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Friday, January 25, 2013

Brainticket - Alchemic Universe

Zero posted up those lists of last.fm Monthly Member Recommendations & I thought it would be kool to feature some of the listed artists.

Brainticket is generally classified as Krautrock, but they were actually pioneers of Kosmiche music along with the likes of Tangerine Dream & Klaus Schulze. Though the earlier (70s) Brainticket material are their classic releases, Psychonaut & Celestial Ocean remain available many other places around the Interweb. Fortunately Brainticket main-man & keyboardist Jöel Vandroogenbroeck is still making interesting musick today. I thought you might like to give Alchemic Universe a listen. It was originally released by Hologram Records in 2000. It features primarily Jöel with Carole Muriel providing the vocals & lyrics by Lance Bunda (who also produced).

The CD opens with "Life's Mirror", a great combination of mind-expanding symphonics & killer alien sounds with narration from Carole Muriel (who crops up intermittently throughout the album). "Relics 'N' Roll" seems the most reminiscent of the Prog/Kosmiche days.This album draws on Joël's past from the pioneering 70s, but is not merely a retro rehashing of past glories It's the Brainticket sound that you hope for with new life & fresh ideas.

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Hologram Records HOL 2001
Genre: Prog, Krautrock, Kosmiche

Life's Mirror
Transformation of a Stream
Within Venus
Alchemic Universe
Relics 'N' Roll
The Sunspace Between
A Dreamer's Reflection

Download: Brainticket - Alchemic Universe
Download Size: 135.37MB at 320Kbps


AllyWonderland said...

Nice post. I don't own a Brainticket album post 1974. Thank you for this.