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4 stars Let me start this review by saying that I'm a big fan of psychedelic music and loops. I like it when music goes into a trance kind of loop and the musicians plays solos or weird sounding stuff in it. So it's with no surprise that bands like Stereolab and music like Krautrock are personal favorite music/band of mine ;)

So, wile spending a lot of time searching Progarchives for new musical discovery, and making a lot, I found the CD that had both "Cottonwoodhill" and "Psychonaut" on one disc at the big library where I live! I didn't know nothing about them other that they where classified in the Krautrock cathegory in the library computer. I rented it and... Wow, what a discovery! I never tought that I would ear something as psychadelic, and even more, as "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" by Pink Floyd or "Their Satanic Majesty Request" by the Rolling Stone. This album has psychedelia written all over it, so if you don't mind, or like, loops and psychadelic music, your in for a treat!

The first song, Black Sand, start the album with an incredibly addictive loud organ loop that will be the main theme trough the album. That song and especially the second one, Place of Light, are the, slightly, less psychadelic songs of the album, witch help getting in the mood for the complete psychedelic trip that is Brainticket, Brainticket (part one conclusion) and Brainticket (part two). With the 3 last song on the album, the main organ riff play over and over, and on top of that, you got some of the weirdest lyrics ever, more spoken than sing, by Dawn Muir, all for the good of Psychedelic and Krautrock music.

"Cottonwoodhill" is not a album that I would recommend to everybody, but if you like to be challenge, and/or surprise musically, this is an album to get, you might like it as I did.

I give this album between 4 to 4,5 Stars, excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.

Fido73 | 4/5 |


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