Coil was the experimental music and occult practice project of lovers Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and Jhonn Balance. Twenty years and a stack of records into Coil’s career, Balance’s accidental death ended the project in 2004.
In 1974, towards the beginning of his career in visual art and music, Christopherson joined Hipgnosis, the graphic design firm that had created album covers for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and T. Rex. The following year, Christopherson co-founded the visionary industrial band Throbbing Gristle. One of the first to use electronic sampling technology in music, Christopherson was using an Apple II computer as a sampler by 1981.
Balance’s obituary in The Guardian gives... Read More