Hallucinogen ‎– Twisted

Dragonfly Records ‎– bflcd 15
CD, Album, Partially Mixed

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Producer [Additional Production] – Ben Kempton
2 Orphic Thrench 7:22
3 Alpha Centauri
Producer [Additional Production] – N. Barber*
4 Dark Magus 7:31
5 Shamanix 9:59
6 Snarling Black Mabel 7:45
7 Fluoro Neuro Sponge 6:41
8.a Solstice 8:03
8.b (silence) 5:59
8.c Angelic Particles (Remix) 3:40

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Includes a neon orange stamp with green text on the case reads: "Contains L-S-D"

· Track 1: 137 BPM. Title listed as "LSD" on back cover, "L.S.D" in booket. Contains a vocal sample by Ken Kesey from the BBC documentary 'The Beyond Within: The Rise and Fall of LSD' (1987), "I believe with the advent of acid we've discovered a new to think... and it has to do with piecing together new thoughts in your mind. Why is it that people think it's so evil? What is it about it that is scares people so deeply? Even ... and if one is ... because they are afraid that there's more to reality than they have confronted. That there are doors that they're afraid to go in and they don't want us to go in there either because, if we go in, we might learn something that they don't know. And that makes us a little out of their control."
· Track 2: 139 BPM.
· Track 3: 136 BPM.
· Track 4: 136 BPM.
· Track 5: 146 BPM. Contains a sample from the movie 'Altered States' (1980) "The way I feel I don't expect to go to sleep for a year. I'm on fucking fire."
· Track 6: 147 BPM.
· Track 7: 143 BPM.
· Track 8: 139 BPM. Starts with the sample "... that this is a kind of substitute for religion ... that that we turned to these mysterious forces which we've ... begun to harness ... and we can use them and we ... therefore we become the master of everything and we don't have to worry about ..." Track 8 also contains a hidden track (ambient remix of Angelic Particles) (148 BPM) starting at 14:02, total duration of the track 17:42.

All Writing and Sonic Manipulation at The Hallucinogen Sound Laboratories, London.
Mastered @ Townhouse.
All tracks copyright control except: 1, 3, 7 Big Life Music.
Sleeve by mark neal @ dusk.demon.co.uk

Made in England

(p) 1995 Dragonfly Records
(c) 1995 Dragonfly Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 025055 800158
  • Barcode (String): 5025055800158
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): BFLCD15 : . MASTERED . BY MAYKING
  • Rights Society: MCPS

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DR-164, TWSCD5 Hallucinogen Twisted(CD, Album, P/Mixed, Unofficial) Hyper Records (3), Twisted Records (4) DR-164, TWSCD5 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
twscd 5, twscd5 Hallucinogen Twisted(CD, Album, RE) Twisted Records, Twisted Records twscd 5, twscd5 US Unknown Sell This Version
Sub 4800.2 Hallucinogen Twisted(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Substance, Dragonfly Records Sub 4800.2 UK & France 1996 Sell This Version
BFLLP 15, bfllp 15 Hallucinogen Twisted(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Yel) Dragonfly Records, Dragonfly Records BFLLP 15, bfllp 15 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SUB 4800.4 Hallucinogen Twisted(Cass, Album) Substance SUB 4800.4 France 1996 Sell This Version


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September 25, 2019
I bought my one not long after it came out and found it to be indispensible, also I got it signed, could never part with it now, its essential listening.


January 2, 2018
It's been only 5 months that i discovered Posford's Psytrance (I only listened to Shpongle and Younger brother before)... and am like waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
This man is just phenomenal. I tried to listen to more psytrance artists but i couldn't find the same impressions.
He's expressing his soul into music... First i listened to The Lone Deranger... i loved it, but when i heard TWISTED, i was entering a world of magical harmony.
Now I only listen to this album all day long.


December 7, 2017
edited 6 months ago

It's quite a task to decipher this immortal album into mere words, but I feel obliged as plus twenty years later this album still gives me the shivers and amazes me with its technical superiority. This album was written I believe mostly in 1995, but some of it even dates back to 1994. The first Hallucinogen release ever, the LSD/Alpha Centauri 12" on Dragonfly Records, is from April 1994. So to just sum things up - the whole album was written in roughly a two-year period.

Musically speaking this album is nearly flawless in my ears. Hallucinogen has an uncanny talent in using weird yet strangely charming synth sounds and effects and manipulating them thru effect units like a mad scientist. The result? It may sound funny but the guy is still touring around the world playing these exact tracks! Okay, there's usually the combo-package with the latest Shpongle but still... this album carries such a staggering level to detail and brilliant songwriting that it still works on the dancefloor and gives you a great trip - even without stimulants.

I love the almost "punk rock" attitude Hallucinogen has on this album. It's raw, powerful, twisted (as the title would suggest...) and mysterious all at the same time. 'Twisted' feels like a perfect example of that 1994/1995 musical period when Goa trance was taking its form and was free of any pre-defined concepts how psychedelic music ought to sound. At the same time its maturity was years ahead of the game and still continues to inspire countless of artists - yours truly as an example. I truly believe 'Twisted' is the magnum opus of Hallucinogen. Now, I do think also 'TLD' is a great album, it might excel this album in its technicality, but it lacks the certain rawness and craziness that made 'Twisted' one of the standout releases in all 90s electronic music.


November 3, 2017

I think it's about time for a repress of this amazing masterpiece!


May 17, 2016
Simon Posford anal penetrates Martin Freeland with his debut album Twisted, considered by many as the quitessential album that defined a new era. Well, to me its good but not good enough to be enlisted into my personal favs since all tracks other than LSD lack creativity to my humble ears, artistically its successor The Lone Deranger surpasses Twisted in every respect, being both hypnotic and melodic at the same time.


November 2, 2015
I first ordered this album from the UK to the US back in around 1996. I consider this to be THE landmark psytrance album everyone interested in the genre must listen to start to finish. It's pounding and relentless in the audio trip it takes you on from start to finish. There is a "live" version of LSD which is my favorite psytrance track of all time but the album version still gives me chills as well. You simply must listen to this album along with some of the Rhino Records compilations from the mid-90s to really understand psytrance and what it's about.


August 28, 2014
Twentieth anniversary of its first release next year and it still stands up to the most intense scrutiny. What a lot of people fail to appreciate is that no one had done anything quite like this before. When Simon Postford recorded Twisted he set the standard by which all that followed would be judged, it is without doubt a work of true genius. He created synth noises previously unheard and did things with established sounds that no one had ever imagined. The bass lines, the drum patterns, the rhythm section, are crafted with consummate mastery. The way he uses voice samples was something new and very individual too, just listen to the way he uses them on Shamanix and you'll understand what I mean. The constantly changing pace and the whole oscilitaing, pulsating, rhythmic musical ecstacy is breath taking. It has its darker moments, few and far between, but the vast majority is blissful euphoria, the balance, the weight given to the lighter and darker passages seems carefully considered and has been achieved with great skill. There is no other album that gets my heart racing, my hair literally standing on end like this one, there isn't a weak track on it. When my pal Danny brought this album round to my house when it was first released and I listened to it for the first time I knew I was hearing something very special. It makes a lot of what is produced today sound, well, boring actually. Although the sounds are very crisp and polished now there are no true inovators in my opinion, the music of today is largely formulaic and comprised from modern variations of an old theme, a theme born from the mind of Simon Postford twenty years ago, Simon, you're a hard act to follow and have left an indelible mark on electronic music!


November 29, 2013
shamanix is such a masterpiece, the way he evades cheesiness on such a dreamy tune is unbelievable.


September 22, 2013

this is by far one of the best albums to have.
its about 18ys old and still every time when you listen to it will feel just as good as the first time
and lets face it how many cds out there like that may be very few,,
i have it on cd all this years and some how i was so lucky one day i walked to a shop which happened he has it on vinyle and that was my first ever, till today i have it and it feel so good to look at it LOL


May 29, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
there is not enough words for discribe this experience,listen this album is a amazing adventure! simon created a magnificent masterpiece, mixing space sounds with very strong melodies and the sound that defined Goa trance.
this is a record cant be missed in any collection,with this tunes posfford demostrate why he is the master of goa-psy sound!!