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daevid allen's unplanned voyage

7‑page deep background centre piece, with curlicues - contains traces of Bob Benamou, Marc Blanc, Patrick Fontaine, Didier Malherbe, Gerry Field, Francis Linon, Tim Blake, Aymeric Leroy - Ian Thompson, Shindig Magazine 127 in shops now or buy online

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Gong + Ozric Tentacles 'Joint Tour'

Leicester Brighton Sheffield Liverpool Bristol London Oxford Leeds Manchester Glasgow Birmingham Norwich Cambridge Exeter Falmouth Bournemouth - [tickets]

Gong over Europe


Verviers · Heerlen · Nijmegen · Amstelveen · Minden · Bremen · Hannover · Hamburg · Berlin · Weinheim · Rüsselsheim am Main · Jena : all tickets

Kavus Torabi

Plymouth College of Art

"In an increasingly homogeneous market, anything that encourages students to look beyond the restrictions of form and convention can only be a good thing." interview

Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi

Wolverhampton Literature Festival

: Medical Grade Music : "The unlikely story of a 6 time World Snooker Champion turned techno DJ and his relationship with a psychedelic True Believer and their adventures as emerging underground music legends, The Utopia Strong." Express & Star interview · [event+tickets]


Fabio Golfetti

Songs & Visions

New solo album from Gong and Violeta de Outono guitarist, with the rhythm section of Stratus Luna, guest Gong musicians Dave Sturt and Ian East, plus percussionist João Parahyba. During the 1990s, Fabio developed a collaborative solo project under the codename Invisible Opera, linked to daevid allen. With Invisible Opera he released in 1993 the album Glissando Spirit and in 2010 the album UFO Planante. Fabio joined Gong in 2007. The new album Songs & Visions is a journey through imaginary landscapes - 8 instrumental tracks exploring psychedelia and jazz - contains glissando guitar!

hr superleggera

Hansford Rowe

HR Superleggera

Former Gong bassist Hansford Rowe presents his new signature 'HR Superleggera' bass guitar by Tao Guitars. Bass Magazine

"The Superleggera's body shape is unique and perfectly balanced. The subtle references to the great Marcello Gandini (Lamborghini Miura, Alfa Montreal) are sublime. The brushed aluminum hardware is entirely bespoke. The bridge is made to my design parameters (as tool free as possible) with Tao's usual attention to detail and magnificent design aesthetics. The pickups are custom Benedetti." - Hansford Rowe