Brazilian psychedelic band Violeta de Outono is back with a new studio album.
New album ‘Spaces’, due to be released in October 2016, sums up the band’s progress during the last ten years, following ‘Volume 7’ (2007) and ‘Espectro’ (2012).
‘Spaces’, their ninth studio album, fulfills a trilogy started with 2007’s ‘Volume 7’, and consolidates the current phase of the band, a quartet, instead of the post-punk tinged psychedelic trio of the 1980’s. The album features all the elements of the group’s characteristic soundscapes, with hypnotic patterns, long instrumentals sections, ethereal vocals and founding member Fabio Golfetti’s trademark atmospheric guitar playing.
Violeta de Outono’s ‘Spaces’ was recorded and mixed at MOSH Studios, São Paulo, during the autumn of 2016, by Alex Angeloni; mastered by Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering, London, and produced by Fabio Golfetti.
‘Reflections that reveal the mystery further . . . . .’
Fabio Golfetti will be at the festival Virada Cultural 2016, that happens in 21-22, May in São Paulo. He will be playing the Tribute to Jupiter Maçã (Jupiter Apple), his friend who died last December 2015. Jupiter was an amazing artist, exploring the limits of Brazilian psychedelia, jazz and experimentalism. Fabio will also perform with his band Violeta de Outono, playing songs from the last albums Volume 7 and Espectro, and some new that will appear on the upcoming album.
Gong’s New Album: Recording Update
As daevid always hoped Gong would continue without him he would be delighted that not only does it continue, it thrives. Recording for the new Gong album has successfully progressed for some time, all will be completed by the end of April. Basic tracks were recorded by the band, Kavus Torabi, Dave Sturt, Ian East, Cheb Nettles and Fabio Golfetti, who decamped to the UK from Brasil for the duration, live at Brixton Hill Studios.
Due to some welcome guests, in places the album will witness the mingling of essence of Gongs, perhaps including a little touch of an alien in the night. Fingers crossed, as long as nothing changes the album is scheduled for release in September.
(from Planet Gong website, posted Sun 13 Mar)
GONG are very pleased to announce a short UK tour in October, featuring Ian East, Dave Sturt, Cheb Nettles, Kavus Torabi and Fabio Golfetti.
20/10/15 – Bilston, Robin 2
21/10/15 – London, Dingwalls
22/10/15 – Leicester, The Musician
23/10/15 – Glasgow, Audio
24/10/15 – Manchester, Band On The Wall
03/11/15 – Liverpool, The Kazimier
“When it became clear that Daevid wouldn’t tour again we all decided it was imperative that the Gong band continued. This was Daevid’s passionate wish. So here we are on the road once again fellow travellers.
Fill up your teapots and come join the ride!
Love and peace Gong 2015”
This was Daevid’s last message to the current Gong band…
“I feel you are all equally on the brink of a whole new era of Gong, musically, lyrically and spiritually and that pretty much all you have each done until now has been a preparation for this time.
I want you to know I am 100% behind you with this project and I wish you huge success in every way you decide to measure that success.
I am really proud of laying the foundation for the Gong tradition and have done my best to make it as multi layered, wide ranging and open ended as I possibly could so that almost anything was possible as a result.
At last I am free to let go of it so now it is up to you guys to carry it on into new unknown heights and depths far beyond anything I could ever imagine myself.
Thank you for being there and going for it and may the rewards be unimaginably powerful for each!
Love and massive soulful hugs
Track for the album ‘I See You’
The revised release date for the new Gong studio album, ‘I See You’ is now Monday 10th November.
Everything is now in the hands of the record label – daevid’s artwork, all the credits, lyrics, notes and writings, plus a host of photographs both live shots and from a photoshoot in Brazil, and of course the LP and CD audio masters. Snapper’s artwork team have all the elements to design an appealing and edifying package, one that will illuminate and enhance some great Gong music – I’m sure they’ll do just that.
from planet gong website
Blimey real live happening gigs!
Thursday 20th November – Manchester, Club Academy – Gong 2014 with special guests, Here & Now and Graham Clark and Mark Robson (The Magick Twins).
Friday 28th November – London, The Garage – Gong 2014 with special guests Steve Hillage, Mike Howlett, a solo Andy Bole set, with more TBC.
All the details and ticket links
Dave Sturt, Ian East, Fabio Golfetti, Kavus Torabi and a mystery guest drummer, with the full blessings of our Absent Alien Aussie Allens – Orlando and daevid, are hosting two very special events with invited guests to launch the new Gong album, ‘I See You’. Visual illumination from the one and only Jasper Johns in full-on Flute Salad Lightshow mode at both events.
Just when all was a deep glooming gig-wise as the planned Gong dates UK and European dates spluttered, flickered and went out one by one like light-bulbs blowing on an overloaded Christmas Tree circuit – there is a light that won’t go out – and it’s called Gong and now have two unique events to look forward to in November.
Come and fan the flames, a grand musical adventure awaits, this could be quite someting – and not a big white pixie suit in sight, unless you plan on dressing up. In fact we could all go as Bert Camembert – I’m Bert Camemberticus, No I’m Bert Camemberticus, No I’m…etc… in homage to daevid, who by the time of the gigs should be well down recouperation road after his radiation therapy.
from planet gong website