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Coil (1982–2004) was initially established in London in 1983 as an experimental solo outlet for ex-Psychic TV member John Balance, and became a full-fledged experimental sonic manipulation unit a year later following the arrival of keyboardist / programmer Peter Christopherson (Sleazy), a founder of Psychic TV as well as a member of Throbbing Gristle. After debuting with the 17-minute ritual recording How to Destroy Angels, Balance and Sleazy recruited the aid of Possession’s Stephen Thrower, J.G. “Foetus” Thirlwell, and The Virgin Prunes’ Gavin Friday to record their full-length 1984 bow Scatology, an intense, primal work of sculpted industrial noise thematically devoted to the concepts of alchemy and transmutation.

Coil spent the next period of its existence exploring visual media. In late 1984 they recorded a rendition of Tainted Love (originally recorded by Gloria Jones, but made popular by Soft Cell in the 80s), producing a widely banned, hallucinogenic video clip featuring Marc Almond as the Angel of Death; despite considerable controversy at home, the video ultimately found its way to the archives of the Museum of Modern Art. After spending several years working with filmmaker Derek Jarman on the feature The Angelic Conversation, Coil issued a remixed edition of their soundtrack.

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  • Foresterregn

    представьте Бэланса на фоне берёзок, вместо Есенина, в русской рубахе, и вы поймёте, что это русское всё, родное. [2]

    Yesterday 12:54am Reply
  • Gosha96

    gorgeous

    27 Jul 7:07pm Reply
  • bbbiip

    да, манипулировать сознанием, моим по крайней мере, Джону Бэлансу всё таки удалось. и даже не знаю, хорошо это или плохо, скорее слишком дорого\\ ни одна группа не разрывает мою душу на части настолько сильно

    27 Jul 12:16am Reply
  • cadavreflex

    n.b. - Brikaraya, your avatar is so beautiful.

    26 Jul 5:51pm Reply
  • cadavreflex

    PLEASE VOTE UP for top photo and then also vote all other photos down so the one I prefer gets to the top faster. Thanks for your time; I wish for thee, in token, the most wondrous Sunday.

    26 Jul 5:44pm Reply
  • Brikaraya

    Я хочу плакать под эту музыку.

    24 Jul 8:35pm Reply
  • archon_sound

    Red Skeletons is the best techno-not-techno track ever.

    22 Jul 9:06pm Reply
  • Nimbie

    you may as well listen to the birds

    20 Jul 8:39pm Reply
  • HappiDude

    Someone needs to get their shit together and get this back in print for fucks sake.

    14 Jul 9:35am Reply
  • 40belowsummer

    Congratulations, this artist is really obscure, but what about you - dear listener - do you also have an obscure music taste to survive in our game called Obscure Music Game? Find it out and join us!

    6 Jul 8:28pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    Nat King Coil

    6 Jul 7:48pm Reply
  • somacarcrash

    It began with Remote Viewing? I thought it started with How To Destroy Angels and Scatology? Well technically the New Blockaders/Vortex Campaign split I guess.

    24 Jun 10:00pm Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    Considering it sounds like something straight out of Twin Peaks, I've included the track 'Omlagus Garfungiloops' in my playlist of Lynchian music.

    23 Jun 11:22am Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    Considering it sounds like something straight out of Twin Peaks, I've included the track 'Omlagus Garfungiloops' in my playlist of Lynchian music.

    23 Jun 11:16am Reply
  • Gebrilas

    @ballsackmask go with "The ape of Naples" without hesitation

    13 Jun 9:58am Reply
  • Cheladas

    @ballsackmask - Best album to start with is Dark Adrenaline.

    12 Jun 7:54pm Reply
  • ololoshololosha

    считаю что задача джона бэланса манипулировать сознанием людей посредством музыки весьма оправдана [4]

    10 Jun 6:51pm Reply
  • StBonifacij

    Их музыка сделала меня детиной мемантина

    9 Jun 3:36pm Reply
  • ballsackmask

    Any thoughts on the best album to begin with? Thanks in advance because I probably won't be back to check for replies since I've developed a tragic, premature case of what seems to be ultra-Alzheimer's and quite frankly all instances of memory capacitance have fled the construct. I just ramble on and on and on upon various shoutboxes, eventually crashing to the floor in rare tantric spasms when my body has had enough.

    8 Jun 6:58pm Reply
  • adastra_d

    Да и вообще Завитки - русская группа, представьте Бэланса на фоне берёзок, вместо Есенина, в русской рубахе, и вы поймёте, что это русское всё, родное.

    6 Jun 3:10pm Reply
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