Brave New World (4) ‎– Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley

Vertigo ‎– 6360 606
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Prologue
Written-By – J. O'Brien-Docker*, R. Firchow*
A2 Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon...Ford
Written-By – J. O'Brien-Docker*
A3 Lenina
Voice [Spoken] – Esther DanielsWritten-By – H. Geller*, J. O'Brien-Docker*
A4 Soma
Written-By – H. Geller*, J. O'Brien-Docker*
A5 Malpais Corn Dance
Written-By – J. O'Brien-Docker*
B1 The End
Voice [Spoken] – John O'Brien-DockerWritten-By – J. O'Brien-Docker*, R. Firchow*
B2 Epilogue
Written-By – J. O'Brien-Docker*, R. Firchow*

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  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Vocals, Wind Chimes, ProducerJohn O'Brien-Docker
  • Arranged ByHerb Geller (tracks: A3), John O'Brien-Docker (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B2)
  • Bass, Double Bass [Bass Fiddle], Organ, PianoLucas Lindholm
  • Drums, PercussionDicky Tarrach
  • Engineer [Sound Engineer]Thomas Kukuck
  • Flute [C Flute, Bass Flute], Alto Flute, Cor Anglais, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, OrganHerb Geller
  • Recorder [Recorders], Flute [Bamboo Flutes, Lotus Flute, Reed Flute], Ocarina, Stylophone, Percussion, VocalsReinhart Firchow


Recorded in Studio Maschen on 16 tracks on May 1st,2nd,3rd,7th,14th, June 9th,11th; mixed on June 11th,24th and 26th.

Released in a laminated fold-out cover on a ''swirl'' Vertigo label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side B record label): AA 6360 606.1 Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Also on Side B record label): AA 6360 606.2 Y
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): 10 AA6360606 1Y 320 B 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): 10 AA6360606 2Y 320 B 1 1
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Price Code (Boxed): D

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ARF 099 Brave New World (4) Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Austria Record Finder ARF 099 Austria 2009 Sell This Version
6360 606 Brave New World (4) Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley(LP, Album, Promo) Vertigo 6360 606 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
0000 Brave New World (4) Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley(LP, Unofficial, Gat) Not On Label 0000 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
6360 606 Brave New World (4) Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley(LP, Album, Unofficial, Gat) Vertigo 6360 606 Unknown Sell This Version
DGCD100090 Brave New World (4) Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley(CD, Album, Unofficial) Dogtoire DGCD100090 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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September 11, 2016
Conceived as a studio project and conceptually inspired by the world of sci-fi novelist Aldous Huxley, Brave New World was created by Reinhart Firchow (recorders, flutes, ocarina, Stylophone, percussion, vocals), John O'Brien-Docker (guitars, organ, percussion, vocals, wind chimes) and Herb Geller (flutes, cor anglais, saxophones, organ). They where aided by Dicky Tarrach (drums, percussion), Lucas Lindholm (bass, bass fiddle, organ, piano) and Esther Daniels (voice). Irishman John O'Brien-Docker had previously played on Die City Preachers and Marcel, and also recorded as Inga & John - Inga was, of course, Inga Rumpf of Frumpy fame. He also played with Dagmar Krause and Anthony Moore, who would later be known as Slap Happy. Reinhart Firchow had also been around for a while and would later form Kaarst. Herb Geller was an accomplished jazz musician who had been playing and recording in several jazz outfits since 1954. Their album, originally released on Vertigo in 1972, featured an eclectic mixture of styles, blending medieval music, folk, electronics, jazz and rock in pure krautrock eclectic lore in the line of Annexus Quam, Achim Reichel or Tomorrow's Gift.


April 9, 2014
Hi everybody:

I have the unofficial release of Brave New World, does anyone have any info about? The roundout num/letters are: ATL40299, I bought it some years ago on eBay...

Thank you



February 17, 2014
These are one of those old German groups who recorded one amazing album and the vanished into obscurity. Their style was very bizarre, comprising of elements of rock, jazz, classical and Eastern music. It's not possible for us to compare them with anyone else as we've heard nothing like it. Side 1 has 5 tracks, the second track is Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon...Ford, and is full of unusual ideas; weird, slurring drums, droning organ, haunting breathing sounds...the whole affect is quite astounding. Most of side 2 is taken up by The End, which works along similar lines with a backdrop of amplified Stylophone, chanting vocals and growling bass fiddle. All we can say is if you see it, buy it, as it is a very rare and hard to find album.
by Alan & Steve Freeman, first published in Face Out ca. 1978-79


May 20, 2009
Yes, this must be a concept album, at least according to the title, but not much inside the grooves conveys a Huxleyan atmosphere. Although the brainchild of O'Brien, who wrote or co-wrote all the material, the main ingredient is the truly magical flute of Geller, who can produce any style imaginable and does so convincingly, too.
A sad recorder over solemn organ in ''Prologue'' slowly gives way to the warm sound patterns of ''Alpha'', a versatile piece of jazzy rock and leading to passages with experimental use of different tape speeds. ''Lenina'' is very serene with a narration and multi-voiced flutes, while ''Soma'' is krautrock in the best of traditions with long guitar improvisations over a floor of organ. Almost early Pink Ployd, but with the unusual sound of an embedded flexatone. And there is ''Malpais Corn Dance'', an unlikely track that sounds like folk music played by Martians.
Side B is dominated by the long suite ''The End'' (nothing to do with The Doors, of course) which pulls all stops. Wistful wind, English horn, ocarina, double-tracked recorders, sombre monk's choirs, Scottish percussion, wild electric guitars, heavy synths, cascading saxes, soft-horror, well anything almost, but somehow forged into a meaningful whole, that can hardly be compared with anything else we have heard. Krautrock in its best form, an at times almost magical record!