Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Brainticket - 'Adventure' (Cleopatra)
Mike Reed | USA | 12/15/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Originally released upon a small private label in 1980,'Adventure' is similar to their 'Voyage' effort(see my review).This later day Brainticket is okay.The 'main' lp portion contains two tracks,"Adventure,Pt.1" and "Adventure,Pt.2" of which neither did all that much for me.However,like the 'Voyage' CD,there's 25 minutes of bonus cuts that REALLY do make this reissue worthwhile.Totally dug the head-tripper "Machinery","3 Worlds" and the improvised "Robotika" as all three are good.Line-up is:Joel Vandroogenbroeck-flute&keyboards,Hans Deyssenroth-moog,Barney Palm-drums and Wilhelm Seefeldt-keyboards.Overall,I would say that 'Adventure' is more of an obscure experimental piece of work.If you like the other Brainticket releases,you MIGHT enjoy this.Should appeal to fans of Toad,Cluster,Neu! and possible Can."
Watch out: This CD reissue is really Voyage
BENJAMIN MILER | Veneta, Oregon | 09/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am saying this because I just bought the original Swiss LP (a private release with the purple label) to Adventure and not hearing what I'm hearing on this CD. Instead what I'm hearing on this LP is what I heard on the CD reissue to Voyage. I have long owned the CD reissues to both Adventure (1980) and Voyage (1982) and wondered why I thought Voyage sounded like an earlier album even if it wasn't. Then buying the LP to Adventure gave it away immediately: Cleopatra Records obviously did not know what they were doing and switched the two around. Worse yet: the artwork to Adventure is messed up with the frame (that contains the lightning) places on the lower left corner insteard of in the center below the text.
So when you buy this CD, you're actually getting Voyage, so bear in mind. Voyage is more difficult to get into than Adventure, but contains the same lineup (Joel Vandroogenbroeck, Barney Palm, Hans Deyssenroth, Wilhelm Seefeldt) and same keyboard/percussion format with some flute. This was recorded all in one night (unlike Adventure which was recorded in eight months) and has a more abstract, experimental feel. The keyboards are much the same, surprisingly '70s (Minimoog, ARP 2600, EMS Synthi A, Hohner Clavinet, RMI keyboard computer, Fender Rhodes electric piano), given this is from 1982, yet it's very far removed from what was popular at the time, like Duran Duran. Although I always felt Adventure is a better album, this is still worth having, plus this phase of Brainticket's career I felt was quite underrated. Probably fans of electronic might find much more to enjoy with Adventure and Voyage than the Krautrock fans who will gravitate to Cottonwoodhill, Psychonaut, and Celestial Ocean (all great albums, but hardly like Adventure or Voyage, and even those early albums sound little like each other).
Once again, Purple Pyramid included three bonus cuts with "Machinery (Analog 1970)", "3 Worlds", and "Robotika". Again, from unknown sources, but you have to bear in mind Joel Vandroogenbroeck had a vast back-catalog of solo albums throughout the 1980s, so maybe some of these cuts originate from these albums, but I have no luck. For all I know, they were previously unreleased.
I don't know what to say, other than heed my warning buying these CDs because you're getting the opposite album. The music is still great and underrated regardless that Adventure is really Voyage."