ZOS KIA was formed by John Gosling (MEKON), John Balance (COIL) and Min - with guest Peter'Sleazy' Christopherson (THROBBING GRISTLE). Their one and only album, Transparent, was re-leased August 23rd 1983 in a cassette only edition on the now defunct Nekrophile label, Austria.They were the first released recordings of both COIL and ZOS KIA. It was reissued years later byCOIL (Threshold House / Eskaton) in an edited edition.The entire recordings are now released on CD/vinyl for the first time EVER and are completelyremastered from the unedited tapes. Includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks by AKE(pre-ZOS KIA).
The music on Transparent is genuinely unsettling and disturbing, with a more primal Industrialfeel than the Coil album which followed; 'Scatology'. An essential insight into the very early workof these extraordinary artists and an undeniable link between Coil and Throbbing Gristle