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Threshold House is one of several record labels created by Coil to release their own work and that of affiliated projects.Associated labels include Eskaton and Chalice. It is also the name for the official Coil website.
The label was initially a vanity label of sorts, as all releases were manufactured and distributed by other labels, most prominently World Serpent Distribution.Following the bankruptcy of World Serpent, 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 Balanceand the disbanding of Coil, Peter Christopherson started a solo effort, The Threshold HouseBoys Choir, based on the name Threshold House.
The series of "LOCI" were released when Coil resided in England.
|Catalogue number||Release title||Format||Release date|
|LOCI 1||Gold Is the Metal (With the Broadest Shoulders)||12″||1987|
|LOCI S1||Themes for Derek Jarman's Blue||7″||1993|
|LOCI 2||The Wheel||7″||1987|
|LOCI CD2||Unnatural History||CD||1990|
|LOCI CD4||Stolen & Contaminated Songs||CD||1992|
|LOCI 5||How to Destroy Angels (Remixes and Re-Recordings)||CD||1992|
|LOCI CD 6||The Angelic Conversation||CD||1994|
|LOCI CD 7||Windowpane & the Snow||CD||1995|
|LOCI CD 10||Unnatural History II||CD||1995|
|LOCI CD 11||Gold Is the Metal (With the Broadest Shoulders)||CD||1996|
|LOCI CD 12||Unnatural History III||CD||1997|
|LOCI CD 13||Transparent||CD||1998|
|LOCI 14||Astral Disaster||12″||2000|
|LOCI CD 14||Astral Disaster||CD||2000|
|LOCI CD 15||Scatology||CD||2001|
|LOCI CD 16||Horse Rotorvator||CD||2001|
|LOCI CD 17||Love's Secret Domain||CD||2001|
|LOCI CD 18||Live One||2×CD||2003|
|LOCI CD 19||Live Two||CD||2003|
|LOCI CD 20||Live Three||CD||2003|
|LOCI CD 21||Live Four||CD||2003|
The "THRESH" and "THBKK" series began with Peter Christopherson's relocation to Bangkok, Thailand.
|Artist||Catalogue number||Release title||Format||Release date|
|Coil||THRESH1||...And the Ambulance Died in His Arms||CD||4 April 2003|
|Coil||THRESH2||The Ape of Naples||CD||2 December 2005|
|Coil||THRESH2||The Ape of Naples||2×12″||2 December 2005|
|Coil||THBKK1||The Remote Viewer (remastered edition)||2×CD||2006 August|
|Coil||THBKK2||Black Antlers (remastered edition)||2×CD||2006 August|
|The Threshold HouseBoys Choir||THBKK3||Form Grows Rampant||CD + DVD||2007|
|Coil||THBKK4||The New Backwards||12″||2008|
|Coil||THBKK4||The New Backwards||CD||2008|
Coil were an experimental music group, founded in 1982 in London, England and concluded in 2005. Initially envisioned as a solo project by musician John Balance, Coil evolved into a full-time project with the addition of his partner Peter Christopherson. Balance and Christopherson were the only constant members; other contributors throughout the band's career included Stephen Thrower, Danny Hyde, Drew McDowall, William Breeze, Thighpaulsandra, and Ossian Brown. Coil's work explored themes related to alchemy, the occult, and sexuality, influencing genres such as goth rock, neofolk, and dark ambient. AllMusic called the group "one of the most beloved, mythologized groups to emerge from the British post-industrial scene."
Peter Martin Christopherson was an English musician, video director, commercial artist, designer and photographer, and former member of British design agency Hipgnosis.
Geoffrey Nigel Laurence Rushton, better known under the pseudonyms John Balance or the later variation Jhonn Balance, was an English musician, occultist, artist and poet. His early work and wide-ranging collaborations made him one of the most influential figures in the industrial, experimental minimalist and neofolk music scenes.
Black Sun Productions collective is a project of sound, visual and performance artists, primarily featuring activists Massimo and Pierce, who also perform under the stage name the Anarcocks.
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World Serpent Distribution was a British record label and music distribution house formed in the 1990s by David Gibson, Alan Trench and Alison Webster. Douglas Pearce of Death In June coined the company name in 1991, World Serpent being another name for Jörmungandr.
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The Threshold HouseBoys Choir was a musical guise for Peter Christopherson, announced in 2005 as a follow up endeavor to his former group Coil. Despite the name, it was a solo project which relied heavily on computer generated vocals, of which he was formally credited as the "director." The name was derived from a play on words, combining the terms houseboy, house of boys, boys' choir, and Threshold House. THBC was stationed in Bangkok, Thailand.
Gold Is the Metal was the third album released by Coil in the year 1987. It is not a proper follow-up to 1986's Horse Rotorvator, but more a collection of outtakes and demos from the Scatology, Horse Rotorvator and Hellraiser soundtrack sessions. Some obviously correspond to earlier and later released material, while others do not appear anywhere else. "The Last Rites of Spring" includes a sample by Stravinsky, also used extensively in "The Anal Staircase".
The Golden Hare with a Voice of Silver is a double compilation album by British experimental music group Coil, released in October 2002 by their vanity label Eskaton and distributed via World Serpent Distribution. It compiles two Russian compilation albums released by Feelee Records in 2001, A Guide for Beginners: The Voice of Silver and A Guide for Finishers: Golden Hair, with the former being disc one and the latter being disc two, respectively.
Moon's Milk is a release by Coil that compiles four of their singles onto a double CD. The two disc album compiles the CD versions of Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. The album also has a live version of "Amethyst Deceivers" hidden at the end of the first disc, following several minutes of silence after "A Warning From The Sun ". This recording of "Amethyst Deceivers" was later released on Live Two, although the Moon's Milk version is a slightly longer edit. The release was given the catalog number ESKATON 023 and features artwork by Steven Stapleton.
Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil is a CD by Coil, released the same year as Queens of the Circulating Library. Like Queens, this album comes packaged in a pink c-shell case.
Megalithomania! is a live album by Coil recorded at their performance at the Megalithomania festival at Conway Hall in London, England. It is limited to a pressing of 230 copies, 123 of which were available in their box set The Key to Joy Is Disobedience.
Nasa-Arab is a 12" single by Coil vs. The Eskaton. The Eskaton, however, is another alias of Coil. Eskaton is also the name of a record label that was run by Coil.
Transparent is a collaborative release by the bands Zos Kia and Coil.
Chalice is a defunct Britain vanity record label created by Coil, exclusively for albums put out by the group. Its brother labels are Threshold House and Eskaton.
Foxtrot is an album by various artists, which was released to raise funds for treating the drug and alcohol addiction of English experimental musician John Balance. The album features tracks by Balance's close friends, including his group Coil, and was released via their label Chalice.
...It Just Is is a compilation tribute album to John Balance. The album features the debut of Peter Christopherson's group The Threshold HouseBoys Choir. The album is a double CD.
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. 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. His remix of Nine Inch Nails' song "Closer" was featured in the film Seven.
Astral Disaster is a studio album by Coil, originally released in January 1999 on Acme/Prescription, reissued in 2000 on Threshold House, and then reissued in 2017 through Acme/Prescription.