New 2006 repressing of Coil's 2000 release. "Jon Balance, Peter Christopherson and Thighpaulsandra release the follow up to the classic Musick To Play In The Dark Volume 1. This release sees Rose McDowall from Sorrow adding her pixie vocals to some of the proceedings. Comes in a digipak." "Coil return with their second record that seems to be devoted to all things lunar, hot on the heels of their excellent Astral Disaster. Like the last volume, the songs, seeming structured more by some startlingly good intuition more than anything else, sonically unfold like a great story; the surprises genuine, subtle instead of affected. The attention to detail is exquisite, and I imagine the care put into the way their records sound would make most of their contemporaries question their ear or work ethic or both. Especially fine: the opener 'Something,' which seems to mutate its mood so completely by the end that I was wondering where it started, and the second to last track 'Where Are You?' (the first time on the record Jon Balance's vocals are untreated; listen closely and he's inside your head). Though one could sort through the landscapes here and come up with a short speculative list of what they've been listening to (AE, perhaps INA-GRM stuff), ultimately Coil sound like nothing but themselves."-Billy Kiely
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