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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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  • cadavreflex

    I meant Remote Viewing was where it all began, for me. Did you watch the film I linked? As for the very origin, there is this other song.

    24 Jun 11:09pm 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
  • cadavreflex

    @ballsackmask - Ape of Naples is a good one, but the very best album to start with is where it all began: Remote Viewing.

    13 Jun 5:37pm 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
  • coldcoldcomfort

    раскукарекались тут блеять.

    6 Jun 2:48am Reply
  • Siska_Square

    superanus псевдознаток, иди разбирайся дальше

    4 Jun 7:48pm Reply
  • adastra_d

    не манипулировать, а расширять. не надо делать подмену понятий.

    4 Jun 12:34pm Reply
  • Anlyla

    считаю что задача джона бэланса манипулировать сознанием людей посредством музыки весьма оправдана [3]

    31 May 2:05pm Reply
  • cadavreflex

    My theory is also infinitely beautiful: I have cracked the code of lucifer's vision.

    24 May 10:32pm Reply
  • Foresterregn

    @cadavreflex, at the morning, why? I was saying that i used to get a headache after listening coil. Actually this means "forest rain" but ur theory is interesting.

    20 May 3:03am Reply
  • cadavreflex

    anybody know the original creator of this photo minus the panda? i'm pretty fucking drunk atm and all i can come up with is Angelika Houston.

    20 May 1:38am Reply
  • melodymann

    can't resist

    19 May 9:59pm Reply
  • superanus

    После Scatology всё пошло по пизде

    18 May 3:59pm Reply
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