Boomkat Product Review
'Journey from Anywhere' is a near-narcotic collection of electronic improvisations by former Coil participant Drew McDowall and current Psychic Ills/Messages man, Tres Warren. It's the follow-up to their 'Origin of Silence' art edition for The Spring Press and follows its themes of patiently explorative, unfolding composition in eight parts working at a "trasportive blur of dark psychedelic minimalism." The dissonant tang of Coil's furthest occult chicanery is clear and present and a beacon for all keener psychonauts throughout the album, at best in the two extended centrepieces of sustained, almost bagpipe-like drone, 'Archaic Atmosphere' and 'Journey Into Anywhere' whilst the shorter sections immerse us in bleakly detached zones with the astral stare case trudge of 'The Hydraulic Regime Vibrates From Within' and 'Cosmic Exhaust: The Selectro (Cut-up composition)'. However, most effective are the rabbit-hole plunge of 'Cosmic Exhaust: The Selector (Cut-up composition)', and the creeping intensity of 'The Outer Sphere' with its shivering nitrous oxide delays and wheezing drones primed for anyone with a cannister and no dispenser to get their fix.