Sunday, December 28, 2008

Coil Live: An archival repost of sorts







1983-08-05
UK-England-London
Magenta Club
A Manifestation of the Will
partial release on [[Transparent (album)Transparent]]


1983-08-24
UK-England-London
Air Gallery
How To Destroy Angels

1983-10-12
UK-England-London
Recession Studios

1983-12-03
Germany-Berlin
Atonal Festival II
partial release on [[Transparent]]

1999-12-14
Germany-Berlin
[[Volksbuehne]]
20' To 2000

2000-04-02
UK-England-London
Royal Festival Hall
Cornucopea
[[Coil Presents Time Machines]]
"Disc A" of [[Live One]]
"Sipping Birdsong Through Bedsprings" is a track from the set not released on Live One, at least to the best of my knowledge. Good, though. Follow the link for a listen.

2000-06-17
Spain-Barcelona
Sonar
"Disc B" of [[Live One]]

2000-09-19
UK-England-London
Royal Festival Hall
Persistence is All


2001-03-25
France-Nantes
Le Lieu Unique

2001-05-30
Belgium-Antwerp
Cultural Center Luchtbal

2001-06-01
Netherlands-Amsterdam
Paradiso
''[[Dutch Radio4 Supplement]]''
aired 2001-06-18

2001-06-03
Germany-Leipzig
[[Wave-Gotik-Treffen]]

2001-08-18
USA-New York-New York City
Irving Plaza
Convergence
[[Live In NYC August 18, 2001]]


2001-09-15
Russia-Moscow
DK Gorbunova
"[[Amethyst Deceivers]]" as a hidden track on [[Moons Milk (In Four Phases)]]
[[Live Two]]
[[Live In Moscow]]

2002-03-30
France-Limoges
John Lennon Municipal Cultural Centre
Artooz Festival


2002-04-02
Belgium-Ghent
Vooruit

2002-04-04
Switzerland-Zürich
Rote Fabrik

2002-04-06
Italy-Bologna
Teatro delle Celebrazioni
[[Live Three]]

2002-04-07
Germany-München
Muffathalle

2002-04-10
Germany-Hamburg
Fabrik


2002-04-12
Germany-Berlin
Volksbühne


2002-04-13
Germany-Glauchau
Alte Spinnerei

2002-04-27
UK-England-London
The Barbican
Play: Game On/Only Connect


2002-06-07
Netherlands-Den Haag
Theater ann het Spui
New Forms III

2002-07-13
Belgium-Dour
Dour Festival

2002-07-26
Italy-Fano
Corte Malatesiana
Il Violino e la Selce

2002-09-26
Russia-Moscow
Tochka
Feelee

2002-09-29
Russia-Kaliningrad
Vagonka Club
Feelee

2002-10-01
UK-England-London
Royal Festival Hall

2002-10-05
Greece-Thessaloniki
Ydrogeios Club


2002-10-12
UK-England-London
Conway Hall
Megalithomania
[[Megalithomania!]]

2002-10-16
Denmark-Copenhagen
Amager Bio
3rd Tsunami/Amager Kulturpunkt

2002-10-17
Norway-Oslo
Betong

2002-10-19
Sweden-Stockholm
Fylkingen

2002-10-21
Finland-Helsinki
Tavastia Klubi

2002-10-24
Poland-Gdansk
St. John's Church

2002-10-25
Poland-Gdansk
St. John's Church

2002-10-26
Poland-Lódz
Centrum Filmowe

2002-10-27
Czech Republic-Prague
Palac Akropolis
partial release on [[Live Four]]

2002-10-29
Austria-Vienna
Flex
partial release on [[Live Four]]

2002-10-30
Austria-Vienna
Spoiler
[[Spoiler Talks DVD Series: Coil]]
interview

2003-04-06
UK-England-Camber
Camber Sands
[[All Tomorrow's Parties (music festival)All Tomorrow's Parties]]
[[...And the Ambulance Died In His Arms]]

2003-05-29
Canada-Montreal
Mutek 2003

2003-06-21
Portugal-Porto
Casa da Música Festival


2003-07-12
UK-Birmingham
Custard Factory
Supersonic Festival

2004-05-23
France-Paris
La Locomotive


2004-05-31
Germany-Leipzig
Wave-Gotik-Treffen


2004-06-03
Netherlands-Amsterdam
Melkweg
Electronation/KinkFM

2004-06-11
Italy-Jesi
Il Violino el la Selce
[[Selvaggina, Go Back Into The Woods]]

2004-07-25
UK-England-London
Ocean

"Broccoli" on the compilation, ''[[Not Alone]]''.

2004-10-23
Ireland-Dublin-Dublin City Hall
Dublin Electronic Arts Festival
Part of "Going Up" on [[The Ape of Naples]]




The above links are for the Coil Live unreleased concerts to which I have access and have posted here on wassonii.
Below are sets available at TheeBradMiller. I have tried to not overlap his posts, but let me know if his links aren't working and I will upload here.
The other unlinked sets are one's to which I do not currently have access. If you have a copy or know where to acquire, please advise.

2001 30 May luchtbal antwerp, belgium
2001 3 june leipzig wave-gotik-treffen
2002 07 26 il violino fano
2002 25 october st john's church
2003 6 april supersonic
2003 29 may mutek

When Colour Sound Oblivion arrives, what is overlapped herein will be removed.
Thanks as always to F and SA for access, and most importantly to Sleazy for permission until an official release arrives.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Threshold HouseBoys Choir 16 April Turino excerpts on YouTube

Aural Pressure's Europe News Page lists this event as
"Peter Christopherson's Threshold House Boys Choir (featuring David Tibet, Ernesto Tomasini, Ivan Pavlov, Othon Mataragas) @ Torino GLBT Film Festival
Ambrosio Cinecafe
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 52
Turin Italy
9.00pm"

IcaroLondon is certainly blessed for posting these. please check out their youtube presence. Thanks as always to F for the hip:)

2 clips from the rehearsal. 3 clips from the performance.

stunning!

p.s.
Zeitgeist Films recently released Glitterbox: Derek Jarman x 4
which includes The Angelic Conversation(original soundtrack:), as well as Blue. I highly recommend this set!









Thursday, November 27, 2008

Threshold HouseBoys Choir Excerpts from Brainwaves

Gods bless UlNiIndustries

I am thankful (also to the inimitable F for hipping me- you are a true childe of the gods:)








Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Threshold Houseboys Choir/CoH...from Russia with Love:)

A great big thank you to FrauSchmerz for taking the time to record and post these awesome offerings. Please take the time to let the good Frau know what a kind thing it is they have done.

More from these glorious musicians and others can be found at the FrauSchmerz link above.

Danke meine Frau!

SoiSong blog lists these as 9 October, while they are posted as 9 September.
Reghardless, awesome.
enjoy!



THBC










CoH










SoiSong



Friday, September 5, 2008

Eine Kleine Burroughs To Spice Up Your Day/Night

Hello Yes Hello.

Too long. My apologies. Too busy, for sure. And so Life, it goes on...

Herein you will find many links regarding William S. Burroughs, some with sound, some with vid, all with some manner of writing from or about Uncle Bill.
Of particular interest:
2 of the pics contain links, one of which is an excellent bbc programme narrated by Laurie Anderson regarding William and his influence upon others. Further infos follow.
The other link is for an excerpt from Real English Tea Made Here. Puertos De Los Santos, to be exact.
Also, follow the Giorno links to UbuWeb archive mp3s. Brilliant.

At any rate, I hope this finds you well and in as good a health as you can muster.

Hello? Yes! hello.




Printed Matter Synopsis
"Real English Tea Made Here is an anthology of the cut-up tapes of William S. Burroughs. Containing rare and unpublished material, of over three hours duration, the collection provides a valuable insight into Burroughs' methodology and constitutes an important document of his expansion from cut-ups on paper to vocal permutations and sonic experimentation.
The tapes curated as Real English Tea Made Here were originally created in Tangier and New York in the early 1960s using reel-to-reel analogue tape, sound-on-sound technology. "
"An invisible hand presses the record button on the radio, then stops: advertisements vying with weather reports for the New York area are intercut with news stories about death in its various forms – murder, plane crashes, foreign wars. Then the low, slow voice intones: ‘Sometimes happens just an old showman smell of sickness in the room Switzerland Panama City machine guns in Baghdad pieces of finance on the afternoon wind.’
Recorded in 1965, the 33-minute ‘Puertos De Los Santos’ is one of the rare and previously unreleased William S. Burroughs cut-up tapes collected on the triple-CD album Real English Tea Made Here. "
"Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted
Laurie Anderson profiles one of the most extraordinary writers and thinkers of the 20th century. William Burroughs was a leading figure of the Beat generation, hugely influential among musicians and artists from the 1970s to the present day and responsible for the dark side of American culture entering mainstream consciousness.
The programme features recordings of Burroughs's spoken word performances over a soundscape of noise and music from artists whom he inspired."



Audio Research Editions


Interesting Archival Entry At Grey Lodge.
UBUWeb Giorno Poetry Systems:

Cut Up Generator

Cut Up Machine

Cut Up Engine

WSB Paris Review Interview

the ghost of william s burroughs

hElLoyeSHeLLo

Sunday, July 6, 2008

SoiSong Live Sugar Factory Amsterdam 24 Mai 2008


Apparently no longer available through KinkFM, this originally aired 25 may 2008 on Kink's X-Rated program and was available for download at their site.
SoiSong's set begins about 8 minutes into the cast.
Enjoy:)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

SoiSong Friday 13 June 2008 Athens Synch 2008

All higher beings please bless exmas2006


SoiSong Synch 2008 part 1



And part 2:



Sweet Goodness.
Also of interest:
on DIME currently vid from SoiSong IKRA

A good father's Day for those in the US:)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

SoiSong IKRA Moscow 28 May YouTube

All thanks and blessings on The Shivering Manatee for the turn on and FXXIII for putting this up.

SoiSong IKRA Moscow 28 May






and this take from leathererror:

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

SoiSong Live At YouTube: Blue @ Festival Futuro Presente

One more request for all the gods blessings on phonecia

I should have seen this one earlier. Oh well. Shortish, but quite nice. The space looks amazing!

SoiSong Blue Soundtrack (partial) Live at Festival Futuro Presente





Details from YouTube post:
"Performance multimediale con omaggio al film "Blue" di Derek Jarman e musica elettronicaIdeazione e realizzazione Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson [Coil, Throbbing Gristle] e Ivan Pavlov [COH]Festival Futuro Presente a Rovereto il 09 maggio 2008"

Please visit phonecia for other fun stuffs in which to get lost:)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Coil At YouTube: Time Machines SONAR 17 June 2000

Well Damn.
All gods please bless eskaton2012, too. (And a big thank you from me:)
Other portions can be found at eskaton2012's site at YouTube as well.
Fucking brilliant!

Coil Time Machines SONAR Barcelona 17 June 2000






Upgraded versions HERE

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Coil related: SoiSong at Youtube (from Amsterdam 24 May 2008)


All gods bless nightwatch01

What a beautiful find. Thanks to The Shivering Manatee for pointing it out.














parts 2-4 of 7
Please goto nightwatch01 (Thank you whomever you are) for all 7 lovely treats.

Also some lovely TG at the above link.


Cheers!

P.S.
Look in the comments for location and directions for audio of this set:)

Coil related at YouTube: TTHBC

All gods bless darkfiles.
Please note and take heed: some imagery that is shown is of a graphic nature, though from a public ceremony.
Listed on YouTube as Coil and taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia. No date.
Addendum: as noted in the comments for this post and also at Brainwashed Coil News from 2006, this was Sleazy's debut of The Threshold Houseboys Choir on 23 December 2005 at a tribute concert for Jhonn Balance.
The Threshold Houseboys Choir Live at YouTube :






Coil at YouTube: ATP

all gods bless zlatnirat.
It's been there for a few months, but 'tis new to me:) (shortish)
Coil at ATP on YouTube:


Friday, May 23, 2008

Coil Live Wave-Gotik-Treffen 31 May 2004

Note: all images from Kleiner Tod
used without permission, but full credit for some of the finer photo documentation found so far of Coil shows able to be posted here.



Now then, it is with GREAT pleasure that I am able to offer here this set from 31 May 2004 at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany.

Coil Live at Wiki has this to say about the 2004 incarnation of Coil:
"In 2004 Coil embarked on their final tour titled "Even An Evil Fatigue"."


I was made aware of this set as torrent in an Anonymous comment left on my post requesting help filling out the Live incarnations of Coil. Well bless my soul if this isn't one hell of an amazing set. Per the original torrent poster's request, I have not converted these to a lossy format, but apple lossless. Sounds TASTY in the ipod, my friends.


"January 19th, 2004
Coil will be performing at the Wave Gotik Treffen festival which takes place in Leipzig, Germany on May 28th to 31st, 2004. Other bands confirmed to appear include Clan of Xymox, Covenant and Suicide Commando, with many more to be announced."




Personnel:


Tracklisting:
01 - The Gimp (Sometimes)
02 - Sex With Sun Ra
03 - Broccoli
04 - All The Pretty Little Horses
05 - (I Can't Get A Word In) Edgeways
06 - Tattooed Man
07 - Teenage Lightning (10th Birthday Version)
08 - Wraiths And Strays
09 - Black Antlers (Where's Your Child?)
Compare this to the Paris set(2004-05-23). I am right now. Very different energies between the shows. I'd love to hear the continuity of this tour if someone knows of the Milkweg show's existence(2004-06-03). For now, though, do your own comparison. I like the acoustic qualities of the room as translated in this recording. Very full. Broccoli. mmm mmm good. Some audience chatter, but not too bad. "At least they have a shower":) Recording ends after last song. I don't know if there was some manner of John saying thank you or such, but I should imagine he did.
Apple Lossless. Broken into 6 parts. All parts required.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Coil Songs Of The Week (SOTW en toto - an addendum/a correction/a completion)








"What were the Songs of the Week? How can I get them?
Song of the Week was a series of MP3 songs given away free from the website. Unfortunately some people decided to abuse that free privilige by redistributing them. That led to people obtaining the songs w/o the disclaimers posted on the site which clearly stated the feature would be removed if people tried to sell the songs on CD-Rs instead of give them away. People are still trying to sell the CD-Rs, so if you see them, denand the songs for free, since they got the songs for free. "






From Wiki:
1. "The Spoiler (LP Version)"
2. "The Wheel (Vocal)" Released on compilation If You Can't Please Yourself You Can't Please Your Soul.
3. "The Anal Staircase (Dionysian Remix)" Released on The Anal Staircase.
4. "The Anal Staircase (Relentless Mix)" Released on compilation Total Volume One.
5. "Keelhauler" Released on The Wheal/Keelhauler.
6. "Is Suicide A Solution" Released on Airborne Bells/Is Suicide a Solution?.
7. "pHILM #1 (vox)" Released on pHILM #1.
8. "Static Electrician" Released on pHILM #1.
9. "Red Scratch" Released on pHILM #1.
10. "Nasa Arab (No Skin (Aural Circumcision))" Released on The Golden Palominos album No Thought, No Breath, No Eyes, No Heart : The Pure Remix EP.
11. "If It Wasn't Wolves, Then What Was It" Released on compilation Treat the Gods As If They Exist.
12. "Gnomic Verses" Released on compilation Interiors.
13. "Blue (Special Alternate Combination Mix)" Exclusive version.
14. "Theme From The Gay Man's Guide to Safer Sex"
15. "Bee Has The Photos" From Backwards demo.
16. "Egyptian Basses" From Backwards demo.
17. "Pre-Original Chaostrophy"
18. "The Dark Age Of Love" featuring Marc Almond
19. "Spastiche" From Backwards demo.
20. "Assassins Of Hakim Bey" Exclusive featuring Bill Laswell and Hakim Bey.
21. "Protection II" Exclusive, original released on Born Again Pagans.
22. "Rush (Black Sun Remix)" Released on Remixes 81 - 04.
23. "Stoned Circular III" Released on Brainwaves.
24. "Journey To Avebury" Released on Brainwaves with longer intro.
25. "Acid Jam (Part 3)"
26. "Acid Jam (Part 2)"


So then. In their released order and in its entirety, here are the Songs Of The Week. Journey here is culled from the Brainwaves Comp, as is SCIII, tho that shouldn't inhibit the integrity.

Sorry for any past confusions. I'll leave the other post up for awhile. That Journey is the one originally released with SOTW, but really there's not much difference.

If there is no notation beside the tracks, they are exclusive to the SOTW series.

Hope all is well. Thanks to F for filling me in and keeping me straight.

For Archival purposes only and to be shared only. These still bear the markings of Jhon.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Astral Disaster on Acme/Prescription (a "repost" of sorts)



Alright, then, a proper treatment to the musicks posted nigh on one year ago, unfortunately under improper labelling and infos. My apologies to anyone offended, my appreciation to all involved, so, without further ado, here then are the infos on Astral Disaster, the Acme/Prescription edition being the one posted here.


Tracks:
The Sea Priestess
Second Son Syndrome
I Don't Want To Be The One
The Avatars
The Mothership And The Fatherland

Personnel
Computer [Macintosh], Cymbal [Finger Cymbals] - Peter Christopherson
Lyrics By, Vocals, Other [Obsidian Mirrors, Scrim Generators] - John Balance
Mellotron, Organ [Hammond], Synthesizer - Thighpaulsandra
Synthesizer [Moog], Other [Thoughtforms] - Drew McDowall
Sitar and Guitar/The Sea Priestess, Guitar I Don't Want To Be The One - Gary Ramon

From Brainwashed:
"Part of a series of 8 releases (each by a different artist) on the Prescription imprint of Acme, a label run by Gary Ramon of the band Sundial. Like all other Prescription releases, this album was limited to 99 copies available only via subscription to the entire series. It's packaged in a plain black sleeve with a title sticker signed and numbered by Balance and Christopherson. It includes an insert with the track listing and release notes, and a piece of handmade artwork in a plastic zip-lock bag."

excerpt from interview with Ramon:
"What was the purpose of the Prescription label limited editions of 99 copies vinyl?
Gary Ramon: Prescription was a good idea, but it eventually became too much after the 2nd series. The idea was to copy the idea of the private pressings phenomenon from the 60s/70s. But to make it different, we got all the artists involved to design the sleeves themselves. I had a studio in London at the time, which was there to help me write and come up with a new Sun Dial album... So we just invited bands down to make albums. In some ways it was a crazy idea and never to be repeated... We had a lot of people asking us to make a 3rd series, but in the end, I found it took too much time. It was a great artistic thing to do but financially a bad move! I'm vaguely thinking of making a 3rd series at some stage, but it would be made in a totally different way -it would have to!"



AD at Discogs

AD at Wiki


From Brainwashed(regarding TH release):
"The songs "The Sea Priestess," "I Don't Want to be the One," and "2nd. Sun Syndrome" have been remixed or extended."MU-UR" is a remix of "The Mothership and the Fatherland.""

from wiki notes(taken from TH release):
"The album is mainly themed on mankind's pollution of the seas for commerce, as exemplified by the lyrics to "MÜ-ÜR". The majority of the album was recorded in an area below the level of the Thames River. "
""Second Son Syndrome" was purposely renamed "2nd Sun Syndrome" on reissue."
The following notes culled from Brainwashed. From John Balance as included in the ThresholdHouse vinyl release of Astral Disaster.

"The Avatars"
The Avatars is a title of a book by one of my favourite mystical poet /writers George Russell who was Irish. He wrote under the name A.E. which was short for AEON. He has writen some of the most inspiring and inspired prose about direct enchantment and trancendental communion with Nature. I mention him in the COIL song Bee-stings (?) when I sing "Don't believe A.E. See for yourselves the summer fields" - A plea for experiential outings, pilgrimages etc. Get out there - Travel! It's in both the journey and the destination...
Jimmy Page once declared he believed Kenneth Anger was an Avatar. A semi-God-form , a pure particular Spirit incarnated on this earth. A view he later renounced when they fell out. I think he was right myself.
The strange sound is a Syrinx sythesiser. A very scarce beast indeed... The track was my attempt to recall vivid childhood memories of when I used to try and sneak downstairs and watch the 'Quatermass' programmes on TV through a gap in the door.
"The Mothership and The Fatherland"
An attempt to explore the cosmic connection between 'flying saucers' and Krautrockery, UFOs and LFOs. Astral Acidity - LSD being a catalyst one supposes. The resultant progeny of the marriage of the two elements results in the birth of the "little lost children" who Kate Bush is singing about for us. The end has John speaking in tongues - Insect jabber.
The whole album really was recorded originally in two days over Samhain (Halloween) in a studio located below the level of the river Thames in ancient Southwark. An area the artist Austin Osman Spare frequented and knew particularly well. The theme of water, the sea, lunar influences again figure deeply in the whole of the album. We redid some of the material at our new studio that has a view of the sea.
Tidal.
Vital.
Lunar.
Tuna.
Tuner.
The inner sleeve photo portraits were taken by Peter Christopherson and John Balance of each other during the total eclipse of the sun. "See the Black Sun Rise...".
"2nd Sun Syndrome"
Loops of anguish caused by the feeling of being a second son in a family lineage. Changed from "son" on the original vinyl release. Now turned and tuned into intergalactic transmissions. Sex with Sun Ra. We have our voice-mail system linked up to SETI main computor - It searches for intelligent life in space while we sleep, in dead time.
"The Sea Priestess"
We thank Frater Purdurabo on the sleeve of the record. This is a magickal name Aleister Crowley used. It means "I will endure". A lot of the lyrics are based on Aleister crowleys own written descriptions of the so called 'obscene' murals on the walls of The Abbey Of Thelema at Cefalu in Sicily. The place still exists. Peter and I made a pilgrimage there last year and while we there discovered a lost painting on an internal door, the door to his own bedroom, the fabled "Chambre de Couchmares". It was a very roughly done Chinese style astral landscapewith waterfalls and pagodas. All what remains of the original murals rediscovered and painstakingly restoredand by Kenneth Anger in the 50's are crumbling and devastatingly beyond restoration now. I spent the day there photographing what remains, bitterly crying at the terrible loss of such a direct and beautiful magickal temple. The rest of the lyrics were written as a result of experiments with a small obsidian scrying mirror. The sub-concious surfacing. Brion Gysin would scry for hours to gain entrance into the place "where light writes in space". Whatever pollutants and poisons Manunkind pours into the seas, they too will endure.
"I don't want to be the one"
I feel like this at times. Reticent and resentful and then, in turn, scared and angry. Overpowered by what visions I have to endure. I've had visions ever since I was a child. They used to overwhelm me so much I used to fight against them. I had no context for them. Now I use them and accept them. Or try to.
"MÜÜR"
Gold, frankincense and MUUR. Balm of the sea. A joinery of MU and UR. MU being a mythical ancient landmass now lying submerged somewhere underneath the Pacific ocean. An Eastern version of Atlantis. UR meaning 'proto' and before now. At the formation of. On saying the word MUUR out loud I believe I am saying one of the first words ever forced out of the throat of man. A Proto-Mantra. The voice is my voice transformed into that of the Sea Priestess.
"It's the sail of the century". I am talking about the shortsighted rape and plunder and poison of the sea for commerce.
"God saved me from drowning, then kicked me to death on the beach".
"The miraculous image of sound washed ashore"
"what's His is History. What's missed is Mystery"

Please note, too, that the TH CD edition is currently up over at Nova-Express so if you haven't already, you can hear the difference.
I do know that Sleazy has the masters for these, so hopefully they will see some manner of release eventually. When that happens, this will be pulled, but until then...
320








Monday, May 12, 2008

Prescription, Amsterdam, Shirt (chagrin:(

Well, I had a request and usually I am unable to fufill such things, but I am able to offer due to the sublime kindness of a most gracious fellow lover of Coil (and double thanks, as you'll see) the Prescription edition of Astral Disaster. Further back in these here postings is the Thresholdhouse edition. ...or so I thought.
I now know for 100% that the edition posted previously at wassonii (as Sleepless from Latvia tried to tell me in the comments) is indeed the Acme/Prescription edition. I'll post the recent acquisition for a little bit here (192)and will update the erroneous post. As always, I mean well, I lay claim to being a fan, but not necessarily to being the most knowledgable fan. Och well, at least there's a lesson learned. Ummm, I guess I'll be needing to hear the TH edition, then, as that's what I thought I was hearing:) Anyway, good infos follow.
This will likely come back into print at some point, so when that happens, I will pull it.
Please read the disclaimer. Grazie.
Oh yes. SOISONG info follows....










The following infos from the Sugar Factory site (follow link in above pic):
"VAL DENHAM feat. OLI NOVADNIEKS ./ dj ./SOISONG ./ live ./
The evening will start of with a new edition of the illustrious Darkness is Enlightning, presenting cutting edge avant garde acts to the Sugar Factory. With earlier editions inviting Psycic TV and Throbbing Gristle, we are very proud to bring Soisong and Val Denham to this edition.SoiSong is a new project by Peter Christopherson ( Coil;Throbbing Gristle) and IvanPavlov ( COH)The two-man show will combine Ivan's uncompromisingly-visceral computer based music with Christophersons decadent, dark and whimsical approach to artificial vocals and „South Seas2 instrumentation...The power and energy of Youth and the Russian Scientific Establishment with the filth, decay and corruption of English Maturity. SoiSong has been brewing for months in the gloomy Soi's, or alley-ways, of Bangkok, the world's most uninhibited Capitol city, where unlocked i-phones, hi-speed broadband, young brown flesh, and indeed Life itself, all come cheap.Val Denham is visual artist from Yorkshire, England. He has done work for (to name a few) Marc Almond, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, The Sword Volcano Complex, and Cyclobe. Always refreshing and unconventional, be prepared for a performance that you will remember."






Follow the link in the shirt to Soisong's blog post regarding merchandize, that shirt and the disc, including other tasty infos;-)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

A Request: Coil Live Shows to which I do not currently have access...


1983.08.24 Air Gallery London
1983.10.12 Recession Studios London

2002.4.4 Rote Fabrik Zurich

2002.7.13 Dour Festival Dour, Belgium

2002.9.26 Tochka, Moscow

2002.9.29 Vagonka Club Kaliningrad

2002.10.16 Amager Bio Copenhagen, Denmark

2002.10.19 Fylkingen Stockholm
2002.10.30 Spoiler Talks DVD Series: Coil interview Vienna
January 20th, 2003
Spoiler - a "globally unique platform for electronic popular culture" located in Vienna, Austria - have teamed up with Subetage Records to release a series of DVDs featuring recordings of the lectures & workshops that they have been holding since last September. Included in this series is a two hour recording of COIL's appearance there on October 30th, 2002.
There is a catch, however: Each DVD is limited to a single copy which can be borrowed free of charge from the Spoiler library. Spoiler and their library can be found at Museumsplatz 1 in Vienna.
wassonii note: as such this is still "in print" and I encourage anyone able to to check this out)

2004.6.3 Melkweg Amsterdam

2004.10.23 Dublin

The following is all I could find from the Fylkingen show:




Anarcocks have pics from some of the sets in 2002.
Any help obtaining audio files of these for either personal or posting purposes will be greatly appreciated!

Coil Live at Wiki
Coil Live at Wassonii
Coil Live at Because God Told Me To Do It

Among the official releases, those posted here and those posted at Because God Told Me To Do It, I believe the above to be the missing pieces. Holler, though, if I am incorrect. (Which I sometimes am:)

The Lepore Extrusion cd extras





excerpt from "Is Evolution Evil?:
Surgical Transformations as the New Punk Aesthetic in the 21st Century"

by Daniel McKernan:
"Our human form is becoming modified to the point of no return.
The traditional definition of form according to Webster’s Dictionary is
“the nature, structure, or essence of a thing, considered apart from its content,
color, texture, or composition.” On the other hand, Henri Bergson believed
more in the idea of formlessness: “What is real is the continual change of form:
form is only a snapshot view of a transition.” (Bergson, 302) Butler believes
that the objects of one’s desire force one to push against the boundaries
of binary sexuality."

Full text, video, and schematic included in DL.

Parts 1, 2, 3
All Parts Must Be Opened Together. Files Are Not Separated.
Oh yes, Brainwashed . The beautiful people that originally made this disc available. Thanks to them. Please support their excellent label and site!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Coil Live "Mind Your Head" Festival: Night 2, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1 October 2002


...from Coil News at Brainwashed 2002 (Aug. 12 entry):
"Coil have been announced as being the support act at the London date on the upcoming tour by Icelandic group Sigur Rós. It will be taking place on Tuesday, October 1st at Royal Festival Hall."
...from compulsion online 2002:
"Coil have been announced as special guests to Sigur Ros at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on October 1st. On October 12th Coil will be taking part in the Megalithomania festival organized by Third Stone and Strange Attractor."

I am currently unable to find out much else regarding this show. If anyone has or knows of pics to share, I would greatly appreciate it.
192 One Track

Thanks again to SA for this. Brilliant set. Quiet-like. Bang Bang. beautiful.
...from the Megalithomania! review at Brainwashed :
"A few days after this performance(wassonii note: referring to the set on 12 October), Peter and John announced that while Coil would continue, they would no longer describe themselves as a couple."
This set is definitely of a similar emotional current as that described in the aforementioned review. Poignant at the very least. "I Don't Want To Be The One" hurts.

1. Sine Waves
2. Last Rites Of Spring
3. A Warning From The Sun
4. Ostia (The Death Of Pasolini)
5. I Don't Want To Be The One
6. Bang Bang
7. Are You Shivering?

Thanks and appreciation to Sleazy for allowing me to put these out for now.
When Colour Sound Oblivion hits, should this piece be on it, it will be removed from this location.
Until then...







Monday, April 14, 2008

The New Backwards At Thresholdhouse As Part of Ape Box


From Threshold House
"The Ape Of Naples/The New Backwards- 4xLP BOX SET and CD version of the New Backwards
Available only from Threshold House we are offering the 4 LP Box set with a copy of The New Backwards on CD.
This CD is exclusive to the Box set. It is a FREE "playing copy" of the fourth disc in the box called "The New Backwards" The CD contains extra tracks not on the Vinyl
...This box set includes 2 albums. The first is the complete Ape Of Naples and the second is The New Backwards which is only currently available in this box set. The New Backwards appropriately is part of the Ape of Naples set. The material is additional completed versions of songs that were left unfinished, whose early raw loops and demonstrational incarnations might sound familiar to some but have never officially surfaced.
WE CANNOT TAKE REQUESTS FOR SPECIFIC COLOURS WE HAVE BOTH BLACK AND RED VINYL SETS BUT YOU WILL ONLY FIND YOU WHICH YOU GET WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR PACKAGE
ORDERS ARE LIMITED TO TWO PER CUSTOMER"
80 quid
addendum:
as noted in the comments, the new backwards is currently available as download from Threshold House. No word yet on when the cd alone will be available (although apparently at some point today it was listed as available. But for now aac, mp3, flac)

Coil Live Volksbühne Berlin (12 April, 2002)


"It's Death's Fickle Finger or It's Death's Pickled Sphincter"

NACHTROCK SPEZIAL
"COIL + TARWATER"
am 12. April 2002

Jhonn Balance
Peter Christopherson
Simon Norris/Ossian Brown
Cliff Stapleton
Mike York

One Track 256
Songs:
1. Anarcadia; All Horned Animals(Remote Viewing 2/Remote Introduction)
2. Amethyst Deceivers
3. Slur
4. A Cold Cell
5. Broccoli
6. Paranoid Inlay
7. Sick Mirrors(version)
8. A.Y.O.R.
9. Backwards / Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil

SineWaves23Video at YouTube

A sincere thank you to SA for this, as 2002 was a fine year for Coil Musicks
and to Sleazy for permission.

As always, should this set be a part of CSO, I will pull it. Until then, please enjoy!







Friday, April 11, 2008

Brown Book 20th Anniversary Edition Disc 2

Tracklisting:
HEILIGE TOD
TOUCH DEFILES
HAIL! THE WHITE GRAIN
RUNES AND MEN
TO DROWN A ROSE
RED DOG - BLACK DOG
THE FOG OF THE WORLD
EUROPA: THE GATES OF HEAVEN AND HELL *
PUNISHMENT INITIATION *
BROWN BOOK - re-read **
BURN AGAIN *
ZIMMERIT ***
EUROPA: THE GATES OF HEAVEN ***
BROWN BOOK ****
* From 'Abandon Tracks' 2005.
** From 'The Cathedral Of Tears' CD compilation 1991.
*** From 'To Drown A Rose' 10" 1987 & 'The Corn Years'' CD compilation 1989.
**** From 'Whiphand 6' logo version of 'The Cathedral Of Tears' CD compilation 1998.
1 to 7 : Remastered tracks from 'Brown Book'

DIJ official
Soleilmoon

Now sold out at NER and Soleilmoon, this disc is exclusive to the stone box.
Heilige Tod!



ps
21 June 2009
Disc Two now out at soleilmoon and other fine purveyors of the dulcet tones of douglas p.
Please buy this. A lovely set, and truly Braun Buch Zwei.

Re Up: Thighpaulsandra The Lepore Extrusion


My earlier post has infos and such. Finally out of print, so here 'tis in all its glory.
Is Evolution Evil? also contained on the disc will be loaded separately, so please be on the lookout.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Coil Live The Ocean London 25 July 2004





Song List (One Track @ 256):
Intro Music
The Gimp (Sometimes)
Sex With Sun Ra
Broccoli
All The Pretty Little Horses
Tattooed Man (The Dark Age Of Love)
Teenage Lightning (10th Anniversary)
I Can't Get A Word In (edgeways)
Wraiths And Strays
Caveat:
Only 5 or so minutes of last song. I didn't record it, I am just thankful to even hear it.
So, thank you F for access and Sleazy for permission.
A strange and wondrous set. I am very interested to hear what Sleazy does with this one.
Should this set be included in Colour Sound Oblivion, I will remove it from this site. Until then...
Part 1
Part 2


As a side note:
Internet Archive has several Coil interviews available.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Coil Live Alte Spinnerei, Glauchau 13 April 2002

This set has me going out on a limb to say that thus far, of the 2002 sets, this is the clearest recording, the finest channeling by Balance as well as his rapport with the audience and the sounds being generated/created within and around by all members of Coil. Moving on many levels.
Let me know what you think. (Not bad for an audience recording.-)
Caveat: First track doesn't kick in until after :52




13 April 2002
Set List:
Remote Introduction
Amethyst Deceivers
Slur
A Cold Cell
Broccoli
Paranoid Inlay
Sick Mirrors
A.Y.O.R.
Backwards


Photos used without permission are from club debil . Please check the site as there are other pics from this set.
As always, a gracious thank you to F for access to this wonderful set and Sleazy for permission.
@192
As you should know by now, should this be included in Colour Sound Oblivion, I will pull it from this blog. Until then, tho...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Coil Live Thessaloniki 5 October 2002 Video

Available on CSO




Now then, before you get all excited, I loaded this through Rapidshare, so there are many files involved. That's how it is.
This is the show that can be found at Youtube in parts



although I think this a better quality, I am not objective. Definitely for the completist whom does not currently have it.
As with the audio files, when Colour Sound Oblivion is officially announced, should this set be a part, it will be removed.


These pics are from the massimo and pierce anarcocks site and are used without permission, but there are several more of this set at their site, and more from others in this incarnation of Coil Live.

As with the other live Coil, all thanks to F for access and Sleazy for permission.
Persistance is All.

Tracklisting:
Sine Waves (I Am Angie Bowie)
Last Rites Of Spring
Are You Shivering?
Amethyst Deceivers
A Warning From The Sun
Untitled (Never Turn The Lights On In A Dark Room)
Ostia (Death Of Pasolini)
I Don't Want To Be The One
BangBang (absent from this recording)
Captain Bart Welcomes You Aboard Flight 23 (Because God Told Me To Do It)
Enjoy:)



Friday, April 4, 2008

Coil Live Paradiso, Amsterdam-NL (01 June 2001)


This set is part of the Dutch Radio 4 Supplements (disc 4, to be exact), but this entry has the tracks separated, so I don't feel too badly posting this show for the sake of completeness.
I can't find from whence I culled the pic. Will make proper note once I locate it.
Thank you to F for access and Sleazy for permission. Please know that this will be removed if part of Colour Sound Oblivion. Until then, have enjoy.)
Tracklisting:
Something
Higher Beings Command
Amethyst Deceivers
What Animal Are You?
Blood From The Air (Jeez this is an eerie version)
I Am The Green Child
Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil
@256
And as a side note:
Coil Live 12 April 2002 Volksbühne Berlin is a set I do not have as audio.
What I have found, though, is its entry at Youtube
From that Berlin set(and a thanks to SineWaves23 for uploading it, wherever/whomever they may be. I'm just sorry I am only now seeing it):
Backwards


Selvaggina, Go Back Into The Woods

Selvaggina: Wild animals hunted for food, more notably larger game.

The Gimp - Sometimes
Sex with Sun Ra
All the Pretty Little Horses
Tattooed Man
Teenage Lightning
Black Antlers
Bang Bang
Amethyst Deceivers

Personnel: Peter Christopherson, John Balance, Thighpaulsandra, Tom Edwards (I seek second opinion on this as the Mason review is the only current source.) on marimba

A great, cohesive set. Beautiful all the way around. As with my previous post of an audience recording of this set , I urge you to give a listen to both to know what the difference will be between the other archival recordings here on this blog and what will be part of the Colour Sound Oblivion set. A must if you haven't yet heard it.
A surprisingly good review from Billboard(James Mason)
Selvaggina at Brainwashed
Selvaggina at Wiki
and at Discogs
here at 192
...at least until CSO arrives/is announced (Thank you to Sleazy for allowing me to put the live stuff out for now. This used to be offered as DL from ThresholdHouse, but isn't any longer. Should that change or the aforementioned CSO, this will be removed. Mille Grazie.)


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

NWW IKRA Club, Moscow 30 September 2007




IKRA

Nurse With Wound

Some viddy Some more viddy of this show

You know, I meant to take a better listen to this set to be more accurate on it's tracklisting. Unfortunately I didn't and the kind soul who gave me the opportunity to even hear this fantastic set either didn't note it or I misplaced the information (morelike the latter). My apologies. I've kind of guessed at a couple, but let me know what you think/know. Regardless, excellent quality, for sure. Audience. Other infos contained within. Please read the disclaimer below and within and please heed. Otherwise, enjoy. I have.

If this has been posted elsewhere, I don't mean to duplicate, so please advise. I hadn't seen it when searching. Anyway, carry on:)

Between 256-320

1.Nurse With Wound - Intro
2.Nurse With Wound feat. David Tibet (I think "Dead Side Of The Moon", but that's only because of the lyric
3.Nurse With Wound
4.Nurse With Wound
5. Nurse With Wound
6. Nurse With Wound feat. David Tibet (Two Shaves And A Shine, I think)
7. Nurse With Wound feat. David Tibet
8. Nurse With Wound - Intermission
9. Nurse With Wound feat. David Tibet - Maldoror Is Ded




p.s. Huffin' Rag Blues on track for this coming June:)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Have you heard The New Backwards?


*****18 Aprille Note:
As announced earlier in the week (and in the comments below) The New Backwards is now available for DL from Threshold House
****2 Aprille Note:
I have knocked this down to one track, due to my conscience.
The album, though "The New Backwards" is streamable as tracks at my Mog page.
I would hope you understand.
and now back to the original post.****
Do you remember how the vinyls were sidereal and the cds straight forward? I can't speak to that for this, as I have no turntable currently, nor have I yet heard the Ape tracks in this set, nor has The New Backwards yet been released on cd. What I have heard and what has been pretty much the only music to which I have listened since this past Wednesday is The New Backwards from within The Ape Of Naples Box thanks to a kind friend with turntable and the means to transfer.
Absolutely brilliant. Please take a moment to scope out Jonathon Dean's review at Brainwashed (link provided below). I've included his comments from the list without permission, but they are so spot on, I had to share the knowledge.
What I cannot share is the entire album, as the cd with extra tracks is imminent and I have too much respect for Sleazy and the memory of John to do so.

Album now available for Download at ThresholdHouse
It is a wav file. I do not have permission for this. The link will be dead when a date of release is announced. Please support the bands you love and purchase their musicks.
(from a recent thread on the coil list. author j. dean who's review of The New Backwards can be found at Brainwashed)> "While researching my review of The New Backwards, I found out some information about the exact timeline of the famous "Backwards demos" that might be common knowledge to some veteran Coil fans, but was new to me.For a long time, I had labored under the assumption that the so-called "Backwards" demos were recorded in New Orleans, at Trent Reznor's studio, and represented work done by Coil intended for an album called "Backwards" to be released on Nothing Records. This was my impression, and while I can't point to any one source for this, I thought this was the accepted version of things. Turns out that this is very wrong.The demo tape containing Elves, Egyptian Basses, Simenon, Crumb Time, etc. etc. is actually from the very early 1990s, from sessions recorded not long after LSD, in the UK. These demos were recorded for Torso Records and were leaked very soon after, and the bootlegs have been making the rounds ever since. As everyone knows, these demo recordings were instrumental, and though they are often great, are more like rough sketches than finished compositions.After doing these demos, Coil got sidetracked with other projects like Black Light District and other things that seemed to them more interesting to pursue at the time. The demos sat dormant, for the most part, until...Some vocals and extra bits were recorded 5-6 years later, in the mid-1990s when the Coil/NIN connection happened. "Cold Cell" and "AYOR" and (I think...) a version of "Fire of the Mind" (maybe also "The Test," "Sex With Sun Ra" and a few other tracks) were recorded around this time, but shelved indefinitely, except for a few things that got out via Songs of the Week or comp contributions.The album names Backwards/International Dark Skies/God Please Fuck My Mind For Good/The World Ended A Long Time Ago were all announced or rumored at one point or another, but it was basically the creative second-guessing of fans that conflated these names with the Torso demos and (to some extent) the Nothing Records album, as if they were all the same thing, a sort of Freudian dream condensation of all the things Coil hadn't finished yet.Then right towards the end, about 2002-3, some more recording sessions were held with the intention of bringing some of these tracks to completion. This is probably where vocals like "Nature is a Language," "The Most Accomplished Surgeon," etc. came from.Everything wasn't put together and finished until Sleazy and Danny Hyde returned to the material in 2007.So TNB actually represents an almagamation of recordings made over a period of nearly 18 years, many different time periods and recording sessions that were never necessarily meant to go together. In this sense, TNB is even more impressive than it seemed at first to me, as a work of creative synthesis, a recovery and resuscitation of a pile of mismatched fragments and abandoned ideas and sketches."
Because God Told Me To Do It gave a great update a few months ago regarding this set. If you've any questions about it regarding tracklistings and such, please check his post or go directly to Important Records . Who knows, they may still have a set left. Haven't heard of it's status from them.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

I'm feelin' like a megalith on a manic spree...and words from little birds


This release at Discogs
This is Coil's live performance at Megalithomania!, an event which took place on October 12th, 2002 at The Conway Hall in London and was released as bonus in the Coil Live boxset entitled The Key To Joy Is Disobedience.
Personnel:
John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Thighpaulsandra, Ossian Brown, Danny Hyde - sound.
Again from J. Dean via Brainwashed:
"It's a very nice bonus indeed, as this performance is unique among Coil's live history, and marks a sort of turning point for the group. Megalithomania! was a celebration of sacred sites and standing stones as expressed through history, folklore, art and sound. Basically, everything that Julian Cope was on about in his mammoth tome "The Modern Antiquarian." For this special event, Coil performed a long, drawn-out permutation on "The Universe is a Haunted House," turning the piece into a slowly evolving ambient sound sculpture involving the ghostly sound of water droplets, quietly droning synths, and a particularly spectral vocal improvisation from Balance."
Do check out Mr. Dean's knowledge on this release at the link provided.
This is, of course, out of print, but an oh-so-necessary part of the Coil Live experience.
Potentially on Colour Sound Oblivion, as with the other Coil Live representations here, this will be removed when CSO is released.
Speaking of Coil releases, little bird little bird chirps:
The New Backwards cd should be soon (3 tracks more than the vinyl).
Moon's Milk bonus disc soon. Moon's Milk box with book of John's paintings a little later.
Time Machines rerelease with extra disc of molecules perhaps around Yule or thereafter.
CSO - not yet.
So there, me hearties, a lovely Spring to all.
Selah. @256
Megalithomania! at Wiki

It's been awhile: Decayed Restitution and such...




Well hell. Took me this long to get the damned laptop to the doctor and back and so here I am again.

Let's see...

Hi, how are you?

I'm not dead yet, although me 'n death have this understanding regarding time and it's properties on humans.

Of course everything changes and everyone dies, but y'all knew that.

I've been loving the DIJ Brown Book special edition, The Ape Of Naples boxset, odd bits here and there, and though I haven't had time to really comment or even share, it gives me great good hope to know good music will never die, but what happens when humans no longer need ears?:)

So, all that aside, what say we begin again.

Coil

The Restitution Of Decayed Intelligence. Part I Part II

Great listening, though as always, you don't have to take my word for it:

J. Dean had this to say at Brainwashed (follow the link for his full review)

"If anyone could make something as dry and academic as Musique Concrête into intense, ferociously sexy ear candy, it would have to be Peter Cristopherson and John Balance. This release is the duo's contribution to Beta-Lactam Ring Records' terrific Lactamase series: a subscription series of twelve 10" vinyl records by some of today's best and brightest underground, avant-garde and esoteric musical projects. The series has included some amazing releases from Edward Ka-Spel, Volcano the Bear and Tony Conrad, but the most highly anticipated release is certainly Coil's masterful grand finale to the series. Coil's two-sided 10" occupies a unique place in their discography. It is a truly awe-inspiring tangent into the rarefied realm of musique concrête abstractionists such as Iannis Xenakis, Tod Dockstader and Luc Ferrari. There has always been an element of these musical progenitors in Coil's musick, but their penchant for structured, vocal-driven "songs" have prevented them from ever fully engaging their abstruse tendencies. Both sides of the 10" use the same basic sounds and techniques, but the sculpturing takes different forms on either side..."

Infos on this release at Wiki and at Discogs