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Celestial Ocean

Label: Purple Pyramid

Format: CD

Genre: Psych

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*2022 stock* Brainticket have almost completely abandoned the rock orientation that they presented in songs such as 'Waching You', 'Places of Light', 'Black Sand', 'Like a Place in the Sun' and 'Coco Mary', with the single exception being the track 'Egyptian Kings'. Their sound on this album is less striking, less groovy and less immediate and more more spacey and trance-inducing, more electronic and more acoustically eclectic.

Beginning with the song 'Egyptian Kings', the album seems to embark on a journey, or trip ;) that it never comes back from. In the rest of the album, we are drawn in to a sonic world filled with minimalist weird psychedelic We have 3 flowing acoustic and meditative tracks with acoustic guitar and either zither, sounding a lot like harp ('Jardins' and 'Cosmic Winds') or sitar ('Rainbow'), 3 trippy electronic grooves with percussion (toms, timbales and occasional wood blocks) ('Era of Technology', 'To Another Universe', and 'The Space Between'). Then we have 'Egyptian Kings', which is a multilayered electronic rock groove with drums and echoing flute and vocals, and finally 'Visions', which is a beautiful and well played (as always with the virtuoso Joel Vandroogenbroeck) piano solo piece that goes into a Latin-sounding groove with woodblock in 5/8, followed by a reprise of the melody from 'To Another Universe' with keyboard soloing over it and with it at the end and finally some of the lyrics from 'Egyptian Kings'. The keyboards and other instruments and electronics/sound-effects appearing on the majority of this album are very experimental and creative in creating musical textures.

Cat. number: CLP-2121-2
Year: 2015
Tracks 1-1 to 1-8 originally released as LP " Celestial Ocean " in 1973 [RCA Victor ‎DLISP 34158] Tracks 2-1 to 2-12 originally released as LP " Live In Rome 1973 " in 2011 [Cleopatra ‎CLP 6611] Tracks 1-1 to 1-8 recorded at RCA Studios, Rome, Italy, August & September 1972 Tracks 2-1 to 2-12 Recorded live in Rome, Italy, October 3, 1973 Issued in an 8-panel double-CD Digipak.