The Wood And What I Found There
  6. Mary Waits In Silence [cmedd1160]
Side 2
  1. A Silence Song
  2. A Lament For My Suzanne
  3. Riverdeadbank
  4. All The Stars Are Dead Now
Side 3
  1. Rosy Star Tears From Heaven
  2. When The May Rain Comes [rotorcd0010]
  3. Thunder Perfect Mind I
  4. Thunder Perfect Mind II
Side 4
  1. Hitler As Kalkhi (SDM)
  2. A Sad Sadness Song
Vinyl Etchings
Side 1: ALL THIS WORLD MAKES GREAT BLOOD
Side 2: IN THE HOUSE OF BREATHINGS
Side 3: FOR THE LITTLE SHINING MAN
Side 4: HEBREWS 13:2
Personnel
James Mannox
Douglas P.
Michael Cashmore
James Malindaine-Lafayette
Nick Saloman
Sarah Bradshaw
Karl Blake
Renate Birulf
David Kenny
Sleeve Notes
Thunder Perfect Mind:
Current 93: David Michael Tibet - vocals; Steven Stapleton - guitars, corrugations, vocals, smokes; James Mannox - percussion; Douglas P. - guitars, hand percussions; Joolie Wood - violin, tin whistle, clarinet, recorder; Michael Cashmore - guitars; John Balance - vocals on 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; Rose McDowall - vocals on 'Hitler As Kalki', 'A Sadness Song', 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven', A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', 'When The May Rain Comes' and 'A Lament For My Suzanne'; James Malindaine-Lafayette - harp on 'A Lament For My Suzanne', 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead' and 'Hitler as Kalki'; Nick Saloman - electric dulcimer, acoustic and electric guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Sarah Bradshaw - cello on 'Silence Song'; Karl Blake - bass on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Renate Birulf - vocals on 'Riverdeadbank' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; David Kenny - feefback guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki, harmonic guitar on 'A Lament For My Suzanne' and 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', bass on 'When The May Rain Comes'; Edward Ka-Spel - bells; Shirley Collins - voice on 'A Beginning'.

All music written by Current 93 except 'When The May Rain Comes', which was written by Sand and performed on their superb 'Golem' album. All lyrics by David Tibet except for the afore- mentioned track and the words for 'Thunder Perfect Mind' which was taken from the text of the same name in the Nag Hammadi Codices. This album was mixed by Steven Stapleton, engineered by David Kenny and produced by Steven Stapleton and David Tibet at Topic Studios, London between September 1990 and February 1992. Cover photographs and that of Karl Blake by Ruth Bayer. Artwork by Babs Santini. Cover drawings by David Tibet.

My love and thanks to: James Low, Harry Oldfield, HÖH, Shirley Collins for her unwitting inspiration, C.R. Lama, Debbie Fowler, Yongsou, Yuko, You-Sun, Ayame, Konori, Dido, Ruby, Lilith, Nyida, Thorn, Nadia, Tony, Akiko, Cox, Little Annie, Chris Wallis, and The Bevis Frond for lending me Nick Saloman. Especial thanks to Starfish for all her help with the preparation of this release. The track 'Thunder Perfect Mind' is dedicated to my dear friends Ayame, Konori, Yongsou, You-Sun and Yuko; may they live long and happily. This is the great wheel of birth and death. Tie it up and make of it the True Love Knot. Goodbye and God bless. May all be happy. DMT, London, March 5th 1992

This album was cut by Denis at Porky's and is manufactured and distributed by Alan, Alison and David of World Serpent. My thanks, as always, to all of them.

"The Learned, who strive to ascend into Heaven by means of learning, appear to Children like dead horses, when repelled by the celestial spheres."
William Blake, from A Descriptive Catalogue Of Pictures..., 1809.
Notes
Includes lyrics not reproduced here.
This is the sister to Nurse With Wounds album of the same name.
Thunder Perfect Mind
Details
1992 CD UK Durtro DURTRO011CD
In jewel case
Track Listing
  1. A Beginning (0:44)
  2. The Descent Of Long Satan And Babylon (3:00)
  3. A Sadness Song (4:14)
  4. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead (4:58)
  5. In The Heart Of The Wood And What I Found There (2:50)
  6. Mary Waits In Silence (2:56) [cmedd1160]
  7. A Silence Song (5:27)
  8. A Lament For My Suzanne (4:20)
  9. Riverdeadbank (3:46)
  10. All The Stars Are Dead Now (9:06)
  11. Rosy Star Tears From Heaven (3:06)
  12. When The May Rain Comes (3:23) [rotorcd0010]
  13. Thunder Perfect Mind I (5:05)
  14. Thunder Perfect Mind II (2:21)
  15. Hitler As Kalkhi (SDM) (16:28)
  16. A Sad Sadness Song (6:59)
Personnel
James Mannox
Douglas P.
Michael Cashmore
James Malindaine-Lafayette
Nick Saloman
Sarah Bradshaw
Karl Blake
Renate Birulf
David Kenny
Sleeve Notes
Thunder Perfect Mind:
Current 93: David Michael Tibet - vocals; Steven Stapleton - guitars, corrugations, vocals, smokes; James Mannox - percussion; Douglas P. - guitars, hand percussions; Joolie Wood - violin, tin whistle, clarinet, recorder; Michael Cashmore - guitars; John Balance - vocals on 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; Rose McDowall - vocals on 'Hitler As Kalki', 'A Sadness Song', 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven', A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', 'When The May Rain Comes' and 'A Lament For My Suzanne'; James Malindaine-Lafayette - harp on 'A Lament For My Suzanne', 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead' and 'Hitler as Kalki'; Nick Saloman - electric dulcimer, acoustic and electric guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Sarah Bradshaw - cello on 'Silence Song'; Karl Blake - bass on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Renate Birulf - vocals on 'Riverdeadbank' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; David Kenny - feefback guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki, harmonic guitar on 'A Lament For My Suzanne' and 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', bass on 'When The May Rain Comes'; Edward Ka-Spel - bells; Shirley Collins - voice on 'A Beginning'.

All music written by Current 93 except 'When The May Rain Comes', which was written by Sand and performed on their superb 'Golem' album. All lyrics by David Tibet except for the afore- mentioned track and the words for 'Thunder Perfect Mind' which was taken from the text of the same name in the Nag Hammadi Codices. This album was mixed by Steven Stapleton, engineered by David Kenny and produced by Steven Stapleton and David Tibet at Topic Studios, London between September 1990 and February 1992. Cover photographs and that of Karl Blake by Ruth Bayer. Artwork by Babs Santini. Cover drawings by David Tibet.

My love and thanks to: James Low, Harry Oldfield, HÖH, Shirley Collins for her unwitting inspiration, C.R. Lama, Debbie Fowler, Yongsou, Yuko, You-Sun, Ayame, Konori, Dido, Ruby, Lilith, Nyida, Thorn, Nadia, Tony, Akiko, Cox, Little Annie, Chris Wallis, and The Bevis Frond for lending me Nick Saloman. Especial thanks to Starfish for all her help with the preparation of this release. The track 'Thunder Perfect Mind' is dedicated to my dear friends Ayame, Konori, Yongsou, You-Sun and Yuko; may they live long and happily. This is the great wheel of birth and death. Tie it up and make of it the True Love Knot. Goodbye and God bless. May all be happy. DMT, London, March 5th 1992

This album was cut by Denis at Porky's and is manufactured and distributed by Alan, Alison and David of World Serpent. My thanks, as always, to all of them.

"The Learned, who strive to ascend into Heaven by means of learning, appear to Children like dead horses, when repelled by the celestial spheres."
William Blake, from A Descriptive Catalogue Of Pictures..., 1809.
Notes
Includes lyrics not reproduced here.
This is the sister to Nurse With Wounds album of the same name.
Thunder Perfect Mind
Details
1994 CD UK Durtro DURTRO011CD
In jewel case
Track Listing
  1. A Beginning (0:44)
  2. The Descent Of Long Satan And Babylon (3:00)
  3. A Sadness Song (4:14)
  4. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead (4:58)
  5. In The Heart Of The Wood And What I Found There (2:50)
  6. Mary Waits In Silence (2:56) [cmedd1160]
  7. A Silence Song (5:27)
  8. A Lament For My Suzanne (4:20)
  9. Riverdeadbank (3:46)
  10. All The Stars Are Dead Now (9:06)
  11. Rosy Star Tears From Heaven (3:06)
  12. When The May Rain Comes (3:23) [rotorcd0010]
  13. Thunder Perfect Mind I (5:05)
  14. Thunder Perfect Mind II (2:21)
  15. Hitler As Kalkhi (SDM) (16:28)
  16. A Sad Sadness Song (6:59)
Personnel
James Mannox
Douglas P.
Michael Cashmore
James Malindaine-Lafayette
Nick Saloman
Sarah Bradshaw
Karl Blake
Renate Birulf
David Kenny
Sleeve Notes
Thunder Perfect Mind:
Current 93: David Michael Tibet - vocals; Steven Stapleton - guitars, corrugations, vocals, smokes; James Mannox - percussion; Douglas P. - guitars, hand percussions; Joolie Wood - violin, tin whistle, clarinet, recorder; Michael Cashmore - guitars; John Balance - vocals on 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; Rose McDowall - vocals on 'Hitler As Kalki', 'A Sadness Song', 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven', A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', 'When The May Rain Comes' and 'A Lament For My Suzanne'; James Malindaine-Lafayette - harp on 'A Lament For My Suzanne', 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead' and 'Hitler as Kalki'; Nick Saloman - electric dulcimer, acoustic and electric guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Sarah Bradshaw - cello on 'Silence Song'; Karl Blake - bass on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Renate Birulf - vocals on 'Riverdeadbank' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; David Kenny - feefback guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki, harmonic guitar on 'A Lament For My Suzanne' and 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', bass on 'When The May Rain Comes'; Edward Ka-Spel - bells; Shirley Collins - voice on 'A Beginning'.

All music written by Current 93 except 'When The May Rain Comes', which was written by Sand and performed on their superb 'Golem' album. All lyrics by David Tibet except for the afore- mentioned track and the words for 'Thunder Perfect Mind' which was taken from the text of the same name in the Nag Hammadi Codices. This album was mixed by Steven Stapleton, engineered by David Kenny and produced by Steven Stapleton and David Tibet at Topic Studios, London between September 1990 and February 1992. Cover photographs and that of Karl Blake by Ruth Bayer. Artwork by Babs Santini. Cover drawings by David Tibet.

My love and thanks to: James Low, Harry Oldfield, HÖH, Shirley Collins for her unwitting inspiration, C.R. Lama, Debbie Fowler, Yongsou, Yuko, You-Sun, Ayame, Konori, Dido, Ruby, Lilith, Nyida, Thorn, Nadia, Tony, Akiko, Cox, Little Annie, Chris Wallis, and The Bevis Frond for lending me Nick Saloman. Especial thanks to Starfish for all her help with the preparation of this release. The track 'Thunder Perfect Mind' is dedicated to my dear friends Ayame, Konori, Yongsou, You-Sun and Yuko; may they live long and happily. This is the great wheel of birth and death. Tie it up and make of it the True Love Knot. Goodbye and God bless. May all be happy. DMT, London, March 5th 1992

This album was cut by Denis at Porky's and is manufactured and distributed by Alan, Alison and David of World Serpent. My thanks, as always, to all of them.

"The Learned, who strive to ascend into Heaven by means of learning, appear to Children like dead horses, when repelled by the celestial spheres."
William Blake, from A Descriptive Catalogue Of Pictures..., 1809.
Notes
Includes lyrics not reproduced here.
This is the sister to Nurse With Wounds album of the same name.
Thunder Perfect Mind
Details
2003 2xCD UK Durtro DURTRO069CD
In six panel digipak
Track Listing
Thunder Perfect Mind
  1. A Beginning (0:44)
  2. The Descent Of Long Satan And Babylon (3:00)
  3. A Sadness Song (4:14)
  4. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead (4:58)
  5. In The Heart Of The Wood And What I Found There (2:50)
  6. Mary Waits In Silence (2:56) [cmedd1160]
  7. A Silence Song (5:27)
  8. A Lament For My Suzanne (4:20)
  9. Riverdeadbank (3:46)
  10. All The Stars Are Dead Now (9:06)
  11. Rosy Star Tears From Heaven (3:05)
  12. When The May Rain Comes (3:24) [rotorcd0010]
  13. Thunder Perfect Mind I (5:05)
  14. Thunder Perfect Mind II (2:21)
  15. Hitler As Kalki (SDM) (16:28)
  16. A Sad Sadness Song (4:40)
  17. An Ending (2:21)
The Thunder: Perfect Mind
  1. Suzanne: She And I In Darkness We Lay And Lie (4:26)
  2. Red House (0:28)
  3. Our Lady Of Horsies (6:34)
  4. Anyway, People Die (1:46)
  5. Silence As Christine (2:24)
  6. Maldoror Is Ded Ded Ded Ded (12:10)
  7. They Return To Their Earth (6:18)
  8. In Sadness Sang (4:19)
  9. 'Khor Ba'I Nyes Dmigs* (1:28)
  10. Lament For Her* (3:59)
  11. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead* (6:14)
  12. They Return To Their Earth (For My Christ Thorn)* (6:52)
  13. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead (Rebirth)* (5:43)
Personnel
James Mannox
Douglas P.
Michael Cashmore
James Malindaine-Lafayette
Nick Saloman
Sarah Bradshaw
Renate Birulf
David Kenny
Sleeve Notes
Out-takes from the Thunder Perfect Mind sessions, except * recorded live in Amiens, 15 XII 1990

This is the sister album to Nurse With Wound's album of the same name

Thunder Perfect Mind:
Current 93: David Michael Tibet - vocals; Steven Stapleton - guitars, corrugations, vocals, smokes; James Mannox - percussion; Douglas P. - guitars, hand percussions; Joolie Wood - violin, tin whistle, clarinet, recorder; Michael Cashmore - guitars; John Balance - vocals on 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; Rose McDowall - vocals on 'Hitler As Kalki', 'A Sadness Song', 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven', A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', 'When The May Rain Comes' and 'A Lament For My Suzanne'; James Malindaine-Lafayette - harp on 'A Lament For My Suzanne', 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead' and 'Hitler as Kalki'; Nick Saloman - electric dulcimer, acousitc and electric guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Sarah Bradshaw - cello on 'Silence Song'; Karl Blake - bass on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Renate Birulf - vocals on 'Riverdeadbank' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; David Kenny - feefback guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki, harmonic guitar on 'A Lament For My Suzanne' and 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', bass on 'When The May Rain Comes'; Edward Ka-Spel - bells; Shirley Collins - voice on 'A Beginning'.

All music written by Current 93 except 'When The May Rain Comes', which was written by Sand and performed on their superb Golem album, later reissued by United Durtro as Ultrasonic Seraphim. All lyrics by David Tibet except for the afore- mentioned track and the words for 'Thunder Perfect Mind' the words for which are taken from the text The Thunder: Perfect Mind in the Nag Hammadi Codices. This album was mixed by Steven Stapleton, engineered by David Kenny and produced by Steven Stapleton, David Tibet and Michael Cashmore at Topic Studios, London between September 1990 and February 1992. Cover photograph of David Tibet and Karl Blake by Ruth Bayer. Colour paintings by David Tibet. Cat Drawing by Louis Wain. Statue of Kalki supplied through the kindness of Simon Norris.

The Thunder: Perfect Mind
Tracks 1 to 8 were recorded during the Thunder Perfect Mind sessions but were left off the original album dur to lack of time or because they were an alternative mix that we felt did not fit. All these tracks subsequently appeared on the Emblems and Calling For Vanished Faces compilations, with the exception of 'Red House'. The personnel on these songs is as for the studio album; Rose McDowall is the lead vocal on 'In Sadness Sang'.

Tracks 9 to 13 were recorded at a live show at La Lune des Pirates in Amiens, France on 15 December 1990, and were previously released on the album As The World Disappears... This was the first time that songs from Thunder Perfect Mind were played live. The line-up was David Tibet, Michael Cashmore, Joolie Wood, James Malindaine-Lafayette, and James Mannox.

All songs © David Tibet / Current 93 1991/1992/2003. Copyright control.

Love and thanks to all those who helped with this album. This album is dedicated to Shirley Collins. Especial thanks to Michael Cashmore, Steven Stapleton, Andria Tibette, and Paul Jackson. This album was mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering.

This is the great wheel of birth and death. Tie it up and make of it the True Love Knot. May all be happy. God is Love. David Tibet, August 21, 2003.

"The Learned, who strive to ascend into Heaven by means of learning, appear to Children like dead horses, when repelled by the celestial spheres."
William Blake, from A Descriptive Catalogue Of Pictures..., 1809.
Reviews
Continuing the time-honored tradition of reissuing widely available back albums instead of releasing new music, Current 93 present a remastered, repackaged and expanded 2CD re-release of 1991's Thunder Perfect Mind. In contrast to some recent, mostly pointless rehashes of the back catalog, TPM was due for this treatment, as the original CD issue was poorly mastered. The volume was far too low and the mix lacked punch, inferior to the hard-to-find LP edition. The bonus disc is comprised of TPM-era outtakes, alternate versions and live material. Nearly all of this material can also be found on Emblems: The Menstrual Years and Calling For Vanished Faces, so Current 93 collectors will find very little that is attractive about this package, with the exception of the restored LP cover artwork and the nifty foldout digipack. Of course, the music on Thunder Perfect Mind is nothing less than essential, the first entry in David Tibet's masterful three-album run that also included the classics Of Ruine or Some Blazing Starre and All The Pretty Little Horses. With TPM, David Tibet created his first highly personal tour de force, a sprawling double album that finally gelled all of Tibet's myriad influences - esoteric, lyrical and musical - and represented the very culmination of his promising, though uneven early career. Thunder Perfect Mind is that rare class of albums where every track is a highlight - the crisp medieval balladry and bizarre Gnostic cosmology that comprise "The Descent of Long Satan and Babylon," the melancholic funeral dirge of "A Song for Douglas After He's Dead," the atmospheric gloom of "A Sadness Song" and the swirling, spectral psychedelia of "All The Stars Are Dead Now." The collaborations on TPM are among Current 93's finest: Jhon Balance's vocals on "Rosy Star Tears From Heaven" pushes the track into the kind of Satanic fury previously only heard on Comus' First Utterance, and Bevis Frond's Nick Salomon contributes an electrifying third-eye guitar track to the side-long prophetic Blakean hallucinations of "Hitler as Kalki (SDM)." David Tibet and producer Steven Stapleton transform holophonic krautrocker Sand's skeletal "When The May Rain Comes" into a masterpiece of phased Euro-folk, evoking the wet cobblestones of a half-remembered old-world Berlin. A true rarity in the Current 93 canon, the outtakes from TPM are every bit as good as the album, especially "Maldoror Is Ded Ded Ded Ded" and "They Return To Their Earth" - a pair of stunning tracks that build to a frighteningly cathartic climax. The re-mastering job is admirable, raising the volume and adding dimension to the high and low frequencies, without sacrificing the integrity of the original's fidelity. This is exactly what I hope for when a favorite of mine is re-issued - a superbly realized package that deepens, rather than dilutes my conviction that the album is a classic.

Jonathan Dean
Sunday, 14 December 2003
Thunder Perfect Mind
Details
2005 2xCD CA Durtro Jnana DURTRO JNANA 1979CD
In six panel digipak
2007 iTunes CA Durtro Jnana
Track Listing
Thunder Perfect Mind
  1. A Beginning (0:44)
  2. The Descent Of Long Satan And Babylon (3:00)
  3. A Sadness Song (4:14)
  4. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead (4:58)
  5. In The Heart Of The Wood And What I Found There (2:50)
  6. Mary Waits In Silence (2:56) [cmedd1160]
  7. A Silence Song (5:27)
  8. A Lament For My Suzanne (4:20)
  9. Riverdeadbank (3:46)
  10. All The Stars Are Dead Now (9:06)
  11. Rosy Star Tears From Heaven (3:05)
  12. When The May Rain Comes (3:24) [rotorcd0010]
  13. Thunder Perfect Mind I (5:05)
  14. Thunder Perfect Mind II (2:21)
  15. Hitler As Kalki (SDM) (16:28)
  16. A Sad Sadness Song (4:40)
  17. An Ending (4:40)
The Thunder: Perfect Mind
  1. Suzanne: She And I In Darkness We Lay And Lie (4:26)
  2. Red House (0:28)
  3. Our Lady Of Horsies (6:34)
  4. Anyway, People Die (1:46)
  5. Silence As Christine (2:24)
  6. Maldoror Is Ded Ded Ded Ded (12:10)
  7. They Return To Their Earth (6:18)
  8. In Sadness Sang (4:19)
  9. 'Khor Ba'I Nyes Dmigs* (1:28)
  10. Lament For Her* (3:59)
  11. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead* (6:14)
  12. They Return To Their Earth (For My Christ Thorn)* (6:52)
  13. A Song For Douglas After He's Dead (Rebirth)* (5:43)
Personnel
James Mannox
Douglas P.
Michael Cashmore
James Malindaine-Lafayette
Nick Saloman
Sarah Bradshaw
Renate Birulf
David Kenny
Sleeve Notes
Out-takes from the Thunder Perfect Mind sessions, except * recorded live in Amiens, 15 XII 1990

This is the sister album to Nurse With Wound's album of the same name

Thunder Perfect Mind:
Current 93: David Michael Tibet - vocals; Steven Stapleton - guitars, corrugations, vocals, smokes; James Mannox - percussion; Douglas P. - guitars, hand percussions; Joolie Wood - violin, tin whistle, clarinet, recorder; Michael Cashmore - guitars; John Balance - vocals on 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; Rose McDowall - vocals on 'Hitler As Kalki', 'A Sadness Song', 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven', A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', 'When The May Rain Comes' and 'A Lament For My Suzanne'; James Malindaine-Lafayette - harp on 'A Lament For My Suzanne', 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead' and 'Hitler as Kalki'; Nick Saloman - electric dulcimer, acousitc and electric guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Sarah Bradshaw - cello on 'Silence Song'; Karl Blake - bass on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Renate Birulf - vocals on 'Riverdeadbank' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; David Kenny - feefback guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki, harmonic guitar on 'A Lament For My Suzanne' and 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', bass on 'When The May Rain Comes'; Edward Ka-Spel - bells; Shirley Collins - voice on 'A Beginning'.

All music written by Current 93 except 'When The May Rain Comes', which was written by Sand and performed on their superb Golem album, later reissued by United Durtro as Ultrasonic Seraphim. All lyrics by David Tibet except for the afore-mentioned track and the words for 'Thunder Perfect Mind' the words for which are taken from the text The Thunder: Perfect Mind in the Nag Hammadi Codices. This album was mixed by Steven Stapleton, engineered by David Kenny and produced by Steven Stapleton, David Tibet and Michael Cashmore at Topic Studios, London between September 1990 and February 1992. Cover photograph of David Tibet and Karl Blake by Ruth Bayer. Colour paintings by David Tibet. Cat Drawing by Louis Wain. Statue of Kalki supplied through the kindness of Simon Norris.

The Thunder: Perfect Mind
Tracks 1 to 8 were recorded during the Thunder Perfect Mind sessions but were left off the original album dur to lack of time or because they were an alternative mix that we felt did not fit. All these tracks subsequently appeared on the Emblems and Calling For Vanished Faces compilations, with the exception of 'Red House'. The personnel on these songs is as for the studio album; Rose McDowall is the lead vocal on 'In Sadness Sang'.

Tracks 9 to 13 were recorded at a live show at La Lune des Pirates in Amiens, France on 15 December 1990, and were previously released on the album As The World Disappears... This was the first time that songs from Thunder Perfect Mind were played live. The line-up was David Tibet, Michael Cashmore, Joolie Wood, James Malindaine-Lafayette, and James Mannox.

All songs © David Tibet / Current 93 1991/1992/2003. Copyright control.

Love and thanks to all those who helped with this album. This album is dedicated to Shirley Collins. Especial thanks to Michael Cashmore, Steven Stapleton, Andria Tibette, and Paul Jackson. This album was mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering.

This is the great wheel of birth and death. Tie it up and make of it the True Love Knot. May all be happy. God is Love. David Tibet, August 21, 2003.

"The Learned, who strive to ascend into Heaven by means of learning, appear to Children like dead horses, when repelled by the celestial spheres."
William Blake, from A Descriptive Catalogue Of Pictures..., 1809.
Bandcamp
Гром Совершенный Разум
Details
2006 est. 2xCD RU Durtro Soyuz DSM3387-06
In regular jewel case
Track Listing
Гром Совершенный Разум
  1. Начало (0:45)
  2. Нисшествие сатаны В Силах И Вавилона (3:01)
  3. Песнь Печали (4:14)
  4. Посмертная Песнь Для Дугласа (4:58)
  5. В Сердце Леса И Что Мне Там Открылось (2:50)
  6. Мария Ждет В Молчаньи (2:57) [cmedd1160]
  7. Песнь Тишины (5:27)
  8. Илач По Моей Сюзанне (4:21)
  9. Берегмертвойреки (3:47)
  10. Все Звезды Ныне Мертвы (9:06)
  11. Ясные Звездные Слезы Небес (3:06)
  12. Когда Приходит Майский Дождь (3:24) [rotorcd0010]
  13. Гром Совершенный Разум I (5:05)
  14. Гром Совершенный Разум II (2:21)
  15. Гитлер Как Калки (SDM) (16:28)
  16. Печальная Песнь Печали (4:41)
  17. Законцовка (not listed) (2:21)
Гром: Совершенный Разум
  1. Сюзанна: Мы С Ней Во Тьме Лежим И Лжем (4:26)
  2. Красный Дом (0:29)
  3. Богоматерь Лошадок (6:35)
  4. Как Бы То Ни Было, Люди Смертны (1:46)
  5. Молчание, Явленное В Кристине (2:24)
  6. Мальдорор Мертв Мертв Мертв Мертв (12:11)
  7. Они Возвращаются В Свою Землю (6:18)
  8. В Печали Пропетое (4:20)
  9. Печаль Бытия* (1:28)
  10. Плач По Ней* (4:00)
  11. Посмертная Песнь Для Дугласа* (6:14)
  12. Они Возвращаются В Свою Землю (Ради Моего Христова Тернового Шипа)* (6:52)
  13. Посмертная Песнь Для Дугласа (Возрождение)* (5:44)
Personnel
James Mannox
Douglas P.
Michael Cashmore
James Malindaine-Lafayette
Nick Saloman
Sarah Bradshaw
Renate Birulf
David Kenny
Sleeve Notes
Out-takes from the Thunder Perfect Mind sessions, except * recorded live in Amiens, 15 XII 1990

This is the sister album to Nurse With Wound's album of the same name

Thunder Perfect Mind:
Current 93: David Michael Tibet - vocals; Steven Stapleton - guitars, corrugations, vocals, smokes; James Mannox - percussion; Douglas P. - guitars, hand percussions; Joolie Wood - violin, tin whistle, clarinet, recorder; Michael Cashmore - guitars; John Balance - vocals on 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; Rose McDowall - vocals on 'Hitler As Kalki', 'A Sadness Song', 'Rosy Star Tears From Heaven', A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', 'When The May Rain Comes' and 'A Lament For My Suzanne'; James Malindaine-Lafayette - harp on 'A Lament For My Suzanne', 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead' and 'Hitler as Kalki'; Nick Saloman - electric dulcimer, acousitc and electric guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Sarah Bradshaw - cello on 'Silence Song'; Karl Blake - bass on 'Hitler As Kalki'; Renate Birulf - vocals on 'Riverdeadbank' and backing vocals on 'All The Stars Are Dead Now'; David Kenny - feefback guitar on 'Hitler As Kalki, harmonic guitar on 'A Lament For My Suzanne' and 'A Song For Douglas After He's Dead', bass on 'When The May Rain Comes'; Edward Ka-Spel - bells; Shirley Collins - voice on 'A Beginning'.

All music written by Current 93 except 'When The May Rain Comes', which was written by Sand and performed on their superb Golem album, later reissued by United Durtro as Ultrasonic Seraphim. All lyrics by David Tibet except for the afore-mentioned track and the words for 'Thunder Perfect Mind' the words for which are taken from the text The Thunder: Perfect Mind in the Nag Hammadi Codices. This album was mixed by Steven Stapleton, engineered by David Kenny and produced by Steven Stapleton, David Tibet and Michael Cashmore at Topic Studios, London between September 1990 and February 1992. Cover photograph of David Tibet and Karl Blake by Ruth Bayer. Colour paintings by David Tibet. Cat Drawing by Louis Wain. Statue of Kalki supplied through the kindness of Simon Norris.

The Thunder: Perfect Mind
Tracks 1 to 8 were recorded during the Thunder Perfect Mind sessions but were left off the original album dur to lack of time or because they were an alternative mix that we felt did not fit. All these tracks subsequently appeared on the Emblems and Calling For Vanished Faces compilations, with the exception of 'Red House'. The personnel on these songs is as for the studio album; Rose McDowall is the lead vocal on 'In Sadness Sang'.

Tracks 9 to 13 were recorded at a live show at La Lune des Pirates in Amiens, France on 15 December 1990, and were previously released on the album As The World Disappears... This was the first time that songs from Thunder Perfect Mind were played live. The line-up was David Tibet, Michael Cashmore, Joolie Wood, James Malindaine-Lafayette, and James Mannox.

All songs © David Tibet / Current 93 1991/1992/2003. Copyright control.

Love and thanks to all those who helped with this album. This album is dedicated to Shirley Collins. Especial thanks to Michael Cashmore, Steven Stapleton, Andria Tibette, and Paul Jackson. This album was mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering.

This is the great wheel of birth and death. Tie it up and make of it the True Love Knot. May all be happy. God is Love. David Tibet, August 21, 2003.

"The Learned, who strive to ascend into Heaven by means of learning, appear to Children like dead horses, when repelled by the celestial spheres."
William Blake, from A Descriptive Catalogue Of Pictures..., 1809.