Although its output has been sporadic, Coil is the most consistently excellent of the three groups formed from the dissolution of Throbbing Gristle. With frequent help from Clint Foetus Ruin and others, the pair exercises an obvious fascination with sonic textures and sound manipulation, and program some mean rhythms. Scatology , the subject of which is a strange mix of fetish, fantasy and religion, finds Christopherson and Balance working with Ruin, Stephen Thrower and ex- Alternative TV guitarist Alex Fergusson. Most of the tracks are built around simple but forceful electronic percussion, with sampler and synthesizer overdubs adding a mood of spiritual despair and decaying grandeur.
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Some copies also included a lyric sheet reverse and a poster. The first copies of the Dutch LP on blue vinyl. It also misspels the album title as "Horse Rotovator". A promotional advance cassette uses what would become the relentless mix of "The Anal Staircase". Several track titles were changed slightly for the official album release, and "Acapulco March" was completely renamed to "Herald". This CD has been re-pressed many times since the initial release, but all later editions are unauthorized by Coil. A reissue of this CD via Wax Trax!
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Scatology is the debut full-length studio album by British experimental band Coil. It was recorded at various studios in London during and produced by the band along with JG Thirlwell ; the album features a prominent appearance of Stephen Thrower , who subsequently became Coil's official member since their next studio album, Horse Rotorvator. The album focuses on alchemy, mainly an idea of turning base matter into gold. Mainly positively received by critics, Scatology is considered to be one of Coil's essential releases, and moreover of 's industrial scene.