Time Is the Key

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Time is the Key
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Studio album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong
Released Late 1979 (Late 1979)
Recorded Konk studios, August 1979
Genre Progressive rock[1]
Length 43:39
Label Arista
Producer Pierre Moerlen
Pierre Moerlen's Gong chronology
Downwind
(1979)
Time is the Key
(1979)
Leave It Open
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5.0 stars[1]

Time is the Key is an album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong, released in late 1979.[2]

The album features a progressive rock sound,[1] but has little to do with the psychedelic space rock of Daevid Allen's Gong, even though the two bands share a common history.

Style[edit]

Allmusic describes the album's sound as progressive rock, stating that there are minimal jazz influences compared to other albums by Pierre Moerlen's Gong.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Pierre Moerlen, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Ard Na Greine" (Irish for "Height of the Sun") 6:10
2. "Earthrise" 2:25
3. "Supermarket" 3:35
4. "Faerie Steps" 5:33
5. "An American in England" (Hansford Rowe) 2:57
6. "The Organ Grinder" 3:56
7. "Sugar Street" 2:22
8. "The Bender" 3:16
9. "Arabesque Intro & Arabesque" 5:18
10. "Esnuria Two" 5:34
11. "Time is the Key" 2:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Pierre Moerlen – drums, gong, vibraphone, electravibe, marimba, glockenspiel, tympani, darbourka, synthesizers (7, 8)
  • Hansford Rowe – bass (3 - 11), acoustic guitar (5), bass synthesizer (11)
  • Bon Lozaga – guitar (3 - 11)
Additional personnel

Produced by Pierre Moerlen

Production credits[edit]

  • Engineering – John Rollo
  • Mastering – Ray Staff at Trident
  • Photography – Jay Myrdal and Sheila Rock
  • Sleeve layout and design – Steve Ridgeway and Julie Harris
  • Additional engineer – Brian Risner
  • Studio co-ordination – Brian Risner

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "allmusic ((( Time Is the Key > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Time Is The Key (LP) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 

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