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Time Machines
Coil
Time Machines
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age
 
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1998 album on World Serpent, 72 minutes long and consisting of four tracks of minimal electronica. The first 3,000 copies include six brightly colored stickers with graphics on them in lieu of a booklet. Gatefold slipcase.

      
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All Artists: Coil
Title: Time Machines
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Eskaton
Release Date: 6/24/1999
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, IDM, Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial, American Alternative, Experimental Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 5021958497020

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1998 album on World Serpent, 72 minutes long and consisting of four tracks of minimal electronica. The first 3,000 copies include six brightly colored stickers with graphics on them in lieu of a booklet. Gatefold slipcase.
 

CD Reviews

4 tones: Coil in concentrate
Philippe Landry | Louisiana | 02/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm fascinated with how some critics and non-critics don't get it. I think it's because they've never been confronted with music that is actually functional: functional in the sense that it has a purpose in an environment. Jhonn, Sleazy and Drew created Time Machines to facilitate time travel and momentary displacement. I've read that many non-drug utilizers get the same kicks from it. I've never used a narcotic in my life, but when I play it while reading about magick, history, ancient science, etc. the words on page the seem more tangiable and the worlds seem more real. Time Machines is akin to Brian Eno's early ambient/drone works but with a darker edge. analogue frequencies abound! it's a great sonic exercise to focus in on the intricate little resonances and oscillation change-ups. track 2, 5-Me0-DMT, has a the numbing effect of a soft, misty needle being inserted into my head. i often try to listen to it under different conditions like being hungry, driving in the woods at night, sitting in the dark, etc. and each time there is something different waiting to be heard. Like most of Coil's post-Worship The Glitch work, it definately has a "presence". Don't think you have to take drugs to listen to it or that you have to see/feel anything at all; to quote Jhonn "It Just Is". don't push it's properties. let it lead your head. there isn't any one kind of experiance.

Along with Musick To Play In The Dark Vol.1&2, the Seasonal EP's and A Thousand Lights In A Darkened Room, Time Machines best represents Coil's intent and sonic ideals."
Not for everyone, but definitely for some!
Philippe Landry | 04/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD really hits the spot when I'm in strange emotional places. It's extreme ambience... the tracks are droning electronic washes which evolve and fold in on themselves. You can get some particularly cool effects when particular harmonic resonances synchronize with your audio system and room acoustics."
Everyone is wrong
David Beavers | San Francisco, CA United States | 11/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, not everyone is wrong; only people who are wrong, although being right doesn't help either, which might or might not be the premise for this album. Coil is very very good and this may be their very best: Astral Disaster & How to Destroy Angels are more experimental and weird, and Musick for Dark is more like songs with things in them, but this is actually (i think) their most intensely focused "album." A friend once said of 5-MeO-DMT (coincidentally the name of the 3rd track on this album) that the effects last "20 minutes / forever". Yikes. That might be said of this collection in general. Balance & Christopherson are weird sons of bishops. Good music for bedtime, writing, or unspeakable acts."