"Voyage 34 (Phase I)" as written by Steven Wilson, Hugh Banton, Lisa Germaine Gerrard, David Jackson and Brendon Perry....
This remarkable sometimes incoherent transcript,
Illustrates a phantasmagoria of fear, terror, grief, exultation and finally breakdown.
The highlights have been compressed on this recording to make their own disquieting points.

The time is 9:30 P.M.
One hour after the participants have eaten sugar cubes saturated with LSD.
We hear Brian and his fellow travelers observing their gradual transformation.

Brian has been amusing his friends by chewing on some plastic flashbulbs.

The time is now 1:00 A.M.
Brian is unable to snap his fingers, and terminate the trip which continues.

He sobs, as his joy turns to fear.

Brian's rocky journey ended twelve hours after it so innocently has begin.
He was shattered by it.

This young man never had a bummer,
In some thirty-three LSD trips.
Everyone of them was a delight,
He only needed to snap his fingers and down he came, anytime.
But on Voyage 34 he finally met himself coming down an up staircase and the encounter was crushing.

Lyrics submitted by jenovia21

"Voyage 34" as written by David Jackson Brendon Perry

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  • +3
    General CommentMost of the spoken word featured on this album is captured from 60's LSD propaganda (both for and against the drug) tapes.
    jenovia21on November 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI adore this. Period.

    There are fewer spoken word recordings I love more than I do this.
    preciousbaneon May 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing track, not typically PT, yet very reconiseble as such.

    Contains an ambient break from 'A plague of the lighthouse keepers' by Van Der Graaff generator
    OldSkoolon January 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanx jenovia21, I always wondered where it was taken from.

    Not directly reconisable as PT, yet a nice experimental piece in wich the main person, this Brian, dies because he couldn't terminate the trip.
    OldSkoolon March 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you listen closely, some of the chords are lifted from Another brick in the wall by pink floyd. Very groovy.
    Strawberrieron May 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe snapping of the fingers part kinda freaks me out. Ive only tripped twice on LSD (will NEVER do it again) but both times I remember snapping my fingers and thinking Ive just solved the mystery to the "meaning of life". Everything made sense after that. Freeekeeeyyy
    sonoflifeon September 16, 2009   Link

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