On the evening of Saturday, November 13th, Jhonn Balance of Coil
died. Details can be found at Threshold House
. Though my only encounter with Balance was receiving an email from him through the Analogue Heaven
mailing list, his remix work with Nine Inch Nails played a pretty big part in me becoming such a fan.
Coil were signed to Nothing Records, but due to some rumored Interscope cock-blocking, never released any albums on the label. Coil contributed many remixes to the Nine Inch Nails discography, including the Fixed remix of Gave Up
, Closer (Precursor)
(which is seeing a remastered release with the Deluxe Edition of The Downward Spiral, and was the theme song for the movie Se7en), The Downward Spiral (the bottom)
, and several other tracks on Further Down the Spiral.
I was a big fan of Balance's work, and am sad to hear he is gone.