EMEGO 245 / COH
EXERCISE IN COLOUR (feat. Ann Demeulemeester)
SLEEPWALKER (feat. Anna Yamada)
SILENCE IS GOLDEN (feat. Peter ‚Sleazy‘ Christopherson)
FFFETISH (feat. Frankie Gothard)
46 THINGS I DID TODAY (feat. Little Annie)
LOVE’S SEPTIC DOMAIN (feat. John Balance & Louise Weasel)
ALCOHOL (feat. Noriko Taguchi)
CURIOUS YELLOW (feat. Little Annie)
Produced by Ivan Pavlov/COH
Digital assistance: lit-e, g-race, tin-y, a-lisa
Revised and re-mastered 2017
Cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin, June 2017
Cover photo & graphic design by Victor Robyn
The ongoing relationship between Editions Mego and COH continues with this special collection of works made by COH over a number of years released on a variety of labels. What brings these works together is the incorporation of vocalists and lyrics. Neatly compiled here, a diverse pool of vocalists elevate the otherwise instrumental works of COH ( Ivan Pavlov) into worlds of narrative, the human and the haunted.
Little Annie brings her sly subversive cabaret style to one of the works whilst delivering an intense lkist of daily activities on another whereas Peter ‚Sleazy‘ Christopherson conjures a world beyond our own with his cracked spectral delivery interpreting Pavlov’s disembodied electronics. “I wrap my last kiss in a bandage… I send you this message”.
Frankie Gothard provides classic distorted industrial swagger to the proto-disco FFFETISH where LOVE’S SEPTIC DOMAIN (feat. John Balance & Louise Weasel) screams from the abyss of “dirty hospitals”; As starlit and damaged as any of the classic Balance deliveries. A previously unreleased work featuring the renowned fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester skips along a metronomic beat whilst the voice lays out dry settings and instruction. Elsewhere Noriko Taguchi embeds a fragile sensibility to a music box melody whilst Anna Yamada’s collaboration results in an exquisite blend of disorientating pop.
The versatility of Pavlov’s practice is on display as proto disco, industrial simulation and pop all come together with the vocalists presenting a wide range of human function, from the absurd to the mundane to world’s unknown.