release date: 11-11-2016
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Style: Industrial / Esoteric
CD in 6-panel Digipak with booklet.
ZOS KIA was formed by John Gosling (MEKON), John Balance (COIL) and Min with guest Peter 'Sleazy' Christopherson (THROBBING GRISTLE). Their one and only album, Transparent, was re- leased August 23rd 1983 in a cassette only edition on the now defunct Nekrophile label, Austria. They were the first released recordings of both COIL and ZOS KIA. It was reissued years later by COIL (Threshold House / Eskaton) in an edited edition. The entire recordings are now released on CD/vinyl for the first time EVER and are completely remastered from the unedited tapes. Includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks by AKE (pre-ZOS KIA). The music on Transparent is genuinely unsettling and disturbing, with a more primal Industrial feel than the Coil album which followed; 'Scatology'. An essential insight into the very early work of these extraordinary artists and an undeniable link between Coil and Throbbing Gristle
TRACKS: 01. ZOS KIA 'Sicktone', 02. ZOS KIA 'Baptism of Fire', 03. ZOS KIA 'Violations', 04. ZOS KIA 'Poisons', 05. ZOS KIA 'Truth', 06. COIL / ZOS KIA 'Sewn Open', 07. COIL / ZOS KIA 'Sicktone', 08. COIL / ZOS KIA 'Silence and Sorcery (Section)', 09. COIL / ZOS KIA 'Truth (Version)', 10. COIL / ZOS KIA 'Stealing the Words', 11. COIL / ZOS KIA 'On Balance'
Bonus Tracks: 12. AKE 'No Mas', 13. AKE 'Rape Live @ Equinox'