Coil’s legendary, hallucinogen-inspired Time Machines gets limited edition coloured vinyl reissue





Each track is named after the hallucinogenic chemical it was composed for.

One of Coil’s most seminal albums, Time Machines, is being remastered and reissued on limited edition colour and standard vinyl from Dais this October.

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The 1998 album contains four long-form drone pieces named after and composed for hallucinogenic chemicals, including psilocybin and DMT.

Starting with demos originally recorded by member Drew McDowall, the trio also found inspiration from ceremonial Tibetan music with founding member John Balance once describing the album as creating “temporal slips” in time and space.

In its initial release, Time Machines was considered its own self-titled debut separate from Coil due to its different sound. In later interviews, however, co-founder Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson came to call it a Coil album as the group’s sound expanded, with this reissue finally crediting it to the project.

The 2xLP vinyl package, which also includes printed eurosleeve inserts, comes in clear, red, grey and black versions.

Pre-order a copy here ahead of its 13th October 2017 release, take a look at the psychedelic track list and listen to ‘7-Methoxy-β-Carboline- (Telepathine)’ below.


1. ‘7-Methoxy-β-Carboline: (Telepathine)’
2. ‘2,5-Dimethoxy-4-Ethyl-Amphetamine: (DOET/Hecate)’
3. ‘5-Methoxy-N, N-Dimethyltryptamine: (5-MeO-DMT)’
4. ‘4-Indolol, 3-[2-(Dimethylamino)Ethyl], Phosphate Ester: (Psilocybin)’