The trio of Tibet, Balance, and Haaman debuted in 1983 by recording the single "Lashtah" for Laylah Records
. Until the end of the '80s, Tibet -- utilizing the various lineups -- recorded at a frenetic pace, issuing more than two albums per year for both Laylah
and the Maldoror
label. By the '90s, Tibet's output and style changed slightly: his productivity slowed somewhat, and the sound grew more subdued, encompassing acoustic folk in its most sinister permutations. Productivity picked up in the 2000s with more Current 93 material being recorded and reissued. Tibet also designed a bottle label for the Absinthe liquor company in 2005. 2006 saw the release of both Black Ships Ate the Sky and Sleep Has His House on Durtro Records
, followed by Inmost Light in April 2007. The latter record marked a new direction for C93. In 2009, they released Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain amid a flurry of other activity including Tibet's art exhibitions and touring. Though it kept its mostly acoustic dreamy feel, Tibet expanded his sonic palette and added some real electric, nightmarish rock on this set. Some of its special guests included guitarist James Blackshaw
, Rickie Lee Jones
, and Andrew W.K.
A new Tibet side project, Myninerest was formed with some of Current 93's collaborators including Blackshaw
, and Andrew Liles
. Their debut, Jhonn, Uttered Babylon, was recorded in memory of Jhonn Balance of Coil
and released in 2012.
Current 93, who continued to play live sporadically, returned to recording in 2013. I Am the Last of All the Field That Fell was released in March of 2014. ~ John Bush, Rovi