planet gong archives


Kavus Torabi on Magma: Why I Love

Magma had been on my radar for a while having read about them in Chris Cutler's 'File Under Popular' book but, in the cultural wasteland of late 80's Plymouth, I didn't know anyone who had really heard of them, let alone had any records. At the time, they seemed to be best known for being Steve Davis's favourite band and 'singing in a made-up language'. - At The Barrier

Steve Davis

we were singing Gong songs in the jungle, but they never played them 'cause they have to pay the copyright - Test Pressing

Allan Holdsworth

… talks jaw-dropping solos, the "exquisitely unique" SynthAxe and his love of headless guitars in his final interview - Guitar World


Extinction! (single): A-side "When The Fire Grows Cold" with Robert Wyatt vocal, B-side "Extinction!" 7-minute Balkan-brass psychedelic fantasy with daevid allen glissando guitar - Michael Limnios, Blues Network


Kernow Psych Society

Kavus Torabi

Plymouth College of Art

Kavus Torabi

Buds & Spawn : 2021-09 potted history from Monsoon Bassoon to The Utopia Strong via Cardiacs, Guapo, Knifeworld, Gong, The Holy Family… (contains traces of Medical Grade Music).

Steve Hillage : System 7

Mark Riva text | pdf

Modular Therapy

Daniel Miller And Steve Davis In Conversation - The Quietus

a funny thing happened on the way to Glastonbury

Steve Davis : Sports Hub Video UK partial transcript (all the music-related stuff) [video 81m55s]

'Can you spot which of us is the rock star?'

Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi - 'the odd couple of psychedelia' (may contain traces of controversial fashion statements) : Glastonbury Festival, The Utopia Strong, Medical Grade Music, … Guardian UK

Three Questions for Kramer

Kramer - Rick Moody question #1 : I'm really interested in how you ended up playing in New York Gong and what that experience was like. Can you tell that story? (contains traces of Giorgio Gomelsky, Bill Laswell, daevid allen, Fred Maher, Michael Beinhorn, Gilli Smythe, Yoshko Seffer), Stu Martin, Bill Bacon, Don Davis, and a yellow school bus)

Didier Malherbe

As part of my research for the forthcoming Hugh Hopper biography it was a great privilege to speak again to Didier Malherbe. - Phil, Facelift Magazine

Steve Hillage : Searching for the Spark

Q&A - John A Wilcox, Progsheet 2016

Terry Riley

Lighting Up Nodes

Between 1962 and 1963, you were living in Paris and often hanging out with Daevid Allen. Reflect on those days. - Anil Prasad, Innerviews

Orlando Allen

Drum CLub Magazine, 2014 - deep background, equipment, influences

Josh Pollock (University of Errors)

More Than Just The Notes

what intrigues me most about this musician is his intention and expertise in looking beyond the strictly auditory elements of performance, to see the broader nature of the art - Anthony Shaw, All About Jazz

Steve Hillage : System 7

DMC World 2012

Steve Hillage

Vapeur Mauve free webzine volume 12 pdf

Miquette Giraudy : Sun Is Shining Dub n Chill


Gong on Montserrat

Maggie Thomas

contains traces of Henry Cow : interview (catalan | castellano | english)


Record Collector 2010-10

Gilli Smyth

Classic Rock, 2010-09

University of Errors

Jerusalem Post, 5770 Elul 10

Steve Hillage

Innerviews in-depth 2010-04


Vapeur Mauve free webzine volume 5 pdf : Entrevues de Tim Blake, Gilli Smyth, Didier Malherbe; Hommage à Pierre Moerlen, chroniques de disques et DVD; Radio Gnome Invisible, Euterpe, University of Errors, Le GongOscope 26; Les bootlegs incontournables

Howard Scarr: a sound scientist

aka Gwyo Zepix (Zorch) : Audio News Room - contains traces of Hans Zimmer, Access, Waldorf, Zebra Science, plus a bottomless tureen of synthesizer alphabet soup

Mother Gong

Darrell Jónsson, Terrascope 2006

A Few Words With...Gilli Smyth

2032 and all that - John A Wilcox, Progsheet

Pip Pyle

text | rtf ·

Hugh Hopper

The Knitting Factory, New York City - Mark Bloch, Panmodern web

Harry Williamson

Big Bang - re: Anthony Phillips 1997-12

Je ne fume pas des bananes

Bananamoon Band CD liner notes : Marc Blanc, 1993

Steve Hillage / System 7

All Systems Go - Simon Trask, Music Technology

Mike Howlett

King Of Techno Pop - Paul Tingen, Electronics & Music Maker

Steve Hillage

Steve Hillage - Mark Jenkins, Electronics & Music Maker

National Health

The Rhythm Section - John Greaves & Pip Pyle - Tony Bacon, Sound International

Steve Hillage

Steve Hillage - International Musician