Rising from the UK post-industrial underground of the early 1980s, Coil were the visionary duo of Peter 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 McDowell, Stephen Thrower and others. Their cross-genre music and art incorporated everything from experimental/ electronic, post-industrial, ambient, soundtracks, drone etc. and explored the occult, magick, altered states, the human condition, mysticism, mortality and beyond.
After the untimely death of Jhon Balance and later Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson, the future of the extensive Coil back catalogue has since been in limbo - shrouded in controversy and rumour. To say that this first batch of reissues has been keenly anticipated would be an understatement. Their beloved and highly collectable discography has seen prices increasing on the second hand market to ridiculous levels of unattainability for most fans; hence the emergence of inferior bootlegs.
Now, finally, after much speculation - the time has come and Threshold Archives is now active. The label dedicated to preserving and making available - in the best possible quality this important, diverse and often profoundly affecting body of work. The seeds of the label were sown by Peter Christopherson prior to his transition into the next life and have since been nurtured by former members, friends and family.
Eight CD reissues of long out of print and rare material have emerged; The Angelic Conversation, Panic, The Wheel, The Consequences of Raising Hell, The Anal Staircase, Wrong Eye, Windowpane and The Snow. Audio has been painstakingly remastered from original sources including; DATs, cassettes, Betamax masters, reels, and old computer hard disks. These new editions have been expanded to include previously unreleased tracks, demo versions and instrumentals. A dream come true for Coil heads.
To mark the occasion, for the hardcore Coil fans, we’re offering all eight titles as a convenient, discounted bundle for £65.00, saving £7.00 on purchasing them all individually.