mercredi, décembre 10, 2008

KRAUTROCK TOP#50 : BRAINTICKET, Celestial Ocean (1973)




At last...
After a much too crazy (and overrated - who's able to listen to side A at once??) first album, BRAINTICKET added some pop in their craziness, and became more accessible though they kept on experimenting. It's especially true on the 3rd album, "Celestial Ocean", even if some tracks may appear a bit too pretentious (in the typical 70s too serious style). It's hard to describe : not far from AMON DÜÜL II, with plenty of eastern instruments but more electronic, with vintage synths and organs, and softer too. Well, I'm happy to end this selection with such an abum, because actually it's really good.
As it's short, you'll find on this link the 2nd album "Psychonaut" too, it's less adventurous and less surprising, but good too.

Thanks to all the readers who've been following this basic krautrock selection for so many weeks (sorry for those who are not interested in it!). Of course, I could have posted many more albums, but it was not my goal. Nevertheless, if you've heard about one album you'd like to discover, just ask, if I have it I'll try to post it.

16 commentaires:

per aspera ad astra a dit…

Please, Please more. Do not end...

Michael a dit…

this has been great, thanks

joaocozac a dit…

Now we need more. We are never satisfied. I'll be waiting for you, Kraut.

Anonyme a dit…

superb series of posts! the electric mud album perhaps?

gnorm a dit…

Thanks for this list, totally amazing!

mike-floyd a dit…

Merry Xmas to you!

The new Homemade-Lofi-Psych sampler is ready and can be downloaded for free here:
http://homemade-lofi-psychedelic.blogspot.com/2008/12/hlfp-03-new-kids-on-blog.html

Enjoy!

mike-floyd
http://homemade-lofi-psychedelic.blogspot.com/

Anonyme a dit…

Many thanks for so much classic albums. Quite a few rare Kraut here that I'd been looking for too! My friends and I have been excited to finally get to check a lot of these out.

I look forward to see what you'll dig up next...

Anonyme a dit…

Merci beaucoup, tonton, et si jamais t'as Rot de Schnitzler sous la main, met le donc, s't'eupl

mahood a dit…

Sorry I don't have the electric mud, is ot good??

Anonyme a dit…

Have I died and gone to heaven? Just stumbled across this blog to find a top 50 of one favourite areas of music - Krautrock. Some old friends, true, but so many to discover. I echo 'per aspera ad astra' "Please, Please more. Do not end..." Thank you very, very much.
Now where are my headphones.

Duncan a dit…

Yours is a fabulous blog. I'm perplexed why there aren't more comments?
Love the top 50; I appreciate your comments about Tago Mago. I also don't see it as a great album, yet like yourself am not dismissive of it.

Anonyme a dit…

Great work. Thanks for posting all the interesting music.

Atomizer a dit…

Thank you for posting all these wonderful records! I've been listening to nothing else for the past week, as I only recently found your blog. It's wonderful to be able to hear some of these impossible-to-afford albums! I looked up, just our of curiosity, the Agitation Free album "2nd" to see how ridiculously unaffordable it was... 700 Euros! Goddamn. I am pleased to see that several different labels have been putting out some high quality re-issues, but there is so much more I want to own on vinyl! Again, thanks.

Anonyme a dit…

never say that Cottonwoodhill was over-rated; it is one of the most incredible albums ever made.

rob a dit…

yeah dude, cottonwood hill is freakin' awesome, you suck!

Jai Five a dit…

Love this album, thanks for posting! I'm going to link this post to my blog if thaz OK.