Coil + Zos Kia + Marc Almond – How To Destroy Angels
Coil were an experimental music group, founded in 1982 in London, England and concluded in 2005. Initially envisioned as a solo project by singer and songwriter John Balance while he was in the band Psychic TV, Coil evolved into a full-time project with the addition of artistic creative partner Peter Christopherson, a founding member of Industrial Records and pioneering industrial music group Throbbing Gristle, who also became Balance’s life-partner. Coil worked in such genres as industrial, noise, ambient and dark ambient, neo-folk, spoken word, drone, and minimalism, treating their works more as magical rituals than as musical pieces. How to Destroy Angels is their debut EP, but this is a alternate live version recorded one year earlier at the Air Gallery, London, UK. On August 24, 1983 the band consisted of John Balance (Coil), John Gosling (Zos Kia), Mark Almond (Soft Cell) and Peter Christopherson (Coil). They performed live at the gallery A Slow Fade To Total Transparency, subtitled How To Destroy Angels. Lydia Lunch and Nick Cave were in attendance; the latter walked out once Gosling started pissing all over the room. The album also includes an unheard remix on How To Destroy Angels on side A, and an unheard session (Baptism Of Fire) on side B.
Label: Cold Spring Records
Cat. # CSR263LP