Friday, November 27, 2015

Make It From a Catsup Bottle, a Flashlight Coil, a Penny, the Cat's Bell

A friend tweeted out news I missed from this past August re: previously unreleased Coil now available:

So, after a criminally long time, we have “Backwards”, described as the missing link between 1990’s “Love’s Secret Domain” and the “Musick to Play in the Dark”-series. Among the tracks which are to be released on CD and Vinyl on october 9th via Cold Spring Records are the original versions of “A Cold Cell” and “Fire of the Mind”. The span of relative inactivity, studio album wise, and soundtrack experimentation between 1990 and 1998 (a silence gloriously interrupted by ELpH and Black Light District releases) wasn’t empty – but the result of that time’s studio work didn’t see the light of this sorry little planet until now when Cold Spring Records dropped three excerpts off the upcoming release, coming in CD and double vinyl format, scheduled for 9th october, which can be heard on the label’s soundcloud page.

So, as promised last night on twuuter, a cascade, six in orange.


D Nurkse

Death is coming
and you must build a starship
to take you to Venus.

Make it from a catsup bottle,
a flashlight coil,
a penny, the cat’s bell,
Mom’s charm bracelet.

They say that planet is torment,
whipped by circular wind,
choked in vitriol clouds.

But no. When you get there
it is a light in the sky
and I am with you.

If you find nothing else,
borrow the pleated wing
of a winter moth,
lighter than dust.

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