12 luglio 2016

Sarà pronto a settembre, e perciò prima del previsto, il nuovo album dei Gong. Il titolo è Rejoice! I'm Dead!, e sarà disponibile in diversi formati su etichetta Madfish, in continuità con il precedente I See You. In formazione sono Kavus Torabi, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East, Dave Sturt e Cheb Nettles, con ospiti Steve Hillage e Didier Malherbe, e con l'accennata presenza in un paio di brani del compianto Daevid Allen. Si può prenotare già ora tramite Planet Gong e Burning Shed.

Jonny Greene ne scrive entusiasta: "The sound quality is fantastic, it's a really well produced album. A triumph in every respect. From the opening joyfully, proclamatory chord through the magnificent musical opus that is 'The Unspeakable Stands Revealed' to the uplifting, triumphant coda of the last track this is an exceptionally good album. It is vibrant with deep Gongness but with no hint of pastiche. It presents an new inspiring mix of high musical ability, creativity and focus. And it is without doubt - Gong. The potentially difficult balancing act of being true to rich legacy of Gong, daevid and the memory of all that has been while not being weighed down by it, and at the same time as being true to themselves has not just been successfully accomplished, it has been totally vaulted over with grace, style and engagement. I find it hard to imagine that they could have achieved it any more completely than they have - daevid, I know, would be over-joyed"