ZOS KIA was formed by John Gosling (Mekon), John Balance and Min with guest Peter
Christopherson. Their one and only album, Transparent, was released on 23rd August 1983 as a cassette only edition on the now defunct Austrian
label Nekrophile Rekords. They were the first released recordings of both Coil and ZOS KIA. It was reissued in 1997/1998 by Threshold House / Eskaton. The entire Transparent recordings were released for the first time, completely remastered from the unedited
tapes, in 2017 via Cold Spring Records. This reissue includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks by Ake (pre-Zos Kia). The
music on Transparent is genuinely unsettling and disturbing, with a more primal Industrial feel than the Coil album which followed; Scatology (recorded 1984, released 1985).
This album is an essential insight into the very early work of these extraordinary artists and an undeniable link between Coil and Throbbing Gristle. The new CD version comes in a six-panel digi-pak with a booklet
containing unseen images. (Thanks to Cold Spring Records for the basis of this text.)
Please note: Unlike previous WaxTraxFriday artists, our Coil discography is not complete - it's a complicated one especially with lots of unofficial/counterfeit releases and so we'll be working on it over time.
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