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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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  • Waes-GOD

    Уникальнейшая группа. Каждый альбом как откровение.

    27 Jul 8:29pm Reply
  • Siska_Square

    geck1, ape of naples - один из лучших, но не лучший. На этот альбом обращает внимание большинство, но это не значит, что из-за этого он стал самым охуенным. Как вообще при таком количестве материала можно назвать лучший? И да, это не тот случай, когда все дерьмо, отетотоканорм

    25 Jul 9:14pm Reply
  • ScarletNebula

    So tired of just getting Lacuna Coil when i look this band up.

    25 Jul 10:10am Reply
  • geck1

    ne pizdi ape of naples sami pizdati

    21 Jul 9:41am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    и все-таки, лучшее у них - раннее. поздняя музыка уже как-то морально устарела, что ли.

    21 Jul 1:48am Reply
  • Mufiz

    i think of buttcheeks.

    18 Jul 7:01am Reply
  • Current87


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  • Mufiz

    When you listen to Coil, do you think of music?

    17 Jul 3:06pm Reply
  • CypheroN

    By working the soil, we cultivate the sky. We embrace vegetable kingdom.

    17 Jul 1:51am Reply
  • Mufiz

    Remember to eat your greens.

    16 Jul 2:52pm Reply
  • Spazbagel


    8 Jul 3:51pm Reply
  • cadavreflex

    Humanity is the myth.

    6 Jul 10:22pm Reply
  • BelcantoInTheSp

    Man is the animal

    1 Jul 5:45pm Reply
  • vuzh

    rly missing geff & peter rt now

    28 Jun 3:15am Reply
  • I0000days

    All lyrics of the avant-folk band Big Blood are kinda about Coil I'm not even kidding.

    26 Jun 9:12am Reply
  • Xhi

    just looted the deluxe edition of the remote viewer. the bonus tracks are quite outstanding:

    23 Jun 12:15am Reply
  • Kyonil


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  • HerbDerpton

    Great muse for those late-night butoh quests [9]

    2 Jun 1:43pm Reply
  • PitFiend

    I Just Fucked My Life For Her [3]

    25 May 4:32am Reply
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