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10 August 2010
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Gong : forthcoming publicity [posted Mon 09 Aug]
Gong's UK dates in September are only one month away now, so all manner of Gongishness can be expected to pop up. Over the past month Steve, daevid and Gilli have all been busy spinning tales and generally spreading the word. You'll probably bump into the results all over the place. Here are some more firmer points of contact to look out for…
  • Record Collector for October is due to feature a large Gong article - so I'm reasonably well informed. The magazine will be on the newstands in the last week of August.
  • Steve Hillage has been doing some recording for radio stations listed below. There are couple of interviews and a "take-over" where he chooses some favourite music. None of these have been broadcast yet.
  • daevid and Gilli also did some telephone interviews from the GAS office, but for who escapes me at the moment. They could turn up anywhere, "Classic Rock" to "Nursing Times" …expect the unexpected, I expect.

Zen Lemonade v System 7 [posted Sat 07 Aug]
Haiti Appeal Project triple CD track Dream Me A River (Arc of Darkness Dub mix)

The album has tracks by many of the best trance, downtemp and chill-out acts such as Eat Static, Gaudi and Greg Hunter, and there is even an Alan Parsons track featuring Shpongle and Dave Gilmour. All proceeds going to the Haiti Earthquake victims. (Organic Records ORG3CD002)

Steve Hillage: Manuel Göttsching [posted Sat 31 Jul]

Steve has been invited by guitarist Manuel Göttsching (prime mover of Ash Ra Tempel, Ashra) to be part of 'Inventions For Electric Guitar' at the 10th Metamorphose Festival in Japan on September 4th. Other guest guitarists are ace avant-guartist Elliott Sharp, and young Zhang Shouwang from China. Rehearsals have been taking place in London and Steve is excited at the prospect of the gig.

MP3 samples of the original 'Inventions For Electric Guitar' album - Manuel's 1975 solo album of richly treated and effected guitar pieces - ahead of it's time and well worth exploring.

GIGS and Events - UP and Coming
whatever we know, whenever we know it…

GONG - UK & France
Thr 09/09 : Glasgow (GB) - O2 ABC (supported by Nik Turner's Space Ritual) : TICKETS
Fri 10/09 : Manchester (GB) - Academy (supported by Nik Turner's Space Ritual) : TICKETS
Sat 11/09 : London (GB) - HMV Forum (supported by Nik Turner's Space Ritual) : TICKETS
Sam 18/09 : Albi (F) - Rock in Opposition Festival : TICKETS
Mon 20/09 : Birmingham (GB) - HMV Forum (supported by Nik Turner's Space Ritual) : TICKETS
Mer 22/09 : Valença (F) - Theatre Le Rhone
Jeu 23/09 : Clermont-Ferrand (F) - Le Co-operative de Mai
Ven 24/09 : Paris / Ris Orangis (F) - Le Plan
Sam 25/09 : Alençon (F) - La Luciole
Dim 26/09 : Rennes (F) - L'Etage : TICKETS
Lun 27/09 : Lille (F) - Le Splendid

University of Errors
Norway, Germany, Israel : tour now in progress… Bremen (D), Bad Doberan (D); Tel Aviv (IL) {more…}

Magick Brothers, Sacred Geometry*
UK : Glastonbury, Bournemouth, Glastonbury*, Leicester, Sheffield, Hebden Bridge, Canterbury, Small World Solar Stage, Brighton, London (Camden) {more…}

System 7, Mirror System, Steve Hillage
Portugal : Mirror System - Boom Festival 24/08

Japan : Steve Hillage : Metamorphose - 'Inventions for Electric Guitar' - by invitation of Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel, Ashra), in collaboration with Elliott Sharp and Zhang Shouwang.
Hadouk Trio
France, Luxembourg, Morocco, Britain : Biarritz (F), Cluny (F-71), Chisinau (MD), Dudelange (LU), Montpellier (F-34), Fez (MA), Charleville Mezieres (F), London (GB), Paris (F), Les Ulis (F-91), Saintes (F-17), Schiltigheim (F-67), Maromme (F-76)
Here & Now
UK : Bournemouth, Kingston upon Thames, Hawkfest, Portsmouth

Kangaroo Moon
UK : Hay on Wye, Melton Mowbray, Bournemouth, Canterbury, South Cadbury {tune in directly…}
Thu 12/08

Perseid meteor shower
Perseus : Best viewing usually comes after midnight, gazing northeast. (Thanks to the Comet Swift-Tuttle).

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Gong Global Family
Live in Brazil (DVD)

20 November, 2007 - 100 copies available at a SPECIAL PRICE! (more…)


Gong Global Family
Live in Brazil (CD)

20 November, 2007 - Exciting South American Gong band. (more…)

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Spirits Burning
Crazy Fluid (CD)

A Don Falcone Production, with daevid allen, Graham Clark, Michael Clare and many, many others. (more…)

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Gilli Smyth + Luc Pilmeyer
Gong Friends [photo booklet]

Gong live concert images from 2009. 32 pages, 100 photos in a hand-numbered limited printing of 1000, with a forward by Gilli Smyth. These will also be sold on tour. [more…]

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