[Grief] Desertshore and tribute album in memory of Sleazy/Coil

Grant Regnaert tripreset at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 20 16:13:22 PDT 2012


Yeah.. I guess technically its not TG but whatever.. I too am definitely looking forward to it.
BTW... there is going to be an extra bonus track on the Desertshore album in memory of Sleaz. 
It is a new tribute track done by Chris and Cosey with several friends on vocals including Tibet, Bee, Mark Moore, and a few other people including Peters good friend Jenx. 

But as far as the material goes... I honestly dont believe there is much input from Sleazy (sadly, as I wish there WAS) because from what I gathered from one of Sleazys good English friends who also lives in Bangkok...he was telling me that Sleazy never got around to recording much of it at all, contrary to rumours. 
His friend said he always saved TG work for last as it really was not his favourite. 
As THBC, COIL and SOISONG came first. 
And I personally know this to be true as in several emails I received from Sleazy he would say things like "I'm finishing up the Soisong album.. then gonna work a bit on CSO and then I gotta (unfortunately) finish up some TG stuff ." 
The word "unfortunately" obviously said he didnt really look forward to doing it. 
Mainly because of all the shiz with Gen... and his friend who told me 
this said he really didnt get much done at all on his part of Desertshore. 

So that is my guess as to why it HAS taken so long to complete.
 So Maybe in a sense they did have to start from scratch. 
Because had his work been completed.. regardless of the time it took transferring it from Ableton to Logic.. it still wouldnt take nearly two years. 
Which is also why I think they brought in Danny Hyde to help assist, because Danny worked together with Sleazy in the studio so closlely, especially the last several years of his life, that he knew how Sleaz worked and what kind of sounds he prefered and was looking for..

In fact I gotta talk with Danny this weekend so I will ask him.. as you got me curious now to just exactly how much Sleazy had completed. :-) 
But from what I understand it was not much at all. But Danny will know all the details. he has an excellent memory.  

FYI...  SPEAKING OF TRIBUTE TRACKS IN MEMORY OF PETER:
My friend and I are releasing a limited edition COIL tribute album in memory of Sleazy. 
Its all finished now and will be going to press very soon. 
The album is called: The Beginning Is Alway The End: Sacredly Silver And Equally Gold. A Sidereal Tribute to Coil. 
It is actually more like a box set than an album.. As its a 3xCD set packaged in a beautiful fold out digipack with an 8 page colour booklet with artwork, words in memory of Peter, and more. 
Nearly 4 hours of excellent music. They will be pressed on actual CDs, not CD-Rs. It will be released on the Elseproduct label.
 And it is limited to 300 copies only. Disc 1 is titled Sacredly Silver. 
Disc 2 is titled Equally Gold. 
And the 3rd disc, Where No Light Shines, is available for pre-orders only. 
There are 38 tracks from 43 different artists worldwide. Including some special artists who contributed tracks, including an excellent new track from Electric Sewer Age, as well as a great remix of Ostia by Mark Godwin, who mastered several COIL albums circa 2006 to 2011.
This is truly an excellent tribute album all around. All of the songs are wonderful. And not just saying that because I'm involved with the release of it either. I truly believe Peter and Geff would be proud and quite enjoy it.
The album will be at a very reasonable price too. It will be less than $20 for a 3xCD set. 
If anyone is interested in purchasing the album check back here within the next couple of weeks, or on the TG and COIL Facebook groups, for information about PRE-ORDERS, as we will be taking them soon. Or feel free to email me for more info.
 
thanks.
Grant

---Original Message---
From: "David Bourgoin" <david_bourgoin at yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: 9/20/2012 2:42 pm
To: grief at hollyfeld.org
Subject: Re: [Grief] Pastimes

Well it's not really TG if Genesis isn't on it is it. 
 
I remember Chris saying that he'd had to convert the tracks he'd got from Sleazy from Ableton to Logic I am assuming there is quite a bit of Sleazys input on there or they'd have just started from scratch without bothering with the hassle of converting from one type of software to another.
 
Whatever I look forward to hearing it.
 
David
 

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 From: Grant Regnaert <tripreset at hotmail.com>
To: "grief at hollyfeld.org " <grief at hollyfeld.org> 
Sent: Thursday, 20 September 2012, 22:24
Subject: Re: [Grief] Pastimes
  
Gen is not going to be on the Desertshore album at all. 

There is a list of all the vocalists for every song up somewhere. 
I was just reading it a couple weeks ago but dont remember where I saw it at. 
And The music was all done by Chris and Cosey, as well as Danny Hyde who helped assist with Sleazys part since Sleazy didnt get much of his part recorded at all before he passed away. 
Sleaz was busy finishing up Time Machines II and was going to get to Desertshore after that but sadly it never happened.  

Grant

---Original Message---
From: "David Bourgoin" <david_bourgoin at yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: 9/20/2012 2:13 pm
To: grief at hollyfeld.org
Subject: Re: [Grief] Pastimes

There's two Desertshore teasers up now
 
http://vimeo.com/user4819164
 
No sign of Genesis in either of them but a number of other vocalists are present.
 
 


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From: Ben Waddington <falsedog at yahoo.com>
To: "grief at hollyfeld.org" <grief at hollyfeld.org> 
Sent: Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:45
Subject: [Grief] Pastimes
  
Hm, I'm sure I saw the Speed title in the 80s, before Blood Pressure appeared.

Re Giftgas (and all the Dossier releases) some great nuggets but I'm pretty sure the jams are c.1976 -77. Stating 1975 was I suspect GPOs way of not having to credit Sleazy who by that time hadn't joined. By the time of the Dossier releases, they hadn't spoken for ten years.

And looks like that's just happen again with Desertshore! Stalinists eh? ;0)




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> Yeah.. its a good instrumental album.. As for the titles.. the four tracks are just called Pastimes part 1, 2 and 3. And Industrial Muzak... which is also known as Speed from the bootleg CD Blood Pressure that Gen released on Dossier back in 1995, without the bands permission, along with Giftgas and Kreeme Horn in 1997. 
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> I've been playing this minor album a lot recently, some nice subtle changes in the long hypnotic Industrial Muzac track! Anyone got titIes for these four tracks? I seem to remember years ago seeing that IM was actually called Speed but can't now think where I would have seen that. I have the CDr which has no info on, but is there anything on the IRC tape that might reveal anything?
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