Sunday, 1 June 2014

Terence McKenna & Zuvuya - Dream Matrix Telemetry



Ever wondered what 'machine elves' are and how you can get in contact with them?  Then follow me into my psychedelic wigwam...

On this album, Terence McKenna, one of the great psychedelic explorers, reports back from inner space and relates some of his theories and discoveries after his many experimentations with DMT.  Ambient psychonauts Zuvuya accompany him with a morphing, organic, cosmic soundscape, and it's the perfect match for McKenna's stoned intonations, which dip in and out of proceedings like Mr Spock on acid.  He describes DMT hallucinations where the user is pushed through the centre of a chrysanthemum-like mandala and, on the other side, finds 'jewelled self-dribbling basketballs', or machine elves, as he later terms them.  These beings then begin to use a visible language, singing objects into existance, their words morphing into 'self-transforming sculptured jewelled machines'.  The whole thing is far out x10, truly mind-expanding and totally psychedelic.

Also of note is that the cover artwork is by the great Pete Loveday, creator of everyone's favourite stoned hippy, Russell.

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5 comments:

zigzagwanderer said...

This is rather special - thanks .

Great to see the Psychedelic Psauna has come back to life !

A re - up of Viv Akauldron - Witness would be much appreciated .

Also , being hard faced here , does anyone have Mandragora's Over The Moon , Earthdance or any of the early cassette releases ?

Good luck with the blog , there're too few like this about

Cheers !

Herod said...

Zigzag - glad you enjoyed this, it's a psychedelic classic in my opinion.

I'll re-up Witness and post some Mandragora over the weekend. I think I've still got Earthdance somewhere...

zigzagwanderer said...

I look forward to it Herod , thankyou ....

Herod said...

Done and done! Enjoy.

Hobo said...

Nice site dude! Bringing back a few foggy memories......

Found my way here via searchengineland after being re-switched to this album in conversation with a friend. One from my first wave of 'dance music' and an absolute gem.

Might just stop for a browse, there's some nice old tunes lying around ;o)