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5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz/space rock at it's best, 12 Feb 2001
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This review is from: Angel's Egg (Radio Gnome Invisible Part II) (Audio CD)
To gong fans, this is one of the classics, a circus of beautiful, strange and often silly songs based around Zero the hero and friends. The opening track 'other side of the sky' starts the listner of on a journey through time and space, it is easy to get lost in the trancendance of it all, until awoken by the chant of 'Hari, hari ladies lavatories' which leads into Zero's journey through space in 'sold to the highest buddah' 'Castle in the clouds' gently brings the listner down into the french cafe feel of 'prostitute poem' It's easy to get lost in the music of this album but 'givin' my love to you' brings you out of the relaxed state and puts a smile on your face, although it is only a brief respite before Mike Howlett's opening bass to 'selene' another song that ends in a chant type vocal. 'flute salad' pushes the listners mind out into space before leading up into the classic that is 'oily way' 'outer temple/inner temple' take the listner to tibet to celebrate the pleasure's of tea drinking and ends in the musical orgy of 'perculations' 'love is how yer make it' is a brilliant percussion piece with beautiful lyrics that lead into the guitar world of 'I never glid before' The album ends with the (very) silly eat that phone book coda which insists on you eating the angels egg in the morning. This album is, in my opinion, Gongs best, with a nice mixture of styles and ideas, I would highly reccomend it to anyone who is either yet to experiance Gong or who is already toying with the outfits highly original world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Egg well worth hatching, 1 Nov 2002
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The middle album of the Radio Gnome Trilogy ('Flying Teapot', 'Angels Egg', 'You'), it is the one where the majority of the...what shall I call it...'story' takes place.
OK, the concept - Australian ex-member of Soft Machine, Daevid Allen and his Welsh poetess wife, Gilli Smyth, join together with a collective of English and French jazz musicians and only ever record during the phases of the full moon. All the songs are about pot-head pixies that fly around in flying teapots...OK you get the picture.
Amazingly it all works, and the fantastic jazz that this album is swirls around the story of Zero the Hero looking for the Planet Gong and suddenly...you're hooked!
The musicianship of Diddier 'Bloomdido' Malherbe and drummer Pierre Moerlen is incredible, and they make it sound so laid back. It's a melange of styles jumping either side of avart-garde jazz-rock, and tracks like 'Flute Salad' and 'Oily Way' sit well alongside oddities like 'Givin my Luv to You' and 'Prostitute Poem'.
Sheer silliness but great music!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre and brilliant!, 2 April 2013
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This review is from: Angel's Egg (Radio Gnome Invisible Part II) (Audio CD)
Record 2 in Gong's wonderful Radio Gnome trilogy. There has never been another band quite like Gong, before or since. Pink Floyd had Syd Barrett, Gong has/had Daevid Allen, and more! An Anglo/French/Aussie band producing music with virtuosity and drollery, combining jazz-rock with exquisite synthesiser and ethereal female voices, humour, storytelling and mysticism. They veer from cacophony to sublime melody that sends a shiver down your spine.

All aided by generous quantities of mind-altering substances, I don't doubt...
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody brilliant., 14 Dec 2002
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Mr. A. Dullenty "Fred the Fish" (Accrington, Lancashire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Angel's Egg (Radio Gnome Invisible Part II) (Audio CD)
What more can I say? this is my first Gong album (i'm a new fan) and is just amazing. And to top off all the great songs it has such a good cover!!! look at their crazy doodles!
Will definitely be buying Flying Teapot sometime soon.
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