Esoteric recordings announce the release of a newly Remastered and expanded edition of this acclaimed album by Pierre Moerlen’s Gong. By the late 1970s percussionist Pierre Moerlen had taken over the leadership of Gong and had Steered the band away from psychedelic space rock and took the band into a jazz rock direction, one in which the band Excelled. After recording several albums with virgin, Moerlen signed with Arista Records in 1978. Following the albums Downwind , Time Is The Key and Live (also available on Esoteric), Moerlen’s band recorded. This classic final album with Hansford Rowe on bass and Bon Lozaga on guitar.
The album "Live" can be regarded as a 'best of' with tracks from the albums Downwind, Gazeuse and Espresso II (1978), amongst others. Bassist Hansford Rowe snorts and frets with all his might, guitarist Bon Lozaga has clearly found his proper place in the band, brother Benoit Moerlen mistreats the vibraphone as if Sunday will never come, new boy Francois Causse hits everything he can get his hands on, while chief Pierre keeps pushing the music with his excellent drumming. When Mike Oldfield and Didier Malherbe join the party in opener Downwind in order to play extended soli, the fun reaches new heights.
First production of Brennus Thundering International, STREAM is coming from Los Angeles and plays a brilliant heavy rock. Peter Scheithauer, the leader is helped by David Reece (Accept, Bangalore Choir) as vocalist, Dave Spitz (Black Sabbath, Great White) as a bass player and Jay Schellen (World Trade) as a drummer… This says it all !
The fascinating story of beavers in North America - their history, near extinction, and current comeback, as a growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages.
Zzebra came out of the ashes of the British brass-rock band IF and ex-OSIBISA member joining forces with singing keyboardist Gus Yeadon . Main songwriter and wind-player Dave Quincy and guitarist Terry Smith had left If after their fourth album and met Loghty Amaio to found ZZebra, which was set to incorporate lots of African music elements. Irish drummer Liam Geniocky and Scott John McCoy on bass rounded the line-up.
The fascinating story of beavers in North America - their history, their near extinction, and their current comeback, as a growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of this novel assembly of beaver enthusiasts and "employers" who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes. Using their skills as natural builders and brilliant hydro-engineers, beavers are being recruited to accomplish everything from re-establishing water sources in bone-dry deserts to supporting whole communities of wildlife drawn to the revitalizing aquatic ecosystems their ponds provide.