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Gilgamesh Import


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  • Audio CD (October 4, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin Japan
  • ASIN: B0002MOND6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,428,253 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Part of the Charisma series. Japanese reissue packaged in a miniature LP sleeve. Virgin. 2004.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Richard E. Barnes on February 2, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Alan Gowen was a brilliant composer and keyboard player who had a knack for writting music that drew from the tradional Canterbury sounds and jazz and classical tradions. Alan later on went to form National Heath but here we get to hear Gilgamesh. This verson of Gilgamesh features Alan's long time guitar side man Phil Lee who perhaps is better known in jazz circles than pop-progressive fans. Phil had a nice way of bringing out the ideas that Alan composed making them sound neither like your typical fuson recording or progressive rock recording. If you are a fan of National Health, Henry Cow, Hatfield and the old Soft Machine Gilgamesh follows similar taditions of offering you challenging music for your mind.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ on August 16, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This is the more complex end of progressive rock. Most of this album is knoty instrumental fusion, comperable to National Health and Hatfield and the North.

Gilgamesh boasts the complex time signitures of 70s fussion, sounding at times like a less dissonent Mahavisnu Orchestra. The technical ability is outstanding, and the bands insticts are melodic. Though the music is extremely complicated, the songs never get lost in the complexity.

Most either love or hate 70s fusion. This won't change the minds of those that lothe the music, but if it is your taste, this album is for you.
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GILGAMESH could have been one of those excellent Canterbury bands, like Caravan or Soft Machine, if Alan Gowan, composer and Moog player, had some focus and direction. However, just listening to one song, like the opening number that breaks down into parts A, B & C, there is no internal compositional architecture, no leitmotif, nothing. The three parts have nothing to do with each other, tho part C with the guitar solo by Phil Lee, sounds cool. There are a few minutes of vocalization on the album, but no lyrics. This is an instrumental album. Even tho this gets lumped in with Canterbury, it doesn't connect to the style of the other Canterbury bands. Its too far away from Prog Rock or Art rock, to obtain that label either. I am tempted to say JAZZ FUSION, but a good jazz fusion album has tunes with some type of recognizable groove to them, so the instrumentalists can stretch out. In fact, I'm hard pressed to find any typical rock elements on the album, other than the use of electric instruments. Stylistically you might best reference parts of BRAND X, or the style of Zappa around his Grand Wazoo period, minus the horns. With jazz fusion, you have a head, and improvisational explorations of the head. Normally I can hum the head of a jazz song, but this music doesn't function like that. In fact, its ANTI melodic, ANTI groove, just constant shape changes, rhythmic stops and starts, or extraneous keyboard flourishes. The only obvious influence on Alan Gowan appears to have been Chick Corea, altho he even makes Corea's compositions appear down to earth. Nobody can fault the musicians on GILGAMESH for their technique, which they ALL have in abundance. However, the original compositions are far too chaotic, for any one song to click musically. Too many ideas, not enough development.Read more ›
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A wonderful piece of work, from the intersection of an all-too-brief period of musical exploration and the all-to-brief life of Alan Gowen. The audio samples from the MP3 album do it justice from a musical standpoint, but I recommend the digitally remastered CD (or grab the original vinyl) if you want to really "feel" the textures here. This style of music had real depth of texture alongside the actual jazz. I thoroughly enjoy this one.
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