Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
First of all THANK YOU so much for your enthusiasm - the response was way, way beyond our expectations.
We made this advance offer now, simply in order to raise the not-insubstantial funds to finance manufacture of the boxes and their very extensive contents (and by the way not to profit from the Edition by a single penny - though some people on the Coil-list etc seem to regard us as "profiteering" which only shows how much thought they give anything!)
I'm very grateful to report the manufacturing costs have now been achieved.
We thought it might take 3 months to sell the Patrons edition, rather than three hours! The Patron's Certificates have now all been spoken for, and will ship in the next few days. They are simply a gesture of gratitude to those (effectively randomly selected) who basically loaned us their money till the boxes are finished.
(Incidentally if you should see a Patrons Certificate on ebay or elsewhere, you will only be bidding on the Certificate itself - we will be shipping to our list of original purchasers only, and to be honest, if we find a member of the public actually "profiteering" by trying to auction a Patrons edition now, please let us know - we may accidentally 'forget' to send his box out! The real profiteers annoy the hell out of us, also!)
However the Patrons edition does promise various extras, gifts etc over and above the regular edition once it comes out, and it does not seem fair to penalise those who just missed them because the edition sold out so extraordinarily and unexpectedly quickly, so we WILL be making a "pre-order" offer, much like Amazon and the rest do.
When this becomes available, EVERYONE that makes their pre-order within four weeks of it being made will receive the same package and contents as the Patron's edition, when it is finally ready. These will only be limited by ordering time-window, not by quantity - as long as you get it together to register your pre-order within the four weeks, you will get the full package when ready. Please note we quite often get people who write saying they haven't the funds now but can we 'reserve' one. This is not usually very easy and is unfair to those who do have the money now, so please if you think you might be in this position, start now putting a little away every week, or making other arrangements to access the funds when the time comes. (We do take Paypal too, BTW...)
Due to the regulations covering credit cards, we are not allowed to open a pre-order more than 3 months before the item is shipping, and I am anticipating it will take the factory here in Thailand most of February and March to press, print and assemble everything, so we cannot open this "pre-order" facility till all of the Masters are ready to go to be "proofed" which will take the rest of this year at least, so expect the Pre-Order facility to open in early January.
We will send everyone who wrote in, an email, when the pre-order facility is opened and you will then have 4 weeks to make your order (though orders will ship on a first-come-first served-basis, so earlier is better! ,-) As with the Patrons edition, you will still have to wait up to (a maximum of) 3 months to receive your box.
Once the boxes are in and all of the Patrons boxes have shipped, as well as all the boxes that you pre-order, the rest will become the "Regular edition" These will not include the "special extras" , and will not be limited but will still be a pretty nice package with 14 or more dvds, up to 100 postcards of Coil, very nice packaging etc - People who would prefer to wait till they are actually in stock, before paying out their hard earned cash (which is completely reasonable) will be able to see actual photos of the finished collection, and will have the reassurance that they should receive it as quickly as the post or courier can manage. If we do end up selling any boxes through distributors to stores etc it will only be the regular edition, and likely considerably more expensive.
So PLEASE DON"T PANIC, or get pissed off. IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
Since you are already a Known Collector and Enthusiast (you are on our List! ,-), it is NOT the policy of Threshold House to restrict your personal access to any of the "good stuff".
Incidentally, if you are one of those odd people who for some reason only want a copy of a single Coil show, like the one where you got married... had your first Trip... orgasm... epileptic fit... (who knows ,-)? or had some other Epiphany experience, we will be making the individual show dvds available (though probably not the projection, audio backing track discs etc) some time during 2011, at a "commercial" price, and without all the box, postcards, and fun stuff - Just so you know...
As the final selections of shows and videos, and decisions about final box and packaging are made, prototypes received etc. we will be posting photos and info about them here, so if you want to watch the Collection develop, and tantalise (or torment ,-) your anticipation and imagination please look in every week or so.
If you have time over the Holidays take a moment to sit quiet and just take a few deep breaths, simply for the way you begin to feel.. because when you do, you may find that sometime in 2010 you become Inexplicably & Surprisingly Happy...
Anyway, I'm sending my best for 2010...
Thanks again for your continuing interest, enthusiasm and support...
(aka peter christopherson)
& all the threshold houseboys
plus all the wonderful ELphs at greedbag/state51...
I promise to update the rest of this site, as soon as I get a chance ;-)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The Festival is broken up into many parts. These are but segments. Much more at the channel.
enjoy and please make sure to let nightwatch01 know you appreciate it.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Make sure to check Soisong myspace for 2010 dates and locations.
A total of 8 parts. Worth every second. Beautiful
slamlockmaster has also uploaded the concert.
here is their part 1 (of 7). Make sure to check their channel too.
Good times, friends, good times.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Knifeladder's installment in Poland. Mr. Murphy and friends laying it out.
via phantasmagoria's channel.
do leave them a comment there. other lovelies to behold.
From the official:
"Knifeladder was formed by John Murphy and Andrew Trail in 1998 as a result of a chance meeting in Temple Underground Station. Knifeladder uses hand played electronics, tribal military drums, ethnic instrumentation, found sound and heavily sonic bass to create a form of Organic Industrial Music. Using rhythmic ritual repetitions, jarring angular sounds and frantic primal energies, Knifeladder has found a home outside of standard genre definitions of noise/folk/experimental to be everything and nothing to do with conventional approaches to avant rock music"
Now go show that appreciation!
(and get thee to Cologne for the last set of the 2009 leg)
Saturday, November 7, 2009
One more to go for the 2009 leg.
phantasmag0ria has uploaded vid from this set, too. Missed it until just now.
A tasty continuation!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
1st image from wiki, second from the flickr of stu green. seriously, check out stu's account. Brilliant shots abound.
Jarboe backed by members of esoteric and black sun
Any help with tracklisting is greatly appreciated.
Excellent overall of Supersonic with tons o' linx over at Capsule Blog
"all dressed in black black
all tattooed and pierced and hair
yet delving into
avante and ee so ter ic
twas loud so very loud"
an excellent take from the blog 'cows are just food' under the title "supersonic 2009: sunday (in haiku)"
YouTube clips from riseandshine1804. Please check out their channel.
Any help with track titles will be greatly appreciated.
Below quote taken from strangeglue. Please do follow the link for the full article as well as other takes on the Supersonic experience.
"Perhaps the Sun City Girls would be the closest comparison in terms of the energy they gave out, crossed with some Captain Beefheart and some homebrew Pagan rituals. Their cult-like behaviour and garb straddled the boundary between comedy and austerity, much like the music. It resulted in some music which I imagine has a lot of depth and power over the imagination."
Images from Stu Green's Flickr.
Do follow the link for other Supersonic images, well done.
YouTube clip courtesy of whiningasgaeilge . Do check out their channel for a wide variety of goodness.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
This is their too, too brief set. Such as it is, though, good stuffs!
I knew nothing of them until now. that will all change after this. Recommended.
Youtube clip is from 2008.
Thank you again to BC for the access. Strange and Wondrous!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Image taken by and thankfully given permission for its use by JPaul23. Do check out the gorgeous Flickr he has!
Headlining Sunday evening at The Equinox Festival from 14 June 2009, this is The Threshold HouseBoys Choir. Sleazy giving an "Introductory Course On The Subject Of Belief". Beyond any words I can muster, please check out ThresholdHouse for updates. All musicks save the last full track are from the Amulet Edition, currently still available through TH. The new track is stunningly beautiful. I sat and listened to it this morning while greeting the sun. Proper.
Thank you to Burial Chamber for the access to this and for letting me put it here.
1.Intro/As X Is To Geff
5.The Hangman's Ball
7.Discourse On Broken Movie
8.Discourse On Broken Movie and Violent Imagery
11.End of Show Applause
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Oh YouTube and your denizens... THBC at Equinox, Soisong at the Experimenta Club Madrid '08, Sleazy and Ivan in Turin '08
Again from zodkia (thankyouthankyouthankyou:), this, though, is the last song from the set. I have it on good and reliable authority (gods bless you F) that while the rest of the set was from the Amulet Edition, this piece is entirely new. Lovely!
From expclub we have some short clips of Soisong's Madrid set from last year:
IcaroLondon has graced us to the pre-show antics of Sleazy and Ivan in Turin 2008 prior to the reworking of Angelic Conversation.
There appear to be a clip or two more I hadn't seen, short though they be. Do a search for Soisong at Youtube for more.
That's all, folks (at least for now)
Four will remain here for a little bit longer because as stated below, the sets represented thereon are available elsewhere here at wassonii. Ostensibly, all four will be on CSO and so, I leave you with 4. And now, back to the original post...
Currently, Live One and Three have sold out at the Theshold House Shop with no intent of restock until after CSO (from TH: "and when sold will be withdrawn for the time being, although video/audio and "karaoke projections" versions of most of the different Coil live shows will be available (in time for Christmas, fingers crossed!) on the much awaited Coil Video boxset; "Colour, Sound, Oblivion"")
At the time of this writing, Live Two is available in LIMITED QUANTITIES from the TH Shop.
Live Four hasn't been available for some time.
Theoretically, all of these will be on CSO, which unkle sleazE will (hopefully) be putting the finishing touches on CSO after the TG tour wraps up.
The two sets combined to form Live Four are available on this blog, just look for the Coil Live subject link.
With an ear toward making you want to, have to buy CSO, hear what will be part.
These are here for an extremely limited time.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
It's from edlukoyanov . Note: This is NOT live footage, but still(or stills) with the audio of Be Happy. Caveat!
This next one is verifiably from the recent Equinox Festival. It's been posted by ZodKia . Head over there and tell them thank you! (a personal thank you to dh for hipping me to't)
mmm, mmm, GOOD!
Monday, June 15, 2009
"COIL APE OF NAPLES BOXES: We've got exactly 17 boxes available for $100 each. These boxes are missing either jacket 3 or jacket 4 or both. In place of jackets 3 or 4 (or both) we are substituting screen printed jackets hand printed using aspects of the original jacket. We also have 4 sets of test pressings from the Ape Of Naples. If you're interested please email and make an offer. They come in the outer box from the set but minus the printed inner sleeves."
Posted today, 15 June 2009
They emphasize that you write before sending any monies.
Also, as I was looking for any uploads of THBC at Equinox Festival, I found where this had been added to the Antwerp cache.
Thank you hybryds for posting it!
Happy June, all.
I don't know if I've posted these before, but they seem fresh to me now, so what the heck.
Christopherson/Tomasini Turin 2008 Angelic Conversation.
Thank you IcaroLondon
Monday, June 1, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Journey To Avebury (Part of the "Songs Of The Week")
Thank you Turbid!!!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I rather like the tones with which this piece plays and the manipulations of Cobb on my sonic intake. I hope you do too. Rare that I care for North American drone outside of NWW collabs and related entities(and I'm from here:), though that opinion has been changing of late I am happy to say(and somewhat chagrinned). Only fairly recently have I found my way to Students of Decay, Alex Cobb, and Taiga Remains, but it has so far been worth my investment of time for a proper listen, if you will. Really good work on this and Wax Canopy. Follow some of the links below for further infos and offerings. As always, look to the pictures to see what you can hear. Wax Canopy still available from the label. Bonus edition sold out.
Fairing's Chapel. Bonus with Taiga Remains release Wax Canopy on digitalis arts & crafts editions (limited to 500 of which this 3" was companion for the first 100). From the digitalis site: "Taiga Remains is the brainchild of Cincinnati's Alex Cobb. Over the past few years he has developed a signature sound that blurs the line between blissed-out guitar work and atonal, blown-out dirges." Sample of "returning breath" (track 2 of wax canopy) available from digitalis.
My aural initiation to taiga came about from a mild obsession with Pocahaunted. Through those searches, I came upon Spire Ground A Bored Fortress Compilation and was and still am quite enamoured with this track. The whole thing is likely still floating about, but I just had to share the TR track.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Anarcocks are Massimo & Pierce. Of Black Sun Productions. Filmed by Massimo. Beautiful.
More vid postings from Anarcocks here.
Quotes below are infos given at the youtube postings.
"April 6 2002, Teatro delle Celebrazioni, Bologna, Italy. Filmed by Massimo of Black Sun Productions. An invocation to bring COLOR SOUND OBLIVION into existence, part 1. "
"April 6 2002, Teatro delle Celebrazioni, Bologna, Italy. Filmed by Massimo of Black Sun Productions. An invocation to bring COLOR SOUND OBLIVION into existence, part 2. "
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Happy New Year (as understood by the western calendars), Brainwashed Coil pages updates, a "one day only" kind of treat, WSB to make up for't?!
Happy New Year to one and all, as I'm still stuck in this here collective calendar.
Hope this finds you well.
Brainwashed is in process. From the Coil News page:
It has been a long time since this site had some updates. Thanks for your patience while it has undergone a facelift and is slowly transitioning over old archives to new formats. In the meanwhile, the discography has been updated in the music section and will continue to be updated through the end of the year. Keep coming back for more features.
Apologies for the downtime on thresholdhouse.com. The shop however is still open at thresholdhouse.greedbag.com.
Peter Christopherson made his first performance in the Americas at Brainwaves 2008 as Threshold Houseboys Choir. On sale was the Threshold Hosueboys Choir Amulet Edition 4xCD3 set; an exclusive track, "Cap Rot Taxi" appears on the Brainwaves 2008 3xCD compilation; and a radio interview can be heard in its entirety on the Brainwashed Podcast for a limited time.
Peter is back in Bangkok and is completing the SoiSong album with Ivan Pavlov at this time."
Thank the gods for brainwashed:)
For a VERY limited time, have a listen to Ape LP(for comparison purposes for those whom cannot afford it, now that ThresholdHouse is the only one with any copies YOU SHOULD GO AND BUY THIS BOXSET IF YOU HAVE THE AVAILABLE FUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) :
Really and Truly, this is a present from me. I had to scrape and save to buy this from Important. I love this musical entity and wish to share that feeling with you all. For what may be a few hours only...
And so the latecomers don't feel empty-handed, some Uncle Bill.
On the label Grey Matter
Transferred from the vinyl. I love the sound of William's voice with the ambient sounds of vinyl.
Tracks 1-8 recorded & edited by Ian Sommerville in Paris, May 1965. Released as Call Me Burroughs by Gaît Frogé's English Book Shop, Paris in October 1965. Track 9 recorded in London, 1970. Released in October 1971 on a one-sided LP with accompanying book in an edition of 99 copies by Unicorn Press, Brighton. The texts are taken, sometimes in a substantially different form, from the following sources: Tracks 1 & 2 from Naked Lunch 3, 4, 7, 8 from Nova Express 5 from The Ticket That Exploded 6 from The Soft Machine 9 from Exterminator! Front cover calligraphy by William Burroughs from the 1959 Olympia Press edition of Naked Lunch"
So that's it.
Again, the Ape is for comparison only and IS NOT the complete box, only APE.
A veritable pox on any whom abuse my gift!