Threshold Archives

Threshold Archives

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Threshold Archives began as a project by Peter Christopherson in 2006. At the time, Peter was involved in many projects that consumed much of his time including Soisong, a re-launched Throbbing Gristle, and The Threshold HouseBoys Choir, in addition to assembling the final Coil album, The New Backwards, and the massive Colour Sound Oblivion box. With the passage of time, intercontinental moves, and record label bankruptcies, many master recordings and artworks were lost, damaged, or degrading.
At the time of his passing in 2010, Peter had only begun to assemble artwork for Threshold Archives releases, but no project was completed. The music was scattered across numerous sources, including DATs, cassettes, Betamax masters, reels, and old computer hard disks with long-outdated and incompatible operating systems. Peter didn’t have time to sort through and identify it all, so he sought help. Discussions and agreements were reached and the blueprints of Threshold Archives were made.
Through the efforts of former Coil members, friends, and family, these collections are finally materializing. The quality of these recordings varies greatly, as does the artwork that was available. Additionally, many previously unreleased songs have no titles available. Coil was Geff (John Balance) and Peter (Sleazy), who presented Coil as a complete experience; song choices, mix, order, cover artwork, layout, live visuals, costumes, guests, etc. Without Balance and Sleaz, there is no official Coil release nor will there ever be again. Nothing that bears the word “Coil” is authorized, official, or sanctioned by Coil, as Coil has ceased to exist.
[Original Press Release, October 2015]
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
T-ARCH 004CD The Angelic Conversation (Instrumental)  album cover Coil The Angelic Conversation (Instrumental)(CD, Album) Threshold Archives T-ARCH 004CD US 2015 Sell This Version
T-ARCH 005CD Panic  album cover Coil Panic(CD, Comp) Threshold Archives T-ARCH 005CD US 2015 Sell This Version
T-ARCH 006CD The Wheel  album cover Coil The Wheel(CD, Comp) Threshold Archives T-ARCH 006CD US 2015 Sell This Version
T-ARCH 007CD The Anal Staircase  album cover Coil The Anal Staircase(CD, Comp) Threshold Archives T-ARCH 007CD US 2015 Sell This Version
T-ARCH 008CD The Consequences Of Raising Hell  album cover Coil The Consequences Of Raising Hell(CD, Comp) Threshold Archives T-ARCH 008CD US 2015 Sell This Version
T-ARCH 009CD Wrong Eye  album cover Coil Wrong Eye(CD, Comp) Threshold Archives T-ARCH 009CD US 2015 Sell This Version
T-ARCH 010CD Windowpane  album cover Coil Windowpane(CD, Comp) Threshold Archives T-ARCH 010CD US 2015 Sell This Version
T-ARCH 011CD The Snow  album cover Coil The Snow(CD, Comp) Threshold Archives T-ARCH 011CD US 2015 Sell This Version

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guetig-gerechtig

guetig-gerechtig

November 3, 2016
I don't want to excoriate the prices, people now ask for. The market dictates prices. But I really wonder about the loosy and bad quality of the manifestation of these CD's. PC would never put out a release in this form. The CD's are packed in cheap papersleeves without any information. Although the sound ist most times great, they look like more worse bootlegs. I wonder about the people, who did that. It seems they never got the idea of Coil. A forgiven chance to make a big thing out of these (mostly) great and sometimes unreleased recordings.
Razielek

Razielek

March 10, 2016
I like to keep my cds in clear plastic envelopes (to avoid dust, water etc). Any advice where could I find one which will match these Coil cds? They are smaller than mini-LP.
da88

da88

February 24, 2016
"In order to continue, however, it is necessary to step away and let someone else take responsibility."
"Someone else" please finally take this responsibility, or please let us know how much time it'll take. Feels like I'm ready to pay these scalpers and opportunists.
strager

strager

February 7, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
I'm honestly borderline livid over the 8 works being available for only two weeks in a handful of places with the plug being pulled with a vague, cryptic and months later still non-updated post to the Brainwashed website on the pending status of their and all other Coil re-issues. Why a test run with the releases actually being available from lower status vendors in October when all the big commercial vendors had the releases slated for November 2015 which made the brief availability a near secret? The stated goal of Threshold Archives was to make all Coil readily available and affordable once and for all and despite their stated protest cautioning to not pay scalpers and opportunists they gave that lot, who were undoubtedly counting on something like this to happen, an ultimate payday with a few of these going for as much as $200 per CD. At least a bit disrespectful to the memories of Christopherson and Balance, especially if they don't give an update very soon as to when we can truly expect the releases to come and halt the greedy desecration currently being done by the vultures' secondhand transactions.
mondofiasco

mondofiasco

January 5, 2016
Does anyone know what is going on with Threshold Archives? The 8 COIL cd's came and went, who knows what the real story is? I have searched for answers and have come up with nothing.
AnnaLogue

AnnaLogue

December 14, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
I love music and I still buy physical releases a lot. I love and adore major parts of Coil's music. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to buy the 8 CDs when they came out a few weeks back. And now those gnomes asking $50 a copy while they paid like $10-14, how lame is that? Is there anybody out there willing to sell copies at a reasonable price?
esoterrestrial

esoterrestrial

November 17, 2015
these are seriously fucking great and i'm so happy this happened.
acoldcell

acoldcell

November 12, 2015
Can't wait for the next round on Black Friday RSD ( at least that's what I've heard) !!! An expanded 2CD Astral Disaster, The Restitution of Decayed Intellegence for the first time on CD, a disc of Soundtrack work, Is Suicide a Solution? + demos, Nasa-Arab + more.........PLUS a re-release of The Moon's Milk Bonus Disc with an extra track from the sessions!!!!!!!! Can't remember if that is all but seems to me that there were going to be 2, 2CD SETS (AD being one of them)...so I think there may be one or 2 more in this next batch!

I just wish I could remember what record store's website I saw this info on....can't find it now for the life of me. So bring on the comments that I'm full of crap, but you'll see soon....
Razielek

Razielek

November 11, 2015
Finally listened to all of them. The music is fantastic. Packaging could be better of course; well, at least we have original artwork, but liner notes, some photos etc wouldn't hurt. Maybe second pressing will be better. We'll see. For now I'm glad to have "something" (8 hours of Coil to listen to!) and hope to see more in the near future.
Lautreamont

Lautreamont

November 11, 2015
With such uninteresting packaging like this where is the incentive to buy? These releases deserve better and hopefully the pressings that follow will do these justice.