Birmingham techno sage Surgeon has released a long-lost remix of revered experimental unit Coil.
The Quietus (following a tip from The Black Dog, interestingly enough) point towards Surgeon’s take on the band’s ‘Teenage Lightning’. The remix is a much slinkier affair than you might expect from one of techno’s more ascetic minds. This is twinkling, gloopy stuff – an inviting rumble rather that a succession of abrupt flashes.
Surgeon has issued a statement outlining the story behind the track: “To accompany the 2001 re-releases of their first 3 albums, Coil decided to also release a vinyl box set edition which would include a 12″ of remixes by Autechre and Surgeon. The remixes were completed and approved by Coil, but the project stayed on the shelf. Sadly since then both John Balance and Peter Christopherson have both died and it’s with the greatest respect to their memories that I make this remix publicly available.”
Click below to stream and download the track.