Important records present a crucial repress of a true dark jewel in Coil's crowning discography, The New Backwards. Originally recorded in the mid 90's at Trent Reznor's Nothing Studios in New Orleans and originally planned for release on Reznor's Nothing Records, Backwards was left untouched until 2007 when Peter Christopherson and Danny Hyde remixed the tracks in Bangkok.
The New Backwards is the perfect stepping stone into the more electronic territories stalked by Coil, the tracks within show the electronic angles the group often drifted towards with harsh, violent industrial structures of wall-of-noise techno.
The music fuses the cold creeping folk of their early work and the latter ambience that came to dark on the Musick series and the endless downward spiral of the Time Machines slip. If you copped the Cold Spring issue of Danny Hyde's mixes, issued in 2015 by Cold Spring as Backwards, or have even a passing interest in industrial or electronic music in general than this is one of the most crucial recordings you will ever encounter.