Coil presents Black Light District - A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room

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Coil presents Black Light District - A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room


FormatCD or LP
Released29th June 2018
Catalogue DAIS114LP
Barcode 669439871331

Dais Records reissue two Coil classics and these pressings are super-super-limited.

+ Translucent yellow vinyl - only 500 copies pressed
Released 14th December 2018.

+ Standard black vinyl - only 500 copies pressed
Released 16th November 2018.

For those who shine darkly...

During the transitional period in which Coil’s primary leadership, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance, reorganised 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 a 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.

Dais Records is here with an official reissue of "Coil presents Black Light District - A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room". Remastered by engineer Josh Bonati and supervised by Coil's Drew McDowall. The double LP vinyl release is packaged in a beautiful matte 24pt stock gatefold jacket.
Also available on digipack CD with booklet.

Unprepared Piano
Red Skeletons
Die Wölfe Kommen Zurück
Refusal of Leave To Land
Stoned Circular I
Stoned Circular II
Green Water
Cold Dream of an Earth Star
Blue Rats
Scratches And Dust
London’s Lost Rivers

Artist Coil