Brainticket - Celestial Ocean / Live In Rome 1973 : 2 x CDs (Mega Blowout Sale)
The great third album (out of 3 great ones and then a number of not so great ones) by this Swiss band who operated in Germany and are thought of as being a 'krautrock' band and who actually were in terms of the music and the spirit, if not actually of German nationality.
Everything flows just as nicely as it did in that patchouli-scented, blacklight-illuminated room in 1973. A classic of spacey, trippy, early 70s Krautrock soundz and a must own for any cosmic courier reading this...
Plus this edition includes a bonus CD of a live recording of a show from 1973. It's hardly high fidelity, but given the year and the rarity, it's absolutely of decently listenable quality for a 45 year old bootleg recording.
"Brainticket were among the important pioneers of early psychedelic and spaced out cosmic releases "Cottonwoodhill, "Psychonaut" & of course "Celestial Ocean". Brainticket is actually the brainchild of Joel Vandroogenbroeck of Switzerland with other musicians taking part on different albums. On "Celestial Ocean" Joel is joined by Carole Muriel with her cosmic voice and Barney Palm (percussion). Music is really early Krautrock mixed with a fair amount of analog and spacey keyboards. Songs definitely explore the outer reaches of your mind with some pretty trippy moments all around. Instrumentation is also quite varied with loads of NASA-like space sound bites and some great percussion... A journey of a lifetime."-James Unger/Progarchives
- LabelPurple Pyramid
Good music, but a terrible reissue. The original Purple Pyramid reissue from 1997 is infamously bad, with the first song mistakenly appearing twice in a row, and with gaps between each track (as if it was a cdr) interrupting the flow of the album (not to mention the poor sound, due to it being mastered from vinyl). For this reissue, they've fixed none of these problems, and even created more. Now many of the tracks begin and end in the wrong place, so there's not only gaps between songs, but also in the middle of songs! Oddly enough, the live disc has none of these problems, so the $6 markdown price is worth it for that alone (at least for fans, this music isn't exactly for everyone).
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