Sunday 4 June 2017
Allen. Daevid - Good Morning (1976)
The second album from this iconic Australian artist.
Daevid Allen has again help from his wife Gilli Smyth and a host of other artists. They provides space whispers, guitars, bass, drums, Moog, female vocals, keyboards, percussions, mandolin and glockenspiel.
Daevid Allen arrived in Great Britain in the late 1960s and became a founding member of Soft Machine. He was denied entry again to Great Britain and formed Gong. He passed away a couple of years ago after leaving a huge legacy of music and ideas.
His 1971 debut album Banana Moon was a good album. Between those two albums, I guess Gong and other project interwined and took all his time. So it was about time to release another solo album.
Daevid Allen solo is a stripped down Gong. As simple as that. And I mean Daevid Allen's Gong. Not Pierre Moerlin's Gong.
What we get on this three quarters of a long album is eight pretty simple, still pretty cosmic and psychedelic songs. Daevid Allen's songwriting and voice is being, brutally, put to the test here.
It is a test he passes with a good margin. The eight songs are really weird and quirky. There are a lot of cool arrangements here which really suits the songs really well. I have to say I am impressed.
There is no great songs here. But this is still a good album well worth checking out.