Love's Secret Domain

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Love's Secret Domain
Studio album by Coil
Released 1991
Recorded January 1988 - October 1990
Genre Industrial, acid house, ambient techno, experimental
Length 60:34
Label Wax Trax
Threshold House
Producer Coil
Coil chronology
Windowpane
(1990)
Love's Secret Domain
(1991)
The Snow
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Sample of "Windowpane", taken from the album Love's Secret Domain

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Love's Secret Domain is the third album by Coil and was released in 1991. The album marked a departure from the brooding synthesizers and melodies of their first two albums, focusing more on acid house sampling. The singles released from the album were "Windowpane" and "The Snow". Guest vocalists include Marc Almond on "Titan Arch" and Annie Anxiety on "Things Happen".

The end bit on "Windowpane" is reversed lyrics "Gold is the sky in concentrate...".

A working title for the album was The Side Effects of Life.[2]

Love's Secret Domain was later remastered by Thighpaulsandra with slightly different track lengths. The album is currently available for purchasing in AAC, MP3, and FLAC formats at Coil's official website.

The song "Disco Hospital" was covered by Matmos on their EP California Rhinoplasty.

Lyrics of the song "Love's Secret Domain" borrow from the song "In Dreams": "In dreams I walk with you / In dreams I talk to you / In dreams you're mine / All the time." Lyrics are also culled from The Sick Rose by William Blake, specifically, "O rose, thou art sick".

The cover features a painting by Steven Stapleton originally created on an outhouse door.

Track listing[edit]

12" Vinyl[edit]

Side A:

  1. "Disco Hospital" – 2:17
  2. "Teenage Lightning" – 4:29
  3. "Windowpane" – 5:58
  4. "The Snow" – 3:55
  5. "Dark River" – 6:27


Side B:

  1. "Further Back and Faster" – 7:54
  2. "Titan Arch" – 5:02
  3. "Chaostrophy" – 5:37
  4. "Love's Secret Domain" – 3:52

CD[edit]

  1. "Disco Hospital" – 2:18
  2. "Teenage Lightning 1" – 1:49
  3. "Things Happen" – 4:22
  4. "The Snow" – 6:41
  5. "Dark River" – 6:27
  6. "Where Even the Darkness Is Something to See" – 3:05
  7. "Teenage Lightning 2" – 5:09
  8. "Windowpane" – 6:11
  9. "Further Back and Faster" – 7:55
  10. "Titan Arch" – 5:02
  11. "Chaostrophy" – 5:37
  12. "Lorca Not Orca" – 2:04
  13. "Love's Secret Domain" – 3:52
  • "Teenage Lightning" from the original LP became "Teenage Lightning 2" on CD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Compulsion". Compulsion (1992 Winter). Retrieved 2006-12-27.