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How You Can Help – Source Upgrades, Pictures, and Recordings Needed
Ash Neuro was nice enough to donate his previously unsurfaced video for the 2002-10-25 St. John’s Church gig to coincide with this website’s launch. Thank you again, mate!
The team here at Live Coil Archive are always on the lookout for more material. Please see below for a condensed list of unsurfaced and confirmed/rumored audio or video recordings. If you have a copy of any of them, or any others we do not even know about, please do get in touch: email@example.com
1983-12-03 Atonal Festival II – Berlin, DE (EDIT in full)
2000-04-02 Cornucopea – Royal Festival Hall, London, England (AMT #2)
2000-09-19 Persistence is All – Royal Festival Hall, London, England (PRO)
2001-03-25 Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, France (AMT)
2001-06-01 Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (AMT in full – Claus Laufenburg)
2002-03-30 Artooz Festival, John Lennon Municipal, Limoges, France (AMT)
2002-04-10 Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany (AMT – Claus Laufenburg)
2002-04-13 Alte Spinnerei, Glauchau, Germany (SBD in full)
2002-04-27 Play Game On-Only Connect, The Barbican, London, UK (AMT in full – Robin Rimbaud)
2002-10-01 Royal Festival Hall, London, England (AMT – Gnat Tang)
2002-10-12 Megalithomania – Conway Hall, London, UK (AMT)
2002-10-19 Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE (AMT #2)
2002-10-25 St. John’s Church, Gdansk, Poland (two PRO-shot angles)
2002-10-26 Centrum Filmowe, Lódz, Poland (AMT)
2002-10-27 Palac Akropolis, Prague, CZ (SBD in full)
2002-10-29 Flex, Vienna, AT (SBD in full)
2002-10-29 Flex, Vienna, AT (Any video in full)
2003-04-06 All Tomorrow’s Parties – Camber Sands, Camber, UK (AMT #2 – Craig Earp)
2003-06-21 Casa da Música Festival, Porto, Portugal (AMT)
2003-07-12 Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, England (AMT in full – Michael Wild von Hohenborn)
2004-07-11 Il Violino E La Selce Festival, Jesi, IT (AMT #2 in full)
2004-07-25 Ocean, London, England (SBD in full – Tim Sutherland)
ANY others we have no idea about!
Recordings that may not exist but which we hope do in some capacity:
2002-04-04 Rote Fabrik, Zürich, CH (Any audio upgrade)
2002-07-13 Dour Festival – “La Plaine de La Machine à Feu,” Dour, Belgium (Any audio upgrade)
2002-09-26 Feelee – Tochka, Moscow, Russia (Any recording)
2002-10-16 3rd Tsunami / Amager Kulturpunkt – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, DK (Any recording)
2002-10-19 Fylkingen, Stockholm, SE (Any complete or nearly complete recording)
2002-10-24 St. John’s Church, Gdansk, Poland (Any recording)
2004-05-31 Wave Gotik Treffen 2004, Day 4 – Haus, Leipzig, Germany (Any audio upgrade)
We would appreciate any pictures before, during, or after Coil’s live shows!
Coil tape trading largely occurred in the early 2000s, an era when MP3s and CD-r trading were relatively new. At the time, no one really cared about keeping track of recording lineage, and as such, most recordings are of unknown lineage today. All we know is that most recordings are currently only available in MP3, which is a lossy recording format. Because CD-r trading was so prevalent, in some cases, a recording’s lineage might look something like M0 Tape > MP3 > CDr > FLAC > MP3 > CDr > MP3. We don’t know! CD burning software could also add burn errors, pops, clicks, silence between tracks, etc. We are audiophiles, and as such, would like to listen and preserve the best quality versions of every recording possible. Ideally, straight digital rips from master tapes are always the best. If you have any source upgrades to any pre-existing recording, even if it’s just a FLAC upgrade to an MP3 source, please let us know!
The same logic applies to video. Many bootleg videos were shared in extremely low quality back in the day, such as 2002-04-12 Volksbuhne’s AMT #1b, to save on storage space, which was very limited in computers at the time. If you have any video upgrades, please let us know!
Your Matrix Mix Requests
I fancy myself an amateur video editor. In my spare time, if a particular Coil concert has multiple audio and video sources, I like to make “matrix mixes” of them in order to provide the best possible document of the show. I don’t mess with the sources, i.e. making digital zoom-ins in video or anything of that sort – I mostly just patch them as they are all together, warts and all. You can find many on my Youtube channel, Coil Archiver.
I can offer such editing services to anyone who shares new recordings or source upgrades to previously known recordings at the recording sharer’s request. I cannot give deadlines to these, as they will only be done in my (limited) spare time, but I can offer it as an incentive if you have a new recording or source upgrade to a Coil concert. Please consider it if you are interested.