These recordings were initially titled «The Side Effects of Life», which was a working title for Coil’s legendary album, «Love’s Secret Domain».
The music presented here are demos / mixes of material that was later released as the «Love’s Secret Domain» album and includes part of the ‘Wrong Eye/Scope’ 7″.
The original cassette (only a handful are known to exist) was sent to WaxTrax! records in 1989 ahead of the planned future release of «Love’s Secret Domain» on the label. The track «Love’s Secret Domain» was subsequently released on the Various – ! (Wax Trax! Sampler #2) cassette. The album was finally released by Torso (Europe) and Wax Trax! (USA) in 1991.
These recordings and mixes are incredibly rare, and demonstrate Coil’s working towards the final pieces that would make up «Love’s Secret Domain».
Complete anthology of Zos Kia recordings. The first press released as limited to 800 copies Digibook.
ZOS KIA was formed by John Gosling (MEKON), John Balance (COIL) and Min – with guest Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson (THROBBING GRISTLE). Their one and only long-play album, Transparent, was released August 23rd 1983 in a cassette the only edition on the now-defunct Nekrophile label, Austria. They were the first released recordings of both COIL and ZOS KIA. It was reissued years later by COIL (Threshold House / Eskaton) in an edited edition. Later, 2017, the entire recordings were reissued on CD/vinyl via COLD SPRING RECORDS. Definitely, “Transparent” one of the most legendary and important industrial releases of all times. But beside of “Transparent”, ZOS KIA released 2 EP vinyl and record several tracks for compilation as well as about an hour of unreleased material which was found in John Gosling archives.
Now the final and complete anthology of ZOS KIA recordings released under title “23” on 2CDs in Luxor Digibook via INFINITE FOG PRODUCTIONS. 23 tracks, more than 2 hours of exciting material in various styles, was сarefully extracted and prepared for publishing by John Gosling himself, and artwork was done by Cold Graves. Well-known track in different forms, unknown, rare and unreleased composition, and many more for the deep diving into the esoteric underground music from 80th.
“23” is the long-awaited release for those who deeply in the old-school industrial music, collectors, rare-searchers and especially great gift for all COIL lovers.
ZOS KIA – “23” will be out in 2 editions:
– DELUXE 2CD Digibook including some pages with information and exclusive archive pictures.