The Melancholy Mad Tenant by Coil / The New Blockaders / Vortex Campaign

Big old noisy team-up from 1984, bringing together the great and mysterious Coil with avant-smashers The New Blockaders and Vortex Campaign. This release went down in noise history as a big classic, and is now reissued, in nice remastered form. Plus, as a bonus, everything else that Vortex Campaign ever recorded (including some unreleased stuff)! Infinite Fog reissue.

Vinyl Double LP £28.99 IF-68LP-05

Gatefold 2LP on Infinite Fog. Edition of 380 copies.

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Vinyl LP £26.99 IMPREC189LP

Ltd 180g LP on Important Records LAST EVER COPIES & CHEAP!.

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Limited CD £13.49 IF-55

Limited digipak reissue CD on Infinite Fog.

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The Melancholy Mad Tenant by Coil / The New Blockaders / Vortex Campaign
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9/10 Brett 20 August 2009
Back in on Important is the reissue of a 1984 session in which the then-infants known as Coil and The New Blockaders collaborated, along with Vortex Campaign who apparently initiated the whole project. Originally issued on cassette then reissued on CD twenty years later, The Melancholy Mad Tenant then got a vinyl press last year only to sell out pretty much before anyone even knew it existed. Onward to the present day where Important have done the decent thing and pressed a few more, this time on clear 180g vinyl. Musically it's quite a remarkable release and, for all its noisily industrial avant garde tendencies, a highly listenable one. For me these drones, whistles and rattles sound like the blowing of foghorns, the turning of wheels and the screeching of brakes, evoking some sort of empty post-industrial world where the machines we've set in motion continue without us, unknowingly serving absolutely no-one. A wonderful and intriguing peek into the pasts of two legendary bands.



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