The first album by The Threshold HouseBoys Choir, under the direction of Peter Christopherson, now 2022 rereleased from original files at Deutsche Grammophon Emil Berliner (Berlin)
Also known as Sleazy, Christopherson was formally one half of the partnership known as COIL, until the untimely death of Coil's lead singer, Jhonn Balance, in 2004.
Coil released some 40 albums over the 20 or so years they were active, and achieved world-wide recognition. Christopherson was also a founder member of the influential Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, as well as an award winning music video and commercial film director.
The Threshold HouseBoys Choir, which is based in Bangkok, Thailand, is a natural development of the ideas and style that Christopherson pioneered, and which became so popular in Coil. It combines cutting edge audio technology (esp in the areas of voice creation and manipulation) with gentle and passionate melodies that defy musical definition - part pure electronic... part glitch... part world... part folk?
The Threshold HouseBoys Choir was a musical guise for Peter Christopherson, announced in 2005 as a follow up endeavor to his former group Coil. Despite the name, it was a solo project which relied heavily on computer generated vocals, of which he was formally credited as the "director." The name was derived from a play on words, combining the terms houseboy, house of boys, boys' choir, and Threshold House. THBC was stationed in Bangkok, Thailand.
A1 Part One: A Time Of Happening 7:00
B1 Part Two: Intimations Of Spring 11:27
C1 Part Three: So Young It Knows No Maturing 14:32
D1 Part Four: So Free It Knows No End 8:23
D2 Part Five: As Doors Open Into Space 7:04