Various permutations of Gong have worked together over the years under various names including Mother Gong, Expresso Gong, Gongmaison, Planet Gong and so on and so forth and also included an amazing array of musical talent moving through the ranks. Some versions of the band have Daevid Allen on board and others do not however over recent years Daevid has once again become the leading light and inspiration behind the very fluid Gong concept that began over thirty years ago.
Gongmaison was the first album to be recorded following Daevid Allen's self-imposed exile to Australia between 1981 and 1988. It also saw the reunion between Daevid Allen and former Gong Sax player Didier Malherbe. The album was recorded during the night of the Summer Solstice in 1989.
In addition to Daevid Allen and Didier Malherbe the album features performances from Shyamal Maitra, Graham Clark, Wandana, Conrad Henderson, Rob Calvert, Jenni Rodger and Harry Williamson who also produced the album. The feel is definitely Gong with a few of the then newer influences such as jazz house, which is reflected in the name Gongmaison, which literally translated, means Gong House. The album has been remastered for release and contains newly written sleeve notes from Daevid Allen.
1. Flying Teacup
4. Tabas Logorythmique
6. We Circle Around
7. Flying Teadance Sillymix