LSD is consistently cited by fans as Coil's "best" album, and with good reason. It is very dancy with moments of trance, house, goth "Titan Arch" , classical guitars, live drums, electronics and guest vocals by Marc Almond ex-Soft Cell, on the aforementioned "Titan Arch" , and Annie Anxiety the drunken "Things Happen".
Although it's a lighter effort than earlier albums, this is more a reflection of the previous albums' heavyness rather than LSD's character; it's still an amazingly heavy album. Regardless of personal opinions in the vinyl-vs. The cover features another fantastic Steven Stapleton painting. The diversity and care put into this album is remarkable. From the bizarre sample assault of "Disco Hospital" to the swirling sounds and vocoded vox of "Teenage Lightning" to the stream of conscious vocal of "Things Happen" to the gentle beat of "The Snow" to the beautiful ambience of "Dark River" and "Chaostrophy" to the driving bass line of "Windowpane" to the wonderful Marc Almond vocal of "Titan Arch" to the vocal groove of "Love's Secret Domain" Everything is perfect, the effects, the lyrics, the vocals, the programming, the instrumentation includes orchestral arrangements, spanish guitars, live drums, etc.
I consider this album an extension of Coil's previous albums Also, the artwork wood painting by Steven Stapleton is brilliant Unfortunately, "Love's Secret Domain" is no longer in print and has become rather difficult to find It's a must have album.
You've either got it or you've heard about it. Maybe you downloaded all the tracks online, paid tons on an auction or found it kicking around used or some cut out bin.
Any way you slice it, this album cannot be ignored. Now, ten years to the month after its original release, one of my favorite albums of all time is back in print. With a few minor adjustments of course, The cover is the first difference I see: the front shows a little bit more of the legendary painting Steven Stapleton did on his outhouse, including his signature down at the bottom right corner, never before seen.
The back is amazingly more legible than the original release - which simply blew up a bit of the cover and used gold text - black background, gold text and a previously unissued image. The back of the booklet is graced by the back photograph of the LP edition, but open the booklet up and sadly, there are no lyrics included this time around.
The most noticable musical difference is about four seconds missing from the opening chopped up sampling bit, but those sounds do get repeated over a few cycles however, Enough of the nitpicking! The recordings contained were completed in , pulled from over two years of studio work, which is quite noticable. Back then, electronic musicians didn't have anywhere near as much software, Coil had to do much of this by hand.
This is observed right from the opening seconds where a cut-up mishmosh of samples were tossed into a bucket and taped back together. Over the course of an hour, the group pummels the listener with whacked-out stereo separation, mind-bending low-end frequencies and ghostly voices which move in three dimensions around the room -without- the aid of a 5-point surround system! It's genre-defying, electronic based with dabbles of jazz, techno, with flamenco guitars and orchestral arrangements.
While songs like "Windowpane" and "Love's Secret Domain" are instantaneously catchy favorites, tracks like "Further Back and Faster" are so amazingly ahead of their time in terms of sound and structure. The multiple layers, samples and sections must have taken many late nights in the studio, the result is a mindfuck which has taken many listens to truly get.
People accuse this record of being a techno record, but in actuality, "The Snow" is really the only fast-paced techno dancefloor anthem, and not a bad one indeed with incredible playing, sampling and subliminal vocal manipulations. The record is multi-climactic, and builds a couple times before the end, with the calm and disturbing "Titan Arch" featuring Marc Almond's guest vocals over a chilly throb, "Chaostrophy" where an orchestra fights for center stage with a barrage of white noise, the explosive flamenco guitars of "Lorca Not Orca" into the finale, the title track, snaking lines from William Blake and Roy Orbison.
Recording Location London, England. Track Listing. Disco Hospital. Teenage Lightning, Pt. Things Happen. Annie Anxiety. The Snow. Dark River. Further Back and Faster. Titan Arch. Lorca Not Orca. This is just a preview! All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Album: Love's Secret Domain Further Back and Faster Lyrics 2. Love's Secret Domain Lyrics 3. Titan Arch Lyrics 4. Windowpane Lyrics 5.
Disco Hospital Lyrics 6. Teenage Lightning 1 Lyrics 7. Things Happen Lyrics 8. The Snow Lyrics 9. Dark River Lyrics Teenage Lightning 2 Lyrics
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