ALPHA: THE BOOK:We are OverAllTheMoons to announce details of an imminent anthology by David Tibet, released at the same time, and with the same title, as the new album by Current 93.
The Moons At Your Door, published by the ever-wonderful Strange Attractor Press, is an anthology of the strange fiction and hallucinatory tales that have most moved David, and which have most influenced his work in all Spheres including, of course, Current 93 herself. It brings together unearthly stories by many innovators of the weird, whilst drawing attention to other little-known, and under-represented, scribes of the strange.
The Moons At Your Door collects over 30 of David’s most-loved stories from: Robert Aickman, Algernon Blackwood, DK Broster, AM Burrage, RW Chambers, Aleister Crowley, Sheridan Le Fanu, Elizabeth Gaskell, WW Jacobs, MR James, Vernon Lee, LA Lewis, Thomas Ligotti, Arthur Machen, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Perrault, Thomas De Quincey, Saki, Count Stenbock, Montague Summers, HR Wakefield and Edith Wharton. The volume also has an introduction by David, which includes brief extracts and translations by him from Akkadian, Coptic and Biblical texts, alongside poems and fairy tales that he also loves. The book’s cover features artwork by David in a design by Ania Goszczyńska; the frontispiece also reproduces a painting by David.
The book is published in two editions: a paperback edition of 2,000 copies, available from all Good and Bad bookshops everywhere, and a hardback edition of 500 copies, signed by David, which are available mail-order only from DavidTibet.com and Strange Attractor Press.
The hard-back edition is bound in cloth, with sewn signatures. Approximately 450 pages long, measuring 210mm x 148mm, it has printed endpapers by David, illustrating one of the stories that he has chosen in the book. It also comes with a chapbook of an extra story by Algernon Blackwood, with an illustration by David, and a surprise. These latter two items are only available with the hardback edition.
We will have 100 copies from the hardback edition of 500, and are taking pre-orders now, limited to one copy only per individual. Please note: the book is not published until mid-November, at the same time as the new album by C93. The book costs £30 plus P&P. The paperback edition is not available from us or from Strange Attractor Press.
David writes about the book:
I Fell In Love With The Moons, whom I had heard and seen at my door, when I was just a young boy in Malaysia. I have brought together, in this work, many of the short stories and texts that have made me what I am and what I will be. I have never tired of these works, which still move me profoundly. These are just some of The Moons At My Door. May they soon be At Your Door too.
About the editor, Strange Attractor Press write:
As founder of the Ultimate Hallucinatory SuperGroup Current 93, David Tibet’s work as an artist and songwriter is widely known. His song cycles present a rich vein of ethereal imagery, arcane reference and the supernatural, creating their own sound-worlds of heartfelt and mysterious poignancy. The Moons At Your Door presents both a skeletal key to these domains as well as one small gateway into the world of supernatural fiction.
BETA: THE ALBUM:
THE MOONS AT YOUR DOOR: the new album from The Final Clock Of Haunted Current 93.
Containing 2 long tracks, “The Moons At Your Door” and “There Is A Graveyard That Dwells In Man", this album has been recorded in Music As Ghost and recorded as Music For Ghosts. With cover artwork by David, the album will be released as a single vinyl LP, a single CD in digipak, and in an edition of 93 signed and numbered copies with 2 x 12” records with the obverse of each record screen-printed with artwork by David; additional Ghosts will also accompany the limited edition.
These three items will be added to the shop when we have more details of their arrival times and their prices. More VeryVeryVery SoonSoonSoon.
With Love and Chariots and Moons,