Tag Archives: Didier Malherbe

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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CYRILLE VERDEAUX & PASCAL MENETREY – Tribal Hybrid Concept

May 31, 2015

Clearlight 1998 / Gonzo 2014 Preserving sounds of innocence, original trance from CLEARLIGHT visionary and an ethnographer unlinks “homo sapiens” and “homogeny” notions. For all the positive aspects of globalization, its downside is the elimination of cultural differences which make … Continue reading

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CLEARLIGHT – Impressionist Symphony

May 21, 2015

Gonzo 2014 Aural gallery opens a new view as guests from the past pay a visit. Looking from the outside, it’s been a four-decade quest for Cyrille Verdeaux, an attempt to re-embrace the grandeur of 1975’s “Clearlight Symphony” that brought … Continue reading

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CLEARLIGHT shine again

April 9, 2014

Perhaps, not as much as Great Britain or Italy, but France made a nice contribution to the prog rock scene over the years, what with collectives like MAGMA and certain quarters of GONG. One of the most prominent ensembles of … Continue reading

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