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Gong - Radio Gnome Invisible Vol. 2 - Angel's Egg CD (album) cover




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4.14 | 716 ratings

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4 stars It's a first gong album I got ( some years ago). I new the name, but never heard the music.So, when I started to listen, it was a surprise.

First of all the album's structure was ... strange. Some chaotic mix of different style and rhythms songs, kind of psychodelic dream. But all music had it ... MAGIC. In my head I understood, that it is some "strange brew", without logic, crazy mix of jazzy psychodelic pieces with LCD lyrics, kind of mirror-of-its-time. But some golden melodies, some nuances, some perfect musical technique had strong attraction.

After some listenings nothing became more logic, or I can't say, that I understood this album better, but I started like it even more.

OK, years are gone from that time, I regularly returning back to listen that album. What can I say? I didn't understand it better, no chance. But I like it till now, most really because of it's strange magic. Gong's Magic...

I didn't listen all Gong's albums, but from some of them I had I think this one is the best.

"You" ( I own it as well) is at similar level, but less strange, less atmospheric, less crazy. It means ( in Gong's case) -less Magic. So I prefer Angel's Egg.

I think there are big circle of music fans, who can find Angel's Egg perfect. Starting from jazz/fusion guys, who will find plenty of their beloved improvisations there to progheads,who will be attracted by album's experimental and beautiful mix of everything.

snobb | 4/5 |


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