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5.0 out of 5 stars Frying Tonight!
Is it Krautrock? Is it psychedelic? Who cares? One thing's for sure: its Out There, in a very big way. "Black Sand" and "Places of Light" are weird enough, being filled with whacked out organ, trippy lyrics and heavily wah-wahed guitar, but they don't prepare you for the opus of cerebrum-frying noise that is "Brainticket". For me, Jane Free's vocals are the real treat...
Published on 24 Feb 2007 by Mr T

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3.0 out of 5 stars Very Trippy Goes on a bit The cd is like listening to just one
Very Trippy Goes on a bit The cd is like listening to just one track
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5.0 out of 5 stars Frying Tonight!, 24 Feb 2007
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Mr T "meltcity" (UK) - See all my reviews
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Is it Krautrock? Is it psychedelic? Who cares? One thing's for sure: its Out There, in a very big way. "Black Sand" and "Places of Light" are weird enough, being filled with whacked out organ, trippy lyrics and heavily wah-wahed guitar, but they don't prepare you for the opus of cerebrum-frying noise that is "Brainticket". For me, Jane Free's vocals are the real treat. She's not what you'd call a technically proficient singer but, like Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth, she has an instantly recognisable style that can't help but grow on you. Her lyrics are exceptional and deserve to be called poetry. What's more, she seems to be making much of them up as she goes along, or is it just exceptionally well-written free verse. All in all, this album has you on the edge of your seat throughout, wondering at your own sanity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brained, 4 Sep 2010
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D. J. H. Thorn "davethorn13" (Hull, UK) - See all my reviews
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Just over half an hour of hard-edged psychedelia here. The two four-minute tracks which open the album indicate what a hot band this was, but the remaining twenty-five minutes are taken up with the two-part 'Brainticket' composition which, beacause the LP had to be turned over, sounds more like three parts. The two band members who are busiest are the female vocalist who breathes her way orgasmically through a stoned reverie and the sound effects man. The rest of the band simply churn out a repeated, rhythmic riff around which the other two elements wrap themselves. The sound effects are so effectively placed, however, that I think this is a carefully-crafted recording designed to sound like an improvisation, though the vocal part might be off the cuff. Some of these effects are startling: the snatch of Beethoven's Fifth, the electronically-treated intonation of the word 'Brainticket, for instance. You might love it, it might drive you up the wall. If you're into this genre though, you'll probably lap it up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funkadelic!, 12 Aug 2010
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And strangely compelling. But did the Bee Gees really use the "Black Sand" riff when writing "Staying Alive" for Saturday Night Fever? Or is my brain Already Affected?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very Trippy Goes on a bit The cd is like listening to just one, 19 Aug 2014
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Very Trippy Goes on a bit The cd is like listening to just one track
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