“Unexplainable” may well be the best explanation for the members of the UK based electronic outfit COIL. Making a radical shift from intentional accessibility, by means of traditional pop songwriting, to abstract happenstance, Coil had entered into a new phase in their career…uncharted waters utilizing what was then the newest computer technology, digital and analog synthesis and the newly formed ideas that something outside of themselves was steering the ship.
During the studio sessions that developed into what would become “Worship the Glitch”, Coil became aware of random compositions emitting from their gear, and were at odds with constant “accidents” that were perpetually plaguing the recordings. The band called these unintentional emissions “ELpH”: a conceptual being that is one part physical equipment, one part celestial being… constantly playing the role of trickster, throwing a wrench into Coil’s methodology. Eventually, these accidents and mistakes were embraced by the band, and the process of misusing audio software to create intentional “errors” was adopted as a musical technique. The acceptance of the “mistake”, and the use of discovered mistakes as intentional elements slowly became the drive and concept behind the album, thus birthing the title “Worship the Glitch.”
Originally released in 1995 on Coil’s in-house imprint Eskaton, Worship the Glitch was Coil’s first proper album-length attempt at conceptual ambient composition, with a radical focus on chance. Seamless vignettes of shattered electronics (though ebbing softly and in delicate balance with each other) provide an underlying uncertainty and discomfort to the listener.
Dais Records is proud to announce the official reissue of “ELpH vs Coil – Worship the Glitch” on digital, double LP (double 12″ for the first time ever), and CD.
Remastered by engineer Josh Bonati and supervised by Coil’s Drew McDowall, the vinyl release is pressed onto double 12″ LP vinyl (from the original 10″ release), and is packaged in a gorgeous 24pt stock matte gatefold LP with sticker and vellum track listing insert. Comes on standard black vinyl as well as limited editions on clear (200 copies), red (500 copies), and blue (600 copies), with a special edition of 500 on yellow only for UK and Europe shops and distros.
Also available as a thick matte collector’s digipack, with redesigned packaging.
PREORDER – SHIPPING MAY 25th
AVAILABLE HERE ON LP/CD – **ONE CLEAR VINYL PER CUSTOMER**
For those who shine darkly…
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 a the nome de guerre, Black Light District, setting the precedent of Coil’s future exploration of otherworldly 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’s 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 proud to announce the official reissue of “Coil presents Black Light District – A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room” on digital, CD, and double LP.
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. First pressing of the vinyl is pressed on 200 clear, 500 red, 600 blue, and standard black vinyl, with an edition of 500 yellow exclusively for Europe and UK shops and distros.
Also available as a thick matte collector’s digipack, with redesigned packaging and booklet.
PREORDER – SHIPPING MAY 25th