07 December 2014
Terence McKenna with Zuvuya - 1993 - Dream Matrix Telemetry
Trip-O-Meter: 5 out of 5
I was going to suggest that this disc was ripping of Shpongle, but the date on it is 1993, so I guess it's the other way around. Anyway, place this mentally between Shpongle ans Alan Watts and you'll have a good idea of what you're getting into. Terence McKenna is one of the modern world trippiest thinkers, so there's no questioning his cred. So the trick is that he hooks up with the right musicians. Hooking up with Zuvuya probably wasn't an archetypal event in the cosmic cards, but their ambient electronic soundscapes serve well enough.
Anyway, ol' Terence wants to talk to you about DMT, and that's just what he does for neigh on an hour. Don't see myself giving it a shot - not that I'm opposed to the idea - more that I'm not really in a life position to take that trip. You'll be jetting through the prismatic tunnel of reality to meet the crystalline aliens who hold the secret knowledge of our DNA. But only for a few hundred seconds. Listening to the track will take an hour, though. I don't think Zuvuya's electronic accompaniment breaks any major ground, but I suppose it's a complement that I assumed this was recorded in 1993 and not the early 2000s (and wiki says he passed away in 2000 - oops).
This could change your reality - I don't know. My first pick would be for Alan Watt's "Om," but you've got to leave McKenna in the running, jah? This sonic film will appeal to all you true psychonauts, though.