Nasa Arab

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Nasa Arab
Studio album by Coil Vs. The Eskaton
Released 1994
Genre Dark ambient, Drone
Label Eskaton
Producer Coil

Nasa Arab was the only release ever to be credited to "Coil Vs. The Eskaton". "The Eskaton", however, is Coil, so the release is basically, though not officially, just by Coil. The 12" release was limited to 2500 copies.

The song "Nasa Arab" originally appeared in a shorter form on the album Stolen & Contaminated Songs. "First Dark Ride" would later appear on Unnatural History III.

The title of the song is from an episode of I Dream of Jeannie season 3 episode 1 in which Jeannie turns into a water boy and says "inshallah" to Dr. Bellows, who then asks Tony "Who is this?" Tony replies "Oh the water boy sir, probably one of Nasa's Arab." Balance, who had no title for the piece came upon this episode of the show that he was watching distractly and that line stuck with him, he mentioned it to Christopherson and they used it.

The following people are credited for participating on this release: John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Danny Hyde and Drew McDowall.

The catalogue number for this release is Eskaton 001. It was released only in the United Kingdom. The vinyl is etched as follows:
Side A: The Responsible Abuse of Pleasure
Side B: Hide Amongst Yourselves

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Nasa Arab" – 12:22

Side B[edit]

  1. "First Dark Ride" – 10:50