Brainticket Cottonwoodhill on Limited Edition Splatter Colored LP
Brainticket is the brainchild of Joel Vandroogenbroeck, a Belgian based in Switzerland who grew up studying classical piano before switching to jazz. He received the Art Tatum prize as “youngest jazz pianist” at the tender age of fifteen, and was soon touring around Europe and Africa.
By 1967, Joel was still playing jazz but he found new inspiration in the sounds emanating from German krautrock artists Amon Duul II, Can and Tangerine Dream. Under the influence of these groups, Joel and guitarist Ron Byer recruited drummer Wolfgang Paap and formed the trio that would become Brainticket.
The group’s 1971 debut album Cottonwoodhill immediately ran into a storm of controversy for its association with psychedelic drugs. The album came with a warning label that insisted you should “only listen once a day to this record. Your brain might be destroyed,” which led to the album being banned in several countries including the USA.
Cleopatra is pleased to reissue Brainticket's landmark psychedelic masterpiece Cottonwoodhill on limited edition splatter colored vinyl!
Brainticket Cottonwoodhill Track Listing:
1. Black Sand
2. Places Of Light
3. Brainticket Part I
4. Brainticket Part II