Friday, December 11, 2009

Different take on Soisong Reunion Tour IKRA Moscow 29 Oct 2009

Part 2 of several. The rest to be found at the channel of Metaprium. Please do visit and comment. Lovely all over again!

Friday, November 27, 2009

COLOUR SOUND OBLIVION (sooner rather than later)

In case you missed it, we released an advance Patron's Edition, on Wednesday just before I got on the plane to come home, whereby if you paid immediately you would get a Certificate of Purchase, for the forthcoming Coil video Boxset. Rather unexpectedly, they sold out in about 3 hours! To everyone that has written regarding "missing it":

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...

unkle sleazy

(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

Schiphorst 2009 at YT: some NWW & Faust

Just found these treasures further along on the channel of nightwatch01
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

Soisong Reunion Tour at YouTube - Broken Sounds #1, Stadtgarten, Cologne, 09. Nov. 2009

Uploaded by nightwatch01 Please check their channel and leave comments. This set gets better each go 'round.
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

Strange and Wondrous: Knifeladder in Wroclaw 8th Industrial Festival 7 Nov 09

Found while listening to Soisong.
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.
Knifeladder myspace
Knifeladder Discogs
Knifeladder Official

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"

Soisong Reunion Tour: Full IKRA set at YouTube

Well a double thanks to substrom. Youtube channel under substromblah. Check it out and leave a comment.

Now go show that appreciation!
(and get thee to Cologne for the last set of the 2009 leg)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Soisong The Reunion Tour Youtube Clip(s) from 6 Nov 2009 (8th Industrial Festival Wroclaw)

From the channel of mnulot (do check them out and say thank you)

Lovely goodness.

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

Soisong The Reunion Tour : sounds, links, thoughts

The images used herein are from Soisong Myspace (above) and Soisong The Reunion Tour Page (below), both of which can be reached via the links provided. Do visit them. Worthwhile.
Now 3/5ths of the way through this leg of the tour, some lucky few in Poland and Germany still have the opportunity in a few days to catch Soisong on tour. IkeSnopes was kind enough to provide a lovely clip from the IKRA showing on 29 October 2009 in Moscow. Some incredible vid to back up the sounds. And the sounds. Full and realised. Fresh yet familiar.
Coming off that high (and shortly after posting said vid) a kind soul known only as substrom sent along a link and has graciously given permission to post it here. From the IKRA show, here is AUDIO. I have been listening to it fairly non-stop for the last 6 or so hours. One long track, as it should be. xAj3z is well-represented and just so damn well done. I keep hearing nuances not yet realised. Live, it must be spectacular. A killer take on jam talay say at the end to wrap it up nicely. Highly recommended. I can only hope there will be further recordings to surface as well as vid.
Thank you substrom.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Soisong Moscow 29 October 2009

Thank you to IkeSnopes for the video upload. beautiful. Do check their channel.
p.s. I don't know who substrom is, but thank you thank you thank you.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coil At YouTube - From Live In Moscow

Today is the Autumnal Equinox and as such, I feel it necessitados to put this here. From the excellent channel of zoskia, Amethyst Deceivers Live. Originally released asa atrack on "Autumn Equinox" in 1999, this version is on "Live Two". Stunning. Come on CSO! Also, Threshold House Shop may still have a few t-shirts left from the THBC shows a few months back. Do check. And in case you hadn't seen it, Sleazy did an Invisible Jukebox segment for The Wire. Links to which are at Brainwashed. Be well. Be good. More in a bit and happy Equinox!.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Jarboe Supersonic

Another fantastic share from BC. Thank you! I believe the description was "a blistering set!"
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

totally metal

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.

Master Musicians Of Bukkake Supersonic

A great big Thank You to BC for the access and excellent recording quality. I always appreciate the time and care put into their work. Mille grazie!
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, July 26, 2009

The Dandy of the Underworld

Recent posting at YouTube from zodkia. Thanks again.

C93 w/Sebastian Horsley

Sunday, July 19, 2009

More gems from the Equinox...

Aethenor MySpace

This is their too, too brief set. Such as it is, though, good stuffs!

Aethenor image from Equinox Performers page

Dieter Muh MySpace
Dieter Muh official

I knew nothing of them until now. that will all change after this. Recommended.

Youtube clip is from 2008.

Dieter Muh Equinox Image taken by jpaul23
Thank you again to BC for the access. Strange and Wondrous!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

TG Heaven 21 June 2009 Set 2

Set the second.
Deeper, tighter, more moist than the previous.
Above image from rileyelfuk still waiting, but do check the other pics from these sets (and their other shots. Good stuffs) Thank you F for the access. Kind souls with altruism running through their blood give me hope. So does this set:)
1)Very Friendly
2)Convincing People
3)Live Ray
4)Hamburger Lady
5)Almost A Kiss
7)What A Day

TAGC Equinox 14 June 2009

The image above taken by jpaul23 and used with permission.
Thank you once again to bc for the access.
I am unsure as to track titles, so any help will be greatly appreciated.
Intensely beautiful, but too short:)
The youtube clip is from zodkia. Please check out his other offerings.
TAGC site at myspace.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

TG Heaven 21 June 2009

Image taken by rileyelfuk Used currently without permission, though I hope to remedy tht soon and will duly note it asap. Do, though check out their flickr as it contains further images from this set as well as the second. I found the flickr set via Mutazione Urbana where there is also an image and link for Chris Carter's Flickr set.
Thanks again to BC for the beautiful archiving and permission. Springbankistan just gets tighter.
2)Live Ray
3)Hamburger Lady
4)Almost A Kiss
6)What A Day

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Threshold HouseBoys Choir Equinox Audio

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
3.Ikoreek continued
4.Ikoreek End
5.The Hangman's Ball
7.Discourse On Broken Movie
8.Discourse On Broken Movie and Violent Imagery
9.Be Happy
10.New Song
11.End of Show Applause

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Announced - Project Name: This Immortal Coil Album Title:The Dark Age Of Love

Update:Now available for preorder
Tribute album to be released October 2009 from Ici, d'ailleurs.
Sleazy's word on it (as posted at their site):
"The most extra-ordinary, beautiful, and moving, re-interpretations of Coil I have ever heard!"
(I do recommend signing up as it's the access to the player. Bonnie Prince Billy as vocals on Ostia = lovely;)
At Facebook (if so inclined)

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

First, Sleazy at Equinox. On the list, DH sends this with the header "Sleazy's Meryl Streep Story". Thank you very much for the heads up!
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)

4, 3, 2, 1, 1 Happy Solstice

Addendum 25 july 2009:
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.

Brainwashed Coil page has June 2009 news entry
That is all for now.
Take care!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

New listings of THBC at Youtube (including Equinox excerpt)

This first one is labelled only as "Be Happy", being a track from the Amulet Edition.
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

Two More Things...

News From Important Records:
"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.
Important Records

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

Two Things...

SoiSong has misplaced someone. Please help and follow the link in the pic:)

You really should check out "Sacred and Profane". It's Unkle Sleaze's picture pages yet to come.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Coil's Music / Derek Jarman's Film - Recent YouTube Posting

Posted just yesterday, this is Coil's soundtrack to a short 8mm film by Derek Jarman.
Journey To Avebury (Part of the "Songs Of The Week")

Thank you Turbid!!!

18 Dec 2010
The above has been removed by Basilisk.
Try here

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Threshold HouseBoys Choir, Antwerp 15 mai 2009

Fucking brilliant!
Thank you Thujone23
Thank you Claus for the turn on.
Happy Sunday!

More from wammesies

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Taiga Remains: Are you yet familiar with these sounds?

Taiga ((pronounced tie-guh, I've come to find out): definition - "Coniferous or boreal forest, located in a band across northern North America, Europe, and Asia. This terrestrial biome also occurs at high elevations.") Remains

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

New SoiSong :)


"Nothing here now but the recordings"

At least with regard to a point in recent time.


is now available, for those whom didn't know.

Go ahead, type it in here

but only after you purchase it here from SoiSong direct
or here from the western US, or other fine purveyors of such musicks

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Colour Sound Oblivion Infos : ThresholdHouse is back

Thanks for the pointer mon frere.

Go vote on a sexy little USB

versus regular old discs at ThresholdHouse

By the way, ThresholdHouse is back:)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Found: Coil 2002 Rehearsal posted by anarcocks (pointed to by AT)

Recently on the list, a kind soul pointed these out and they are definitely worth sharing.
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. "

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?!

So, yes.
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:
"December, 2008
Site Updates
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.
Threshold House
Apologies for the downtime on The shop however is still open at
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.

Good Stuffs.

From Discogs:

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!

GoTo Threshold House Greedbag to purchase The New Backwards, although you SHOULD have a copy already if you're reading this:)