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A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room (Colored Vinyl)


Release Year
2018

First Release
1996
€36.90

During the transitional period in which Coil’s primary leadership, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance, reorganized their creative direction by taking on new membership in the group through their inclusion of Drew McDowall, Coil took a drastic turn towards the metaphysical unknown. Employing the subtle handiwork of Coil’s “real life” members, as well as the cleverly guised aliases and spiritual collaborators, the band chose to filter their identity through the nome de guerre, Black Light District, setting the precedent of Coil’s future exploration of other worldy influence.

Recorded during the Winter of 1995/96, Black Light District reflects more on their formal avant-garde pursuits and academic interests rather than their industrial pedigree resume. Starting off with an obvious nod to John Cage with their introductory “Unprepared Piano”, the tone is prepared in exactly the same way... unpredictable.

Conceptually abstract, Black Light District shows Coil’s old guard disregarding the pop rhythms found on previous albums, such as Love Secret Domain, and fully embracing their experimental electronic trajectory. Subtle patterns of looping melancholy and malaise are placed delicately underneath ghostly electronic timbre. Approaching their creative method as something from the beyond, another realm in which sounds blur and performers seemingly appear from the ether.

Approx. weight 500 gr / Sealed / Limited edition of 500 / Yellow vinyl / Gatefold sleeve / Includes download code

Tracklist
Side A
1. Unprepared Piano
2. Red Skeletons LISTEN
3. Die Wölfe Kommen Zurück

Side B
1. Refusal Of Leave To Land
2. Stoned Circular I
3. Stoned Circular II

Side C
1. Green Water
2. Cold Dream Of An Earth Star

Side D
1. Blue Rats LISTEN
2. Scratches And Dust
3. London's Lost Rivers
4. Chalice

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