February 6th, 2012

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Music Monday #8: Coil - Love's Secret Domain

Ah, it's time for another trip down Memory Lane. Before I left high school, I had heard of exactly four bands that could be considered industrial (and I still hadn't heard of industrial music): Coil, Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy and Nine Inch Nails. The first was my favourite at the time. I remember hearing the eponymous track from the album Love's Secret Domain, taped onto cassette by my friend Colin. I froze to the spot when I heard the words of William Blake's poem The Sick Rose, interlaced with something unrecognisable - Roy Orbison, I was to learn much later - spoken over insidious rhythms and an uneasy euphony that tingled in my mind for hours. It became one of the first albums I ever bought on CD.

[YouTube video (audio only) of Coil's "Love's Secret Domain", 03:53]

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