Expresso II

1978 studio album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Expresso II is the eighth studio album released under the name Gong and the de facto second album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong. It released in February 1978.[2]

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Expresso II
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ReleasedMarch 1978
RecordedJuly–August 1977, Pye & Matrix Studios, London
GenreJazz rock
Length37:17
LabelVirgin
Producer(Pierre Moerlen's) Gong, John Wood
Pierre Moerlen's Gong chronology
Gazeuse!
(1976)
Expresso II
(1978)
Downwind
(1979)
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Featuring an all-instrumental jazz-driven sound, notable for the prominent use of vibraphone, it has little to do with the psychedelic space rock of Daevid Allen's Gong, even though the two bands share a common history. Although the album was issued by Virgin Records under the "Gong" name for contractual reasons, and the name "Pierre Moerlen's Gong" would not be adopted for a few more months, the lineup involved and the nature of the music are that of the Moerlen-led band.

This was the final Gong-related album released by Virgin; the band continued on Arista Records.