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  • Audio CD (21 Sep 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: G-Wave
  • ASIN: B002LWJ50G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,971 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Moondog on 17 Oct 2009
Format: Audio CD
If anyone out there has caught any of Gong's impressive and delightful 2009 live performances then you may have already been put at ease that this new album was not going to be another lackluster armchair-rock dissappointment (unlike other Gong studio offerings over the past 2 decades or more)

Admittedly, 2032 starts with more of a whimper than a bang. The opening track, "City of Self Fascination" at first seems fairly mediocre, but just be patient and give yourself a couple of minutes to open up to what turns out to be an highly enjoyable piece of space-rock, greatly bolstered by Steve Hillage's return to the Gong fold. Daevid Allen's rap during the second half of the tune pays off suprisingly well too (!)
It would be difficult not to be totally enamoured with the catchy ska-funk saxaphone melody and widdly guitar-foolery of "Digital Girl", which is guaranteed to raise a contented grin... as well as a deep sigh of relief to any Gong enthusiast rightfully approaching this album with tepidation. I even didn't mind Gilli Smyth's brief spoken interlude; a homage to ealier albums with a modern twist.

But the best is yet to come... My personal favourite tracks are "Dancing With The Pixies" and "Wacky Baccy Banker". The former is not just mere cute hippy whimsy, but is the first time Gong have attempted Celtic rock riffs, albeit too brief, but they work like a treat and are great to bouce around to. (I do hope Gong will conjure more Celtic-style offerings in future as it does suit them. Gongport Convention, anyone?) The latter track is Daevid Allen's repeat attempt at punk, and is far more successful than his 1980s New York Gong punk offerings.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By No-Shoes-the-Fish on 25 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
The original gang reunited to bring peace and love to our time all the way from 1974 to our troubled days...peace and love with the funkiest, catchiest rhythms. Oh boy, this album is good! Infectious grooves that slip pleasantly aboard the busiest head and re-decorate.

Granted, one or two of the tracks are not stunning, but only 1 or 2 - 'How to Stay Alive' and 'Robo-Warriors'. But 'Escape, Control, Delete' would get even the dead dancing. As would 'Waccy, Baccy, Banker'. Things go a little bit blissed out when Mr Hillage cranks it up for 'Portal' and on 'Pinkle Ponkle' it's like the Ozrics have popped in for a cup of tea. With enough space whispers, pixies and nods to Zero to keep you going, this is a marvellous, warm and beautiful album from a legendary band. Buy it without hesitation and love it from the first play.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Soft Machine Operator TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
Gong continue the bizarre story of Zero the Hero and Planet Gong on this album that also sees a number of veterans return - alongside Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth are Steve Hillage, Miqeutte Giraudy, Mike Howlett & the wonderful multi-instrumentalist, Theo Travis, who has also been playing with Soft Machine Legacy in place of Elton Dean. Didier Malherbe plays on a couple of tracks as well.

Much of the album is laid back, spaced out jazz/prog rock, with some great grooves and extended instrumental sections. "How To Stay Alive" has a great dub beat and some memorable riffs with a modern sound that leans towards hip-hop. Gilli Smyth provides ethereal whispers and poems that take you right back to the Gong of Angel's Egg and You. Some of the lyrics will bring a smile to your face, in particular the story about the digital girl who "you can take out to dinner on a memory stick."

Newcomers might struggle to see what the fuss is about, but fans of the 1970s Gong will find a lot here to enjoy, as will fans from the post-allen Gong when the band veered heavily towards jazz/rock.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Red Mosquito on 3 Oct 2009
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I've been a big fan of both Gongs ( Daevid Allen's and Pierre Moerlen's) for the last 36 years. Both different in terms of musical presentation however, both consistant in terms of attracting musicians who have graduated from the acadamy of musical excellence. 2032 takes up the story of Zero The Hero, who has remained on planet earth since 1969, and the Octive Doctors who are back from the planet Gong after leaving earth some 35 years ago. 2032 takes up where 'You' left off in 1974 with a number of the same cast; namely Daevid Allen, Steve Hillage, Miquette Guiraudy, Gilli Smyth, Mike Howlett and Didier Malherbe. Musically 2032 is the nearest thing to 'You' when considering any of Gong's output over the last four decades, despite the noticable absence of Steve's Glissando trademark guitar and the hippy trippy synthesiser sounds of the early seventies. The Orb's influence also leaves it's mark on a numbers of tracks. The album is an accurate and amusing reflection of how different life on earth is now compared to when Zero and the Octive Doctors first set foot on a planet without PC's, mobile phones, greedy bankers and the internet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen on 4 Jan 2010
Format: Audio CD
Joy oh joy. My Gong Appreciation Lobe has been re-awakened, I am back in pixieland at the age of (I forget . . .) I like the electric beat of City of Self Fascination, which at first sounded a bit strange. Now I find myself slinking around the house to it, wondering how it is that whatever type of music Gong attempt, they manage to do it better than the bands usually associated with it. This also goes for their celtic riffs, their sax jazz, their trance/dance music, their happy hippy music - truly inspired musicians. The old warmth and joy is here on this album, and listening to it felt like going home. THANK YOU GONG! I am a very happy (ex) hippy, comforted in my stressy middle aged life by the return of the Octave Doctors. Time for Tea.
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