Durtro announces new releases and reissues

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In a recent mailout, David Tibet has announced the release of Birth Canal Blues Live CD & 12" (with a 3D cover), a 2xCD reissue of Dawn, a 2xCD reissue of Live at Bar Maldoror, a 2xCD reissue of In Menstrual Night, and a purple vinyl repress for Of Rune or Some Blazing Starre. Read on for links to a radio interview with Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound along with The Continuous Accident: an audio/visual collaboration between visual artist/photographer Julia Kramer and Steven Stapleton.

 

Dear all:

Apologies for the impersonal nature of our recent updates, which are due to my overwhelming busyness more than anything else.
I recently spent a couple of weeks in Cairo at the Congress of the International Association of Coptic Studies, and after the Congress spent a few days working in an archive of Coptic manuscripts on the "diplomatic edition" and translation of an apocryphal Christian Coptic text which discusses archangels. I hope that this will be published in an academic journal in due course, perhaps in 2009, as well as perhaps as a small edition published by Coptic Cat.
Beyond that, I have been working on the approval of the mixing for the new AnokPe C93 album, which will be released on December 1, as well as finishing the final pieces for my art exhibition in central London, which opens on November 29. There will be more details on the album and my art show, and the books, catalogue, prints, vinyl and CDs that are being released around it, on the next update which will follow very soon.
I wanted to mention some recent favourites of mine: the self-titled album by Blood Ceremony http://www.myspace.com/bloodceremony on Rise Above records http://www.riseaboverecords.com/ . I also love the new album by Diagonals http://www.myspace.com/diagonalband , also on Rise Above.

Thanks as always for all of your kindness and support.

Love, David+++

HAND-PRINTED BIRTH CANAL BLUES BOOK
BIRTH CANAL BLUE

A beautiful edition of the text of the four sections of David's recent text BIRTH CANAL BLUES has been printed by the Tipoteca Foundation in Cornuda, Italy who also produced the beautiful volume by Pantaleimon, "Peeling Oranges into Flowers".
The book comes in three separate states: 100 copies with a cream cover, 100 copies with a crimson cover, and 20 artist's proofs which all have a drawing by David on the inner verso of the title-page and an inscription.
Each copy of each edition comes with a free copy of the "Birth Canal Blues" live CD (see description of the CD below). Durtro have 75 copies of each of the cream and crimson editions, and 15 copies of the artist's proof with drawing. The cream and crimson editions are £40 each, and the artists's edition is £150, all plus postage and packing. There is no VAT on these books. Publishing date: 25th October 2008. Available for pre-order now.

3D ANOKPE CURRENT 93 'BIRTH CANAL BLUES' LIVE CD
3D ANOKPE CURRENT 93 'BIRTH CANAL BLUES' LIVE CD

CD in jewel-case with a 3D cover photograph of ANOKPE CURRENT 93 by the German photographer Raven and with free 3D viewing glasses. This CD EP features the live version of BIRTH CANAL BLUES from the ROADBURN FESTIVAL IN HOLLAND as part of the April 2008 tour, mixed from the original mulit-track masters. The line-up for the Roadburn show was: David Tibet, Baby Dee, Andrew W.K., Matt Sweeney, William Breeze, Keith Wood, Alex Neilson, Joolie Wood, Andrew Liles, Stephen Emmel and Maja Elliott. This live track is also available on the vinyl edition mentioned below. Only available mailorder from Durtro.com and Jnanarecords.com. £7.50 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing. Release date: 25th October 2008. Available for pre-order now.

3D ANOKPE CURRENT 93 'BIRTH CANAL BLUES' STUDIO/LIVE 12" VINYL

12" black vinyl with a 3D cover photograph of ANOKPE CURRENT 93 by the German photographer Raven and free 3D viewing glasses. One side features the studio version of BIRTH CANAL BLUES previously released on CD, and the other side features the live version of BIRTH CANAL BLUES from the ROADBURN FESTIVAL IN HOLLAND as part of the April 2008 tour. £10 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing. Release date: 25th October 2008. Available for pre-order now.

*ANOKPE CURRENT 93 'BIRTH CANAL BLUES' STUDIO REISSUES FOR UK/EU & NORTH AMERICA*
ANOKPE CURRENT 93 'BIRTH CANAL BLUES' STUDIO REISSUES FOR UK/EU/NORTH AMERICA

This CD, previously only available from Durtro and Jnana mailorder, is now available through Revolver and Southern distribution. The cover has been slightly altered. The original mail-order-only edition had Arabic text on the front of the booklet and English text on the back of the booklet. The UK/EU version now available has English text on the front and French on the back, whilst the North American version has English text on the front and Arabic text on the back. The rest of the booklet is the same, apart from some minor textual changes. The CD disc face on the UK/EU edition has a green globe, and that of the North American edition has a red globe; the mail-order edition had a blue globe. The music on these 2 new editions is identical to that on the previous mail-order version. £7.50 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing. Release date: 25th October 2008. Available for pre-order now.

CURRENT 93 "DAWN" 2CD REISSUE
CURRENT 93

This album is released at the end of October, and consists of the original 2 tracks that made up the original vinyl album , "Great Black Time" and "Maldoror Er Dau∂ur". The CD comes with an 8-page colour booklet featuring some of the original "line-up" of the group. The first 1000 copies come with an extra CD of an Andrew Liles remix of the entire album and are only available mailorder from durtro.com, jnanrecords.com and andrewliles.com. £15 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing.
Release date: 25th October 2008. Available for pre-order now.

CURRENT 93 "LIVE AT BAR MALDOROR" 2CD REISSUE
CURRENT 93

This album is released at the end of October, and consists of the original 2 tracks that made up the original vinyl album, "Alone into the Alone" and "Only Shadows of Hooks". The CD comes with an 8-page colour booklet featuring some of the original "line-up" of the group. The first 1000 copies come with an extra CD of an Andrew Liles remix of the entire album and are only available mailorder from Durtro.com, jnanrecords.com and andrewliles.com. £15 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing. Release date: 25th October 2008. Available for pre-order now.

CURRENT 93 "IN MENSTRUAL NIGHT" 2CD REISSUE
CURRENT 93

This album is released at the end of October, and consists of the original 2 tracks that made up the original vinyl album , "Sucking up Souls" and "To Feed the Moon". The CD comes with an 8-page colour booklet featuring some of the original "line-up" of the group. The first 1000 copies come with an extra CD of an Andrew Liles remix of the entire album and are only available mailorder from Durtro.com, jnanrecords.com and andrewliles.com. £15 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing. Release date: 25th October 2008. Available for pre-order now.

OF RUINE OR SOME BLAZING STARRE VINYL PURPLE REPRESS

400 copies have been pressed in purple vinyl of OF RUINE OR SOME BLAZING STARRE. These are now available on the shop; clear vinyl copies of the edition are also still available. £15 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing.

C93/NATURE UNVEILED SINGLE CD RE-ISSUE

Reissue of Current 93's NATURE UNVEILED without the Andrew Liles re-mixes. The album has been stripped back to its original format of two tracks as it was originally released and has been beautifully re-mastered by Denis Blackham. With 16-page colour booklet containing early photographs of the 'group' members and the original insert material.

1. Current 93 - Ach Golgotha
2. Current 93 - The Mystical Body of Christ in Chorazaim

£12 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing. Release date: 25th October 2008. Available for pre-order now.

C93/DOGS BLOOD RISING SINGLE CD RE-ISSUE

Reissue of Current 93's album DOGS BLOOD RISING without the Andrew Liles re-mixes. The album has been stripped back to its original format of five tracks as it was originally released and has been beautifully re-mastered by Denis Blackham. With 12-page colour booklet containing early photographs of the 'group' members and the original insert material.

1. Christus Christus (The Shells Have Cracked)
2. Falling Back In Fields Of Rape
3. From Broken Cross, Locusts
4. Raio No Terrasu (Jesus Wept)
5 St. Peters Keys All Bloody

£12 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing. Release date: 25th October 2008. Available for pre-order now.

OTHON/DIGITAL ANGEL
OTHON/DIGITAL ANGEL

The long-awaited debut album from the 'enfant terrible' of the alternative music scene is finally here. OTHON's album has an intimate and almost live quality. His compositions--a blend of opera, punk, noise and lyrical romanticism--form a proof of a rich and distinctive musical language.
3 tracks feature Marc Almond on vocals, including a cover of Aleister Crowley's "The Tango Song", the first time this song has ever been released; 1 track features Anok Pe Current 93's David Tibet on vocals, covering Coil's "The Dreamer is still Asleep"; and 4 tracks feature Ernesto Tomasini on vocals.
OTHON has enthused audiences and critics alike with his highly original compositions, intelligent songwriting and virtuosic piano playing. With only a limited self-made CD EP in his back catalogue, OTHON has toured several European cities and has his music performed regularly on both European and American radio shows. His pieces have formed soundscapes for films by Bruce LaBruce and Derek Jarman and he has collaborated with musicians such as Peter Christopherson, the Elysian Quartet (who guest on the album) and Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo.
Available from our shop November 1st 2008. Pre-order your copy now. £12 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing. For more info on Othon: www.othonmataragas.com

CHRIS CONNELLY/FORGIVENESS AND EXILE
CHRIS CONNELLY/FORGIVENESS AND EXILE

This is Chris Connelly's ninth solo album, and the follow up to 2007's critically acclaimed 'THE EPISODES'.
'FORGIVENESS AND EXILE' is again produced by Tim Kinsella and Ben Vida with Chris, and the musicians are the same jazz and improvisational band that played on 'THE EPISODES'. This time, however, the album is strongly augmented with the addition of four of Chris's oldest friends:
* DAVID MILLER (FINI TRIBE)
* SHIRLEY MANSON (GARBAGE)
* DAVID TIBET (CURRENT 93)
* And actress TORRI HIGGINSON (THE ENGLISH PATIENT, STARGATE ATLANTIS)
The album, apart from the opening song 'ARRAN', is basically one long piece divided into sections; an ever changing and evolving meditation on war, displaced peoples, families shattered by corrupt governments, wrongful imprisonments and torture.
This impressionistic view is characterized through improvisation, dramatic change in dynamics, disparate imagery, ruined landscapes and cities illustrated by Connelly's poetry.
The subject matter here is of course extremely dark, and it has not been taken in any way lightly by its author, and in an attempt to move towards easing the plight of the millions of innocent victims the world over, all monies generated by Chris Connelly for this project will go directly to the MARJORIE KOVLER CENTER FOR THE TREATMENT OF SURVIVORS OF TORTURE, providing medical, mental health, emergency and other support services to help torture survivors overcome trauma so that they may start a new life.
Available from our shop now. £12 (inclusive of VAT) plus postage and packing. For more info on Chris Connelly: www.myspace.com/christopherconnelly

STEVEN STAPLETON INTERVIEWED ON RADIO WFMU

An interview with Steven by the lovely Brian Turner of WFMU in New Jersey can be found here:
http://wfmu.org

PANTALEIMON PLAY SHOWS IN SPAIN, NOVEMBER 23RD AND 24TH

The following dates are confirmed

23rd NOVEMBER - BARCELONA
Pantaleimon + James Blackshaw
La [2] de Apolo
Tickets and Info: http://www.sala-apolo.com
21:00h

24th NOVEMBER - VIGO
Pantaleimon + Lightning Bolt
Museo de Arte Contemporánea, MARCO
www.marcovigo.com
tickets: www.caixanova.es
20:30h

PANTALEIMON TRACK FEATURED IN THE LATEST WIRE TAPPER #20

Wire Tapper #20

'At Dawn (Vogel)', the remix by Andrew W.K., is featured on the latest Wire Tapper CD. The CD is free when you buy the latest issue which has RIchie Hawtin on the cover. Go here: www.thewire.co.uk/issues/current

ANDRIA DEGENS NARRATES CAM ARCHER SHORT FILM

Andria has just finished narrating a short for Cam Archer. It will be released on DVD as part of the 10th anniversary of the magazine Cinemad in the USA. More details on this later.

PANTALEIMON REVIEWS

'Tall Trees'
Foxy Digitalis: USA: http://www.aquariusrecords.org

N U R S E W I T H W O U N D A N D J U L I A K R A M E R

THE CONTINUOUS ACCIDENT

An audio visual collaboration from visual artist / photographer Julia Kramer and Steven Stapleton

This collection contains ten 12 " x 16 " archival photographic works and a full length studio album of recently recorded material specific to

THE CONTINUOUS ACCIDENT ( United Dairies U.D.1164 ),unavailable elsewhere, housed in individually crafted handmade gatefold sleeves.

All original artwork, signed and numbered by both artists.

In addition, each set in this collection will also contain an original 12 × 16 inch painting by Steven Stapleton.

Limited to 50 sets.Available now at
www.juliakramer.com
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