This album contains new interpretations of the 1984 Coil Ep, How to Destroy Angels: ritual music for the accumulation of male sexual energy. This is hardly my favorite Coil album. That being said, it's still Coil and it's still impressive, to say the least.
"The Sleeper" is a short piece driven by a sound which to me resembles the engine of a car that's stuck in a ditch or something, excelerating and decelerating over a 4 sec period. This also apears in various places and various forms thru out the album. Very werid stuff.
"Remotely" is a 17 min track containing some creaking noises (a la "Her Friends the Wolves..."), scattered percussion and a soft vocal-like synth toward the end.
"The Sleeper II" contains some sounds which are more of less absent from track 1, including some really haunting synth, which I love.
Humans atempting to recreate the sound of "Tectonic Plates" colliding and grinding up against one another with instruments. By far the most choatic track.
"Dismal Orb" is esentially a shorter version of "Remotely" with less creaking and more synth.
"How to Destroy Angels II" is 17 mins of fluctuating tones and percussion, possibaly taken directly from the original Ep.
Taken from the original release "Absolute Elsewhere" is 1 sec of silence. According to Coil it exists in full, somewhere in some form. Much as "Absolute Elsewhere" is unplayable, for me Coil albums are essentially unratable. But this is my atempt. Where "A Thousand Lights in a Darkened Room" and "Stolen and Contaminated Songs" are like a 4.5 or a 5 and all non-Coil material is 0, "How to Destroy Angels" is a 2.5 or a 3.
You might think that Coil were holding back on this album even though it's only a minor release. That maybe, but I believe the absence of extravagant Synth is what gives this album such a unique, organic quality. It's totally alien and empty (but in a good way).
If you like experimental noise, or you are a long time fan buy this album. Not for beginners.