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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

    @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
  • lightsalover

    считаю что задача джона бэланса манипулировать сознанием людей посредством музыки весьма оправдана [2]

    18 May 11:00am Reply
  • cadavreflex

    @Foresterregn, you like the aqua link? at what time of day did you usually notice yourself encountering the past headaches? there is a lost photo that reminds me of your name. the sea is essentially something to swallow.

    17 May 11:55pm Reply
  • cadavreflex

    i wonder if MskLvr's name stands for mask lover, or is it mask lever. i know about my own mask, enough... a flaming crystal crowbar once pried it loose, back in the day. this sudden rush of spoiled blood bloomed so violently forth, screwing up everybody's display through an aeon or two.

    17 May 11:27pm Reply
  • MskLvr_

    Считаю что задача Джона Бэланса, манипулировать сознанием людей посредством музыки, весьма оправдана.

    16 May 11:34am Reply
  • Foresterregn

    @cadavreflex, OK, so now my headaches are gone and i like this one. Does this mean that my acqua or whatever is in order?

    14 May 3:15pm Reply
  • EndorFlame

    "Where are you?" is awesome. So dark and gloomily.

    11 May 10:02am Reply
  • cadavreflex

    93.7% of all headaches are caused from a lack of aqua in teh bodhi. the remaining percentage exists as a broken blood-brain barrier.

    10 May 6:30pm Reply
  • Foresterregn

    Always get a headache and strarted a panik attack, it`s even funny.

    3 May 11:51pm Reply
  • anal-grinder

    n.b. - Dear _________, you can't see me if I can't imagine you.

    3 May 1:18pm Reply
  • anal-grinder

    You will always be the same. [glorious]

    3 May 1:00pm Reply
  • Tuberkulloosi

    "This bestalbum2startwith thing still works, huh?" of course it does. The internet is full of helpful people.

    2 May 1:09pm Reply
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    30 Apr 6:45pm Reply
  • home6alien

    This bestalbum2startwith thing still works, huh?

    29 Apr 6:52pm Reply
  • myonnnnn

    So tired of getting this crap when I look up Lacuna Coil ;(

    28 Apr 11:36pm Reply
  • cadavreflex

    Best album to start with = Silently The Wolves Are Watching.

    27 Apr 3:27pm Reply
  • joklend

    probably Horse Rotorvator, Music to Play in the Dark or Ape of Naples.

    27 Apr 12:51pm Reply
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