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3.85 | 35 ratings | 5 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Adventure Part One (19:20)
2. Adventure Part Two (18:12)

Total Time: 37:33

Bonus tracks on 1997 CD release (the right one, see below):
3. Skyline (Analog 1970) (8:10)
4. Underworld Paths (7:20)
5. Nebula (4:45)

Line-up / Musicians

- Joel Vandroogenbroeck / clavinet, synth, flute
- Wilhelm Seefeldt / synth, computer
- Hans Deyssenroth / electric piano, synth, computer
- Barney Palm / percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Wilhelm Seefeldt

LP Brainticket ‎- BT 80-1 (1980, Switzerland)
LP Cleopatra ‎- CLP 3017 (2009, US)

The CD reissues of the albums "Adventure" and "Voyage" have their contents switched - the one entitled and with the cover of "Adventure" includes actually the music from "Voyage" and vice-versa

CD Purple Pyramid - clp-0076-2 (1997, US) Entitled "Adventure" should actually read "Voyage"
CD Purple Pyramid ‎- clp 0075-2 (1997, US) Entitled "Voyage" should actually read "Adventure"

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BRAINTICKET Adventure ratings distribution

(35 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

BRAINTICKET Adventure reviews

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Review by loserboy
5 stars "Adventure" is a heavy cosmic voyage into the epicenter of your mind. As most of you know by now BRAINTICKET were and are still one of my personal fav's from the Krautrock - Space genre and for good reason. BRAINTICKET's music sustains real "head-music" aspects without any repetitive electronica to guide us..instead flutes, clavinets and synths combine to create huge sonic landscapes for your mind to wonder. On "Adventure" the psychedelia found on their earlier recordings is replaced with heavy electronic and synthesizer shrines and monuments. One of the most attractive aspects to this music is actually in the lovely percussion and deep analog synths used throughout. As always BRAINTICKET use a large number of different electronic sounds for texture creation and sound effects.designed to totally freak you out. Originally this album contained two side long songs and the fine folk at Cleopatra have kindly added 3 lovely bonus tracks to. An enormous album which needs to adorn all good electronic music collections. Essential music!

Review by Proghead
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.

Review by philippe
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4 stars After their magical "Celestial Ocean" which culminates the space rock genre, Brainticket split up during a moment to finally be reformed at the beginning of the 80's under the direction of the frontman Joel Vandroogenbroeck. Always with Barney Palm on percussions but with the help of two new members, the band recorded "Adventure". If you want to get in touch with this album don't have the hope to listen to an other "Cottonwoodhill" or "Psychonaut". The band deliberately taken an other direction, far from the "acid" / jazzy blues rock of their debut. The acoustic "exotic" touch is abundant with the obvious presence of Joel on the floating flute parts and the use of Balinese Gamelan mixed with electronic structures. The music put the stress on long, pre-ambient compositions dominated by electronics, synth and the piano. An interesting exploration throw meditative "ethnic" electronic music with original synthesised sounds.
Review by Warthur
2 stars Feeling a bit like a dry run for the rather more rich and substantial Voyage, Brainticket's Adventure finds the band reconvening after some time apart for one more jam session. With an acoustic, minimalistic approach, it's a far cry from the hyperactive tripped-out psychedelic madness of Cottonwoodhill, and whilst the world music influences are just enough to stop it getting downright boring, they aren't quite enough to make it interesting. The thing is, the likes of Popol Vuh had already covered this territory years before and already moved on and developed it further than Brainticket do here, so the album sounds dated - indeed, it'd have sound kind of unoriginal and ho-hum even if it had come out five years earlier.

Latest members reviews

5 stars Public service announcement: If you own the CD reissue of Adventure on Purple Pyramid, you're actually hearing Voyage, and that same applies to the CD of Voyage, you're actually hearing Adventure. So the review here goes to the actual album Adventure. I bought the CD of Voyage (or so I thought) ... (read more)

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