Recoiled

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Recoiled is a semi-official remix EP credited to Coil and Nine Inch Nails. It is the commercial and physical release of selected tracks from the Uncoiled download-only remix compilation. It was released on February 24, 2014 on Cold Spring Records and it was made available on CD, vinyl, limited edition vinyl and digital formats.

The tracks are outtakes from the remix sessions for Fixed, Closer To God and Further Down The Spiral. They were created by members of Coil, along with Danny Hyde. Recoiled omits the tracks from Uncoiled that could be viewed as redundant and also adds an extra remix that was not included on Uncoiled.

Track Listing

CD

  1. "Gave Up" (Open My Eyes) - 5:28
  2. "Closer" (Unrecalled) - 7:41
  3. "The Downward Spiral" (A Gilded Sickness) - 7:59
  4. "Eraser" (Reduction) - 8:45
  5. "Eraser" (Baby Alarm Remix) - 8:54

Vinyl

     A1  "Gave Up" (Open My Eyes) - 5:28
     A2  "Closer" (Unrecalled) - 7:41
     A3  "The Downward Spiral" (A Gilded Sickness) - 7:59
     B1  "Eraser" (Reduction) - 8:45
     B2  "Eraser" (Baby Alarm Remix) - 8:54

  • The vinyl was released in three versions: standard vinyl, limited edition brown/black splattered vinyl and a limited edition picture disc.

About

Description from Cold Spring Records:

“Recoiled” is a rambunctious alchemy, of magikal Coil sensibilities and hi-tech home circa 90’s mixing technique, all fused in the cave-like early studios of Danny Hyde / Peter Christopherson. These were the unrestrained PRE- BIG studio- mix downs, of four songs which long time Coil admirer / collaborator Trent Reznor requested Coil to remix. Reznor sent over the original multi-tracks and DATs to Hyde / Christopherson, who independently mixed versions and then met to synch both creations, molding them into these master versions. ”Recoiled” includes a fuller, more opulent version of the track ‘Closer’, which eventually made it onto the opening credits to the movie “SE7EN“. These 5 lengthy compositions are pre-Ableton / laptop generation type priest song creations, with the use of baby alarms and numerous wires to create bespoke effects. These legendary tracks were always rumoured to exist and, only the due diligence of a dedicated NIN forum who hunted them down, are released/unleashed for your listening pleasure. 4 of the tracks were released on the download-only “Uncoiled”. A bonus, previously unheard track from the same sessions closes the album. Jhonn Balance is also manifest on this gilded constellation. Beautifully remastered.[1]

Although the above information states that the Recoiled version of "Closer" (the "Unrecalled" mix) ended up in the opening credits of David Fincher's Se7en, this statement is ambiguously worded and it was actually the later iteration of that mix (the "Precursor" mix) that was used.

Credits

  • Mastered At – Hermetech Mastering
  • Remastered At – The Cage Studios


  • Design – Abby Helasdottir
  • Mastered By – Gregg Janman
  • Photography By – Marius Andrei Dima
  • Remastered By [For Cold Spring] – Martin Bowes
  • Remix – Coil
  • Remix [Created By] – Danny Hyde, Peter Christopherson

Artwork

The artwork was created by Echoing The Sound forum member Marius Andrei Dima (aka MAD) and is meant to recall Russell Mills' artwork for Further Down The Spiral.

Uncoiled

Uncoiled

Uncoiled is an unofficial download-only remix compilation made up of outtakes from the remix sessions for Fixed, Closer To God and Further Down The Spiral. They were created by members of Coil, along with Danny Hyde. A selection of these tracks was later semi-officially released as Recoiled.

Rumors of the outtakes had been circulating since 1995 and their existence was confirmed by Hyde in 2012. Funds were then raised by members of the Echoing The Sound forum to acquire the tracks from Hyde and the collection was put up for free download in November 2012.

Track Listing

  1. "Gave Up" (Open My Eyes) - 5:28
  2. "Closer" (Unrecalled) - 7:41
  3. "The Downward Spiral" (A Gilded Sickness) - 7:59
  4. "Eraser" (Reduction) - 8:45
  5. "Gave Up" (Flim Mix) - 3:45
  6. "Gave Up" (Coldcutter) - 1:29
  7. "Gave Up" (In Your Face) - 1:38
  8. "Gave Up" (Full Mix) - 1:50
  9. "Gave Up" (Full Mix+) - 2:07
  10. "Gave Up" (More Perc) - 1:43
  11. "Gave Up" (More Perc No Bass) - 1:42
  • Those who donated to the project were also treated to the following bonus tracks: a demo version of "Closer" with commentary by Hyde and two other Hyde commentaries, one on remixing "Gave Up" and one on the project in general.
  • The original, wide distribution download of Uncoiled has a mistakenly sped-up version of track 1. This was corrected for the donor download and Recoiled.

About

The full story from the torrent file:

On February 21, 1995, Stephanie Nahas posted to alt.music.nin about meeting up with Danny Lohner, who mentioned at the time that Coil had remixed Eraser for an upcoming remix album. Sometime in the next few months, someone with reliable contacts with the Coil and NIN camps let on that several remixes were completed by Coil, but not all of them made the remix album. The Nine Inch Nails discography was updated to add the following tracks to “NIN PHANTOM SONGS”


Eraser (a version with worms)
The Downward Spiral (a gilded sickness)
The Downward Spiral (fullblown)

These were added a few lines below this existing entry: Gave Up(remix by coil, used in movie Young Americans, faster than fixed version and uses the same sound template according to John Balance of Coil. fixed version appears on soundtrack)

Over the years, NIN fans helped dig up tracks on that PHANTOM NIN SONGS list, but these proved elusive. Peter Christopherson was asked in 2007 about any unreleased remixes for the launch of remix.nin.com: “Thanks for writing and listening over the years, but sorry - to the best of my recollection everything we did was already used by Trent in public, except the Broken Movie, which I understand is available from some pirate.com type sites.”

With the passing of John Balance and Peter Christopherson, I took the rumors of those remixes of The Downward Spiral and Eraser to be figments of the creative imagination of someone on alt.music.nin - as to the remix of Gave Up that appeared in Young Americans, that concretely existed. In 2012, longtime Echoing the Sound forum member Wizfan, hailing from Greece, contacted Danny Hyde:

“I had seen a YouTube video of yours a couple of years ago. You showed a box with the Nothing logo on it. Do you still have it? Could you tell us about it? We are interested in unreleased songs/remixes by Coil, NIN or other artists.”

The response he got was pretty exciting - “sure i have many unreleased versions of Gave up and closer, mixes created on the days but different and unheard even by trent I also have versions of the downward spiral and eraser mixes on a dat somewhere”

Eight months later, with the help of over fifty members of EchoingTheSound.org, remixes that have sat on DATs - some for over two decades - are now available for you to enjoy.

Special thanks to Wizfan for getting the ball rolling, to David D. Yuhnke for chasing down all the other phantom NIN tracks, Marius Andrei Dima for coming up with photography in very short order, and Danny Hyde for making this possible.

Artwork

The artwork was created by Echoing The Sound forum member Marius Andrei Dima (aka MAD) and is meant to recall Russell Mills' artwork for Further Down The Spiral.

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