Coil ‎– Horse Rotorvator

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Tracklist

The Anal Staircase
Slur
Babylero
Ostia (The Death Of Pasolini)
Herald
Penetralia
Circles Of Mania
Blood From The Air
Who By Fire
The Golden Section
The First Five Minutes After Death

Versions (37)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ROTA 1, ROTA1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album) Force & Form, K.422, Force & Form, K.422 ROTA 1, ROTA1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
none Coil Horse Rotorvator(Cass, Album, Promo) Some Bizzare none UK 1986 Sell This Version
88561-8139-4 Coil Horse Rotorvator(Cass, Album, Promo) Relativity 88561-8139-4 US 1986 Sell This Version
none Coil Horse Rotorvator(Cass, Album, Promo, Smplr, Adv) Not On Label none UK 1986 Sell This Version
ROTA 1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Force & Form, K.422 ROTA 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ROTA 1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, TP) Force & Form ROTA 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ROTA 1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Force & Form ROTA 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
none Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Boudisque none Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
88561-8139-4 Coil Horse Rotorvator(Cass, Album, Dol) Relativity, Some Bizzare 88561-8139-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
DSA 54008 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album) Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'Acier DSA 54008 France 1987 Sell This Version
88561-8139-1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album) Relativity 88561-8139-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
ROTA 1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album) Force & Form, K.422 ROTA 1 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
spv 098008 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album) Recordvox spv 098008 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
88561-8139-1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album) Relativity 88561-8139-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
88561-8139-1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, Gol) Relativity 88561-8139-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
ROTA 1, ROTA1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Force & Form, K.422, Force & Form, K.422 ROTA 1, ROTA1 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
88561-8139-1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, TP) Relativity 88561-8139-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
SA 54008 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, TP) Les Disques Du Soleil Et De L'Acier SA 54008 France 1987 Sell This Version
spv 098008 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Recordvox spv 098008 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
ROTA • CDI Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form ROTA • CDI UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROTA • CDI Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form ROTA • CDI UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROTA • CDI Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form ROTA • CDI UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROTA CD1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE) Some Bizzare ROTA CD1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ROTA CD1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE) Some Bizzare ROTA CD1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ROTA • CD1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE) Some Bizzare ROTA • CD1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
AN-2014 Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova AN-2014 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
Loci CD16, Loci CD 16 Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE, RM) Threshold House, Threshold House Loci CD16, Loci CD 16 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Loci CD16, Loci CD 16 Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE, RM) Threshold House, Threshold House Loci CD16, Loci CD 16 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Loci 16 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Threshold House Loci 16 UK 2001 Sell This Version
spv 098008 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, MP, Unofficial) Recordvox (2) spv 098008 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Loci CD16 Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Threshold House (2) Loci CD16 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
02 Coil Horse Rotorvator(Cass, Album, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Experimental Productions 02 2020 Sell This Version
none Coil Horse Rotorvator (Cass, Album, Unofficial) Stable Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
ROTA • CDI Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album) Force & Form ROTA • CDI UK Unknown Sell This Version
ROTA CD1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, MP) Some Bizzare ROTA CD1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
Loci CD16, Loci CD 16 Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE, RM) Threshold House, Threshold House Loci CD16, Loci CD 16 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Coil Horse Rotorvator(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Total Age rec. none Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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Lucidiot

Lucidiot

August 21, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing Horse Rotorvator, LP, Album, ROTA 1, ROTA1
If anyone would be willing to xerox or photocopy the insert for me I would really appreciate it. Or send me a high resolution scan so I can make one myself. My copy is missing the insert. Will compensate you for your efforts. PM me.
8Eightcoins8

8Eightcoins8

August 4, 2020
referencing Horse Rotorvator, LP, Album, Ltd, Blu, ROTA 1, ROTA1
This may seem like an odd question since I own this edition, but can anyone comment on surface noise?
Mine got a bit of tiny hairline scratches you cant really feel with your fingernail and im wondering if thats causing that (not planning on selling and im luckily perfectly ok if thats the case, so no problem if it is the case) or the pressing is just noisy in general
7empest

7empest

April 25, 2020
referencing Horse Rotorvator, CD, Album, RE, RM, Loci CD16, Loci CD 16
This officially sanctioned 2001 remaster of Coil’s dark, classic, timeless masterpiece suffers horribly from major compression and clipping issues, rendering it far inferior to the original 1988 UK pressing.

Buy the 1988 CD version, not this abortion.
7empest

7empest

April 25, 2020
referencing Horse Rotorvator, CD, Album, RE, ROTA • CDI
The definitive pressing of this dark, classic, timeless masterpiece.

Clearly does not suffer from clipping and compression issues like the horrid 2001 remaster. This is the only CD copy worth owning of this landmark release.
I.dont.knowwhattobuy

I.dont.knowwhattobuy

July 21, 2016
referencing Horse Rotorvator, LP, Album, MP, Unofficial, spv 098008
A little out of tune againts of the original release, is really anoying that "The first minutes after death" appears in the back cover but doesn't in the lp instead, so the only way to enjoy this piece of art called "Horse Rotorvator" is looking for the original pressing besides of these bootlegs.
martinblancmartin

martinblancmartin

May 12, 2015
referencing Horse Rotorvator, LP, Album, MP, Unofficial, spv 098008
i've just received this crap today ; recordvox have to burn in hell .
puppyrevenge-2009

puppyrevenge-2009

May 7, 2014
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Horse Rotorvator, LP, Album, ROTA 1, ROTA1
Will idiots please realise that this is supposed to be reviews of the actual music and not how annoyed they are that they stupidly bought a bootleg LP from another idiot. Don't buy them. Buy the original issues, that's why its all listed. I realise it is thoughtful to make people aware of the quality but that's to be expected and all you have to say is don't buy this its shit. Sellers don't care what they sell and complaining about them on here wont do anything.
The album is awesome by the way
Yage_2097

Yage_2097

April 4, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Horse Rotorvator, CD, Album, RE, RM, Loci CD16, Loci CD 16
The second "real" studio album of these exceptional musicians (when you think of Coil, do you think of music?) represents a mature work in every way. The opener, "Anal Staircase", also available in a slightly different version on a 12'', is already such an emotionally dense work that inevitable images arise in the listeners mind - no mater how you would describe this images, the use of the adjective "beautiful" probably depends on the judgment of individuals. But the consistent break with existing listening habits is why Coil gathered a small but tight-knit community around them. Completists should note that the two B-side tracks of the aforementioned 12" ("Ravenous", and "Blood From the Air" ) are included on this CD (as opposed to the vinyl edition). Without commenting the whole tracklist, the track "Babylero" should be pointed out, which is a sound collage based on a Spanish folk song that continues to drive the concept of "mental images in the head" yet further. As on their debut album (at least the CD edition) this one also includes a song-cover, this time Leonard Cohen's "Who by Fire", which (imho) is inferior to the depressing atmosphere of their "Tainted Love" cover.
But the most fascinating thing about this album is, however, its artistic unity - and that despite the fact that the mentioned "bonus tracks" are not a supplement placed at the end of the CD, but well integrated into the overall concept. With its different view angles musically and lyrically describing the depths of the human soul this album represents a work of a different kind clearly influenced by classic magic(k) and its further development.
Please note that this is by now the only authorized issue of this album. Hopefully it will be reissued by Threshold House soon.
davidghetto

davidghetto

February 27, 2013
edited over 8 years ago
referencing Horse Rotorvator, LP, Album, MP, Unofficial, spv 098008

sincerely I'm not that much satisfied of the sound quality...
Gertie

Gertie

May 11, 2010
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Horse Rotorvator, LP, Album, ROTA 1, ROTA1

In the summer when I was sixteen, I saw Pasolini's film Salo, which, after 25 years, had finally received BBFC certification, allowing it to be shown here in the UK. As I sat in the dimly gaslit Edwardian theatre, waiting for the film to start, I listened to the most incredible baroque-like music infused with an industrial sensibility. A sort of poetic perversity. I'd never heard anything like it and, sitting through one of the most intense film experiences of my life, I couldn't help but keep wondering what I'd heard. It was the perfect marriage to the film's detached observation of the worst of human capabilities, with both explicitly referencing Dante's Inferno. After the film, I found out it was an album called Horse Rotorvator, which the projectionist had put on.

On that day Coil became my new favourite band. Although I cannot say I have an album of theirs I like the most, this is certainly one of their most grabbing works, dark but 'musical' compared to some of their other output. Here, their groundbreaking accomplishment is furnished with lyrics that straddle a range of themes, incorporating mythology and literary references along the way. It stands out as the cutting edge of its time and remains a beautiful achievement. Years after my cinema visit, I saw them play at Hackney's Ocean Club, in 2004, in what turned out to be their penultimate gig. Some time following that, I met a few people who knew Sleazy and Jhon - (specifically, Stephen Thrower's side of the social scene) - and what they've said about the duo has reinforced my understanding that they were genuinely troubled individuals. With Sleazy having made a ton of money from advertising and his video work, the pair always looked to rope in other males into their curious private world of hard substances and sex. Let's not forget that following Jhon's booze-induced death, Sleazy went on to live in southeast Asia, surrounded by boys...