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Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1
Coil
Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #1

Second issue of the experimental act's 1999 release in a different digipak cover than the e-mail edition.

      

CD Details

All Artists: Coil
Title: Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Chalice
Release Date: 11/28/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, IDM, Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial, American Alternative, Experimental Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5021958403922, 766486381520

Synopsis

Album Description
Second issue of the experimental act's 1999 release in a different digipak cover than the e-mail edition.
 

CD Reviews

Lunar Developments
P. Ortman | Midwest | 03/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unlike other previous Coil recordings this CD was based on Moon structures, instead of Solar which gives it a very different feel. Most people who read this title will feel as if it is going to be a return to the blood chilling sounds that they created before, but it isn't at all. This is total otherworldly music, not in the nature of the sound of Black Light District, but in a more transcendental sort of way. The sounds are very enveloping they are almost intrancing, kind of building on some elements that "Baby Food" had. The music is liquid, watery it seems to go right through you. This music is like osmosis, the more you listen the more you take a way from it. The artwork mirror the sound very well. No sharp edges to cut yourself with, but you may find that you have already drowned."
Coil - Deeper than you
07/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It's hard to put the Coil experience into words. On the surface, it's just weird music, but underneath it all is deep symbolism, cosmic energy and some truely mind warping tones. John Balance and co. are definitely tuned into something on a much higher plane than the rest of us and MtPitD really illustrates this. One moment, the music is serene, peaceful and very relaxing. The next moment it's all torn away from you and the music takes a dark plunge, full of chaos. The first track, Are You Shivering, is quite chilling (not to make a bad pun), the sound penetrates you and chills the root of your being. Brocoli is another noteworthy track. I can't tell if this is some kind of strange joke. The lyrics don't give you a second to take it seriously. The music is a lot more structured than Coil had produced in the last few years and it's definitely welcome. You can tell a lot went into this recording and listening to it is a very rewarding experience."
Magick Musick
Thomas J. Webb | Wrightwood, CA United States | 07/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Listening to this album, among my top 10 favorites of all time, is a spiritual experience. You needn't be religious - the album takes you to another time and place and I'm not sure where that place is. It stirs up memories and simulates new thoughts. Don't do drugs. Don't drop acid. Instead, stay up late and listen to Musick (sic) to Play in the Dark.

Listening to this album requires patience. There are no pop hooks and about half the songs don't contain lyrics. For that reason, unless you are accustomed to albums like this, I wouldn't recommend this as your first COIL album - it would be better to start with something like Scatology, Love's Secret Domain or Horse Rotorvator."