Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1

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Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1
Studio album by Coil
Released 1999 September
Genre Experimental
Length 1:00:00
Label Chalice
Producer Coil
Coil chronology
Astral Disaster
(1999)
Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1
(1999)
Queens of the Circulating Library
(2000)
Sample of "The Dreamer Is Still Asleep", taken from the album Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1

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Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1 is a CD in its third pressing, as well as a 12" vinyl, by Coil.

Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 1 was one of two albums attributed purely to a style called "moon music", which signified their change from a "solar" to a "moon" group.[1] Musick to Play in the Dark Vol. 2 is the sequel album.

The initial CD pressing was limited to 2,000 copies. Approximately 1,000 of those copies that were ordered directly from Coil include a certificate of provenance, numbered and signed by Peter and John.[citation needed]

The 12" version of this record features "edited" versions of the songs as they appear on the CD. It was released on translucent white vinyl in an edition of 500. "FOR YVES TANGUY" is etched in side A of the vinyl. "IT'S JUST A PHASE WE'RE GOING THROUGH" is etched on side B.

This album is currently available in CD format at Coil's official website, Thresholdhouse.com.

Songs[edit]

"Are You Shivering?" is about the drug MDMA, colloquially known as Ecstasy.

The song "Red Birds..." is based on the album Rubycon by Tangerine Dream. The name for this song was taken from Nostradamus book The Prophecies.

Piano on "Red Queen" is performed by Thighpaulsandra and is about the media spreading lies.

The spoken line on "Strange Birds" is taken from Aleister Crowley.

"The Dreamer Is Still Asleep" is about William Blake.

Track listing[edit]

CD Release[edit]

  1. "Are You Shivering?" – 9:40
  2. "Red Birds Will Fly Out of the East and Destroy Paris in a Night" – 12:40
  3. "Red Queen" – 11:02
  4. "Broccoli" – 9:21
  5. "Strange Birds" – 7:37
  6. "The Dreamer Is Still Asleep" – 9:56

12" Release[edit]

Side A:

  1. "Are You Shivering?" - ?
  2. "Red Birds Will Fly Out of the East and Destroy Paris in a Night" – 8:41
  3. "Red Queen" - ?

Side B:

  1. "Broccoli" – ?
  2. "The Dreamer Is Still Asleep" - ?

Participants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Inferno". Radio Inferno (20 June 2001). Retrieved 2007-01-06. 

External links[edit]