Front de Cadeaux - Cogitate (Lexi016)
Tribute to John C. Lilly
new single 7' coming 1st october on Lexidisques
+ 2 killers remixes coming later ...
art cover by Harr Isson
mastering by Frederic Alstadt
special thx to Catherine Plenevaux (Lexidisques)
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Release press info:
Front De Cadeaux are DJ Athome & Hugosan. They are back after The Gift EP (Subfield) released last may 2016. For their fourth release they decided to do a tribute to John C. Lilly. This reference is not new, the previous release called infodrogue (Roccodisco) is also refering to John C Lilly works.
John C Lilly was an American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher and writer. He was a researcher of the nature of consciousness using mainly isolation tanks, dolphin communication, and biophysics, sometimes in combination.
During the early 1960s, Lilly and co-workers published several papers reporting that dolphins could mimic human speech patterns. Subsequent investigations of dolphin cognition have generally, however, found it difficult to replicate his results.
About 1971 John Lilly made the experiment producing what is called a "repeating loop" -- in other words, he spoke the word "Cogitate" once and it was electronically repeated over and over utilizing a special disc to ensure unvarying repetition.
This Lilly experience shows notate changes in sounds and meanings i.e. "conscious tape... conjure tape.. count your tape... ", etc. Do this until all variants have been exhausted including alterations in meter, i.e. "tape counter", etc.
Keeping the attention on the fact that the loop is precise and unvarying and that the changes can only occur through loss of attention.
Keep in mind that there is not and cannot be any alteration in the repeating loop, other than perceptual changes permitted by your mind.
In 1974, Lilly's research using various psychoactive drugs led him to believe in the existence of a certain hierarchical group of cosmic entities, the lowest of which he later dubbed Earth Coincidence Control Office (E.C.C.O.) The funiest thing is that 18 years later, Sega games will refer to this cosmic entity when the central character of the game is a dolphin, obviously, called Ecco!
John C. Lilly published 14 books in all, including The Center of the Cyclone, which describes his own LSD experiences, later with Ketamine either in an isolation tank or in the company of dolphins (Man and Dolphin and The Mind of the Dolphin) which describe his work with them.
In the 1980s he directed a project which attempted to teach dolphins a computer-synthesised language. Lilly designed a future "communications laboratory" that would be a floating living room where humans and dolphins could chat as equals and where they would develop a common language.
In the 1990s Lilly moved to the island of Maui in Hawaii, where he lived most of the remainder of his life.
John C. Lilly died in 2001.
More info: John C. Lilly Research Institute, Inc. (Executive Director: Philip Bailey)
Front de Cadeaux links:
- Supreme Rallentato