Gong / Pierre Moerlen

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Gong / Pierre Moerlen - Downwind Downwind
Pop Used - LP AB 4219 Arista
1980 Original. “Downwind Marks The Return To Compositions Dominated By Rock Structures And Styles, The Jazz Element Minimal This Time Around. The Instrumental Cuts Are Sublime: "Emotions" And "Xtasea" Are Relaxing; "Crosscurrents" And "Downwind" Are Energetic And Exciting. The Title Cut Is Easily The Highlight Of The Album, Featuring Guest Appearances By Steve Winwood (Moog, Synth) And Guitarist Mike Oldfield. At Almost 13 Minutes, This Thrilling Composition Resembles The Early Work Of Oldfield, Particularly Strains Of "Tubular Bells, Pt. 1," And Specifically The Section Used For The Film The Exorcist. On "Downwind," Moerlen's Percussives Are Ablaze, Recalling His "Percolations" Performance From Gazeuse. Bassist Hansford Rowe Is Prominent, And Saxophonist Didier Malherbe, A Longtime Gong Staple, Makes His Only Appearance On The Album.” David Ross Smith, AMG.... more details
 
Gong / Pierre Moerlen - Expresso II Expresso II
Prog Used - LP OVED 65 Virgin
Beautiful 1978 UK Original, Custom Inner Sleeve. Appears Unplayed. “Expresso II Finds Pierre Moerlen's Gong At Their Peak. Like Their Previous Studio Release, Gazeuse! The First Two Tracks, "Heavy Tune" And "Golden Dilemma," Are The Highlights Here, Partially Due To The Fact That The Rest Of The Cuts All Blend Together And Sound Quite Similar. The Listener Is Pleasantly Assaulted With A Barrage Of Vibes, Yet What A Unique Sound It Is When Heard On A Rock-Oriented Album. Guitar Combos Rarely Get Much Better Than On "Heavy Tune," As Mick Taylor Rips Out Leads Over Allan Holdsworth's Grinding Rhythm Guitar. The Collective Guitar Sound Achieved Is One Of Restrained Power; However, The Piece Can Comparatively Be Considered A Rocker. Gong Shifts To A Different Gear With The Following Track, "Golden Dilemma," A Faster-Paced, Jazzy Piece With Incredible Solos From Guitarist Bon Lozaga. Formerly Of Curved Air, Darryl Way's Violin Is A Highlight On "Sleepy" And "Boring" (Neither Of Which Apply). "Sleepy," Which Combines Way's Violin With Holdsworth's Guitar Leads, Prefigures The Sound Of The First U.K. Album (Holdsworth Went On To Form U.K. With Violinist Eddie Jobson). A Very Short Album, Expresso II Is Possibly The Strongest Of The Post-Allen Gong, And An Essential Album.” David Roth Smith, AMG.... more details
 
Gong / Pierre Moerlen - Downwind Downwind
Prog Used - LP AB 4219 Arista
1980 Original, Cut Corner. Promo Sticker On Jacket. Mastered At Sterling. Glossy, Unplayed Condition. “Downwind Marks The Return To Compositions Dominated By Rock Structures And Styles, The Jazz Element Minimal This Time Around. The Instrumental Cuts Are Sublime: "Emotions" And "Xtasea" Are Relaxing; "Crosscurrents" And "Downwind" Are Energetic And Exciting. The Title Cut Is Easily The Highlight Of The Album, Featuring Guest Appearances By Steve Winwood (Moog, Synth) And Guitarist Mike Oldfield. At Almost 13 Minutes, This Thrilling Composition Resembles The Early Work Of Oldfield, Particularly Strains Of "Tubular Bells, Pt. 1," And Specifically The Section Used For The Film The Exorcist. On "Downwind," Moerlen's Percussives Are Ablaze, Recalling His "Percolations" Performance From Gazeuse. Bassist Hansford Rowe Is Prominent, And Saxophonist Didier Malherbe, A Longtime Gong Staple, Makes His Only Appearance On The Album.” David Ross Smith, AMG.... more details
 
Gong / Pierre Moerlen - Expresso II Expresso II
Prog New - LP AB 4204 Arista
Beautiful 1978 Original With Custom Inner Sleeve. Appears Unplayed. Mastered At Sterling.... more details
 

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