Sunday, time for a classic.
BRAINTICKET is an experimental European krautrock band most active in the early 1970s, and known for its use of exotic instruments and jazz-inspired compositions. The only constant member has been Belgian musician Joel Vandroogenbroeck. The band continues to perform concerts and release albums in the 2000s.
BRAINTICKET was founded by Joel Vandroogenbroeck (born Brussels, 25 August 1938), a Belgian who grew up studying classical piano before switching to jazz. He received the Art Tatum prize as “youngest jazz pianist” at the age of fifteen and toured around Europe and Africa including performances with the Quincy Jones Orchestra at the World Exhibition in Brussels and the RAI symphony of Rome. By the late 1960s, Vandroogenbroeck was still playing jazz but he found new inspiration in German krautrock artists AMON DÜÜL II, CAN and TANGERINE DREAM. Under the influence of these groups, Joel and guitarist Ron Bryer recruited drummer Wolfgang Paap and formed the trio that would become BRAINTICKET.
Today's tune is taken from the group’s 1971 debut album "Cottonwoodhill" featured British vocalist Dawn Muir. "Cottonwoodhill" immediately ran into controversy for its association with psychedelic drugs. Much to Vandroogenbroeck's disgust, the album came with a warning label that insisted you should "After Listening to this Record, your friends may not know you anymore" and "Only listen to this once a day. Your brain might be destroyed!" which led to the album being banned in several countries including the USA.
Today's tune "Black Sand" taken from the debut album "Cottonwoodhill" (1971), the clip is live from the "Space Rock Invasion Tour", enjoy!
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