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ELPH VS. COIL - Worship the Glitch (coloured v.)

Format: do-LP
Label & Cat.Number: DAIS Records DAIS 115*
Release Year: 2018
Note: first ever double vinyl re-issue of COILs daring experimental ambient work from 1995, working with accidentally appearing error "Glitches" in a productive way; fully re-mastered, lim. 500 YELLOW vinyl ed, gatefold cover, download code, with sticker & small vellum insert
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €34.00


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"Unexplainable" may well be the best explanation for the members of the UK based electronic outfit COIL. Making a radical shift from intentional accessibility, by means of traditional pop songwriting, to abstract happenstance, Coil had entered into a new phase in their career...uncharted waters utilizing what was then the newest computer technology, digital and analog synthesis and the newly formed ideas that something outside of themselves was steering the ship.

During the studio sessions that developed into what would become Worship the Glitch. Coil became aware of random compositions emitting from their gear, and were at odds with constant ?accidents that were perpetually plaguing the recordings. The band called these unintentional emissions "ELpH": a conceptual being that is one part physical equipment, one part celestial being...constantly playing the role of trickster, throwing a wrench into Coils methodology. Eventually, these accidents and mistakes were embraced by the band, and the process of misusing audio software to create intentional "errors" was adopted as a musical technique. The acceptance of the "mistake", and the use of discovered mistakes as intentional elements slowly became the drive and concept behind the album, thus birthing the title Worship the Glitch.

Originally released in 1995 on Coils in-house imprint Eskaton, Worship the Glitch was Coils first proper album-length attempt at conceptual ambient composition, with a radical focus on chance. Seamless vignettes of shattered electronics (though ebbing softly and in delicate balance with each other) provide an underlying uncertainty and discomfort to the listener.

Dais Records presents the official reissue of "ELpH vs Coil - Worship the Glitch". Remastered by engineer Josh Bonati and supervised by Coil's Drew McDowall, the vinyl release is pressed onto double 12" LP vinyl (from the original 10" release), and is packaged in a gorgeous 24pt stock matte gatefold LP with sticker and vellum track listing insert. Comes on black vinyl and a limited edition on translucent yellow vinyl. Also available on digipack CD.