Friday, 14 November 2014
Coil were formed from the ashes of Throbbing Gristle and as fallout from Psychic TV. Coil always felt like an intensely personal project and each release allowed a glimpse inside the lives of the two principal members. Due in no small part to Christopherson's legacy at the heart of TG, Coil were always tagged very much with the industrial tag and in many ways they wore that mantle with aplomb but their music contained a huge variety of influences and genres that were reinterpreted and recontextualised through Christopherson's synths and Balance's vision for the music which is monstrous, delicate, obtuse, intense, sparse, melodious, funny, achingly beautiful and all theirs.
As such their discography is a diverse and wondrous affair filled with gems and so to mark the anniversary of Jhonn Balance's passing and also in memory of Peter I thought I'd share with you some of my favourites but first a short TV interview with them.
Hope you enjoy.