After the 3LP/2CD release “Swanyard” (featuring nearly 150 minutes of previously unreleased Coil recordings and available here), we have another Coil release coming up. “The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex” features more previously unreleased material, namely Coil’s unreleased soundtrack for the VHS only, pre-internet, sexual education documentary entitled “The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex” released in 1992.
The line-up for this project consisted of John Balance, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and Danny Hyde and was what John Balance called a “slightly new agey, progressive house type thing”. The material is not far removed from Badalamenti’s work with David Lynch, somewhat of an ambient house album for your home listening and early morning sunrise dances, Coil style.
The material featured on this CD/vinyl (available here for ordering) was taken from the original masters provided by Danny Hyde. “The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex” features a new sexy edit of the main theme with the bonuses “Nasa-Arab” and “Omlagus Garfungiloops” taken from the 1992 CD only “Stolen And Contaminated Songs”, both being original versions of the radically reworked “Nasa-Arab 2” and “Exploding Frogs” of the OST in order to balance the whole album and extend the listening pleasure.
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