Coil ‎– Horse Rotorvator

Threshold House ‎– Loci CD16, Threshold House ‎– Loci CD 16
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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1 The Anal Staircase 3:57
2 Slur
Backing Vocals – Marc Almond
3 Babylero 0:51
4 Ostia (The Death Of Pasolini)
Arranged By [Strings] – Billy McGee
5 Herald 1:02
6 Penetralia 6:05
7 Ravenous 3:26
8 Circles Of Mania
Brass [Brass Derangements] – Jim Thirlwell*
9 Blood From The Air 5:24
10 Who By Fire
Backing Vocals – Marc AlmondLyrics By – Leonard Cohen
11 The Golden Section
Narrator – Paul Vaughan
12 The First Five Minutes After Death 4:43

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Originally released in 1986.
Recorded in London at Sam Therapy, Paradise, Livingston and Guerilla studios.
Remastered 2001ev.
Made in England.

Catalog number on spine: Loci CD16
Catalog number on CD: Loci CD 16

There is another version of this remastered version possibly manufactured by Hiltongrove Mastering.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021958 410722
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): IMPRESS LOCICD16 01 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): IMPRESS LOCICD16 07 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner ring): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 and 2): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1 and 2): IFPI 04E7

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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
ROTA • CDI Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form ROTA • CDI UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROTA 1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album) Force & Form, K.422 ROTA 1 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
ROTA • CDI Coil Horse Rotorvator(CD, Album, RE) Force & Form ROTA • CDI UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROTA 1 Coil Horse Rotorvator(LP, Album, TP) Force & Form ROTA 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version


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April 4, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
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.