Coil Presents Black Light DistrictA Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room

Label:Dais Records – DAIS 114
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Style:Abstract, Experimental, Minimal, Ambient


A1Unprepared Piano
A2Red Skeletons
A3Die Wölfe Kommen Zurück
B1Refusal Of Leave To Land
B2Stoned Circular I
B3Stoned Circular II
C1Green Water
C2Cold Dream Of An Earth Star
D1Blue Rats
D2Scratches And Dust
D3London's Lost Rivers

Companies, etc.



Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text from sticker on shrinkwrap): 669439871331
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Etched): DAIS114 A BONATI MASTERING NYC POP CONCRETE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Etched): DAIS114 B BONATI MASTERING NYC THE LAST SPHINX IN LONDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, Etched): DAIS114 C BONATI MASTERING NYC THERE'LL BE BLUE RATS OVER...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, Etched): DAIS114 D RE2 31354-1(2)- BONATI MASTERING NYC THE WHITE GLYPHS OF DOVER

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Stereo, Clear)EskatonESKATON 009UK1996
A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room (CD, Album)EskatonESKATON 008UK1996
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A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, White)EskatonESKATON 009UK1996
A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Test Pressing, White Label)EskatonESKATON 009UK1996
A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Blue)EskatonESKATON 009UK1996



  • rickmolinaro's avatar
    This is an amazing audiophile pressing. Superb dynamics and soundstage.
    • ryanstratton's avatar
      I love the album. It started out pretty good with sides A and B, side C some noise not the worst. Side D is shit. "London's lost rivers" is ruined by multiple noises throughout. It's a shame because the package is very nice and does a lot of justice to this classic record. All the other coil recent reissues I've gotten have been amazing but this is a big bummer how the fuck do they let this through QC?
      • srkht's avatar
        Edited 3 years ago
        Warning for manual turntable owners: side B has looped line-out groove.
        • 121212's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          I just noticed that Dais Records edited the original thanks list by the artists on their reissues. Boyd Rice, Douglas P. and Michael Moynihan have been deleted. A rather silly move imho.
          • CRUSHTRASH's avatar
            My pressing (black vinyl) had a lot of light surface marks, some were scuffs, some more like fingerprints. None came off after cleaning so these are in the actual surface of the vinyl. However they didn't seem to have much impact audibly on the pressing.
            Side A had one pop pre Track 1, rest of the side fine. Side B slightly off-centre (not audibly) and clean throughout.
            Side C couple pops and some surface noise before end of side that carried on until central groove (which was fine!)
            Side D main problem was quite badly off-centre, so Chalice was a bit more Siderreal than the artist (or Josh) would've intended. Did spoil that track, to be honest. Again some surface noise last minute or so and in lead-out groove. Rest of side clean.

            The vinyl is lightweight (oddly) but mine was pretty flat and no rough/unfinished edges.Side D was the real let-down.
            I've had much worse re surface noise but the marks on all 4 sides (the records come out of the paper inners very easily, so not during extraction) and off-centre stamping are signs of poor manufacturing quality control. Just hope "Musick" yellow vinyl is centred!
            • millow's avatar
              Absolute shite noisy pressing.Buy the CD version instead.What a wasted missed opportunity.


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