Coil/New Blockaders/Vortex Campaign - Melancholy Mad Tenant - LP
* Warehouse find
- Test pressing - includes test pressing, screen printed sleeve and matching screen print on black initialed TP for test pressing.
- Clear vinyl - includes clear vinyl, screen printed sleeve and matching screen print. Originally we sold 45 numbered clear vinyl, screen printed editions. This is one of ten that were not numbered but include the screen prints.
Limited edition of 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl. Originally released on cassette in 1984 and then on CD in an edition of 500. The first 100 copies are on grey vinyl. In 1984 Vortex Campaign invited Coil and The New Blockaders to collaborate. The result, unofficially referred to as “Dolbied,” was released on cassette in an edition of 50. The release has since gone on to become legendary, showcasing two of the most influential groups in the scene at the early stages of their development. “The Melancholy Mad Tenant” is an authorised release, sanctioned by all three groups.
Formed in 1983 the output of Coil has ranged from the avant-garde, to experimental neoclassical, to extended excursions into pure electronica. Many bands and composers have cited Coil as an influence. Coil were mainly a studio group, but in 2000 they commenced a succesful series of tours that proved to be extremely remarkable events. The New Blockaders began in 1982 with the release of the debut LP “Changez Les Blockeurs” which is cited by many as a defining moment in the history of noise music. TNB have gone on to influence a generation of artists from Japanese noise-maestro Merzbow to noise punks Wolf Eyes.