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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
Expresso II
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).


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.



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