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.


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."


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.

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

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!"

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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.
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.
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...

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;-)