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3.79 | 171 ratings

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5 stars Some of the most psychedelic sounds you will ever hear on a record are recorded on this very album. From trains to bleeps and bloops, Brainkticket created some of the craziest and tripped out music on this very planet, though it may seem that they were in outer space or on a new planet while recording this album.

1.Black Sand - There is no real sign of a bad trip yet, but this song is pretty grooving and psychedelic. Heavy organ and distorted guitar playing is augmented by an intense and steady rhythm. Wierd and distorted vocals are also included, as they phaser about awkwardly onto the track, but added an extra "trip" to the average drug-induced listener. An awesome opening track that has already sent most people into the outer depths of the word within four minutes. (10/10)

2.Places of Light - Much jazzier than the previous track, is much lighter and folkier than what was expected. Still, the ultimate "trippy" and drug-crazed sound is still there, but with great jazz riffing and excellent flute sounds. The vocals are, more or so, poetry in the voice of an acid-laced woman, by the name of Dawn Muir, as her words are definatly spaced out. Great cosmic jazz track. (9.5/10)

3.Brainticket Part 1 - The bad trip starts here, as you can hear the acid shimmering off of these guys while they are playing! The obnoxious sounds are always going to be there, and will always make you feel paranoid and a little bit scared in this trip. The heavy organ riff and guitar playing is wicked, but can be crazy and mind-blowing for the mushroom- munchers who are listening to this track. The repetition is intense, as it never really changes for a second, even when the craziest noises are happening. (10/10)

4.Brainticket Part 1: Conclusion - That same, groovy riff is back, but with a more intense feeling. Screaming women, moaning, crashing, freaky and trippy noises from electronics are always there and are a total trip, but basically a rehash of the first song, but with scarier and freakier noises than before. (9/10)

5.Brainticket Part 2 - The same hypnotizing riff is back, but with some different things going on. A woman talking about her acid or shroom trip, as you can tell that she is freaking out, even mentioning other song names in the words. Wierd electronics are even more prominate in this track, as the insanse cosmic space riffs over the crazy yelling woman are even freakier than pervious electronics on the album, sending trippers into an ultra space, as the craziest things come up and totally freak you out. A classic of the krautrock genre, start to finish. (10/10)

All I have to say, this is the craziest album I have ever heard, but strangely, it works! The crazy organ, drones, minimalist rhythms, jazz guitar playing and insane electronics really take a toll on you, and in a good way. A 5 star effort, as the acid trips would get progressivly better after this album.

Jazzywoman | 5/5 |


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