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4 stars I read about Brainticket in progarchives in mid-2006,particularly the song "Brainticket'',and how weird it sounds.I wanted to hear it for myself.A few months later,I obtained a cd of Brainticket,which was the "Cottonwoodhill/Psychonaut''CD(a 2LP's on 1 CD deal)for $21.50,in US dollars,and including postage.I was not dissapointed in my purchase!The cd kicks off with ''Black Sand''(4'03),which is a psychadelic-rock song,while ''Places Of Light''(4'02) is a melodic-rock song,with funk influences,and flute work,and the singer sounds more like she is talking rather than singing.Of course,the real highlight of the CD are the ''Brainticket''sections.''Brainticket,Part.1''(8'18)starts off with sounds such as broken glass,a car running,and sirens.The music kicks in after 33 seconds,and has a funk-like rhythm,with fuzz organ.While the music goes on,you can hear such sound effects as someone gargling water,someone brushing their teeth,or what sounds like it!?Also,you can hear a lady rambling about some stuff,along with other sound effects.''Brainticket,Part 1 Conclusion(4'35)starts out with the lady talking and letting out a scream,along with other sound effects,like bells ringing,people applauding,etc..while the music plays on.The song ends with a monkey screeching,and the intro to Beethoven's 5th.''Brainticket,Part.2'',which is just over 13 minutes,continues on with the funk-rhythm/fuzz organ,and the lady rambling,as well as the sound effects,are still audible.About 6 minutes into this section,you can hear a haunting voice saying BRAINTICKET some 5 or 6 times(it kind of sounds like a swarm of bees)This section ends with some crash-like sounds and the music stops!I read that the Cottonwoodhill LP came with a sticker that said "After you listen to this,your brain will not be the same''.I think that was just an over-exaggeration,a hype thing to get you to buy the album.And I fell for it(HA!HA!).I will say that the ''Brainticket''song(s) are high on the list of songs I like.I can only imagine what the "Brainticket''song(s)would look and sound like at a Laserium show!?The second part of the CD is the "Psychonaut''LP.''Radagacuca'',which is almost 7.5 minutes long,is a folk sounding song,featuring congos,sitar,acoustic guitar,flute,during the first 6.5 minutes of the song,then rocking out during the last minute of the song.''One Morning''(3'51)has a folk rock feel to it,with sounds of rain and thunder in the background at times,with piano work as well.''Watching You''(5'15)is an acid-rock song,with a bit of a heavy metal feel to it,and the female singer sounds like Grace Slick,during the first 3.5 minutes.Then,for the last part,there is an Indian music feel,with sitar work.''Like A Place In The Sun''(6'28) has a keyboard rock feel to it,and it kind of sounds like JEFFERSON AIRPLANE could have done this song.''Feel The Wind Blow''(3'32)has a folk feel to it.''Coc O Mary''(6'08) has a JETHRO TULL feel to it.I recommend this CD!
jasonpw. | 4/5 |


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