Gong, the legendary psychedelic prog rockers announced they will release their stunning new album “2032” on September 21. Released on Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy’s subsidiary G-Wave label, the album is officially released two months before Gong’s highly anticipated nationwide UK tour which kicks off at the Brisol O2 Academy on 19th November. Described as exhilarating, compelling and other worldly, “2032” represents the first time Hillage has recorded with original Gong founder, Daevid Allen, since 1974’s “You” album.
“2032” is a new installment that continues Gong’s famous ‘Radio Gnome’ album trilogy which includes the milestone psychedelic progressive rock albums, “Flying Teapot” (1973), “Angel’s Egg” (1973) and “You” (1974). The line-up on the album includes Daevid Allen (guitar, lead vocals): Steve Hillage (lead guitar), Miquette Giraudy (synthesizer), Gilli Smyth (space whisper and poetry), Mike Howlett (bass), Chris Taylor (drums), and Theo Travis (sax and flute). Special guest performances on selected tracks include former Gong member Didier Malherbe (sax and flute) and Yuji Katsui (electric violin) of the Japanese progressive/psychedelic jam band Rovo. “2032 is when Planet Gong makes full contact with the Planet Earth; a major new chapter in the continually evolving Gong mythology,” says Daevid Allen.