Boomkat Product Review:
Finally cradled in our trembling mitts, this is the feverishly awaited vinyl edition of Coil’s A Cold Cell In Bangkok - a V.V.V. spesh version of a classic Russian prison song, as originally heard on The Ape Of Naples album, then re-worked for, and previously only available, on the mix CD Sleepwalk: A Selection By Optimo (Espacio) in 2008.
As one of Coil fanatic J.D. Twitch’s favourite tracks by the late, tragic electronic gods, the exclusively commissioned Peter Christopherson mix was given pride of place in the sequence of Sleepwalk: A Selection By Optimo (Espacio), which sweetly sent us and many others to slumber for years after release. However, frustratingly the track was only available as part of the mix, until now.
We hardly need to stress its haunting, elegiac beauty to any Coil fan. But to everyone else it’s among the most heartbreaking, strangely life-affirming songs you’ll ever hear.
Miss at your peril.