Dear all of you, dear all of us:
Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year too to all reading this.
I hope and pray and wish that all of your days for the rest of this year, and for the New Year, and forever and ever and ever after, will be peaceful and happy and full of love, even though the darkness is everywhere... As MR James wrote, “What is all this love for if we have to go out into the dark?”
I wanted to give you all some brief details of the upcoming projects that I hope will either appear next year, or be started next year, as well as some updated delivery dates on items that are already for pre-order.
THE MOONS AT YOUR DOOR: OUR HOPE AS TO HOW YOU WILL LISTEN TO IT
The Moons At Your Door was created to be listened to in total darkness and at maximum volume for it to be heard in the manner that we intended it to be heard. If you can do so, we would all be OverMoon, and so will YOU!
C93: THE MOONS AT YOUR DOOR CD & LP STANDARD EDITIONS
These will be arriving on Monday 21 December; they will be packed and sent on the Tuesday and Wednesday, though it is unlikely anyone will receive them before Christmas, alas. Sorry: the factories were insanely busy and their delivery time to us kept skipping into the future.
C93: THE MOONS AT YOUR DOOR 3LP SPECIAL EDITION
We still hope to receive these in the third or fourth week of January. They will be sent out as soon as we receive them. This edition sold out some time ago.
DAVID TIBET: THE MOONS AT YOUR DOOR HARDBACK ANTHOLOGY (STRANGE ATTRACTOR PRESS)
Again, we hope to receive these in the third or fourth week of January, along with the Montague Summers chapbook and the special gift which accompany the hardback. They will be sent out as soon as we receive them.
DAVID TIBET & C93 ENAMEL BADGES REPRESS AND NEW PATCHES
We expect these mid-January.
C93: THUNDER PERFECT MIND 2LP AND SPECIAL EDITION
This has now been beautifully re-mastered by The Bricoleur and sounds Thunderous and Perfect. We expect it to be issued in March or April. There will also be a special edition, of 93 numbered copies, signed by myself and Michael Cashmore, in an elaborate silk-screened sleeve, which comes with an unreleased, and gorgeous, out-take of a song from the album sessions on a lathe-cut 12” record, again cut by The Bricoleur. We will probably add these to the shop in January.
C93: LIVE IN AMIENS IN 1992
At the same time as the Thunder Perfect Mind 2LP is reissued, we will also release a small, numbered 2LP edition of the entire PickNick by C93 in Amiens in 1992, which remains one of our favourite channellings of material from Thunder Perfect Mind. This will be in a silk-screened sleeve, in the same series as C93’s This Ain’t The Summer Of Love live album released earlier this year.
Youth93 & Zu93: TWO NEW ALBUMS
Over the last couple of years, I have also finished two collaborative albums, one with Youth, whose working title is and was HypnoPazūzu,, and one with Zu, whose final title is Mirror Emperor. These will both be released next year on an excellent new label, House Of Mythology, whom I recommend to all. The albums themselves are, I have to say, immaculate, and all those involved, and who have heard them, love them.
C93 CHANNEL NEAR MY HOME FOR MY BIRTHDAY?
C93 had hoped to appear in Hastings for a concert on my birthday, Saturday March 5 but, for various logistical reasons, it was too tight. We are now looking at a late BirthDay party for me in which C93 will PickNick along with me on stage. We have identified the venue, and are in discussion with them presently.
C93 CHANNEL IN EUROPE EVEN IF IT AIN’T A SUMMER OF LOVE
We will soon be announcing a major channelling by C93 in Europe in the summer, curated by David, at which some old friends and one new friend will be appearing. We should be announcing full details in January.
DAVID TIBET & C93 ARCHIVE DISPERSAL
The vast majority of my archive was purchased a few years ago by Cornell University in the USA. I will be selling a lot of the remaining items to free some space in my head, my heart, and my house, and will be announcing how they will be sold on my website. One part of it is already ready to go online, though it won't be on my website.
DAVID’S FORTHCOMING BOOKS
In 2016, I hope to publish the following items: my edition of The Collected Works Of Count Stenbock (in association with Strange Attractor Press) as well as a facsimile reproduction of holograph poems by the Count which has recently been shown to me; a facsimile hardback edition of Thomas Ligotti’s holograph manuscripts (the originals of which are in my own collection) of the stories he wrote for which C93 channelled the music, accompanied by a remastered vinyl release by The Bricoleur of those same recordings (published by The Spheres); the second, and sister, volume to my anthology The Moons At Your Door (again with Strange Attractor Press); and (hopefully) a book of translations from the Coptic on which I have been working (published by The Spheres). There is one other book by me, to be published by another publishing house—one of my favourites!—but I have been told not to mention the title until I deliver the finished text to them. It should be a very beautiful production indeed. And there is another book, connected to me and C93, that will also be published very soon, but again I have to be asked to hold back details until we have a definite publication date.
DAVID TIBET: MORE APOCALYPTIC AND GNOSTIC BALLOONS
I also intend, with Strange Attractor Press, to publish in the next couple of years a book containing a selection of my favourite paintings and drawings from my own artwork. I will soon be sending out another email asking people who have original artwork by me to send me photos of what they have, if they are willing to, so we can see if I have scans of the pieces or if I need to ask the owner to scan the item for me, if they would be so kind.
CHARITY AUCTION FOR THE CELIA HAMMOND TRUST AND ITS CATS AND KITTENS
My friend Martin Priddle has asked several of us to donate signed items to help the wonderful Celia Hammond Animal Trust (CHAT) which rescues and homes cats & kittens in parts of Kent, Sussex and London. They provide low-cost neutering and veterinary treatment in our two London clinics, and also have an animal sanctuary in East Sussex. I will be sending some items in the New Year; at the moment there are signed items by Michael Cashmore, Cyclobe, Little Annie and other musicians.
Apart from the activities and projects mentioned above, I carry on with my Akkadian and Sumerian studies, and continue to work on the new album by C93 with my PickNick Boys and Girls.
Love to you all, whoever you are, and to all of your cats and to all of your seahorses too.