Threshold House

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Threshold House
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Founded
  • 19872003 (LOCI)
  • 2003present (THRESH & THBKK)
Founder
Genre Industrial, Experimental
Country of origin Thailand
(formerly England)
Location Krung Thep
Official website threshold.greedbag.com

Threshold House is one of several record labels created by Coil to release their own work and that of affiliated projects. [1] Associated labels include Eskaton [2] and Chalice. [3] It is also the name for the official Coil website.

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The label was initially a vanity label of sorts, as all releases were manufactured and distributed by other labels, most prominently World Serpent Distribution. [4] Following the bankruptcy of World Serpent, [5] the label continued independently.

The logo for Threshold House is a castle-like building, possibly what Coil have referred to as "The East Tower" in past interviews, and a moon. It is also very similar to artist recreations of the buildings at Catalhoyuk.

After the death of John Balance [6] [7] and the disbanding of Coil, Peter Christopherson started a solo effort, The Threshold HouseBoys Choir, based on the name Threshold House. [8]

Releases

LOCI

The series of "LOCI" were released when Coil resided in England.

Catalogue numberRelease titleFormatRelease date
LOCI 1 Gold Is the Metal (With the Broadest Shoulders) 12″1987
LOCI S1Themes for Derek Jarman's Blue7″1993
LOCI 2The Wheel7″1987
LOCI CD2 Unnatural History CD1990
LOCI 3 Windowpane 12″1990
LOCI CD4 Stolen & Contaminated Songs CD1992
LOCI 5 How to Destroy Angels (Remixes and Re-Recordings) CD1992
LOCI CD 6 The Angelic Conversation CD1994
LOCI CD 7 Windowpane & the Snow CD1995
LOCI 8[unused]
LOCI 9[unused]
LOCI CD 10 Unnatural History II CD1995
LOCI CD 11Gold Is the Metal (With the Broadest Shoulders)CD1996
LOCI CD 12 Unnatural History III CD1997
LOCI CD 13 Transparent CD1998
LOCI 14 Astral Disaster 12″2000
LOCI CD 14Astral DisasterCD2000
LOCI CD 15 Scatology CD2001
LOCI CD 16 Horse Rotorvator CD2001
LOCI CD 17 Love's Secret Domain CD2001
LOCI CD 18 Live One 2×CD2003
LOCI CD 19 Live Two CD2003
LOCI CD 20Live ThreeCD2003
LOCI CD 21 Live Four CD2003

THRESH & THBKK

The "THRESH" and "THBKK" series began with Peter Christopherson's relocation to Bangkok, Thailand. [9]

ArtistCatalogue numberRelease titleFormatRelease date
CoilTHRESH1 ...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms CD4 April 2003
CoilTHRESH2 The Ape of Naples CD2 December 2005
CoilTHRESH2The Ape of Naples2×12″2 December 2005
CoilTHBKK1 The Remote Viewer (remastered edition)2×CD2006 August
CoilTHBKK2 Black Antlers (remastered edition)2×CD2006 August
The Threshold HouseBoys Choir THBKK3 Form Grows Rampant CD + DVD2007
CoilTHBKK4 The New Backwards 12″2008
CoilTHBKK4The New BackwardsCD2008

See also

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