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November 24, 2004

Out Of The Strong Came Forth Sweetness

John Balance died a few days ago in a domestic accident while drunk, 42 years old. I'm surprised how melancholic I feel about the death of this man I never met. I had stopped following his work closely a while ago, but some of his records were really important to me back then, holding weird delusional charms that somehow managed to give me some pride in my sense of alienation. Listening to some Coil songs again, I think their blend of innocence and depravity holds up well.


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