Gazeuse!

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Gazeuse!
Gong - Gazeuse!.jpg
Studio album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong
Released 1976
Recorded The Manor Studios
Genre Jazz rock, progressive rock
Length 39:46
Label Virgin
Producer Dennis MacKay
Pierre Moerlen's Gong chronology
Gazeuse!
(1976)
Expresso II
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Gazeuse! is an album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong, issued in 1976. In the U.S., it was called Expresso.

The album features a jazz-driven sound and has little to do with the psychedelic space rock of Daevid Allen's Gong, even though the bands share a common history. Although the album was issued under the name of Gong (due to contract obligations with Virgin Records), and the name "Pierre Moerlen's Gong" would not be adopted for a couple of years, the lineup involved and the nature of the music are that of the Moerlen-led band. Writing credits are about half-divided between Holdsworth and Moerlen, except the final track, which is by early Magma bassist Francis Moze (credited on fretless, gong and piano).

Style[edit]

Allmusic has described the album's sound as jazz-rock, and its compositions as stressing the jazz elements of the band's sound.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Expresso" (Pierre Moerlen) – 5:58
  2. "Night Illusion" (Allan Holdsworth) – 3:42
  3. "Percolations (Part I & II)" (Moerlen) – 10:00
Side two
  1. "Shadows Of" (Holdsworth) – 7:48
  2. "Esnuria" (Moerlen) – 8:00
  3. "Mireille" (Francis Moze) – 4:10

"Shadows Of" is a reworking of Allan Holdsworth's "Velvet Darkness" from his 1976 album of the same name.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ross Smith, David (2011). "Gazeuse! - Gong | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011.