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V03I20 - 06042000


Brainwashed Recordings 001 has finally SOLD OUT! All checks received for it will either be discarded or used for 002 or 003. 004 is still in the works with a projected arrival around September.

Bubba and Matt Kadane from Bedhead have formed a new band called The New Year. They will play their first live show on June 17th at TT the Bear's in Cambridge, MA and their second the next night in New York City at Brownies. They will also record a record in July at Steve Albini's studio in Chicago, and Touch and Go will release it, tentatively, in January. Live this band, like Bedhead, will be a five piece, with Chris Brokaw on drums, Mike Donofrio on bass, and Peter Schmidt, the rotating sixth member of Bedhead, on third guitar.

Also making their way back into the live circuit are Bowery Electric, who will be performing at the Knitting Factory in NYC on June 17th. Makes you wonder kinda, who to choose from if you're in NYC?

So if going to Barcelona isn't for you, there's a few fests coming together really soon on this side of the Atlantic. Mutek is happening in Montreal from June 7th - 11th and will feature Taylor Deupree, Panacea, Komet, Noto, Vladislav Delay, Thomas Brinkmann, Pole and Kit Clayton. Remix Music Nights takes place on thee Thursdays in June at the Brooklyn Anchorage in NYC. This years features include Ryoji Ikeda, Mu-Ziq, Pole, We, Fennesz, Vladislav Delay and Scanner. Chapel Hill, North Carolina is the site for Transmissions, which for July 14th + 15th will feature Kim Cascone, David Grubbs, Alan Licht and others.


The second installment of the Dark series has finally been shipped to the first subscribers, after a wait of more than six months in some cases. And in every way possible, it was well worth the wait.
A return to the almost-structured style of the first Musick is very evident, but there's less of the languid, poppy touches which cluttered its predecessor (namely the synthesizer wank of "Red Birds Will Fly Out Of The East And Destroy Paris In A Night" and the overly-pleasant "The Dreamer Is Still Asleep") and an even deeper sense of space and structure within their mixes. The entire disc flows from beginning to end - starting slowly with "Something" and a what appears to be a partially cannabalized version of the aforementioned "Red Birds," now called "Tiny Golden Books."
Coil (credited this time around as John Balance, Peter Christopherson and Thighpaulsandra, along with guest vocals by Rose McDowall) bring something very special to the plate when they step up with a worthy release, and this stands as one of their best. No matter what one's personal opinion of their occultish interests and thematics are, they make it work in a way that even the most grounded and dispassionate materialist can appreciate. Beautiful melodies and lyrics emerge from fractured beginnings - "Ether" begins with chopped-up noises, but what emerges is a shining, piano-laden tribute to intangible forces, something Coil seem to surround everything they produce with. Similarly, the haunting twang of a detuned guitar or jews harp threads its way through "Where Are You?" as the entire track unfolds and then collapses back upon itself.
"Paranoid Inlay" and the album's closer "Batwings (A Limnal Hymn)" are worth the import price by themselves. Both feature Balance's excellent vocals heavily; his voice is both gripping and disturbing, but he's capable of producing such a beautiful sense of mystery and wonder when the mood calls for it. "Paranoid Inlay" is an ode to the renunciation of both indulgence and abstinence, as Balance asks himself "what do I need to give up?/crystaline ladders/shiny things/mirror balls," while a theramin sings to scattered drum machine glitches and organ stabs in the background.
"Batwings" may very well be one the best thing Coil has ever produced in their long history. More synthesizers glitches and screeches open the track, but a sombre organ piece emerges to gel the entire track together. Balance's vocals become poetry behind an alien soundscape, and the entire track ends with a multi-language soup of achingly beautiful chanting. Otherworldly doesn't begin to describe it.
The first 500 subscribers also received CD copies of the live performance Coil did as Time Machines back in April as part of the Cornucopia Festival in London. While it's sure to become a sacrifice to Ebay, our modern god of greed, it's a great treat for fans who probably weren't able to make the long journey to the UK. Hopefully, half-rumors of more live performances in America will eventually come true.
In the meantime, "Musick To Play In The Dark Volume 2" is more than enough to tide us over. - Michael O'Connor


Brian Herman and Donna Dragotta have returned to NYC (from Florida) to launch the Diskosquid label and release their first CD as Kalma, a somewhat mysterious collective project recorded together with a bunch of other friends. Stunned at the professionalism and splendor of this debut release, there is most definitely promise for this new group and the label itself. The album's design and layout, first of all, are unique mirror-image minimalist photos of sandy and icy tree scenes. The music rivals old school Autechre with complex beat structures along with Aphex Twin's home-grown sound ideas. The opening track, "Foam Spraying," is a nice intro into the disc - droney foamy noises that build. The rest of the disc is a whole array of electronic reaches: beat-driven head-spinners, crackly soundscapes, and walls of curious liquidy noises. One flaw is that the does disc seems to go on for a bit too long, perhaps because there are thirteen different tracks, and a few clock in at around ten minutes, but it truly doesn't interfere with the quality of the album overall. If this sounds like your cup of tea, definitely support this release, though, and keep your eye on the Disko Squid label in the future. - Daniel McKernan


This is the first installment of Hushush Records' "Threesome" subscription series featuring collaborations between Mark Spybey (Dead Voices On Air, Download), Mick Harris (Scorn) and Ambre (John N Sellekaers, C-drik and Olivier Moreau of Snog, Imminent Starvation, etc). Ambre and Spybey collaborated via mail late last year, the latter sending the former tapes which they then used in the 2 week recording sessions. Sfumato is a painting technique of blurring or softening sharp outlines by subtle and gradual blending of one tone into another to create a vague sense of movement. A perfect title for this album. The bulk of the 14 French titled tracks are composed of deep drones, found sound samples and ambient atmospheres. The music is primarily minimal, but not tediously so, melodic with gradual introductions and shifting of sounds. A few tracks add subtle bass programming while a few others are simply brief, bizarre sample collages meant to break up the flow. Spybey's patented reverb drenched environments are clearly evident on at least half the tracks. Although the album is best listened to start to finish, the 2 lengthiest tracks are standouts. "L'horloge de Calcutta" ("The Clock of Calcutta") is a mesmerizing pulsation that slowly builds up an intense tension for what seems like an eternity but is really only 9 minutes. "Le Printemps des Abīmes" ("The Spring of the Abysses") is a masterpiece of deep drone that dissolves into a beautiful melody cloud in the final few of it's 8 and 1/2 minutes, bringing the album to a gentle finale. Altogether, "Sfumato" is a very pleasant surprise since I had no idea what to expect from Ambre. They did a fantastic job of using Spybey's sounds with their own. Next up is Spybey & Harris "Bad Roads, Young Drivers" in July then Ambre & Harris in late summer. As of May 31st there were 15 of the 100 subscriptions still available, so if you're interested go to immediately before they're gone ... - Mark Weddle


The 606 side is a nice blend of noise and hard, fast electronic beats, although the noise seems to flow more melodically in the music than with Kid 606's usual work. It keeps around the same pace throughout the track, though at the end a few different noises and effects are added to make it extra tasty. It clocks in at a little under five minutes. The Remote Viewer side is a bit softer, with a unique, low-tempo electro-beat overlaying droney distant keyboard work. The track drops off after a bit, then picks up - then repeats this again. This is on a picture disc 7", with much Japanese writing and nice anime girls with guns and such. It's out on the 555 Recordings of Leeds UK label. - Daniel McKernan


As the title says, this 7" release was available at the recent Kid 606 dates throughout Europe. Again, a split release from 555 Recordings of Leeds UK, the Kid's side consists of three tracks - all very short, especially at 45rpm on a 7". "Start/over" is a droney melodic piece, as is the last track, "Relive yr unhappy childhood." However, the middle track, "attn:vat!" is very statically beat-driven, with subtle oddities going on through the background. Fun stuff. Side AA is Lesser, with two tracks: "epic act" and "awful way to go." It starts out with Lesser's shout out to Kid 606 and "those that don't like it, eat a bowl of dicks - those that do, blast these kicks." At which point the butchery of Faith No More's "Epic" blasts through with extreme, V/VM-styled beats and morphs of the original. The latter track is mostly noise and machine-gun-styled drumbeats. A very fun and release, as most 606 releases are. - Daniel McKernan


Here's what happens when you go looking in a section from a band you've recently fallen in love with but know very little about. I found these two discs shoved in a section that had releases from the Notwist and remembered Payola's the label Console is on, so naturally I thought it was yet another side project from these guys who also spawned the Tied + Tickled Trio. Upon further research, I was surprised that I can't find anything tying the members together. The 'Shimmering Collective' (the German translation of their name) is a project orchestrated mainly by Thomas Weber - both of these releases came out about the same time on Payola from Germany (from what I can gather). Both discs are incredibly solid and an excellent listen. Maander is a jazz influenced jam combining loads of electronic beats with organic instrumentation. Incommunicado on the other hand is also jazz improv influenced, but is much more experimental in nature, it's considerably calmer with lower frequency sounds, trading in the clockwork beats for live drums and disregarding the stringent structure. Fans of Isotope, Chicago Underground and other 'new school' jazzy electronic groups would most enjoy these albums, well worth the find. - Jon Whitney


The Buzzcocks formed in the summer of 1976 ... the big bang of UK punk. In October they spent less than a hundred pounds for half an hour of studio time to record the "Spiral Scratch" EP, the first independent, do-it-yourself, self released UK punk record. The 4 songs that make up the EP ("Breakdown", "Time's Up", "Boredom" and "Friends of Mine") were done live in the studio, most in 1 take, each with a single guitar overdub. They're exactly what you'd expect from the early days of punk ... simple, cynical, sarcastic, catchy, brief and explosive. Howard Devoto's lyrics are more personal than political, delivered in a nasally whine over the tight and talented (in punk terms) rhythm section of Pete Shelley, Steve Diggle and John Maher. The Devoto fronted Buzzcocks is the definitive line-up as far as I'm concerned.
The album that followed, "Time's Up", has slower, less abrasive versions of the 4 EP songs plus 7 more songs including the classics "Orgasm Addict" and "I Love You, You Big Dummy". If you're a fan of any early UK punk (such as the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, etc) these two discs are just as essential as "Never Mind..", "Damned, Damned, Damned" and "The Clash". Kudos to Mute for giving a shit about the past and re-issuing them ... this is really important stuff for historically minded music aficionados such as myself and gives everyone a chance to discover vital music. The "Time's Up" disc also includes the "Breakdown" video with footage from the first gig and both discs have really nice inserts chock full of pictures (most from Devoto's personal collection and previously unseen), liner notes, interviews and lyrics. My only complaint: why 2 discs? The EP is a whopping 10 minutes and the album less than 30, so why didn't they just put it all on 1? Oh well, both were reasonably priced. Thanks again Mute ... - Mark Weddle


This is the debut album from this band whose fans now seem to be growing exponentially. Though judging by the instrumentation alone, this album seems to have no real consistency to it, there is definitely a certain "Echoboy mood" that glows through the whole disc, in instrumental and vocal tracks alike. The single of the album, "Kit and Holly," is a lovely blend of pleasant sounding keyboards and a nice guitar melody that mix very well with the lyric, "I've got to keep on running..." Great music for the road or for walking around town with headphones, dancing to yourself. There are many tracks that consist of simple keyboard programming with guitar or bass strummed down on top, making a nice, quaint sound. The album is really well produced and constructed, especially for a debut. Echoboy will soon be playing in Barcelona at the Sonar Fest 2000, as well as other European dates. - Daniel McKernan


The debut Departure Lounge comes in the form of a 7-track EP in the UK from Bella Union and an 11-track LP in the USA through Flydaddy. Songs like "The New You" and "Johnny A" get treatments from Simon Raymonde and scream for attention from fans of more intelligent Brit-Pop, while the "Starport" and "Late Night Drive" add a dimension of deeper listening with improvisational sounding dreaminess. One of the fun additions on the US version is a cover of "They Don't Know," made popular by Tracey Ullman in the mid-80s. It's a wonderful release in both forms but I'd highly recommend going for the more complete release. - Jon Whitney


Pretty and charming, the Clientele release their first piece of optical plastic, with two new songs and two pulled from older 7" releases. It's a gentle breath of Gerry and the Pacemakers-influenced mod-pop. Even the production hints at a time when equipment didn't make the sound as crisp and clear as us modern day audiofiles are used to. While it's nice to add to my growing collection of 7" singles of this band which are now next to impossible to find, I would prefer a full-lengther from these guys, even if it was a collection of everything that's been released so far. - Jon Whitney


"A ridiculous display of personal hygiene through over-sampled funk and breathing problems," according to their label's insert. I saw this band live about 4 years ago as one of five people in the audience, completely stunned by their insane and delightfully tasteless performance. I hadn't heard anything about them since, so needless to say, I was very surprised to see this 7" turn up. The music is incredibly amusing, and highly innovative in its own ways. Using a plethora of eccentric samples, they combine a kind of extreme congo dancin' funk to create this surreal music. This release also comes with a free ingrown toenail! Definitely for fans of Negativland, Nurse with Wound, Volcano and the Bear, and the likes. They have several other releases available through their record label, Nerve Rust, which you can contact at Box 211, Athens, GA, 30603, USA. Tell them Brainwashed sent you. - Daniel McKernan


Recorded at live performances in Maine and Massachusetts last March, this disc combines the tape loops and experimental noises from Thomas DiMuzio with the live drumming of Chris Cutler. It's scratchy and irritating at times, almost completely rhythmically void, but evolves and changes with loud crashing beats sounding in, breaking the feel. The use of silence and pauses combined with loud chirps and bangs is effective at the beginning, most definitely playing the role of the calm before the storm. In due time, the sounds all come together in a soup of abrasive audio. Gone on this recording for the most part is the low-end drones from previous studio recordings of DiMuzio, leading me to want to couple this disc with drones from another source (try Windy & Carl or Main). While it is an excellent listen, it does often at times sound like a couple guys just making noise without any true direction. - Jon Whitney


Well-respected friends have been repeating over and over to me about this one, claiming "you gotta get it!!!" While it does include some production from My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, the album as a whole doesn't impress me. The music is produced phenomenally, but boy does this guy's voice get on my nerves. I do find my head bobbing to songs like "Exterminator" and "Swastika Eyes" but the vocals bother me like a haunting from the past, screaming every time I heard Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays. The beats are heavy, the sounds are all coherent yet the melodies become a bit too cliche and repetitive at points. I get the impression listening to this that the band didn't really focus much on writing the music - with an intention to leave the music alone for a production job to take it over the top. No matter how you color it, it's still the same substance at the core. Perhaps a "remix album" of this with the vocals stripped dry might do it some justice. We can only hope. - Jon Whitney


For just under 40 minutes, Stereolab bring us the latest offering of all new material. This 7-track EP picks up some of the feel left over from the last album, taking more liberty with jamming in the studio and less focus on writing song-oriented tunes. It gets a bit repetitive from the first minute with the 9 1/2 minute "Outer Bongolia," the rest of the tracks continue with a brightness and prettiness, which is okay to listen to, but once again, Stereolab hasn't given anything I believe will be getting heavy rotation in my CD player. Thankfully, the price sticker is reasonable enough to justify getting it. Fans of older Lab stuff who have been disappointed with the last few albums might want to refrain from purchasing this and being disappointed again. As one disgruntled old fan put it, "they've recorded the same album 3 times in a row now!" - Jon Whitney


We know that sometimes these CDs are somewhat challenging to find, which is why we have a RECOMMENDED STORES section which can be used to obtain nearly everything available on the site.


Ian Astbury - High Time Amplifier CDEP [with Witchman mix] (Beggars Banquet, UK)
Beige - I Don't Either CD/LP (Leaf, UK)
CiM - Reference CD/LP (Focus, UK)
Geiom - Sellotape Flowers CD/LP (Neo Oujia, UK)
Leftfield - Swords 12"/two CDEPs [mixes by Two Lone Swordsmen, Cari Lekebusch & To Rococo Rot] (Sony, UK)
Life Without Buildlings - Is, Is & The IRS 7" (Tugboat, UK)

Charles Atlas - Play The Spaces LP (Star Star Stereo, US)
Live Human - Elefish Jellyphant CD (Matador, US)
Jeff Sharel - Tribute Final 12" (Statra, US)
Alan Sparhawk/Charles Atlas - split 7" (Star Star Stereo, US)

For a more comprehensive release schedule stretching far into the future, please check out the NEW RELEASES brought to you by Greg and Feedback Monitor.


I've gone from millions of years up to present day with the selection of films I saw this week. Usually I only see one film, but this week, I saw five. The first is Disney's new film Dinosaur. After seeing the long form trailers for this months and months in advance I had no choice but to see it. When I first saw the trailer I said to myself what a waste, I know what's going to happen at the end. But every time I went to the cinema I saw the trailer and it got me hooked. The story of Dinosaur is very average, nothing happening really spectacular, nothing out of the ordinary. The computer effects were kind of cool, especially when the meteors hit. It's a Disney film, geared towards children, although most adults will enjoy it, some won't. I enjoyed it very much, but it's no Jurassic Park. - John Beck

The second film I saw was Gladiator, it was nice to see a film about this forgotten era. Even though the story is much like any other roman gladiator film, I.e. Sparticus and Fall of the Roman Empire, the effects and battle sequences were outstanding. Well acted by Russell Crowe as General Maximus, and nicely directed by Ridley Scott. It was a good film, excellent action scenes, lame story. You make the call. - John Beck

The third film I saw was Road Trip, yes, I know, why did I see that? Why not? It was surprisingly a lot better than I had anticipated. The story follows four college kids from Ithaca to Austin Texas, not Boston. Most of the time Tom Green is very rude and annoying, but this was a perfect role for him, not in it too much, but when he was it was extremely funny. I thought this film would have been good for the high school or freshman college kids but it turned out to be a gag for everyone. - John Beck

I also saw Mission Impossible 2, I love Tom Cruise, but I thought the movie wasn't that great. A very slow and confusing beginning adds up in the end, but by that time you're already asleep. Some very cool and unbelievable action scenes directed by John Woo. If you like Tom Cruise you'll dig seeing him kick a lot of ass, if not, you'd be better off seeing one of the other films I suggested. - John Beck

Finally, I saw the new Woody Allen film, Small Time Crooks. I actually saw this one twice. Now, it seems most people either love him or hate him. I'm neutral, I think he's a weird guy, but he's an exceptional writer. Small Time Crooks follows Ray and Frenchy Winkler, played by Woody Allen and Tracey Ullman respectively. Ray thinks of a mastermind plan to open a cookie shop to tunnel under ground into a bank and rob them of two million dollars. Things take a nasty turn when a police officer buying cookies follows them into the tunnel. Instead, the officer markets their wonderful cookies and open up a huge cookie chain. With a few cameo appearances this film is the best film I saw this week, cleverly written, well acted and constantly funny. If you like Woody Allen it's one of his best in years, if not, tough. - John Beck


Early on in Jiri Grusa's novelistic reply to an employment questionnaire, while Jan, the narrator, is descending the steps from his prospective employer's office, he begins "to have a dream, or vision, or premonition, as is my wont." In this vision, a faceless woman takes him up in an elevator to a pharmacy full of bottles and glasses:

    "The bottles had labels in Latin and Greek, yet for all their high-flown names they were quite common drugs, at least according to the woman (still faceless), busily pouring and decanting, until at last she reached for a green fluorescent vial full of deep-green liquid labeled Pharmakon athanasias. But as she was about to pour me some of this elixir of immortality I shouted and begged her to stop, because inside the vial there was another me, in the shape of a homunculus. But the woman continued to drain me of fluid until I felt myself gasping like a fish, suffocating."
"And so I went to see Olin," Jan continues matter-of-factly as if leaving for the dentist, to get an explanation of the vision. Deflating him quickly, Olin tells Jan he's becoming a nut. But something about this vision and the way it is told rumbles through this book. Jan is describing himself for the record, and in doing so drains himself of life, as if autobiography could only kill its narrator in the telling. The strange sense of what's happening, however, turns this story into a fable, in part of growing up under Nazi and Communist regimes, in part, of finding a place in the ancient and unstable world. It feels like alchemy.

Jan's life revolves around the Czech town of Chlumec and wanders back through generations and among his relatives creating a myth about the black eyes which have been passed down the women of his family. His story shifts kaleidoscopically blurring eras and blending ancestors with living figures, and living figures with fabulous creatures. The only books I'd compare it to are also so idiosyncratic as to defy comparison: Tristram Shandy or The Book of the Khazars or The Tin Drum. In any case, the comparisons miss the alchemical oddness of this novel which, like Rabbi of Prague, brings dead forms to life with a word.

Although it originally came out in 1982, and first came to notice as part of the Eastern European samizdat literature, The Questionnaire hasn't lost any relevance with the collapse of Communism. It serves nobody's didactic purposes, and for that matter, it just plain won't serve. - Paul McRandle


Second only to the Circus Peanut for most disgusting candy confection thingy is the Marshmallow Peep. Somebody has devoted time and web space to dissect these nasty things and bring you the truth. Check out


When I arrived at work this morning (Sunday) there was a message on my voice mail. I wondered how somebody got my direct line, it's a fogey old man who was probably hitting buttons. Somebody else said they'd heard a message like that before but nobody claimed to have heard this particular one. I think it would be especially amusing if it was to me. It is still amusing however. So without further ado, Jon Whitney's Irate Customer of the Day.

Subject: bonsoir mon chien

Yes, Yes, Yes,.... wonderful job with the Brain, friends. It, of course, has always been good (Since anything Jon does is pretty damned profligacious :-) No, readers, give me a chance! My purpose for this submission is to applaud a very close friend of mine on his great work lately for Brainwashed. Eighteen years old and straightoutta New Orleans, he is Daniel Mckernan. If Jon Whitney were Batman, Daniel would be a savory, more vivacious and power-hungry Robin. Great Job, Dann!

Also, I wanted to know if your "Brainwashed" label would be willing to publish my recent manuscript,.... it is called William Shatner The Man, The millennium , The Mystery and it is a biography of one of the greatest performers this world has ever seen. So, Jon, as a friend, would you do it for me? I know you have the resources,.. and I'm not even asking hardback. This might be my first book and I might only be 17, but this is GOOD, Jon,... (for once I am truly proud of myself)

On the other hand, the NRA want to set up a theme park / restaurant in Times Square. That shit is fucked up.

Not interested, sorry. Flattery will get you nowhere.

Subject: 23 Skiddoo / Current 93


What is the relationship between these two bands then? Was David Tibet in 23 Skiddoo?

David Tibet played Tibetan thigh bone with 23 Skidoo on their "The Culling is Coming" album. Also, Fritz Haaman from 23 Skidoo appears on the first Current 93 12", "LAShTAL".

Subject: intern?


I was wondering if there are any intern opportunities at brainwashed... I recently returned from london (I was going to grad school at goldsmiths college) to a boring little town in massachusetts and want to learn as much as I can about webpage design this summer.
I am mostly a photographer but do have design and web experience, here's my lovely website (that is actually in the process of a redesign to make it a bit more spiffy!).
also if the need for photography arises at brainwashed please contact me.

thank you for your time.

All the internship positions for this summer have been filled, sorry.


After reading the review, I eagerly clicked on the samples...and was overtaken by enthusiasm for this group. I DON'T KNOW ABOUT MEATLOAF, but I ordered the disc, and it will be a WONDERFUL break from my usual MERZBOW. HA!

2 out of 3 ain't bad.

Subject: petrol cost fact

Here's a price-of-gas-in-the-UK statistic for you. Apparently, in a 120 mile journey you will travel 103 of those miles paying tax.

Take a train!

Subject: T-shirts problem

Dear u,

I wonder-where I can get those pink dots T-shirts.
Especially interested in the Canadian one..but even other???

U can get them when U go to one of their concerts.

Subject: obtaining a catalog

Good day. I am searching for the smallest Marshall amp - they make it runs of a 9 volt battery and plugs into your cord outlet of your guitar. Also I need a few harmonicas and a few set of gutiar strings perhaps you can help.

Sorry, we can't help.

Subject: site

Dear Brainwashed,

First, thank you for your great site and webzine. I send you this message for a problem I have to connect to the Coil's page. I've red in your last magazine that the first page of the site has changed, and I can't read it : the applet started, then loaded, and the screen says : "loading images", but it doesn't work. My computer stops everything and I must doing a reset. I have a Mac OS 9 and the last version of Realplayer (8 basic beta), do I need something else to read this page? and where can I find it?

Use the latest version of Netscape and everything should work perfectly. 4.5 and above should be fine however. They're all free.

Subject: a stupid question

No more extended size shirts? I just found out they existed, and it's very hard to find cool shirts in big guy sizes.

anyway, thanks.

There are some XXL and XXXL grey shirts available in both short and long sleeve I believe.

Subject: Coil Japanese Single?

I figured that if anybody would know this, it would be you... I've come across a CD release credited to Coil on several on-line music stores. The only information that any of them have is that the band's name is Coil, it's a Japanese import single entitled "Birds," and that it has three tracks on it: 1. {Japanese Title}, 2. Birds, & 3. {Japanese Title}.

Is this the same Coil on the Brainwashed site and do you know anything about it?

It's a completely different band.


Hakim "Best Of"
Wu-Tang Clan "Forever"
Capadonna "The Pillage"
IAM "De la planete Mars"
Zvuki Mu "Shkura neubitogo"
Les Fantomes et leur "Big Sound Guitares" vol.1
Frostbite "The Second Coming"
Alvin Lucier "Panorama" & "Crossings"
Oren Ambrachi "Insulation"
Gas "Oktember"
The Hafler Trio "The Day I Married The World"
- Andrei Bakhmin, Moscow resident/brainwashed staffer, who claims to "wake up with Hakim's Nar and end up with the H3O's Seeds."

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