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House of Thandoy CD HOT1
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House of Thandoy CD HOT1
  1. Raga 99 2.43 - download mp3 - 0'53" / 836 KB
  2. Dreamcatcher 5.00
  3. Fast 4 Word 4.01 - download mp3 - 0'43" / 680 KB
  4. Deep Float 4.24 - download mp3 - 0'39" / 616 KB
  5. Station Pt 1 5.01
  6. Station Pt 2 4.39
  7. Nightline 3.53
Total Runtime 29.38

All songs by Higgins, Howlett & Sayer,
except 1 & 3 by Higgins, Howlett, Sayer & Travis

A sizzling psychedelic music trio, playing modes of expanding themes, trance grooves and cosmic trips. Former members of Gong, Lights In A Fat City and Karmakanics meet in an essence of trance-formational entertainment journey musics. Intrepid travellers flying space funk, Random Access Grooves. Post-organic contrapunctual lines and Deep Float.
Steve Higgins (KarmaKanix): guitar, vocals, synth
Mike Howlett (Gong): bass, vocals and switch-doctoring
Eddie Sayer (ex-Lights in a Fat City): drums, percussion
Theo Travis (Cipher, Gong): guest saxes & flutes [1, 3]

House of Thandoy - CD-R HOT1 - listener comments
This CD-R of very well recorded space-funk psychedelic grooves by Mike and mates is a most welcome addition to what is going on around the Gong multiverse these days. If you like what he does at the heart of Gong and want to be in at the very beginning of something new then here it is.

Guitarist Steve Higgins spirals out with the best of them and drummer Eddy locks into the groove with Mike as if he's always been there. Add the bonus of Gong's Theo Travis guesting some of the tracks and the whole thing really starts to cook. It has some of the sensibilities of 'Shamal' era Gong but with the smooth funkability of the 2001 Gong touring line-up. You are going to be very plesantly surprised by the wealth of good music here.

It's so good that the musicians can get their current work (some of this was recorded in July!) straight out to you cutting out all the various middle men.
"what a blissful CD...!!! I just can't stop playing it. To me the best Gong-related item since OK Friends. Hope you're selling much of them to allow the musicians to give us a continuation to this delight. This should be sold in drugstores to recover all depressive people on Earth..." ;o)
"motoring music for the scottish highlands..."

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