lundi 19 mai 2008

Coil Live Volksbühne Berlin (12 April, 2002)

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

am 12. April 2002

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

One Track 256
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!

Coil Live The Ocean London 25 July 2004

Song List (One Track @ 256):
Intro Music
The Gimp (Sometimes)
Sex With Sun Ra
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
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

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
A Cold Cell
Paranoid Inlay
Sick Mirrors

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.
As you should know by now, should this be included in Colour Sound Oblivion, I will pull it from this blog. Until then, tho...

Coil Live Thessaloniki 5 October 2002 Video

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.
Now then. 22 (twenty two) total files. All files required for this to work. All files should be opened at the same time.
Persistance is All.
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
Captain Bart Welcomes You Aboard Flight 23 (Because God Told Me To Do It)

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.)
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
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):

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 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.)

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.

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.
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.


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

Coil Live - Fabrik, Hamburg Germany 10 April 2002

10 April 2002


Hamburg Germany


Anarcadia/All Horned Animals (Remote Viewing 2)

Amethyst Deceivers


A Cold Cell


Paranoid Inlay

Sick Mirrors



Above image a stylisation of an Austin Spare piece.

For this set, the musts are the last three tracks in particular. A very moving yet meditative take on Sick Mirrors leading it's way toward a spectacular finish in Backwards. A very cleanly recorded set, yielding one of the finer versions of A Cold Cell.

Thanks as always to F for access and to Sleazy for permission to post.

Should any of this set be included in Colour Sound Oblivion, I shall pull it from the blog.


Live Coil Artooz-Festival, Limoges France 30 March 2002

Recorded 30 March 2002
Artooz-Festival (and it's creators;)
John Lennon Municipal Centre
Limoges France


Remote Viewing 2
Amethyst Deceivers
A Cold Cell
Paranoid Inlay

An aurally stunning performance, the recording quality doesn't do the work justice, though at this point, I'm simply grateful.
Ooo-wee this would be a potent addition to CSO if 'twere all cleaned up.
Thank you thank you F and Sleazy for the access to these fantastic archives and permission to share.
Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, this one will be on Colour Sound Oblivion and as per my M.O. if so, I will pull it from this blog.
Until then, though, it is my pleasure and priviledge to share this outstanding set, brief though it may be.

Live Coil Il Violino E La Selce Festival Jesi, Italy 11 June 2004

The show that became edited into Selvaggina took place at Il Violino E La Selce Festival, Jesi-Italy on 11 June 2004.
The Gimp (Sometimes)
Sex With Sun Ra
All The Pretty Little Horses
Tattooed Man (The Dark Age Of Love)
Teenage Lightning (10th Birthday)
Wraiths And Strays
Black Antlers (Where's Your Child)
Bang Bang
Amethyst Deceivers
Listen and enjoy. This is not the cleaned up official release of Selvaggina, so I would urge you all to compare sound mastering with the official and note the difference that will be apparent between these Coil Live Archives and when Colour Sound Oblivion is released. (Please, god, let it be soon)
Thanks as always to F for access and Sleazy for permission. Should this be reissued on CSO, I will pull it from this blog.

Coil Live Muffathalle - Munchen, Germany 07 April 2002

07 April, 2002 Muffathalle Munich


Anarcadia - All Horned Animals (Queer Wolf/Remote Viewing 2)

Amethyst Deceivers


A Cold Cell


Paranoid Inlay

Sick Mirrors



A fantastic set. I've been saving this one. It's a great inbetween from 2001 to the latter part of 2002, with excellent recording quality, sublime and moving Balance, as well as stellar sounds from Sleazy, Thighpaul, and Ossian, plus...
As with the other sets, should this one see release on Colour Sound Oblivion I'll pull it from this blog.
Thank you manyfold: F for access and Sleazy for permission.
Manic, unsettling, and beautiful beyond words. But then, I am biased:)
Links in the pics above.
Be well.

Coil Live - La Locomotive, Paris-FR 23 May 2004

23 May 2004 La Locomotive Paris, France


The Gimp (Sometimes)

Sex With Sun Ra


All The Pretty Little Horses

Tattooed Man (The Dark Age Of Love)

Teenage Lightning (10th Birthday Version)

Wraiths And Strays

Black Antlers (Where's Your Child?)

This version of Wraiths And Strays was on the original cdr pressing of Black Antlers , replaced on the rerelease with WAS from Mutek. I prefer Jhon's vocals here, to be perfectly honest.

A powerful set, to say the least. Certainly more impacting with video.

A huge thanks to F for the access to this one and to Sleazy for permission to post.

As usual, should this set be included in Colour Sound Oblivion, I will remove it from this blog.


Enjoy! (I know you will:-)

Coil Live - Centrum Filmowe - Lodz, Poland 26 October 2002


I Am Angie Bowie (Sine Waves)

Last Rites Of Spring

Are You Shivering?

Amethyst Deceivers

A Warning From The Sun / The Universe Is A Haunted House

Ostia (The Death Of Pasolini)

I Don't Want To Be The One

Bang Bang

An Unearthly Red


Not as full-sounding of a recording as some of the others from October 2002, though an excellent document of a great set, and I am, as always, just thankful to even hear it.
Image used without permission from Black Sun Productions (I just like it;)
Sounds used with permission from Sleazy and access to them by F (Thank you both:)
As with other Live Coils herein, should they see inclusion in Colour Sound Oblivion, they will be pulled. Until then...

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