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New Cold Spring Releases: COIL ‘Backwards’ CD / 2LP + ‘Emergency Stairway to Heaven’ Picture Disc LP & CD by HIJOKAIDAN


After the ground-breaking release of 1990’s “Love’s Secret Domain” album, Coil were not dormant; the main project was “Backwards“, which was started in 1992, updated considerably between 1993 and 1995, and transferred in 1996 to New Orleans, where it was finished in the magic of the Nothing studios of Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails). The album saw the fruition of Jhonn Balance’s recent vocal coaching, producing haunting, passionate vocals, while reaching new heights.

23 years after its initiation, these tracks have been beautifully preserved by Danny Hyde and are finally available in highest quality audio. Differing substantially from the later, remixed incarnation, “The New Backwards” (2008), “Backwards” contains the original versions of Coil’s much-loved tracks; ‘A Cold Cell’ and ‘Fire Of The Mind’, which have appeared on various compilations over the years, and are now presented as originally intended.

This album is the essential bridge between “LSD” and the later “Musik To Play In The Dark” series. It is an essential conduit, to understand the journey that was taken. It was to be released… it should have been released… but because of issues with grey men it wasn’t. It is now, so enjoy. (Danny Hyde).

CD in digipak / 2 x LP in gatefold sleeve.

Tracks: 1. Intro , 2. Backwards, 3. Amber Rain, 4. Fire Of The Green Dragon, 5. Be Careful What You Wish For, 6. Nature Is A Language, 7. Heaven’s Blade, 8. CopaCaballa, 9. Paint Me As A Dead Soul, 10. AYOR (It’s In My Blood), 11. A Cold Cell, 12. Fire Of The Mind

HIJOKAIDAN – ‘Emergency Stairway to Heaven’ Picture Disc LP & CD


Cold Spring are proud to announce the new studio album from the legendary Japanoise act Hijokaidan. The set arrives on luxurious 12″ picture disc (with download code) and CD – both formats have completely different audio! 12″ Picture Disc: The new studio album, four slabs of unique sounds that only Hijokaidan can provide.

In the studio – the full line-up of JOJO Hiroshige, T. Mikawa, Junko and Futoshi Okano. CD: Live at Uplink, Shibuya, 20th May 2014 – JOJO Hiroshige: synthesizer, T. Mikawa: electronics, Junko: screaming.

Live at Chikusa-za, Nagoya, 21st Dec 2014 – JOJO Hiroshige: electric guitar, T. Mikawa: electronics, Junko: screaming, Futoshi Okano: drums. Ltd x 750 copies only!


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