Drew McDowall presents “Time Machines” Live will make its European debut for CTM Festival 2018 – Turmoil in Berlin. Drew's reinterpretation of Coil's irrevocably intoxicating album takes place at Berghain on January 30th, 2018. The “Time Machines” live performance commemorates 20th anniversary of Coil’s masterpiece and its reissue on Dais Records.
"Scottish musician Drew McDowall will give the European premiere of his solo, "revisited" version of the legendary Coil masterpiece Time Machines, which still packs a punch today as a classic of late-20th-century drone and ritual music. McDowall has shaped the fates of several influential bands over a span of many decades – he was a member of Psychic TV in the 1980s and a long-term member of esoteric avant-industrial collective Coil starting in the late 80s and early 90s. He and fellow band member John Balance conceived of the Time Machines album as a tool through which its listeners might be able to escape the present and the self – in their words, "music cures you of time" – and eventually compared the power of its sound to psychotropic substances. The performance commemorates the album’s reissue on Dais Records this past fall, twenty years after it first went out into the world. "