Pierre Moerlen's Gong is a jazz fusion outfit which is very different from the first incarnation of Gong, the psychedelic space-rock act led by Daevid Allen. Pierre Moerlen's last album, sadly. Recorded in 2002 but not released until 2004.
This impressive, but rather underrated soundtrack album to documentary movie about motorcycle racing was taped by the classic Gong line-up in May 1971, at the very beginning of the recording sessions for their amazing "Camembert Electrique" LP and then released by French Philips at the end of the year. There's no keyboards or synthesizer parts at all, just extended guitar-dominated, heavy psychedelic and mostly instrumental jams (with occasional vocals and space whispers) filled with very intense and mind-blowing glissando guitar notes & vibrating sax noises against hypnotic & pulsating rhythm section.
Recorded at Nottingham University on November 25th 1975 for a long defunct radio station and quite a rarity, the Shamal era Gong band before Steve and Miquette's departure. In fact not counting the '77 reunion this was their penultimate Gong gig (the last was in London in December'75). This good quality recording is also notable for being one the late Jorge Pinchevsky's earliest gigs with Gong - it might even be his first, no-one can actually remember. Jorge was violinist in Clearlight, the support band on a 13 date UK tour and he occasionally sat in with Gong - he didn't officially join the band until the Shamal recording sessions, in Jan '76.
2015 Remastered Audiophile Edition. Issued in a replica of the original gatefold cover with a 24 page booklet including new liner notes, credits, lyrics and a Charly Records advertising booklet. Digitally remastered from the original BYG 1/4-inch analogue master tape at Soundmastering Limited, London. This LP was recorded during full moons of May, & June & September, 1971 at Strawberry Studios ("Honky Chateau") Herrouville, Normandy, France
Featuring the voice of Daevid Allen on two songs and guest appearances from Steve Hillage and Didier Malherbehe, Rejoice! I'm Dead! is the 2016 release (and 28th album) from the enduring legend that is Gong. Gong has entered yet another new phase in its four-decades plus journey with Rejoice! I'm Dead!, the follow up to 2014's I See You the last album Daevid Allen was to record with Gong.
This 2-Disc Set is a comprehensive guide to understanding and learning the 4,000-year-old techniques of Qi Gong, the Chinese practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. Qi Gong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one's "true nature."