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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 The 'Radio Gnome' trilogy is one of progressive rocks most joyful projects. Gong, led by Deavid Allen, plays charismatic psychedelic hippi jazz space rock music. Among its cast of amazing musicians are Steve Hillage (Kahn) on guitar, Didier Malherbe on wind instruments and Pierre Moerlen on drums. On this concept album trilogy the listener is invited to join the group in fantasizing about 'planet Gong' and its crazy characters, whilst the music is also highly listenable without doing so. All songs have an enthusiastic psychedelic edge to them and some interludes like 'Givin' My Love to You' are like a comedy scene from a movie. Because of the eclectic mix of psychedelic songs, jazz-rock instrumentation and space rock synths the music is ideally suited for fans of eclectic and Canterbury type prog. Within the trilogy 'Angels's Egg' is my least favorite album, for I prefer the song-writing and overall pace on 'Flying Teapot' and the more condensed space jazz rock of the third installment 'You'. This album is a bit of a loose affair that only to often fails to make a point musically. Still highly recommended music by a band in its prime though!
friso | 4/5 |


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