Black Light District
Released: 16th November 2018
For those who shine darkly......
During the transitional period in which Coil’s primary leadership, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and John Balance, reorganized their creative direction by taking on new membership in the group through their inclusion of Drew McDowall, Coil took a drastic turn towards the metaphysical unknown. Employing the subtle handiwork of Coil’s“real life”members, as well as the cleverlyguised aliases and spiritual collaborators, the
band chose to filter their identity through a the nome de guerre, Black Light District,setting the precedent of Coil’s future exploration of other worldy influence.
Recorded during the Winter of 1995/96, Black Light District reflects more on their formal avant-garde pursuits and academic interests rather than their industrial pedigree resume. Starting off with an obvious nod to John Cage with their introductory “Unprepared Piano”, the tone is prepared in exactly the same way...
unpredictable. Conceptually abstract, Black Light District shows Coil’s old guard disregarding the pop rhythms found on previous albums, such as Love Secret Domain,and fully embracing their experimental
electronic trajectory. Subtle patterns of looping melancholy and malaise are placed delicately underneath
ghostly electronic timbre. Approaching their creative method as something from the beyond, another realm
in which sounds blur and performers seemingly appear from the ether.
Dais Records announces the official reissue of "Coil presents Black Light District -A Thousand Lights in a
Darkened Room". Remastered by engineer Josh Bonati and supervised by Coil's Drew McDowall, the
double LP vinyl release is packaged in a beautiful matte 24pt stock gatefold jacket Also available on
digipack CD with booklet and digital.