Lost Coil collaboration gets vinyl release!
The collaboration came about after Sleazy directed a video for Ice-T.
Mannequin Records has announced the first vinyl release for a pair of collaborations between Coil and Mexican duo Ford Proco, an act considered highly influential in Mexico’s industrial electronic music scene.
The collaboration came about after Coil and Throbbing Gristle’s Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson met the act’s Robert Proco and Wito Lavolt while watching The Orb perform in Los Angeles in the late 90s. They exchanged contact details, and a few months later, Christopherson called up the pair to ask if they wanted to be in a music video he was directing – Ice-T and Body Count’s ‘Born Dead’.
Following that unlikely team-up, the Mexican duo worked on a pair of tracks with Christopherson and Coil vocalist John Balance, which ended up on Ford Proco’sVertigo De Lodo Y Miel album, released in 2000.
Mannequin will reissue both ‘Expansión Naranja’ and ‘Ecuación De Las Estrellas’ on vinyl on June 1 – you can listen to both tracks below, which are a lot like you’d expect a collaboration formed at an Orb gig to sound. If you’re curious about the Ice-T video, scroll on. [via Fact Mag/Juno Plus]
Coil was an English cross-genre, experimental music group formed in 1982 by John Balance—later credited as “Jhonn Balance”—and his partner Peter Christopherson, aka “Sleazy”. The duo worked together on a series of releases before Balance chose the name Coil, which he claimed to be inspired by the omnipresence of the coil‘s shape in nature. Today, Coil remains one of the most influential and best-known industrial music groups.
The group’s first official release as Coil was a 1984 12″ album titled How to Destroy Angels released on the Belgian Les Disques du Crépuscule‘s sublabel LAYLAH Antirecords. Following the 12″s success, Some Bizarre Records produced two albums, Scatology,Horse Rotorvator and Coil departed SomeBizzare Label and Produced Love’s Secret Domain, which met with little commercial success, but were praised as innovative due to their blend of industrial music and acid house.
In 1985, the group began working on a series of soundtracks, amongst them music for the first Hellraiser movie based on the novelThe Hellbound Heart by their acquaintance at that time, Clive Barker. The group’s first live performance in 16 years occurred in 1999, and began a series of mini-tours that would last until 2004. Following the death of John Balance on 13 November 2004, Christopherson announced via their official record label website Threshold House that Coil as an entity had ceased to exist.