Tag Archives: Daevid Allen

SPIRITS BURNING & CLEARLIGHT – The Roadmap In Your Head

May 28, 2017

Gonzo 2016 Second trip by American art-rock traveler and French prog impressionist chart mental routes into the unknown that’s always out there near us. For each of these collectives, it’s always been about concepts and the looseness thereof, yet if … Continue reading

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GONG – Rejoice! I’m Dead!

February 7, 2017

Madfish 2016 Sharp and focused, legendary collective who lost their leader reimagine themselves to carry on and enjoy the journey. Chaotic element has always been part of this band’s method – deliberately so – but, knowing the end was nigh, … Continue reading

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GILLI SMYTH – Mother

August 9, 2016

Charly 1978 / Esoteric 2016 Beyond the id: GONG matriarch’s transcendental trip into feminine liberation. When Gilli Smyth left her artistic tribe in mid-’70s to concentrate on raising kids, she didn’t become a housewife by default but wisely used this … Continue reading

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GONG Sailing With Allen’s Ghost

July 7, 2016

It might seem unthinkable but that’s what Daevid Allen wanted: GONG carry on after the band’s mastermind’s passing. Their new album, scheduled for a September 16th release, is titled in this spirit – “Rejoice! I’m Dead!” – and it features the Chief Pixie’s … Continue reading

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DAEVID ALLEN WEIRD QUARTET – Elevenses

May 8, 2016

Cleopatra 2016 On a short leave to eternity, GONG commander delivers his final message and has a last laugh at reality. It’s been a logical route from “Flying Teapot” to WEIRD BISCUIT TEATIME and to “Elevenses” now, the road that … Continue reading

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