COIL

Anal Staircase

(Relativity) Used 12-inch $4.00

Promotional edition from 1987. Rico Conning’s Dionysian remix of the title track, backed with “Blood From The Air” and “Ravenous.”

COIL

Astral Disaster

(Threshold House) Used LP $12.00

Rebuilt and re-made reissue from 2015 of Coil’s limited-edition subscription-only Prescription album from 1999. Esoteric and mystical themes with a strong folk influence transfigured through industrial and electronic means. Gray vinyl

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Horse Rotorvator

(Force & Form) Used LP $60.00

Coil’s second full album continues their “refinement of brute noise and creepily serene arrangements into a truly modern psychedelia, from tribal drumming and death march guitars to disturbing marching band samples and back,” observes Ned Raggett. “John Balance shares the … haggard, mystic vocal delivery [of] fellow explorers of the edge like David Tibet and Edward Ka-Spel, but [with] his own blasted and burnt touch.” Dave Pinella concurs, “The album is full of the excesses of Roman times…, sex, horns, drugs and death. Aside from the military motif, the album also brings to the forefront the music’s homoeroticism…. ‘Ostia (The Death Of Pasolini)’ is the album’s centerpiece, with soothing insect-like percussion and strings over a plaintive vocal by Balance.” With insert.

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Love's Secret Domain

(Wax Trax) Used CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Coil’s most dance-oriented and accessible release, weaving together acid house, lounge, flamenco, and didgeridoo rhythms. Corner of book is clipped.

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Musick To Play In The Dark - Vol 2

(Chalice) Used 2xLP $150.00

Three sides of moon music (and one etching) by the trio of Balance, Sleazy and Thighpaulsandra, with additional vocals by frequent collaborator Rose McDowall. Swooshes of air, deadpan recital, bass throb, melancholy-drenched piano, unsettling digital-glitch-and-too-cute-synth melody mixes, eerie declarations, creaky interludes, angelic singing, strange tongues — bizarre, beautiful, spiritual, tidal, suicidal. Second edition on white vinyl, number 111 of 300. Upper right corner of jacket has noticeable crease; vinyl is near mint.

COIL

Panic

(Wax Trax) Used 12-inch $10.00

Three tracks from Scatology: a re-arranged version of “Panic” with Jim Thirwell on sampling and programming; a truncated “Aqua Regis,” and a cover of the Gloria Jones and Soft Cell classic. From 1985.

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Presents Black Light District - A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room

(Eskaton) Used LP $175.00

Not technically an album by Coil proper, but by their mid-’90s alter ego Black Light District, specializing in drone-based music. Clear vinyl, number 2452 in an edition of 2000

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Transparent

(Eskaton) Used LP $100.00

The one and only recording by John Gosling (Mekons), John Balance (Coil), Min, and guest Sleazy from Throbbing Gristle, recorded live at Berlin Atonal Festival 1983, backed with the first recordings by Coil, in harsh industrial noise / performance art mode. Originally released on the Austrian label Nekrophile. Clear vinyl from 1998.

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Windowpane

(Threshold House) Used 12-inch $20.00

Rose McDowell adds backing vocals to the truncated version of a track from Love’s Secret Domain, while the flip has the instrumental Astral Paddington remix. Black vinyl from 1990