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Progressive Electronic

3.00 | 2 ratings

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siLLy puPPy
3 stars COIL was so in love with the track THE SNOW off their "Love's Secret Domain" album that they decided to create a whole EP of different mixes for it. On THE SNOW EP we get six different takes on one track each tweaking and alternating tempos, beats and ambient textures. This isn't typical of most COIL music which is more often than not experimental and electronic often creepy, dark and brooding. This is ambient techno and the beat is strong and perhaps the most danceable of anything the duo has released. The embellishments are still very much COIL with the strange vocalizations and creepy ambience but the steady beat is atypical creating an unusually sounding clash of the upbeat and lugubrious.

This was basically a bunch of remixes compiled by different band members who created their own versions and they threw them all together. Two are from Peter Christopherson, two from Jack Dangers and two from John Balance and Drew McDowall. The tracks are different enough to sound like totally different songs with only the strange vocals reminding you that it's all derived from one source. Not really the best COIL has to offer but taken for what it is, namely a remix album it is one i can sit all the way through since it doesn't sound as samey as one would imagine. Decent, danceable and depressing.

siLLy puPPy | 3/5 |


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