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BrainticketPsychonaut

Label:Durium Marche Estere – D. 30-219
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:Italy
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock, Acid Rock

Tracklist

A1From Another Planet
A2Radagacuca7:21
A3One Morning3:52
A4Watchin' You4:33
B1Like A Place In The Sun
Voice [Speaking]Carole Muriel
6:26
B2Feel The Wind Blow
Voice [Ooohh... Ooohh...]Carole Muriel
3:30
B3Coc'O Mary6:06
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Notes

Recorded at Durium Studios, Milano.

Lyrics on back cover.
Track A1 mentioned only on back cover, not on label.
Track B3 on label: Coc 'O Mary
Track B3 on back cover: Cock-O-Mary.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SIAE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DST 051011 1-7-71
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DST 051012 1-7-71

Other Versions (5 of 31)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Psychonaut (LP, Album, Test Pressing, Stereo)Durium051012Italy1971
Recently Edited
Psychonaut (LP, Album, Stereo)BellaphonBLPS 19104Germany1972
New Submission
Psychonaut (LP, Album, Stereo)BellaphonBLPS 19104Germany1972
Recently Edited
Psychonaut (LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Stereo)BellaphonBI 15156Germany1975
Recently Edited
Psychonaut (LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Stereo)BellaphonBI 15156Germany1976

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Reviews

  • progfan97402's avatar
    progfan97402
    1971's Psychonaut finds Brainticket doing a more normal song-based prog/psych album, and do it very well, by the way. This album first appeared in 1971 in Italy on the Durium label, but it's extremely rare. It was then released in 1972 on Bellaphon, and it's this version collectors are most familiar with, as it's most common (Bellaphon had reissued this several times, including CD). It's basically a brand new Brainticket, as only Joel Vandroogenbroeck remains from the old lineup (that recorded Cottonwoodhill), Werner Fröhlich and Cosimo Lampis joining the hard rock band Toad (with future Island vocalist Benjamin Jäger). Newcomers include drummer/percussionist Barney Palm and vocalists Jane Free and Carole Muriel. While Cottonwoodhill depicts a bad acid trip, so Psychonaut is the polar opposite, of a pleasant acid trip, and it shows.

    "Radagacuca" includes nice droning organ and flute, then percussion and the vocals kick in, with sitar and Hammond organ, and a rocking end part. "One Morning" is a nice piano-dominated piece complete with Moroccan drums called Tbilat (with echo effects). "Watchin' You" rocks, even Jane Free attempts a more rocking vocal style, and it works here. I like the sitar that closes this piece. "Like a Place in the Sun" includes organ and narration from Carol Muriel. It's not quite Celestial Ocean here, as it does have a very different approach from that album. "Feel The Wind Blow" is a gentle, mellow acoustic song, while "Coc'O Mary" is a Jethro Tull/Santana-like percussion-driven instrumental where even Joel Vandroogenbroeck goes Ian Anderson on us on his flute (which is not typical for him, he usually goes the Ray Thomas/Andy Latimer style of gentle flute playing).

    If Cottonwoodhill frightened or disturbed you (your brain was destroyed, like the warning on that album states if you don't heed the warning), Psychonaut is a much more friendly and approachable album, and I can even recommend this to progheads who might be put off by the more extreme parts of this band. Great stuff.

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