Spring Equinox

March 1998

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UK 7" Threshold House ESKATON 012

  1. Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull (part one) [ESKATON23]
  2. Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull (part two) - [MP3] [ESKATON23]

According to World Serpent, there were 1000 milky white and 55 yellow records, however, World Serpent was found to have been over-pressing "limited edition" vinyl and haven't truthfully disclosed the actual numbers, invalidating the official word.


UK CDEP Threshold House ESKATON 011

  1. Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull (part one) [ESKATON23]
  2. Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull (part two) - [MP3] [ESKATON23]

John Balance
Peter Christopherson
William Breeze
Drew McDowall

"A Warning from the Sun" is dedicated to a friend Fritz who commited suicide in May of 1998.
All songs are collected on Moon's Milk (In Four Phases).

Overall impression: excellent. This is the first of a 4 part series to be released this year in conjuction with the 4 seasonal equinoxes. It will cease to be available on June 21, the Summer Solstice, at which time the new single "Bee Stings" will become available. This disc continues in the same vein musically as the preceeding Coil oriented release, "Time Machines". The music is essentially instrumental drone based pieces, Parts 1 and 2 being much alike, except that Part 2 has the wonderful addition of electric viola melodies. Very organic and relaxing in nature. My only complaint is how short the running time is. I understand that it's a single, but just when you're starting to really get into it, it's over. However, it's a wonderful companion to the "Time Machines" disc. I'm really looking forward to the next 3 (and anything else Coil decides to release during that time period). - Mark Weddle, Brainwashed

MAY: the Planting Moon or Milk Moon. The full moon in May this year just happens to be on the 11th at 14:29GMT (and it's in Scorpio if you care). Also found was the following obsolete definition in the OED: Milk of the Moon: A white, porous, friable, insipid earth, frequently found in the form of white farinaceous powder, but sometimes concreted into a mass, not unlike agaric. (Chambers Cycl. 1727-52) And as if that wasn't enough, there was also the reference to Italo Calvino's story in Cosmicomics titled "The Distance of the Moon," in which two men periodically travel to the moon when it's orbit brings it close enough to the earth for them to climb on and gather Moon Milk. For those who are curious about the other names of the full moons they are listed below:

- Tim J. DuFour