Coil – Astral Disaster Sessions Un / Finished Musics – Vinyl, LP, Acme, 2018
Vinyl LP pressing. This album includes previously unissued mixes. These rare Coil tracks were recorded as part of the legendary Prescription label album sessions in the late 1990’s that resulted in the album Astral Disaster. As we described with regards to our first Coil volume, they were invited to record at Sun Dial’s studios beneath the London Bridge Hop Exchange. This studio was no ordinary studio. It was originally known as Samurai Studios, and had been originally built and owned by Iron Maiden. The premises in Victorian times had been an old debtors prison, which had three underground levels, and still had the original chains, manacles and wrought iron doors from the old prison. This caught the attention of John Balance, and he was very keen to record there. For various reasons, unissued material and mixes were omitted from the original Astral Disaster album. That brings us to here and now, and this LP, which provides Coil fans with their first opportunity to listen to this additional material from the Astral Disaster sessions.