Edgar Froese ‎– Aqua

Brain ‎– 1053, Metronome ‎– 1053, Brain ‎– brain 1053, Metronome ‎– brain 1053
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 NGC 891
Synthesizer [Moog Sounds] – Chris Franke*
A2 Upland 6:10
B1 Aqua 17:00
B2 Panorphelia 9:25

Companies, etc.



Released in a gatefold sleeve with cat# 1053
Recorded from Nov.'73 to March '74 in Berlin.

Green labels with Brain metronome logo, cat# brain 1053
Typical Phonodisc GmbH ring with 20 mm diameter around the spindle hole.
p. 1974 - made in germany by metronome records gmbh

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: gema
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): st-1053-a (0664.513 s 1)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): st-1053-b (0664.513 s 2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A etched): st-1053-A¹¹ 0664.513 S1² PF
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B etched): st-1053-B¹¹ 0664.513 S2² PF

Other Versions (5 of 32) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0001.053, 1053 Edgar Froese Aqua(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 0001.053, 1053 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
CDV 2016 Edgar Froese Aqua(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2016 UK & US 1990 Sell This Version
1053, 0001 053 Edgar Froese Aqua(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain 1053, 0001 053 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
VIL 12016 Edgar Froese Aqua(LP, Album) Virgin VIL 12016 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
V 2016 Edgar Froese Aqua(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin V 2016 UK 1974 Sell This Version


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October 5, 2017
I own three different versions of this on vinyl. Two are on Virgin, the US copy and the UK copy. The third is the second German pressing on the green Brain label, without "Metronome" under "Brain" on the label. The US copy depicts the title and artist more near the top than near the bottom on the front cover. The German pressing is unique. Sides one and two have been switched, as have been already mentioned in the entry for this title, but "Panorphelia" and "Upland" also differ quite enough to make the Brain purchase worth the buy if you're familiar with the Virgin version (or any CD version aside from the dreadful Eastgate abomination). "Panorphelia", for example, starts off, instead of VCS-3 synth white noise sound effect, it starts off with some rather strange whooshing spacy VCS-3 synth effects before going into the more familiar pulsing VCS-3 synth sound and Mellotron. "Upland" has some differing sound effects as well, but also the familiar bubbling VCS-3 synth effects and organ. Also the reversed sound of tinkling piano is also absent at the end. As for "NGC 891" and the title track, they're pretty much the same regardless if it was on Brain or on Virgin. Some people may wonder why I have more than one copy of the same time. This is a great example why, especially if they contain tracks that differ enough from the other version I have where I can easy take notice. I really took noticed to the intro of "Panorphelia" because it's so drastically different from the Brain to Virgin versions.


February 10, 2016
My copy looks exactly like this but is a gatefold.
Is this version?