Music From The Horse Hospital
Details
2002 2xCD UK Pan Durtro PANDURTRO001/PANDURTRO002
1000 In reversable card sleeve
in plastic sleeve
Notes
Originally sold at the Stapleton/Tibet art exhibit at the Horse Hospital museum between April 8th and May 4th of 2002.
Music From The Horse Hospital
Details
2002 CD UK Pan Durtro PANDURTRO001
1000 In reversable card sleeve
in plastic sleeve
iTunes UK Pan Durtro
Track Listing
  1. Music for the Horse Hospital (40:45)
Personnel
Julia Kent
Sleeve Notes
Music for the Horse Hospital
Current Ninety Three
David Tibet . Maja Elliot, Joolie Wood, Julia Kent
April 8 - May 4 2002
Music From The Horse Hospital
Details
2002 CD UK Pan Durtro PANDURTRO002
1000 1000 In reversable card sleeve
in plastic sleeve
Track Listing
  1. Salt (1:01:48)
Personnel
Sleeve Notes
Nurse With Wound . Steven Stapleton . Colin Potter . Sounds from the Horse Hospital
April 8 - May 4 2002.
Notes
Originally sold at the Stapleton/Tibet art exhibit at the Horse Hospital museum between April 8th and May 4th of 2002.
"Salt" was later expanded into the full-length release, Salt Marie Celeste
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Reviews
It's only natural that a gallery filled with the visual art of David Tibet and Steven Stapleton be filled with their audio art as well. This limited edition (1000) set served as the soundtrack for their April 8 - May 4, 2002 exhibition at London's Horse Hospital gallery. Initially it was only available there and through Durtro's online store but it has since filtered down to the usual outlets (though the price point of roughly $45 will undoubtedly dissuade casual fans). The packaging is, unsurprisingly, interesting: a four panel fold-up with dark, white crested ocean waves on the outside and illegible chalk on blackboard writings inside. A six panel insert hides the discs and a Tibet painting underneath. Keeping in mind the background intent of this music helps to appreciate it, but of the two, Current 93 is the most rewarding for attentive listening. Here c93 includes past collaborators Joolie Wood and Maja Elliot as well as Julia Kent of Antony and the Johnsons. Between a spoken "alpha" and "omega", Tibet lays the foundation with a short ebb and flow loop of (presumably harmonium) drone while the three women crest his wave with piano and strings. Despite its nearly 41 minutes, it remains hypnotically tranquil and enthralling. Nurse With Wound, here just Stapleton and Colin Potter (as on the recent 'The Man With the Woman Face'), craft a longer but more minimal piece. It takes several minutes for their dulled roar to fully surface and massage like c93's piece. Change is perceptible - a slowing down, a temporal lengthening of the waves - but it's so gradual and so minute, it might go undetected while perusing the paintings (or anything else).

Mark Weddle
Sunday, 08 September 2002