This album is about willing immersion in the strange...wherever that may lead.
One piece, 'Red Queen', is a challenge to the listener who has taken revolutionary art and "absorbed it, neutralised it, made it safe" (like the 'hipster' degenerates who have 'assimilated' black metal by making it ironic and therefore sterile).
What is the alternative? Shakespeare wrote: "They say miracles are past, and we have our philosophical persons, to make modern and familiar, things supernatural and causeless. Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge, when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear."
That is precisely what Coil advocate here, particularly on the last track 'The Dreamer is Still Asleep', which describes how the dreamer invents new landscapes. Although the dream journey is a dark one ("we forget the space between people and things is empty"), its tragic geometry gives depth to the blood of waking life. So please be silent and let dreamers continue to dream...otherwise the universe may cease to exist.