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Gong Unending Ascending - Sealed UK Vinyl LP

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GONG Unending Ascending (2023 UK/EU 8-track black vinyl LP, the new studio album from the psychedelic overlords who return with a pan-galactic suite. No minds left unblown! Picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)

Gong return with an interstellar new album.

Following the passing of visionary and founding member, Daevid Allen, whose importance was celebrated on 2016's Rejoice! I'm Dead! album and the forging of their own creative vision on 2019's The Universe Also Collapses, Gong continue their upward trajectory in 2023 with Unending Ascending.

The album is a return to relatively shorter songs, an eclectic eight-song cycle that forms a pan-galactic suite, veering between the ecstatic, apocalyptic, meditative and catchy, often within the same song.

Opener 'Tiny Galaxies' crackles with the electricity of supercharged sixties psych-pop, while 'My Guitar Is A Spaceship' is as close to an anthem as anything Gong have previously recorded. This up tempo, single-riff stomper is already a live favourite, garnering a positive reaction from a crowd of 90,000 Blur fans at Wembley Stadium in July 2023 when Gong frontman Kavus Torabi dropped it into his DJ set before Paul Weller took to the stage.

'Ship Of Ishtar' is a rapt cosmic hymn where Gong makes time itself stand still. Jet streams of kaleidoscopic melodies envelop 'O, Arcturus', to be followed by the lively polyrhythmic angularity of 'All Clocks Reset'. 'Choose Your Goddess', a surprisingly muscular slice of ritualistic trance rock, ratchets up the intensity yet further. On 'Lunar Invocation' the band summons the Moon deities of yore with ululating feedback and squalling cymbals before the post-credits of 'Asleep Do We Lay' lull lugubriously, gently beginning the cycle all over again.

Side One
1. Tiny Galaxies ( 03:33 )
2. My Guitar Is A Spaceship ( 04:09 )
3. Ship Of Ishtar ( 08:33 )
4. O, Arcturus ( 03:55 )

Side Two
1. All Clocks Reset ( 04:09 )
2. Choose Your Goddess ( 06:49 )
3. Lunar Invocation ( 04:34 )
4. Asleep Do We Lay ( 04:16 )

Artist - Gong (click link for complete listing)
Title - Unending Ascending (click link for more of the same title)
Release Date - 03 Nov 2023
Year of Release - 2023
Format - vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label - Kscope Music
Catalogue No - KSCOPE1292 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - United Kingdom (UK)
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info - Sealed, Picture Sleeve
Barcode - 802644829272
Condition - Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info. Ref No - GNGLPUN823126
Alternative Names - Gong.
Related Artists - Arzachel, Comus, Daevid Allen, Dashiell Hedayat, Gilli Smyth, Here And Now, Knifeworld, Mother Gong, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, Steve Hillage, The Utopia Strong, Tim Blake.

60s Rock, 70s Rock, 70s Artists, Progressive, Psychedelic.

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