Love’s Secret Domain. Coil tribute by Theodor Bastard

Studio version of the song Love’s Secret Domain recorded by Theodor Bastard has become a part of a tribute compilation “Channeling The Solar Lodge” published by the US labels Coitus Interruptus Productions and Crunch Pod. It gets released in the studio-quality for the first time. Originally the track was issued on the compilation “…It Just Is (In Memoriam: Jhonn Balance)” in 2005 but since then it has gone through a lot of changes. It’s a very personal and important composition for us. The band Coil was a source of inspiration for us for many years.Even then, there was no doubt that this very composition from Theodor Bastard would be included in the tribute. Love’s Secret Domain (LSD) has become a psychedelic anthem for us at one time. Quotes in the song refer to the poem “Sick Rose” by William Blake:O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bedOf crimson joy:And his dark secret loveDoes thy life destroy.In our version, we tried in our own way to embody the symbolism of this poem in the form of a dialogue between a fragile and vulnerable rose (Yana’s vocals) and animal and passionate power (Fedor’s vocals). In 2005 we were lucky to meet the founder of the project, Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson and shown him our interpretation of the Love’s Secret Domain. Sleazy also heard the live performance of this song and gave it his warm approval, which was very important for us. To the great sorrow none of the members of the COIL project are with us any more, but their music always is. And that is wonderful, music is eternal.

Yana Veva – vocal
Fedor Svolotch – vocal, sampler,Drum
Kusas – percussion, marimba, kalimba
Andy Vladych – drums
Alexei Kalinovskiy – keyboards
Vasil Davletshin – bass
Ekaterina Dolmatova – back vocal
Slava Salikov – cello