**450 copies, de luxe triple-gatefold set. In process of stocking** The final and complete anthology of Zos Kia recordings known under title 23 is now released on a limited vinyl set with different artwork and remastered specially for vinyl by Martin Bowes of Attrition at The Cage Studio.
Zos Kia was formed by John Gosling (Mekon), John Balance (Coil) and Min – with guest Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson (Tthrobbing Gristle, Coil). Their one and only album, Transparent, was released on August 23rd 1983 by the now defunct Nekrophile label in Austria. These were the first released recordings of both Coil and Zos Kia. It was reissued years later by Coil (Threshold House / Eskaton) in an edited edition. Later, in 2017, the entire recordings were reissued on CD/vinyl via Cold Spring.
Definitely, Transparent is one of the most legendary and important industrial releases of all times, but beside that album, Zos Kia also released two vinyl EPs and also recorded several tracks for compilations as well as about an hour of unreleased material which was discovered in John Gosling archives.
23 includes 23 tracks, more than two hours of exciting material in various styles, which was сarefully selected and prepared for publishing by John Gosling himself with artwork by Cold Graves.
Well-knowns track in different forms, unknown, rare and unreleased compositions, and many more for the deep diving into the esoteric underground music from 80th. 23 is the long awaited release for those deeply into the old-school industrial music, collectors, rare-searchers and is especially a great gift for all Coil lovers.