- gong: 2032
(2009, cd, uk, a-wave aagwcd001)
Daevid Allen's space-rock ensemble Gong released a new album last year: "2032".
The saga goes as follows:
Gong is an invisible planet in our solar system, inhabited by the so-called Octave Doctors. These Octave Doctors visited planet earth in the late sixties and while most of them left, a couple of Octave Doctors stayed behind to study mankind.
In 2032, the planet Gong will reveal itself.
The Octave Doctors are prepared to help mankind, but this will only happen if mankind will recognise the peaceful intentions of these visitors.
For this fascinating album Daevid Allen teamed up again with Steve Hillage!
And besides Gilli Smyth, Miquette Giraudy, Mike Howlett, Chris Taylor and Theo Travis, there's also a guest appearance by Didier Malherbe!
"2032" is a very impressive album. More rock than space-rock, it will take you on a fine journey.
A beautiful way to celebrate 40 years of Gong. Let's hope that the band is still around in 2032.
Saturday, August 14, 2010, Daevid Allen will be on the main stage at the Zappanale festival with his University Of Errors project.