The recordings spanned a time period between the BloodSugarSexMagik sessions and the months immediately prior to his departure from the band, and as the album unfolds, the decline in his mental state is all to obvious.
His story became my passion — the rock star turned reclusive auteur, the junkie turned spiritualist, the guitarist gone electronic.
do I let the 808 transient pass through with a fade in? These voices had been there as long as the guitarist could remember — indeed it was largely because of them that he first picked up the guitar at the age of seven — but for months now, they were predicting disaster, telling him he had to move on, urging him to abandon the life he had carved out for himself over the past four years.
People who knew him personally said he had occult powers.
Without much of a solid structure, they're free to 'go with the flow'.
The channeling popular in some New Age circles is more extensive than the traditional medium, and sometimes involves the identity of the channeled being taking full control of the channel for a short period of time.