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coil (koil) noun
1. a. A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding: a coil of rope; long coils of hair. b. An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
2. A spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes, as in a radiator.
3. Electricity. a. A wound spiral of two or more turns of insulated wire, used to introduce inductance into a circuit. b. Any of various devices of which such a spiral is the major component.
4. A roll of postage stamps prepared for use in a vending machine.
coiled, coiling, coils verb, transitive
1. To wind in concentric rings or spirals.
2. To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
1. To form concentric rings or spirals.
2. To move in a spiral course: black smoke coiling up into the sky.
[Probably from obsolete French coillir, to gather up, from Latin colligere. See COLLECT1.]
- coil´er noun
coil (koil) noun
A disturbance; a fuss.
In 1994, Coil started releasing material under other names. Names used so far and intended to be used in the future include: The Eskaton, ELpH, Black Light District, Time Machines, Wormsine, Rosa Mundi, Trial By Music, 2012, and Lifestyle.
"All kinds of chemicals have been present, but not just illegal ones. There's also various neurotropics - 'smart' drugs which were developed by the military for increasing perception, intuition, memory, and capabilities on an intellectual level. Cognitive enhancers, they're called. We try to use whatever's at our disposal to reduce the barriers between different levels of reality."
"I don't believe in destroying good mysteries or adding to bad reputations. " ~~ John Balance, Coil
vinyl etching: Side A - "We all get the gods we deserve" off of _Horse
vinyl etching: Side A - "The Responsible Abuse of Pleasure" off of _NASA-Arab_ 12" (1984)
vinyl etching: Side B - "THE LAST SPHINX IN LONDON" off of _Black Light District: A THOUSAND LIGHTS IN A DARKENED ROOM_ 12"x2 on Eskaton (1996)
vinyl etching: Side D - "AUM GENERATOR"
off of _ELpH vs. Coil: Worship The Glitch_ 10"x2 on Eskaton #006 (1995)
The second in a series of limited edition Equinox/Solstice
releases, issued on Summer Solstice, 1998.
7" is limited to 1300 copies on "honey"
yellow vinyl and 50
copies on green vinyl signed by John, Peter, Drew and Bill Breeze.
CDEP was deleted on Autumnal Equinox when the third part of
the series was released.
Side A - "HONEY FROM THE HORNET'S NEST"
Side B - "FOR HARRY CROSBY AND HARRY SMITH"
(extended) / First Dark Ride
Limited to 2500 copies.
title track is an extended reworking of the track from STOLEN
AND CONTAMINATED SONGS. The Eskaton is a Coil pseudonym.
"First Dark Ride" also appears on the anthology release UNNATURAL HISTORY III.
Side A - THE RESPONSIBLE ABUSE OF PLEASURE
Side B - HIDE AMOUNGST YOURSELVES
CS 198? RRRecords US
The tracks have no titles and are each credited to one of the three involved groups. Two tracks are credited to Coil.
The initial release was a limited edition of 50 copies packaged in a cloth bag with cards of visuals by Vortex Campaign. The re-release is a bootleg.
_Love's Secret Domain_ on Wax Trax (1991)
Band Members: John Balance (J) Stephen Thrower (T) Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson (S)
What are the underlying ideas behind the LP (_Love's Secret Domain_)?
J: Electricity and Drugs. Energies. We started off with the LP three years ago and had the idea of doing a sort of decadent early electronics cabaret album, like Tesla - the inventor, would have done in Berlin. A weird idea. It started like that and evolved.
You have always had interest in rituals and weird science, which for them is partly a spectator sport and partly inspirational. "Eskatology is the study of the end of the world. It sort of ties in with Terence McKenna and his 2012 theory.
Instead of the Big Bang being the beginning of history, we are in fact being hurled toward an object or something at the end of history, and that end of history will be 2012. I don't take that may drugs anymore, but I feel there is something going on. Both me and Drew agree with this, that psychic abilities and coincidences are increasing exponentially, or whatever one of those upward going curves is. You feel that time is overlapping at times, we're actually reaching a spiral point. Things are getting weirder, people are having weirder dreams, there's more and more coincidences. It's escalating to the Eskaton."
Having been together for twelve years, and working in the "music industry" for longer they come across a lot of different musics and perspectives. Influences are not noticeable in the records, but are they influenced by others and who? Musically, Atom Heart. I don't know, when people ask that, it doesn't influence me."
"Enthusiasm as opposed to influence."
release _Time Machines_ CD by Coil (1998)
4 Tones to Facilitate Travel Through Time
_Bee Stings_ 7" (1998) Summer Solstice Eskaton
13 Clear Amber vinyl
_Coil presents Time Machines_ on Eskaton (2000)
_The Angelic Conversation_ on Threshold (1994)
And this prince was called Alamut and was Mohammedan. He had created, in a lovely valley enclosed between two very high mountains, a beautiful garden, full of every variety of fruit and trees that could be obtained. Round these plantations were various palaces and pavilions, decorated with golden ornaments. He had brought in young girls of perfect beauty and full of charm to live here, paintings and furniture all made of silk, and they were trained to sing, to play all sorts of instruments, to dance, and above all to make the most seductive advances to men that can be imagined. This is the reason why the old man had this place built, Mohammed having said that those who obeyed his will would go to Paradise where they would find all the pleasures and delights of the world: beautiful women and rivers of milk and honey, this man wanted to pretend that he could make anyone he wished enter this very Paradise. No-one could penetrate into the garden we described, for they had built at the entrance to the valley a very fortified and impregnable castle. It could only be entered by a secret road.
A coil is a series of loops. A coil made of rigid materials can be fashioned in a spiral or helical shape; see spiral staircase. Flexible materials like wire, rope, hose, or cable can also be coiled into empty loops, or wound around a central drum or spindle.
In electrical engineering, an induction coil is formed when a metal wire is coiled around a core to create an electronic inductor. Polyphase coils are coil systems with multiple phases.
* Slinky (coil toy)
* List of coil knots
* Coil (band)
Coil is a group that has worked in several electronic music styles including: industrial, noise, ambient and experimental musics and which intentionally tries to stay away from any particular genre of music. The band was formed by John Balance (sometimes credited as Jhon Balance) and Peter Christopherson out of the demise of Psychic TV, an earlier industrial band.
Coil can only be described as a very eccentric group, sometimes producing only as many as 99 copies of an album, allowing only those who are truly dedicated to the band to seek them out, due to the high prices (caused by high demand). Some critics have accused Coil and its record company of price gouging. As of 2003, Coil has been re-releasing many rare works, mostly remixed, into general circulation.
Coil also has an interesting habit of separating their works into many side-projects, publishing music under different names when it is created using different styles. Some of their side-names are ELpH, Zos Kia, The Eskaton, Black Light District, Time Machines, and one of their newer members, Thighpaulsandra, produces music on his own as well. They contributed music to two of Derek Jarman's films, Blue and The Angelic Conversation.