Coil ‎– How To Destroy Angels (Remixes And Re-Recordings)

Threshold House ‎– LOCI CD5
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New remixes and recordings of the rare 1984 Coil EP.
Track 6 forms part of the soundtrack of the film "Lumb's Sister".
Cover painting "Fine Balance" 1986 oil and mixed media courtesy of the Richard Salmon gallery.
Made in England

Incidental info:
As on the original CD release, the track "Absolute Elsewhere" is blank - in this case, it is a one second track of silence.

The PDO pressings of this disc may be afflicted with "CD bronzing" and may become unplayable over time.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021958470023
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 021958 470023 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): LOCICD5 10204331 01 & MADE IN THE U.K. BY PDO
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): LOCICD5 10204331 02 &

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May 16, 2004

Although title says it's a remix album of the original EP from 1984, these tracks are more like completely new songs based on the original one. We could hear the same motifs in every one track, but each one of them has its own self. First "Sleeper" is a little miniature, but the next "Remotely" is total opposition - the longest, (17 minutes) true dark and scary ambient. After such nervous experience time for a little relax, but of course relax in Coil style - "Sleeper II" is beautiful and the most calm piece of music on this record. 4th track and antoher contrast - for a change this song is really harsh and disturbing. Samples of swords (which were recorded live for the original EP) really crash our ears. "Dismal Orb" is next part to "Remotely", but better - it's not as scary and tiresome, more mysterious and pleasant. New version of the original track closes this compilation - Steve Stapleton done some good work, bringing it into new dimension without losing magical aftertaste. Trance and ritual.
Whatever this band touches, it turns into gold - this album is far better than original. It contains everything what was and something extra.