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A recording of Coil's live performance as Time Machines at the Royal Festival Hall in London on April 2nd, 2000. Available as a bonus disc with the mail order copies of "Musick To Play In The Dark Vol. 2", this was later re-issued as disc 1 of "Live One". It is packaged in a simple white envelope sleeve, and some copies are signed by John Balance, Peter Christopherson, and/or Thighpaulsandra.

The same catalog number was also used for Coil's "Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil" CD which was released later in 2000.

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  • Matrix / Runout: WORLDSERPENT ESKATONCD24 01 6
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0486

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September 21, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Listening to The Cosmic Jokers' Gilles Zeitschiff album (seeädchen-Gilles-Zeitschiff/master/1287), I have become convinced that it was a big influence on the direction of Coil's Time Machines project and in particular the music showcased on this release. The heavily-treated female spoken word parts on 'Circulating' especially, to me, bear a striking similarity.

I could of course be wrong, but thematically and musically the parallels seem too numerous to be coincidental. Give it a listen if you're not already familiar with it - it's an excellent album in its own right.

This Coil album will always hold a very special place in my heart as I was lucky enough to be there that magickal night at Cornucopea on The South Bank. I couldn't figure out at the time how they were able to provide me with a recording of the night's performance as I left - swift work!


December 13, 2010
where's the cover? there isn't one.

this thing is something else entirely. parts of it came from time machines, parts of it only occur here, all of it is organized in a way that is contextually local. you want to conceive of yourself as floating through time when the record is playing...

the album begins in some sort of purgatory, a path into some alternate reality or perhaps a trip down the rabbit hole. a steady, mechanical sound keeps space-time moving beneath you while events fly by you in weird and wonderful ways. you end up in some circular quadrant of the universe - one inhabited by the queen of the circulating library, who lectures you on many things in between displays of fireworks. you are let off that merry-go-round and thrown into perpetual turbulence, perhaps eventually subsumed into the birth of a new star.

the literary references are to aleister crowley, if you are impressed by such things. the only pre-requisite, however, is experience with psychedelics.

i do not believe that this particular record is for sale or ever was except on one specific tour. i would highly recommend the album as a great download.


October 29, 2004
edited over 14 years ago

You really had to be there .no record can do justice to one of the best gigs ever. just wish i'd enhanced the experience.Still, this is a superb cd to PLAY LOUD.