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The Lost Chord
4 stars 8.5/10 Great

"Magick Brother" is really an underrated album in my opinion, and carries with it some amazing Gong moments and is overall great. This is it, Gong has entered the scene and we are given some really innovative music, great melodies and ideas, and an overall breathe of fresh air from any other commonly used formulas in music. I would have to say I find "Magick Brother" to be Gong's most "bad-ass" approach to an album, pulling off some craziness and awesomeness at the same time that just makes you go "damn, that is awesome." My favorite tracks include "Rational Anthem", "... & Pretty Miss Titty", "...Hope You Feel O.K." and "Gong Song".

Everything is great, though, in my opinion. A little out there at times, like "Princess Dreaming", but that is something you have to accept when approaching an album by the biggest hippy, acid head band in history! Daevid explodes onto the scene here in my opinion, his vocals and his style are just un-matched and he and Gilli make great use of their ideas on here. Fantastic album, only to bring the band to better heights as they moved on, to ultimately create the epic "trilogy" and end a legacy of pure awesomeness.

The Lost Chord | 4/5 |


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