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Having left the Planet Gong far far behind, drummer Pierre Moerlen had taken the helm of Gong from the departed Daevid Allen and completely recast it as a fusion band, starting with the previous effort Shamal
Here, what sounded tentative on Shamal became incredibly confident on Gazeuse, aided no doubt by the strong writing and playing of that mercurial guitar stylist Allan Holdsworth. All the elements of a successful change were in place, strong melody, rhythms that never lapsed into tedium, a unique frontline of twin vibes and strong compositions to boot.
My favorite pieces tend to be the Allan Holdsworth ones like the mysterious and intense "Shadows Of-Pts 1&2" (featuring Allan doing a snarly ring-modulated solo) and the soaring "Night Illusion". "Percolations 1 and 2" is Pierre Moerlen's chance to shine bringing the whole affaire to a rousing conclusion with one of the most captivating drum solos ever put on record (and believe me, I normally can't sit through drum solos but this is one serious exception)! Very untypical is the romantic ballad "Mirielle" at the end, it's romantic and colorful without being in any way sappy or cloying. Without vocals to mess it up, it gets its point across beautifully, not unlike a first kiss with someone you are madly in love with.Read more ›
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The is the first Expresso album by Gong. All instrumental this is a great recording featuring Allan Holdsworth on acoustic and electric guitar. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JPC-CVNV.
GAZEUSE! (originally Virgin V-2074) was the second GONG album released after founding member Daevid Allen went solo, the first led by drummer Pierre Moerlen, and their first... Read morePublished 12 months ago by John H. McCarthy
I had discovered this album 20 years ago and then lost it. Absolutely great for any fan of jazz, fusion, or rock.Published 17 months ago by David Worsham
Check tracks three, two, one. Kettle drumming. Drum solo. Progressive Jazz fusion. Rock and roll. Jazzy. Light. Funky. Groovy. Catchy.Published on March 19, 2014 by Kevin Finn
This is instrumental jazz-rock from the '70s, but it's timeless to me. I love the interaction of bass and drums on this CD, it's just got a funky groove to it. Read morePublished on July 17, 2013 by Ken V.
As everyone here has said, this is Gong without its founders Allen or Smyth, or it's lead guitarist Hillage - or any of the Pot-head Pixie stuff. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by applewood
Well. First off, there's none of that PHP silliness on this record. I really miss that. Fusiony stuff generally takes itself too seriously and without any fun going on even on the... Read morePublished on August 8, 2010 by OLD GUY.
I bought this one after having been a fan of its sequel, Expresso II for many many years. Hearing this, I could see how it was a stepping stone to that second album by this... Read morePublished on March 21, 2010 by Scott and his Stacks o' Books
I've listened to Gazeuse for maybe 20+ years or so and it never bores me.
Get it ASAP!