Coil

Coil

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Formed in London in 1983 by John Balance as a solo side project to Psychic TV, Coil developed into a full-scale musical group in 1984, when Balance cemented a partnership with Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson. Christopherson had been a founder of Psychic TV and member of Throbbing Gristle. For over twenty years Coil would be at the forefront of European experimentalism and electronic music.
John Balance (1962–2004) died tragically in an accident at his home on November 13th, 2004.
Peter Christopherson decided that, with the passing of John Balance, Coil would not continue.
Peter Martin Christopherson died 24 November 2010 (aged 55).
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Coil Discography

Albums

FFK1 Coil Scatology (Album) Force & Form, K.422 FFK1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
none The New Blockaders / Coil / Vortex Campaign The New Blockaders / Coil / Vortex Campaign - The New Blockaders / Coil / Vortex Campaign (Album) Not On Label none Belgium 1984 Sell This Version
NRC05 Zos Kia / Coil Zos Kia / Coil - Transparent Nekrophile Rekords NRC05 Austria 1984 Sell This Version
none Coil Horse Rotorvator (Album) Force & Form, K.422, Force & Form, K.422 none UK 1986 Sell This Version
LOCI 1, LOCI 2 Coil Gold Is The Metal (With The Broadest Shoulders) (Album, Comp) Threshold House LOCI 1, LOCI 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
none Coil The Side Effects Of Life(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Threshold House none UK 1989 Sell This Version
TORSO CD 181, TORSO CD181 Coil Love's Secret Domain (Album) Torso, Torso TORSO CD 181, TORSO CD181 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
LOCI CD5 Coil How To Destroy Angels (Remixes And Re-Recordings) (Album) Threshold House LOCI CD5 UK 1992 Sell This Version
LOCI CD 4 Coil Stolen And Contaminated Songs (Album) Threshold House LOCI CD 4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Coil Backwards(Cass, S/Sided, Promo, Smplr, Adv) Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
LOCI CD6 Coil The Angelic Conversation (Album) Threshold House LOCI CD6 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ESKATON 007 ELpH vs. Coil ELpH vs. Coil - Worship The Glitch (Album) Eskaton ESKATON 007 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ESKATON 009 Coil Presents Black Light District Coil Presents Black Light District - A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room (Album) Eskaton ESKATON 009 UK 1996 Sell This Version
GRAAL 002LP Coil Musick To Play In The Dark (Album) Chalice GRAAL 002LP UK 1999 Sell This Version
DRUG 8 Coil Astral Disaster (Album) Prescription (UK) DRUG 8 UK 1999 Sell This Version
GRAAL 004LP Coil Musick To Play In The Dark² (Album) Chalice GRAAL 004LP UK 2000 Sell This Version
ESKATON 024 CD, eskaton cd24 Coil Presents Time Machines Coil Presents Time Machines - Coil Presents Time Machines(CD) Eskaton, Eskaton ESKATON 024 CD, eskaton cd24 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ESKATON 20 Coil Queens Of The Circulating Library (Album) Eskaton ESKATON 20 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ESKATON 24 Coil Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil (Album) Eskaton ESKATON 24 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Coil Live in NYC August 18, 2001(CDr + VHS) Mute Elation none US 2001 Sell This Version
none Coil The Remote Viewer (Album) Threshold House none UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Coil Megalithomania!(CDr, Album, Ltd) Threshold House none UK 2003 Sell This Version
ESKATON 034 Coil ANS(CD, Ltd) Eskaton ESKATON 034 UK 2003 Sell This Version
LOCI CD18, loci cd18, loci cd 18 Coil Live One(2xCD, Album) Threshold House, Threshold House, Threshold House LOCI CD18, loci cd18, loci cd 18 UK 2003 Sell This Version
LOCI CD 20, loci cd20 Coil Live Three(CD, Album) Threshold House, Threshold House LOCI CD 20, loci cd20 UK 2003 Sell This Version

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anton.hystrix

anton.hystrix

February 21, 2016
edited 4 months ago
Usually there are situations when I think "This artist should be cool enough to be in my favorites" and after thorough listening of his discography I realize that there were only a couple of good songs that made me want to check the artist. Suddenly Coil became very rare exception from this rule. Knowing their past and knowing some of the old PTV songs I thought there would be the same industrial, strange sound constructions, noizes, and psychedelic voices. But I was totally wrong and they are much better than I expected.

The first song I heard recently was Tainted Love, which was included as a classic track into one of the episodes of Radio Dogma, the podcast hosted by The Black Dog. Something in it hooked me, it was the dark mood and the perfect combination of voice and sound. For now I checked the main albums and I can say that these guys were absolutely good composers. The first two discs could be named "industrial" in some way but there's plenty of amazing dark ambient and more experimental stuff later, the music and the usage of voices became better and better. I also like how the used unusual instruments like didgeridoo. And the best thing was that these guys were always trying to create something new, they were full of ideas. Really enjoyed "Musick To Play In The Dark", we hear the perfect example of voice utilization in "Are You Shivering?", then we fly into something that reminded me of old Tangerine Dream, then something new again, you name it. Highly recommended to all electronic music fans.
Razielek

Razielek

October 13, 2015
guess its happening

http://www.forcedexposure.com/Labels/THRESHOLD.ARCHIVES.UK.HTML

anybody knows more? are they limited? vinyls coming too? etc
Jim13

Jim13

April 8, 2015
BEWARE of an eBay seller named spuppy2491
Has been selling FAKE Coil signatures for years now
Usually they're quite obvious forgeries. But recently he's listed some records on which they appear more believable - though on closer inspection he's just got better at faking them.
knotrice

knotrice

May 8, 2014
goddamn it someone reissue these records, i'm not paying $100+ for the ape of naples
Salem1976

Salem1976

September 27, 2013
These two individuals embody everything true artists are about. They allow you into their world and force you to empathize with them and experience the emotions that went into creating some of the masterpieces they produced. Their passing marks the end of an era for me, but hopefully some of the music that was tucked away will see the light of day. One of my all-time favorite artists.
anarchopirate

anarchopirate

August 14, 2013
Bootlegs of COIL are flourishing in London's second hand record shops under label such as K.422 (2) Force and Form (2) Torso (2)
paulus12xu

paulus12xu

March 16, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
I like cosmic jokes,multiple truths, philosophical constructs and Coil.
paulus12xu

paulus12xu

February 28, 2013
I've enjoyed coil since their first release.and yes sometimes I think they are hilarious in their grand mystical noodling.But the music (not all of it)stands on its own and attempts to transport you to a different place,I appreciate that.I try not to poke holes in other peoples myths,I don't laugh at. but with christian friends though their god is not mine.Peter and Geoff brought something into the world and there's a place for that in my myth
Anthon40

Anthon40

February 10, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
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Moanerman

Moanerman

June 4, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
...and all of a sudden there was Coil. Always one step ahaid, always innovative, always spot on. I hate them because it's so hard to obtain every single record they did, I love them deeply every time I'm able to get one of their albums/singles and I put the needle on the record. Coil got me into industrial, Coil got me into experimental and Coil got me into electronic music with lyrics. Coil made me realize that music and artwork are two unseperable things. Coil gives me shivers, Coil gives me satisfaction, Coil gives me joy and sadness. Coil gave me everything I ever wanted to hear, feel and see in music. R.I.P. John and Sleazy.

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