September 9, 2002 8:52 PM   Subscribe

Relove As it describes itself, an "audio based trance induction" device to "re-experience past love". An extremely interesting and hypnotic experience in which you find and examine a memory. Unfortunately, it seems to get caught in a loop in the last stage, but what is usable is still quite intriguing. Heed the warning on the front page and use accordingly. Also, due to it's nature, not feasible for work or school. A quiet and focused few minutes is needed. [more...]
posted by sinical (14 comments total)
This is the sort of thing that I would normally dismiss as being overly... well, dumb. Having gone through it a few times and been rendered in a full out, drooling trance however, I'm now quite impressed. The main problem is finding the 20 or so absolutely uninterrupted minutes needed to go through the whole experience. is interesting in itself also. Countless possible keyword searches can pull up intriguing and personal accounts of past experiences.

(relove link originally from K10K but way back in the day)
posted by sinical at 8:53 PM on September 9, 2002

Wow, this was amazing. After a long day at work, I feel much better, even though somebody's car alarm was going off outside my window while I was going through Reload.

Too bad it's not finished yet. Is there some more scientific explanation as to how this works? Or, more exactly - how do I recreate this experience again? (more...more...more...)
posted by ricecrazy at 9:52 PM on September 9, 2002

I've experimented with several light/sound machines, programs, flat tanks, ween concerts, etc. That said, I'm really impressed by this induction. I got an hour and a half of sleep today (I work nights) and am pretty re-energized right now (though part of that is due to coffee). I was really disappointed, though, by the loop at the end. I feel pretty ripped off not being able to relove!
posted by wolfgangnorton at 10:31 PM on September 9, 2002

Well, I gave it a good faith effort, but as he was counting down from ten I keep thinking he'd say "now open your eyes," and there'd be goatse in all its glory.

Also, my subconscious didn't seem all that willing to serve up a childhood love. Maybe I'll try again later, but my understanding is that some people just aren't as susceptible to hypnosis as others. I'm also not sure I've even got a past love to relive. Well, except for goatse.
posted by Skwirl at 12:39 AM on September 10, 2002

From now on warn us whether it's a snowcrash link or not.
posted by crasspastor at 1:07 AM on September 10, 2002

I started this, and sure enough found myself slipping into a serious trance. This scared me - what the hell was I doing letting myself be hypnotized by a random website??? - so I backed out and listened to the rest in a detached manner.

It seems pretty cool, though. I don't know whether I'll try it again or not. Even if they're not going to ask for my credit card numbers, it's still a little freaky to just let yourself go like that.
posted by jeffj at 1:34 AM on September 10, 2002

The audio didn't really work for me, but the colored patterns are way hypnotizing. I couldn't recall any childhood memories, but then again I have trouble remembering yesterday.
posted by rosmo at 1:57 AM on September 10, 2002

So, as I'm sitting there legs parallel, hands resting on my thighs, palms facing upward, I get it.

Annoyance leads to disappointment leads to the realization that you looked stupid the entire time. I just relived all my past loves!
posted by Homeskillet Freshy Fresh at 2:43 AM on September 10, 2002

Well, I went through it and suddenly worked out that the reason I am attracted to tough, thin brunettes is that unconciously I am attracted to my older brother.
posted by dydecker at 2:45 AM on September 10, 2002

Best experienced late at night with no lights, and headphones. Of course, having fallen in love before helps too. Then there's the little problem of hypnotic rejection...
posted by woil at 4:09 AM on September 10, 2002

I recognized some of the stolen bits of music, which annoyed me enough to reject the whole thing, I think. In the background is Autumn Leaves by Coldcut (Irresistible Force remix), and the vocal sample is from Eno's Music for Airports.

Also, they really need to fix the excess sibilance on the guy's voice...
posted by xil at 6:24 AM on September 10, 2002

I wonder what the performance enhancing drugs for this are ...?h
posted by carter at 8:13 AM on September 10, 2002

Impressive. Just like those hypnotic tapes in the '80s to quit smoking and stuff.

However, I did find myself slightly on edge that the commentary would suddenly turn loud, obnoxious, and violent. I guess I didn't trust the random website either.
posted by jopreacher at 8:43 AM on September 10, 2002

Hands up, ready to go... where's the rest? I thought I was psychically stuck before this and now I'm certain of it! If you right-click, you can turn off "Loop", but it still doesn't play past that screen... somebody fix this crazy thing!!
posted by sparky at 1:55 PM on September 15, 2002

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