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    Brainticket – Cottonwoodhill

    November 28th, 2020

    Brainticket - Cottonwoodhill

    Brainticket was an experimental quasi-Krautrock band who were belched out of the hub of the spiral galaxy known as Switzerland in 1968. The band released an astounding psychedelic / musique concrete artifact in 1971 that sports the unlikely and awkward name Cottonwoodhill. Although Swiss in origin, it easily crosses over into neighboring Krautrock borders in most people’s minds. After a couple of short, four-minute psych rock jams that prominently display soothing flute melodies, spastic organ outbursts, and rocking bass, drums, tablas and heavily distorted electric guitar, this group of acid gurus launch into a hyper-intense 25-minute masterpiece of psych / concrete insanity.

 A very repetitious, distorted electric guitar line backed with tabla serves as a nice rhythmic backdrop for a myriad of concrete sounds: glass smashing, motorcyle revving, sirens wailing, crowds cheering, school bells ringing, electronic swirls flitting, some insane reverberated laughing, rain pouring, water rushing,

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