22 aprile 2012

Planet Gong annuncia la pubblicazione da parte della spagnola Wah Wah Records Supersonic Sounds di alcune rare registrazioni collegate al periodo del sessantotto parigino di Daevid Allen e Gilli Smyth: Dreaming The Magic of Your Maya, con Loren Standlee e Ziska Baum (qui 'Princess Flower and the Moon Rays'), appena prima della nascita dei Gong.

Recorded in 1968 and issued as a very limited private pressing (less than 100 copies meant you didn't have to pay 'stamp duty' on the pressing) this psychedelic raga freak-out is the brainchild of multi disciplinary artist Loren Standlee plus his partner Ziska with the cooperation of Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth in what was the first incarnation of Gong. Loren and Ziska had been involved with the crowd of avantgardist free thinkers that settled in Formentera in the sixties, and back home in N.Y. they had also been connected to experimentalists such as Angus Maclise, Marian Zazeela, Tony Conrad, Henry Flynt, Pandit Pran Nath, and others.