Monday, August 17, 2009

Gong 2032

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Give Me Sweet Potato


  1. GONG, have today announced the world premiere of their brand new Japanese animated video “How To Stay Alive” – taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming new studio album “2032” (released 21st September).

    The video is a wonderful manga animation of Daevid Allen's drawings undertaken by the cutting edge Japanese Tokyo-based animation team “Mood Magic”, who were responsible for System 7's “Hinotori” video (2008).

    In line with the “2032” album, the video pushes all the classic Gong buttons and mixes them with bang up to date sounds and video techniques.

    The track features a rap by Daevid Allen based around the characters of the illustrious Planet Gong mythology, which lent itself well to an animation of the drawings – and also features a beautiful solo at the end by original Gong member Didier Malherbe on the sax-like Armenian instrument the duduk.

    How To Stay Alive was composed by Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett and Chris Taylor and produced and mixed by Steve Hillage. After performing a series of successful summer festival gigs, Gong will embark on a nationwide UK tour at the Bristol 02 Academy on 19th November. The Steve Hillage Band has been confirmed as the support act on Gong’s November UK tour dates.

    2032: The New Album:

    Gong November UK Tour:

  2. Oax of Joxfield ProjeXAugust 22, 2009 at 12:33 AM

    Yep, that's right, Sir!
    And updated as we are we've already seen Gong on their world tour (Oslo, June) with loads of their great new tracks.
    And of course it was magnificent...