I Have a Special Plan for This World

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"I Have a Special Plan for This World"
Single by Current 93
Released 2000, 2007 rerelease
Format 12" vinyl, CD
Genre Experimental music, Spoken word
Label Durtro

"I Have A Special Plan For This World" is a longform single by the English band Current 93. The lyrics are taken from a poem of the same name by the author Thomas Ligotti and spoken by David Tibet. Additional sound treatments are credited to Current 93. The single was released on limited edition vinyl and CD in 2000 on David Tibet's Durtro label. There was an additional special pressing in February 2007, when three test pressings were made in black vinyl. These featured signed and personalized sleeves with gold ink drawing and hand written labels done in black ink.

Musically, I Have A Special Plan For This World was a temporary return of sorts by Current 93 to their experimental post-industrial roots, using various unconventional musical instruments and techniques (synthesised drones, found sound, a circuit-bent Speak & Spell) while dispensing almost entirely with the minimal acoustic guitar and piano melodies that characterised the group's sound at that point. There was, however, some continuity musically, as the single expanded upon both the nihilistic themes and experimental musical motives which appeared in the Inmost Light trilogy of albums which appeared five years prior.

Track listing[edit]

12" version[edit]

Side A:

  1. "I Have a Special Plan for This World" - 22:00

Side B:

  1. "Excerpts from Bungalow Tapes" - 18:40

CD version[edit]

  1. "I Have a Special Plan for This World" – 22:01