This is Allen's first solo album which he recorded years after leaving the legendary Soft Machine and soon after forming the anarchic, experimental and drug-inspired ensemble Gong. The album's highlights include the moody 'Memories' with Robert Wyatt on vocals, one of the finest tracks to come out of the so-called 'Canterbury Sound', and the rocking opener 'Time Of Your Life' is a showcase for Allen's guitar pyrotechnics.
Double CD of unreleased alternative versions and different mixes of Daevid's first solo album - Banana Moon.
Daevid Allen was one of the founders of the British progressive rock band the Soft Machine in 1966. After recording just one album with the group, he became the founder/leader of Gong, which he left in 1973 to begin a solo career (though his first solo album, Banana Moon, was released in 1971 while he was still in the group). Allen explored his quirky, folky take on rock throughout the '70s and '80s on albums like 1976's Good Morning and 1983's Alien in New York…
This impressive, but rather underrated soundtrack album to documentary movie about motorcycle racing was taped by the classic Gong line-up in May 1971, at the very beginning of the recording sessions for their amazing "Camembert Electrique" LP and then released by French Philips at the end of the year. There's no keyboards or synthesizer parts at all, just extended guitar-dominated, heavy psychedelic and mostly instrumental jams (with occasional vocals and space whispers) filled with very intense and mind-blowing glissando guitar notes & vibrating sax noises against hypnotic & pulsating rhythm section.
The first spontaneous concerts twixt Daevid and the Acid Mother Temple members: Makoto and Cotton in the USA 2002. These recordings have been selected from the 2nd gig at the Egglake Festival in 2002 and the 3rd gig at the Hemlock in San Francisco, 31.8.02. All tracks written and composed by daevid allen, Cotton Casino and Kawabata Makoto. These CDs are in matt black card covers with silver and white printing. This is the seventeenth of a 20CD series, each release a limited pressing of 1000 copies only - no more will be pressed.
Fabulous, inventive, smart & a lot more variety than I'd seen for a long time - VILLAGE VOICE nyc. The one & only invigorating & stimulating, disturbing & renewing daevid allen of gong JONNY GREENE gas wacky weird & truly wonderful - N.M.E. These CDs are in matt black card covers with silver and white printing. This is the fiftheenth of a 20CD series, each release a limited pressing of 1000 copies only - no more will be pressed.
A quirky mindstate altering one hour radio program in the form of an intense tape collage created by daevid on a Revox & TEAC four track tape recorder at BMO studio behind Mullumbimby NSW in Oz. This one hour program was one of the series of 12 for 2NCR radio Lismore and broadcast through the winter months of 1984. These CDs are in matt black card covers with silver and white printing. This is the fourteenth of a 20CD series, each release a limited pressing of 1000 copies only - no more will be pressed.