They later changed the name of the group to "The Brain", partly out of reverence for a German record label that had released many of the records they had been listening to, but mainly due to the fact that the sounds they were creating came from deep within the mysterious regions of the mind, taking the listener on an extended, electro-psychedelic brain-trip. Aside from the creations of Tommy and Paul, many other musical friends have contributed along the way. After three years of amassing a library of strange and beautiful recordings, including the release of their early demo collection on cassette, Lo Fi, and their debut CD, Access and Amplify, the duo were presented with an opportunity to help put together the first United States tour of the German electronic music pioneers, Cluster. Already seasoned touring musicians, Tommy and Paul were able to assist in the effort, along with Russ Curry of Curious Music. As if the idea of traveling with Cluster wasn't exciting enough, guitar master Bond Bergland (Factrix/The Saqqara Dogs) was introduced to The Brain at a pre-tour concert they played together in San Francisco, and they all hit it off so well Bond decided to join the tour. After the tour, The Brain continued to perform live around Los Angeles. Notable performances include an evening at Spaceland with Holger Czukay (Can) and Dr.
Walker (Air Liquide), live at Gemini Manor in Hollywood with Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth (Gong), and another show at Spaceland with friend Marina Rosenfeld. (B) The Brain was a short-lived group featuring future King Crimson members Michael Giles, Peter Giles, and Robert Fripp. (Undername Trendsetters Ltd.) They released one single on Parlophone in 1967, and then changed name to Giles, Giles & Fripp and moved to Decca for further work 1968. (C) The Brain is a monthly radio show. Absurd DJying. Eclectic & excellent selection of tracks.
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