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Gong - Radio Gnome Invisible Vol. 3 - You CD (album) cover




Canterbury Scene

4.25 | 1036 ratings

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5 stars This actually was my first Gong album, and when I put it on for the first time, I thought the beginning was quite boring, so I put it away for a while, only to put it on again a long while later. Again at the first moments I thought it wasn't all that special, so I started reading a book while playing the album, and somewhere halfway I found myself getting more and more distracted from reading, and I realised the music was rather great, and hypnothising. So I put the book away and listened to it again, paying more attention to what was happening in the music, and I began to appreciate it more and more. Nowadays I have most Gong albums, and I can only say I like them all.

Compared to the previous two radio Gnome albums, this one is as explained a bit more difficult to grasp, but in the end I think it's more rewarding aswell. The music is more spacy, more intricate, and with more extended instrumental parts compared with the previous albums, with a larger emphasis on progressing and developing the tunes, building the atmosphere to become somewhat hypnotising.

The first side of the album contains some shorter songs, that naturally progress from one song in to the next, I think The Pot Head Pixies have entered Tibet on this record, for that's what the music reminds me off, tibetian combined with Southern American (Inca/Maya's) influences (correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how I hear it), with a slow start, gradually becoming more intens. great first half, but side two is even better.

Side two starts with a short fun typical Gong funny song, then two long jams take control of the album side, The Isle Of Everywhere, and You'll Never Blow Your Trip Forever. the first being a very spacy Jam, with great bass guitar/drum base, with some saxophone and guitar playing on top of it, a really very trippy experience, You'll Never Blow continuos that direction with some lyrics thrown in to complete the Radio Gnome story, and some more heavy guitars, great.

Rereading this review, I realise I maybe didn't say enough about the music, but you will hear it yourself, if you're any smart at least.

5 stars, don't miss out on the Radio Gnome trilogie, for it's a great musical experience.


DeathRow | 5/5 |


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