COH pronounced “son”, is the musical alias of Ivan Pavlov (Иван Павлов). Pavlov was born in Russia and trained as an acoustic engineer when serving in the Russian Navy. Today he lives in Sweden working as a freelance programmer. The moniker COH, which can be read in Cyrillic as well as in Latin means ‘”sleep” or “dream” in Russian, and is an indication of his enduring ties with the Russian avant-garde.
He has worked with Coil as well as Annie Anxiety, Richard Chartier, and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Side projects include oxy and SoiSong (a band with ex-Coil member Peter Christopherson). His early as well as current works were released on raster-noton, and Pavlov also runs his own label, wavetrap.