Boomkat Product Review:
Wow this issue is going to please a lot of people, it stars John Balance ov Coil providing vocals on one semi-mythical track, E2 = Tree 3
In the early 2000s, Pierce and Massimo, a.k.a. Black Sun Productions, were members of Coil’s live performances; in 2004 they issued a super limited, “shit-stained” CDr featuring John Balance vocals recorded during gig rehearsals.
The duo have since disbanded and remerged as Anarcocks, coincidentally the name of the label they first issued Toilet Chant on, and this is the first ever vinyl issue of that album, housed in completely new and scat-free artwork.
Obviously you’re wondering about E2 = Tree 3? It’s the strongest track here, swirling John’s howling vocal into a slow, creamy-but-fizzy vortex of vertiginous electro-acoustics and lagging, skeletal drum machine - the sort of stuff that’s perfect for your next ritual orgy or darkroom beat down.
The rest holds up too, especially the cold ceramic resonance of the opening city, Toilet Chant, and their slithering, epic 13 minute U-bender Spermatic Chord, if you really want to go there…