A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room

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A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room
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Studio album by
Released1996 October
GenreExperimental
Length1:05:22/?
LabelEskaton
ProducerCoil
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room is the only release by Black Light District, an alias for English experimental group Coil. The alias was one of a few assumed by them in the mid-nineties for releasing purely experimental music.

Background[edit]

"Unprepared Piano" is a reference to the prepared piano technique created by John Cage, of whom Coil are said to be fond. "Blue Rats" was later remixed and released on the compilation Foxtrot, credited to Coil. An alternate version of "London's Lost Rivers" appears on Unnatural History III as "Lost Rivers Of London".

The vinyl version was limited to a pressing of 2,000 numbered copies. However, there are duplicate numbers and three colors: blue, white, and clear.

The CD has a catalogue number of ESKATON 008 and the vinyl set has a catalogue number of Eskaton 009. The CD version of this album is currently available in mp3 and aac formats at Coil's official website, Thresholdhouse.com.

Track listing[edit]

CD Release[edit]

  1. "Unprepared Piano" – 1:44
  2. "Red Skeletons" – 7:34
  3. "Die Wölfe Kommen Zurück" – 10:26
  4. "Refusal Of Leave To Land" – 7:29
  5. "Stoned Circular I" – 4:30
  6. "Stoned Circular II" – 6:45
  7. "Green Water"  – 5:28
  8. "Cold Dream Of An Earth Star" – 9:01
  9. "Blue Rats" – 3:10
  10. "Scratches And Dust" – 0:55
  11. "Chalice" – 8:15

2X12" Release[edit]

Side A:

  1. "Unprepared Piano" – ?
  2. "Red Skeletons" – ?
  3. "Die Wolfe Kommen Zuruck" – ?


Side B:

  1. "Refusal Of Leave To Land" – ?
  2. "Stoned Circular I" – ?
  3. "Stoned Circular II" – ?


Side C:

  1. "Green Water" – ?
  2. "Cold Dream Of An Earth Star" – ?


Side D:

  1. "Blue Rats" – ?
  2. "Scratches And Dust" – ?
  3. "London's Lost Rivers" – 7:38
  4. "Chalice" – ?

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Black Light District: A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room – Black Light District". AllMusic. Retrieved March 31, 2018.