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15 October 2021

With a Bit of a Mind Flip...You're into the Time Slip...Let's Do the Time Warp Again


Time Machines was released in 1998 by Coil. They felt it was so unique from their usual style that they needed an alias. John Balance described the album as 4 tones to facilitate travel through time, an attempt to create temporal slips.

Balance stated:
     "One of the interesting things with Time Machines is that there's a handful of responses which we've had where what happened to the listeners was exactly what we intended to happen. There would be some kind of temporal disruption caused by just listening to the music, just interacting with the music. The drugs thing is actually a hook we hung it on - it originally came out of me and Drew talking that some of the types of music you listen to - sacred musics like Tibetan music or anything with a sacred intent which often is long ceremonial type music which could last for a day or three days or something. There are periods of time in that where you will come out of time. That's the intention of it to go into a trance and achieve an otherness. We thought can we do this sort of electronic punk-primitive? We did demos with a simple mono synth and we managed it. We sat in the room and listened to it loud and we lost track of time - it could be five minutes in or 20 minutes in but you suddenly get this feeling, the hairs on the back of your neck, and you'd realise that you'd had some sort of temporal slip. We fine-tuned, well, filters and oscillators and stuff, to try and maximise this effect. It was what we were after with simple tones - somehow you could slip through." 


This album succeeds so effectively in its goals of warping time that some of the reviews for it were published years before its release. The louder you listen to it, the more twisted you are, the better it works.

The CD comes in a cardboard gatefold sleeve. The first 3000 copies come with the following 6 stickers: four relating to each track...telepathine; hecate; psilocybin; & DMT plus two different Persistence is All stickers (artwork included in file). 


Time Machines - Time Machines, Eskaton 010, 1998.
decryption code in comments

7-Methoxy-β-Carboline: (Telepathine)
2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Ethyl-Amphetamine: (DOET/Hecate)
5-Methoxy-N,N-Dimethyl: (5-MeO-DMT)
4-Indolol,3-[2-(Dimethylamino)Ethyl],Phosphate Ester: (Psilocybin)



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  2. Damn -- chose the mescaline today. I'll have to put this on the shelf for next week.

    Also -- that picture is not at all how I have pictured Coil. Shorts and T-shirts?!? For fucks sake, that's ok for us consumers but ... seriously, WTF guys? Get some cloaks or tribal paint or something! You're embarrassing us all.

  3. Thought everyone might get a bit of a laugh. The Coil boys just sitting around the living room relaxing on a day off, just like "real" people.

    They slipped through time & came out in the future of THE NORMALS!

    1. It's probably taken in a Rotary Club barbeque... It's not all daggers and impaling chicken on your days off.
      The world needs more Sleazys.

  4. https://archive.org/details/CoilFlacDiscography

    1. Yeah! Anyone out there looking for Coil...look no more. Brother Rob give you the link deluxe. Thanks, Rob.

    2. Thanks Mr Rob. Very kind of you. Cheers

  5. It was a dark and stormy night. I was imprisoned in my own mind, held captive by bad thoughts. Time Machines was my escape pod. It was also my lifeboat, safely returning me to the space behind my eyeballs that had been left unoccupied while I was AWOL. Listening to it is like riding some kind of unusual skull sleigh. No side effects were noted.

    1. No side effects, for sure. "Come with us now on a journey through time & space". I figured you'd probably dropped this disc before, you musick junkie.