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Mother Gong


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.20 | 6 ratings

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2 stars My first ever exposure to this Gong side project and not a meeting that inspires me.

I fully subscribe to the avant-garde and space rock ethos, minus the drugs part. But there are also some less good albums in both genres. Gili Smyth's band Mother Gong is missing the boat with this album which feels more like a piece of performance art than an album.

The mocking opening part is OK and the album then goes into a very attractive jazzy mode. Then we get some Australian didiroo or whatever that long piece of ancient aboriginal blowing instrument is called. It is one tone instrument and a good instrument. But some minutes of this becomes rather dull. Then we get some texts and poetry by Gili Smythe over some dissonant jazz and so this album continues to the end.

Put this on a stage and this will be just fine. But the lack of quality of this material really reveals itself in the album format. Frankly; this album is dull and featureless. It is also irritating taking into the account the purchase price. I am sure getting stoned would distort the qualities of this album and the stars would come flying. But as a cold sober reviewer; no stars for you........ sort of.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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