2032 (album)

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2032
Gong 2032.jpg
Studio album by Gong
Released September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)
Recorded 2009
Genre Progressive rock
Length 75:25
Label G-Wave
Producer Steve Hillage
Gong chronology
Acid Motherhood
(2004)
2032
(2009)
I See You
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

2032 is a studio album by Gong, released on September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21).

Overview[edit]

2032 is a further installment of the Gong mythology, the central part of which was formed with the Radio Gnome Trilogy of albums, comprising Flying Teapot in 1973, followed by Angel's Egg, 1973, and You in 1974.

While later Gong albums in the 1970s onwards did refer to elements of the Gong mythology, they were not seen as succeeding the Radio Gnome Trilogy in the same way as 2032.

The year 2032 is mentioned quite often in Daevid Allen's early Gong mythology writings.

The album brings together again many of the Radio Gnome Trilogy era Gong lineup, specifically Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Gilli Smyth, Miquette Giraudy, Mike Howlett, and Didier Malherbe.

The album describes how the heretofore invisible Planet Gong, home of the pot head pixies and octave doctors, will finally make contact with Earth in the year 2032.

The album's main themes are world peace and ecology.

Recording[edit]

Recorded at A-Wave Studio in London, it was produced and mixed by Steve Hillage, with additional production by Daevid Allen at the Bananamoon Observatory in New South Wales in Australia.

Release[edit]

The album is available in CD and a limited edition double LP format. The double LP comes with an LP size booklet with lyrics, and a poster portraying the numerals 2032.

Cover[edit]

The cover of the album is a stylised 0 (zero) based on artwork by Daevid Allen, referencing "Zero the Hero" of the earlier 1973-1974 Trilogy.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "City of Self Fascination"   Allen 6:04
2. "Digital Girl"   Allen, Hillage 4:22
3. "How to Stay Alive"   Allen, Hillage, Howlett, Taylor 8:05
4. "Escape Control Delete"   Allen, Hillage, Giraudy, Howlett 7:57
5. "Yoni Poem"   Smyth, Giraudy 2:08
6. "Dance with the Pixies"   Allen 4:36
7. "Wacky Baccy Banker"   Allen, Hillage 8:20
8. "The Year 2032"   Allen 5:38
9. "Robo-Warriors"   Smyth, Giraudy 2:59
10. "Guitar Zero"   Allen, Taylor 4:54
11. "The Gris Gris Girl"   Allen, Hillage 6:29
12. "Wave and A Particle"   Smyth, Giraudy 2:04
13. "Pinkle Ponkle"   Allen, Hillage, Smyth 4:34
14. "Portal"   Hillage 7:08

Personnel[edit]

Gong
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2032 Review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 April 2011.