Record Collector (magazine) - p.86
"BRAINVILLE's music is principally a melding of discordant improvisation around the dots with bags of treatment on Allen's guitar and ethereal vocals; dense, dark and uneasy experimentalism."
Personnel: Daevid Allen (vocals, guitar); Pip Pyle (drums).
As founder of the seminal prog rock bands the Soft Machine and Gong, Daevid Allen garners respect among rock snobs and underground music denizens like few others. Allen's lengthy and varied solo career has continued his involvement in innovation and sonic surprise. BRAINVILLE LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY is just the latest example. Packed with outsider angles, psychedelic freakouts, and space-rock excursions, this adventurous in-concert recording is an example of what makes Allen a prog-rock institution unto himself.