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Caffeine Withdrawal For Experts

by phlimm

an audio documentary of a heavy caffeine withdrawal... hypnotic, ambient, electronic noise.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. day 1 - a doorway
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2. day 2 - they will hear me
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3. day 3 - what keeps your vibrations low?
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4. day 4 - dream resonance
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Album Notes
this is an audio documentary of sorts.
the bulk of the music was created and recorded over the first four days of a heavy caffeine withdrawal.

the album actually contains one long piece of music with four seperate "movements." musically it is very hypnotic and drone-y. ambient hypnotic drone with quite a bit of noise.
hidden subliminal melodies, messages, frequencies as well as EVP and other practices were utilized in the creation of this CD.


the songs are long and unfortunately the samples on this page are just the first two minutes of each song. if you are interested and want to hear a little more, go to the Ack Recordings website (the link is on the left) and you can hear more of the songs.


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Highly Recommended
This is a nightmare vision of a caffeine withdrawal!
Noisy and scary. Some of the music sounds similar to Coil's frightening ambience.
Good to listen to on a cold and quiet night. Alone.
You have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy this however.


Highly Recommended
This is a nightmare vision of a caffeine withdrawal!
Noisy and scary. Some of the music sounds similar to Coil's frightening ambience.
Good to listen to on a cold and quiet night. Alone.
You have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy this however.


Good experiment, cool concept.
Everything that I heard on this recording was spirited and had a great sense of adventure and expansive rebellion. The concept of the CD is that each of these songs was written sequentially, while the author goes for 4 days without caffein. There isn't a whole lot of consistency to elaborate apon. The first song was a nice warm humming drone that sounded like an old ariplane flying overhead. I really liked it. I found it very calming and full of inspirational juice. The second song turned into an industrial rock experiment with heavy guitars and mechanical sounding percussion. This wasn't my favorite, but certainly was worth a listen. Then the CD flip-flops back into a cyber-noise kind of experiment with static, short-wave kinds of sounds and maybe some video game influence. IT is the kind of experiment where static is used as an instrument, often to for a "sort-of " beat. At some points this track sounds like an old gas generator. The last song is a peaceful ambient kind of recording with strange little electronic reverberaltions swimming in and out of it like a liquid pool of ethereal dreams. It is very cool. It makes your brain all floaty. If I understand the concept, then I am guessing that day two is the worst day of caffein withdraw, because that was the heaviest, hardest, most pummeling track. Good experiment, cool concept. I don't lnow if other releases have a more cohesive sound.

Outer Space Gamelan

"...The first track/day is titled "A Doorway" and is the disc's longest track at 11 minutes. It does start off pretty droney with a near-soothing repeated guitar line ala a Red Sparowes or Neurosis build-up but then delves into a kind of Damion Romero/Hive Mind electronic/reverb-y pulse for the remainder of the tune. Day two's "They Will Hear Me" is the wildest deviation, building around a riff so excruciatingly cheesy it sounds like it was sampled from a club scene in a movie from the Blade trilogy, replete with pseudo-industrial flecks...think of Skinny Puppy and I probably don't have to say much else. "What Keeps Your Vibrations Low?" is a weirder jam that comes off like a noisier Aphex Twin or Merzbow at his least intimidating (maybe the Maldoror collaboration with Patton is a safe comparison)'s never aggressive, it's just like a series of malfunctioning electronic units firing off occasionally under the watchful guise of a person...who happens to be undergoing caffeine withdrawal? Best is saved for last on "Dream Resonance", a kind of cross-pollination between Nurse with Wound or Coil's cold electronic nighttime ambience, Schnitzler modern-day synthesizer readings and the Clockwork Orange soundtrack played out blissfully over the course of the album's last nine minutes. "Dream Resonance", huh...lives up to the title's imagery for sure. Kind of a strange, tranquil ending to a strange album (or EP? It's only 34 minutes)..."