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Gong
I See You (CD)
Snapper Records, Mad Fish SMACD1023 || 10.11.2014 || £9.99 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

Latest Gong Studio album.

and sadly daevid's last Gong album

There is so much to enjoy on this album of many levels, with stunningly good tracks, that I cannot imagine any Gong devotee will be disappointed.

If this turns out to be daevid and Gilli's Gong swansong, and we hope and pray that it's not - what a way to bow out. I don't need to write about this album, the samples sing out for themselves, and I could have easily chosen almost any random minutes from the tracks and the quality would shine through.

Packaging is a didgipak affair with an illustrated 28 page booklet which the label call a 'media pack' - no I have no idea either what that is, but there's lots of it and it looks very stylish.

Also available on limited edition vinyl - 'I See You' 2LP

Reviews : Room 13

Tracks: [62.37]
  1. I See You [3'33] (d. allen, O. Allen, D. Sturt)
  2. Occupy [2'54] (d. allen, I. East, D. Sturt)
  3. When God Shakes Hands With The Devil [5'40] (d. allen, K. Torabi)
  4. The Eternal Wheel Spins [7'04] (F. Golfetti, O. Allen)
  5. Syllabub [4'32] (d. allen, D. Sturt, I. East)
  6. This Revolution [3'50] (d. allen, D. Sturt, I. East)
  7. You See Me [2'40] (d. allen, O. Allen, D. Sturt, I. East, F. Golfetti, K. Torabi)
  8. Zion My T-shirt [6'18] (d. allen, D. Sturt)
  9. Pixielation [4'42] (I. East, d. allen)
  10. A Brew Of Special Tea [1'22] (O. Allen)
  11. Thank You [10'35] (d. allen)
  12. Shakti Yoni & Dingo Virgin [9'30] (d. allen, G. Smyth)
Personnel:
  • Flamedog Alien: beat/crash/kick/vocal - aka Orlando Allen {drums, vocals on 'The Eternal Wheel Spins'}
  • Unicorn Strut: bass & invisible operas - aka Dave Sturt {bass & computer samples}
  • Spiral K. Octoflash: crunchbox & scythe guitar - aka Kavus Tobabi {neoprog smart guitar}
  • Fabuloso Golfcart: winged guitars/glissando - aka Fabio Golfetti {guitars, old school psych solos & glissando}
  • Eastwinds i.e. Windows: saxo/flutes/lungs - aka Ian East {saxs, flute}
  • Dada Ali: bi-focal local vocals 'n' gliss - aka daevid allen {gliss guitar and vocals}
Special Guests:
  • Gilli Smyth {sprinkled space whisper}
Some production credits:
  • Engineered, mixed and produced by Orlando Monday Allen at Flamedog Records Studios and the Bananamoon Observatory Studios Australia.
  • Additional production by Dave Sturt and daevid allen.
  • Mastered by Udi Koomran at Ginger Studio, Tel Aviv (Additional production on daevid's vocal on Track 11, 'Thank You').
  • Rhythm section for tracks 1,2,4,7,9,11, recorded by Alex Angeloni, at Mosh Studios, Sâo Paulo, Brazil.
  • All saxes and woodwinds recorded remotely by Ian East in his own studio.
  • Gliss Guitar on 'Shakti Yoni and Dingo Virgin' recorded by Toby Robinson at Moat Studios, London, UK.
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