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3.85 | 35 ratings

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4 stars Late period BRAINTICKET really confuses the hell out of me, because these recordings sure sounds like they were made a few years earlier than their actual year of release, for example, 1982's "Voyage" sounds like it was recorded in 1976. This one, "Adventure", recorded from May 1979 to January 1980 sounds like it was recorded at that time, as it doesn't quite sound as inspired as "Voyage". It's more abstract and experimental, and less accessible, but like "Voyage", contains the same lineup (three keyboardists and one percussionist) and two side-length cuts divided by Part 1 and 2. Lots of gamelan percussion dominate this too, as well as clavinet and electric piano, but without so much the jazzy influence.

I have also heard rumors that when Purple Pyramid reissued these two albums on CD, they accidentally switched the albums around so that "Adventure" is really "Voyage" and vice versa (I need to get the original LPs to see if that is true), if that's the case, that explains why "Voyage" sounds like it came before "Adventure", even though it came after. And if "Voyage" really is "Adventure", then I'm shocked to find music recorded in '79-'80 sounds much more like it was recorded in '76. Regardless, whatever the content, I'll just go by the Purple Pyramid CD reissue and say that I prefer "Voyage" over "Adventure". And also both contain bonus cuts too, where they came from, I can't say (even one of the songs have the "Analog 1970" tag to it, even though it hardly sounds like a 1970 recording, but perhaps a 1981 recording). "Adventure" is a pretty unique album, just like its companion "Voyage", and I think these are pretty underrated.

Proghead | 4/5 |


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