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The Universe Also Collapses (2019, original release: 2019)
(Music CD)

Call Number MARKETPLACE/CD/POP-ROCK/GONG


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Published: [London] : K Scope, [2019] ℗2019
Description:  1 audio disc : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 9786317802162,
Language:  English


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All music by Gong

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Gong (Ian East, flute, bass clarinet, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone ; Fabio Golfetti, electric guitar, gliss guitar, vocals ; Cheb Nettles, drums, piano, theremin, vocals ; Dave Sturt, bass guitar, synthesiser, vocals ; Kavus Torabi, vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonium)



Forever reoccurring -- If never I'm and ever you -- My sawtooth wake -- The elemental

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Moving Gong Ahead While Respecting Its Past


The progressive/psychadelic band Gong has a long discography, going back to the late 1960s, and a massive family tree of members, ex-members, solo/spinoff projects, and beyond. Before his passing in 2015, leader/founding member Daevid Allen instructed the current lineup to keep the band going and make the music their own. "The Universe Also Collapses" is the band's second post-Allen album (after 2016's "Rejoice, I'm Dead," which might be seen as a bit of an Allen tribute), and they really hit their stride here. There are trademark Gong sounds, such as the ghostly "glissando guitar" parts, along with searing guitar & saxophone solos and tight ensemble playing. The lyrics all revolve roughly around the themes of quantum physics, rebirth, the here & now, etc. However, much of "The Universe..." also has a harder edge than Gong's earlier work, giving it all a more modern feel. Album closer "The Elemental" feels like some sort of lost, longer Robyn Hitchcock song, and gives the band a roadmap to a sound that's compatible with their past, but definitely forward-looking. A great addition to an already expansive catalog.
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