Danny Hyde

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Danny Hyde
Genres Industrial music, Acid house, Electronic music, Experimental music
Years active1984 - Present
Labels Eskaton
Associated acts Coil
Savage Progress
Aural Rage

Danny Hyde is an experimental musician and remix artist. Hyde has contributed to production and mixing on many Coil albums, including Horse Rotorvator , Love's Secret Domain , The Remote Viewer , Black Antlers , and The New Backwards . Hyde has also worked with Psychic TV and Pop Will Eat Itself. [1] Hyde participated in the creation of many remixes while working with Coil, including several for Nine Inch Nails that were released on Fixed , Closer To God and certified gold release Further Down the Spiral as well as the rerelease of quadruple-platinum album The Downward Spiral . [2] His remix of Nine Inch Nails' song "Closer" was featured in the film Seven. [3] [4]

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Coil (band) English post-industrial band

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<i>Horse Rotorvator</i> 1986 studio album by Coil

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Hyde's solo effort, Aural Rage, features contributions by Coil members John Balance and Peter Christopherson. [5] Following the passing of John Balance and the subsequent end of Coil, Hyde assisted Christopherson with The Remote Viewer and Black Antlers reissues, Christopherson's solo project The Threshold HouseBoys Choir and the initial work on Throbbing Gristle/X-TG's cover of Nico's Desertshore .

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<i>The Remote Viewer</i> 2002 studio album by Coil

The Remote Viewer was originally released in CD-R format by Coil. The three-track album was released in 2002 May in an edition of 500 copies, the first three of which were signed and numbered, then auctioned off. The album was later re-edited by Peter Christopherson and expanded to include a second CD of two new tracks. The second edition was released in August 2006 on the same day as the expanded version of Black Antlers. Both reissues were mastered by Mark Godwin, printed in Thailand and feature high quality images and packaging. Although the original edition did not include a catalog number, the reissue was given a catalog number of THBKK1. Both reissues are currently available at the official Coil website, thresholdhouse.com.

In 2010, Hyde contributed several remixes to Ektoise's Remember Well EP [6] before releasing an EP of his own the next year, Aural Rage's Svay Pak. [7] 2012 saw the release of an EP by Electric Sewer Age, comprising recordings made with Peter Christopherson that were intended for release on Coil's as yet unissued Moon's Milk (In Four Phases) remaster. [8]

<i>Moons Milk (In Four Phases)</i> 2002 compilation album by Coil

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Aural Rage

Compilation appearances

Electric Sewer Age


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  2. "ALBUMS/EPS". Archived from the original on March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012. Note: User must select "info" for each release one wishes to verify.
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  7. "New Project Svay Pak" . Retrieved March 6, 2012.
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