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Hypnopazuzu - Create Christ, Sailor Boy album review

Album Review

Inaugural release by the duo of David Tibet and Youth.

Youth and Tibet first crossed paths on Current 93’s 1984 debut Nature Unveiled, but this first full-blown collaboration has produced something strikingly original. Current 93 fans will be familiar with Tibet’s incantatory style, pitched halfway between speech and singing, which produces monotonous cadences and a build-up of tension without relief, so that even live, it feels like the handbrake is on. Hypnopazuzu is a different proposition, with Tibet opening up his pipes and letting it flow. On Your Eyes In The Skittle Hills, he really goes for the notes, his slightly thin English tones gaining a new level of intensity.

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