Saturday, January 15, 2011

Coil - Time Machines (1998, Eskaton)

1. "7-Methoxy-β-Carboline: (Telepathine)" – 23:10
2. "2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Ethyl-Amphetamine: (DOET/Hecate)" – 13:28
3. "5-Methoxy-N, N-Dimethyltryptamine: (5-MeO-DMT)" – 10:02
4. "4-Indolol, 3-[2-(Dimethylamino)Ethyl], Phosphate Ester: (Psilocybin)" – 26:51

These are the four tracks composed under a single drone on Coil's landmark masterpiece experimental ambient album. Jhon Balance and Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson , along with Drew McDowall and William Breeze on this outing, tested each tone in the studio for maximum narcotic potency. Balance claimed that the album was an attempt to "dissolve time and / or facilitate time travel".

Turn the speakers up loud enough and you can feel the hallucinogenic effects of each track just as they were intended to be felt. Pulsing minimal rhythms caress the inside of your skull like a consistent soft mist. One need not have experienced any of the drugs these tracks were named for to receive the benefits of this mind altering recording.

The relaxing calm is confusing as it seems as though your mind is being hypnotised and fed through a machine for your own good. Every harmonic resonance here was meticulously produced and calculated to react to room acoustics and different interior environments.

Time Machines actually causes psychoactive change through raw vibration. Listen at your own risk.

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