Rising from the UK underground of the early 1980s, COIL was the visionary duo of Peter“Sleazy” Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle / Psychic TV) and Geoff Rushton aka Jhon Balance.
The two core members were joined over the years by a rotating cast of like-minded artists that included Thighpaulsandra, Drew McDowall, Stephen Thrower, Danny Hyde and others. These fearless sonic explorers delved head first into the occult, magick, mysticism and altered states. COIL's transgressive cross-genre music and art incorporated experimental electronics, ambient, soundtracks, drone, early forays into sampling and beyond. Over the years they would further explore and create psychoactive sounds under various other aliases which included Black Light District, ELpH, The Eskaton, Electric Sewer Age and Time Machines. Their work began in 1984 with debut album 'Scatology' and ceased in 2005 with 'The Ape of Naples'.
COIL was a fiercely independent entity, releasing a vast amount of their mind-bending discography on their own imprints; Force & Form, Threshold House and Eskaton. The sheer range of their work ranges from the psychedelic/hallucinogenic classic 'Love's Secret Domain' through to pioneering, error embracing electronica of 'Worship the Glitch'.
Following the untimely death of Jhon Balance and later Peter Christopherson, the in-demand COIL catalogue is now, slowly, once again becoming available - much to the delight of their dedicated cult following.