Have you ever played music while on lsd? What was it like? I've never done acid but i've had a few tabs for a while now and im thinking ill wait until my friend and i have his garage set up to jam. I'm not expecting to gain any sort of musical insight, but i think it could be a good time.
It really depends on you. My first trip was with about 15-20 people all tripping at the same time at a stranger's giant creepy house in the woods and I loved it. I've also tripped at a giant music festival and it freaked me out. I'd start with a few friends (3-4) at a friend's house that you're super comfortable at, or your own house, near lots of nature/forest/parks if possible. It's super subjective of course.
So normally my friend and I say we work in the realm of metal, punk/hardcore, maybe dabble in ambient or hip-hop occasionally when it comes to making music. Last time we tripped together we created this albeit short but weird thing that sounds like a more weirder Animal Collective. During the trip we somehow mixed a large variety of synths to create a different sound that is dependent on all those synths being played together yet syncopated. We still have no idea how we exactly pulled it off.
Interesting.. My friend and i are kind of similar, we're planning on making some experimental noise rock and probably a little metal/punk too. I'm on bass guitar, friend on drums, and we'll both be fucking around with a synth on top of it which we'll also use to mess with electronic/hip-hop. Do you remember how it felt while you were playing? Was it difficult to play compared to being sober?
Can someone explain why they think weed is better than lsd for playing music? I don't even like smoking before playing guitar cause my coordination gets worse, although it can be nice when working with a synth.
I agree, playing music when you've smoked is a shit experience. My vocal cords feel tighter and my hands feel so much heavier.
And I've never really met anybody who's any better at their instruments when they're high, only people who think they're good because they're too high to notice how bad they sound high.
Tripped on 4-aco to the Glow Pt. 2 in my room alone, in complete darkness. The ceiling fan became a huge twister and I lay naked in the eye of the storm before becoming the void.
hell no, most frustrating experience of my life
>be me 17 years old
>listening to shitty high school music in bed while high
>"holy shit I must have listened for like 2 hours"
>look at ipod
>30 seconds into first song
>goes to bed angrily
My most recent trip I played Mars Volta's Cassandra Gemini and oh fucking boy that was a trip. 32 minutes of Latin led zeppelin spazzing out makes you subconsciously start to ventilate and grind your teeth, it was amazing
Idk. As I said of my experience, that's tripping's done a lot more good for me than smoking weed. Like I go hard tripping wise, too, but I won't get hampered by it at all. When I go hard when it comes to smoking the green holy shit I become the sloppiest instrument player. It kinda made me realize why stoner metal leans towards doom: you only have to get a few chords right as opposed to comparatively technical riffs!
>freak out, vomit, and black out
>tfw you can't try acid because you know you'll literally die
t. pussy loser
lots of misdirection ITT
LSD is like a cheat code that will bump you 10x up in your musical progression. i always felt like i had barriers in my brain while playing music, be it anxiety (thoughts of inadequacy or embarrassment, stress about how my music would be perceived) or physical limitation (i just CANT move the way i need to) and acid demolished them. i didn't even consider whether or not something would be possible or sound "good," i just did what felt natural and good and surprised myself over and over again. literally an hour of jamming on LSD and i made more progress on my instrument than i had in over a year previously
I find it slightly difficult but a little easier than being stoned. With weed it's easier to get distracted and not fit in with what others are playing. Because acid has a slight anphetamine effect it can make you more conscious of the people you are playing with. It can be a very rewarding experience but I reccomend you do it post peak.
It's pretty great. Playing Hank Williams Sr. on 4 tabs (which was really just weird noodling as I played along in my head) transformed the room's aesthetic into a ranch somewhere and I felt like I was around a campfire in some Hallmark spaghetti western.
In my experience acid trips consist of such intense pleasure and headfuckery you pretty much forget any anxiety you have about tripping once you start to peak. It's not that it removes your anxiety, it just fucks your brain up so much you can't really feel anxious anymore.
You just have to watch out for the comedown where you come back to reality enough not to feel the intense pleasure anymore but your brain is still running in circles so you start waiting for the trip to end but you don't realise acid trips last for like six fucking days and they also stop you from sleeping so you just have to stay up all night and wait until you feel sober enough to sleep again or take a bunch of benzos and knock yourself out for 20 hours. It's a bit of a double-edged sword.
I think what that anon means to emphasize further is that in that moment, it takes the anxiety out of being unfamiliar with your instrument. Not that he's literally more technically proficient. It progressed his form over practice.
When I first tripped I listened to Kid A. It sure was a captivating and surreal experience to be quite honest. I remember that for the rest of the night I would hear the F to C chord change in "Everything In Its Right Place" and it was very heavenly as I transitioned through multiple phases and environments when I tripped. My advice is to trip with a close friend you trust and maybe have a separate playlist with different music in-case you have a bad trip, although if you have a positive mental attitude when taking L you should be fine. Enjoy man.