GING EXPRESSO: DECADENCE – New Album Pre-Order

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GONG EXPRESSO’s
new album
DECADENCE
direct link: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/hr3
Pierre Moerlen’s Gong was a major branch of the massive Gong tree. In the mid ’70’s drummer Pierre Moerlen separated from Daevid Allen marking an end to the Flying Teapot period and a powerful jazz-rock unit was formed and signed to Virgin Records. Pierre’s brother Benoit Moerlen, Hansford Rowe, Francois Causse, Allan Holdsworth were core members. Many major guests joined them both on albums and touring. Mick Taylor, Mike Oldfield, and French violinist Didier Lockwood were key participants. Mike Oldfield occasionally used the PMG rhythm section for touring also calling on members for albums such as Ommadawn, Incantations, Exposed and Platinum. Pierre Moerlen died May 5th, 2005.
 In concert Gong Expresso mines their huge repertoire and has exceptional guests joining them regularly.
Hansford Rowe’s project HRIII merges with Gong Expresso. Gong alumni Francois Causse, Benoit Moerlen and Hansford Rowe join HRIII guitarist Julien Sandiford for the recording of the new album by Gong Expresso titled Decadence.
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
CD
LP (180grams)
Full-length new album. Available in MP3 320kbps and FLAC 24bit/48kHz. PLUS pledgers will be able to immediately download the track “Three Blind Mice” after purchase.
SIGNED & UNSIGNED!!!
Price of shipping is included. The new album available on CD. PLUS the album download n MP3 320kbps and FLAC 24bit/48kHz and access to the exclusive updates.
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Price of shipping is included. Get the signed 180 gram audiophile vinyl release of Decadence with special commentary and photos. PLUS the album download n MP3 320kbps and FLAC 24bit/48kHz and access to the exclusive updates.
More merch items available at
www.pledgemusic.com/projects/hr3
A video update from Hansford Rowe
https://youtu.be/tbsrAte6pj4

FINAL Days to PRE-ORER the NEW ALBUM!!

OUR GONG EXPRESSO PLEDGEMUSIC CAMPAIGN ENDS MAY 10TH!
www.pledgemusic.com/projects/hr3

We, Gong Expresso, would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family of Allan Holdsworth. As many of you know, Allan played major part in the Gong family tree. Through numerous recordings and live shows, Allan‘s genius was always a gift for us. His contributions to the world of music are immense. There are artists we refer to as “before and after” artists. Allan was surely one. As with Hendrix there is guitar playing before Allan and after Allan. Enough said. We are happy to announce the digital release of Decadence on or close to May 15th. We are in the final stages of mixing. Since the beginning of the campaign in November 2016 we have had this special bonus for pledging. You will receive a never before heard 1979 live version of PM Gong’s classic 3 Blind Mice featuring Allan Holdsworth available for immediate download! This will not be made available to the general public.

DECADENCE album by GONG EXPRESSO

Gong alumni Francois Causse (drums, percussion), Benoit Moerlen (vibes, marimba) and Hansford Rowe (bass) join HRIII guitarist Julien Sandiford for the recording of Gong Expresso‘s first album.

Rowe says: “Decadence is the title tune on the new Gong Expresso album. Here the word means ‘falling away.’ I hope this tune and all the music on the album somehow addresses this in an unadorned, direct way. “When I play with these three musicians, I am convinced there is something special happening. Benoit, Francois and I began playing together in early 1977 in Pierre Moerlen’s Gong and our rapport is of the kind only long-term relationships can provide. Julien is 25 has been alive less time than I have been playing with the others. Yet our musical relationship feels infinitely long.”

Gong Expresso have a pre-order campaign for the new album via PledgeMusic.com where fans can also get T-shirts, bass strings, and CD bundle packs.

A Note from Hansford:

When you purchase an “item” from our Gong Expresso campaign you are not buying music, this is not commerce in the normal sense. You are contributing to the making of the music. That’s very different. No one really buys music. In the past you purchased a vehicle, a physical format, that permitted you to listen. Some of the receipts went to the musicians. But musicians have been making music whether anyone buys it or not for millennia. So, contributing to this campaign makes you a part of the bohemian fraternity that supports our creative endeavours. In sacred times musicians were workers just like any other and all creative work was for God. Today, it is hard to emulate that process but I believe that funding campaigns are a modern way of supporting what we believe in.
This album is produced by many “workers” including graphic designers, videographers, studio and mastering engineers, web designers, instrument builders, and crowd funding platform makers all contributing to something they believe in.
So you are participating through your “purchase” and we are creating something together. Sound good?

Thanks,
Hansford Rowe

Digital Release – May 15th, 2017

In Memory of Allan Holdsworth and Pierre Moerlen. R.I.P.
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Introducing: Names

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Artist: Names
Track Title: Backs Turned
Release Date: 20th May 2017
Label: Libertino Records
Release Date: 20th May 2017
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What’s in a name? A set of words by which we are known, addressed or referred to! With Names the question follows their every creative move, what are / who are Names? This melancholic, electronic, piano based alt pop duo defy easy definitions. They have no intention of sucoming to the fivurlous demands of pop culture. They remain a mystery, sheltered within the icy soundscapes they create. Soundscapes that are on one hand bucolic, reflecting their geographical birth in the wild depths of Pembrokeshire, whilst yet moulding images of an urban dystopia, claustrophobic and reeling from uncomfortable encounters / fraught interactions.

This creative duality is keenly felt throughout Names debut single ‘Backs Turned’. Ioan Hazell (vocals / piano) and Joey Robbins (drums) offer a debut single rich in mature insight, a reflection on isolation and urban heartbreak. Musically Names are following in the footsteps of post punk pioneers Joy Division in their singular palette whilst Radiohead and Nick Cave’s uncompromising melodies are also inspirations. Names can only be referred to as a unique musical mystery that does not need any solving.

Backs Turned Lyrics

I want quiet, Just quiet,
Silence for a while.
The violence and street talk
Have left me outside.
Under streetlight surrender I am free from what you’ve become,
From the back turns and strangers,
I can breathe.
But you’re high so it’s impossible
For you to feel another thing.
You insist that you get it
That it wasn’t what it seemed.
But you’re straight faced, distracted, So I know you’re not listening.
Under streetlights I’m lying in the snow. Yeah you’re straight faced and evil, Straight faced and evil, Evil.
Nes i byth ddweud fy mod i’n neud y peth gywir, y peth gywir. Ond mae pawb yn dweud fy mod i’n neud y peth gywir, Mae mor anodd gwybod.

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NICOLAS MEIER – USA tour / MEIER BUDJANA GROUP European Tour

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NICOLAS MEIER GROUP
USA Tour Dates

MEIER BUDJANA GROUP
European Tour Dates

Dear Friends in Music
After several tours and numerous high profile concerts as member of the seminal JEFF BECK GROUP, playing major arenas around the world, Swiss-born and London-based guitarist extraordinaire NICOLAS MEIER is coming to the USA this upcoming June for his first ever American solo tour .
Nicolas newest solo album, critically acclaimed “Infinity”, was released in October 2016 on Steve Vai’s Favored Nations’ label, featuring JIMMY HASLIP on bass and VINNIE COLAIUTA on bass.

Tour dates:
June 15 – New York, NY (The Iridium)
June 16 – Pittsburgh, OH (PGH Winery)
June 17 – Cleveland, OH (Nighttown)
June 18 – Chicago, IL (Martyr’s)
June 25 – Denver, CO (Swallow Hill)
June 26 – Denver, CO (Swallow Hill – workshop)
June 28 – San Francisco, CA (Savanna Jazz)

Links:
www.meiergroup.com
www.favorednations.com
www.moonjune.com
www.maximumbooking.com

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It is rare to come across a musician whose vision for his instrument is so vastly expansive as that of Swiss-born Nicolas Meier. Even rarer still is finding a level of creative brilliance, precision and an almost reverential sensitivity — delivered with conviction and authority, no less! — in so many distinctly different musical settings … but here’s your proof! VALERY AMADOR, BASS MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

Guitarist Nicolas Meier is blessed with precise intonation, fluid technique and mastery of a range of different styles. BRUCE LINDSEY, ALL ABOUT JAZZ

In October 2017, MEIER BUDJANA GROUP will tour Europe promoting their newest releases on Steve Vai’s Favored Nations: “Infinity” (Nicolas Meier) and “Zentuary” (Dewa Budjana).

NICOLAS MEIER guitar
DEWA BUDJANA guitar
JIMMY HASLIP bass guitar
ASAF SIRKIS drums
SAAT SYAH flute, vocals

October 5 – Nottingham, UK (Bonnington Theater)
October 6 – Guildford, UK (ACM)
October 7 – Luton, UK (The Bear Club)
October 8 – Marsden, UK (Marsden Jazz Festival)
October 9 – London, UK (Pizza Express Jazz Club)
October 11 – Stratford Upon Avon, UK (Stratford Jazz Club)
October 12 – Oxford, UK (The Spin)
October 13 – Boxford, UK (The Fleece Jazz Club)
October 15 – Zoetermeer, Holland (Cultuurpodium Boerderij)
October 16 – Vervier, Belgium (Spirit Of 66)
October 20 – Fribourg, Switzerland (La Spirale)
October 21 – Gschwend, Germany (Gemaindehalle)

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Hms Morris Release ‘Morbid Mind’ / ‘Arth’

Hms Morris Announce Release Of ‘Morbid Mind’ / ‘Arth’ Web Version
HMS MORRIS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF 'MORBID MIND' / 'ARTH​'
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Artist: HMS Morris
Track Title: ‘Morbid Mind’ / ‘Arth’ (Double A Side Single)
Label: Waco Gwenci
Release Date: 28th April 2017
Format: Digital Download

HMS Morris to release new material in the form of a double a-side single.

‘Morbid Mind’ and ‘Arth’ showcase the range of the band’s songwriting, sailing from a White
Denim–esque fluster to melodies reminiscent of traditional Welsh folk music.‘Morbid Mind’ explores
the morbid curiosity that resides within all of us, that drives the popularity of ‘murderabilia’ and lies behind the rubbernecking instinct. The lure of the morbid can be explained as a noble desire to empathise with the unfortunate, but can also lead to obsession, insanity, even death…

‘Arth’ (Welsh for ‘Bear’), is a tribute to an animal associated in cultures around the world with spiritual strength, courage, and harmony with the cycles of the Earth. Today, as the fight intensifies to overcome the forces destroyingour global communities and habitats, it seems more important than ever for us to channel the spirit of Arth. Following the success of their debut album ‘Interior Design’ the band are excited to showcase new material alongside old favourites and will be hitting the road from April.

‘Morbid Mind’

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Live
April 25th Komedia, Bath
May 9th The Social, London
May 13th Focus Wales, Wrexham
May 14th Dart Music Festival, Dartmouth
May 28th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff.
June 23rd Chester Live, Chester
July 1st Gwyl Tafwyl Festival, Llandaff Fields, Cardiff.

Biography
HMS Morris are a Welsh Art-Pop group that delve into the wonky, odd-ball side of psychedelia, finding the balance between bold experimentalism without giving up accessibility. With an undercurrent of post-punk edginess, the group
toy with colliding synthesisers and cooing vocals and still manage to create something cohesive and alluring (Clunk). Released in November 2016, the band’s debut album ‘Interior Design’ is ‘a real trip, a multi- dimensional sound that traipses across hitherto unexplored regions of sound’ (Clash), and with an as yet untitled follow-up already in production, it seems the voyage is just getting started.

​Contact
Please get in touch with Aled at beastpruk@gmail.com for interviews / Q&A’s and promo downloads, or contact hmsmband@gmail.com for live bookings.

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Stockholm’s Jet Rewind Reveals Debut Single “Someone Else”

Hi Musikoon,

Hope all is well. I am writing in hopes of pitching Stockholm indie rock act, Jet Rewind, and their new single "Someone Else" for your blog. Please let me know if you need any more information. .

Best,

Mike

Band: Jet Rewind
Single: "Someone Else" – soundcloud stream
RIYL: The Strokes, Spoon, French Kicks
Socials: Facebook
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Album Art

Stockholm based indie rock act Jet Rewind’s shares the same name an old VHS-player that allows you to rewind tapes within 60 seconds. For the band, Jet Rewind symbolizes a certain nostalgia and a dream to go back to something long forgotten.

Consisting of Samuel Heiligers (vox) Johannes Palmroos (bass) Emmanuel Hailemariam (guitar) & Anton Haeffler (drums), the project is still in it’s infancy with "Someone Else" being the band’s first single. "Someone Else" is a hopeful guitar-based song about finding your element.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Best,

Michael

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Releases:
#021 Jet Rewind – "Someone Else"
#020 Humble Braggers – I Know Better, I’m No Better
#019 Cooler – Phantom Phuzz
#018 Brompton Collective – "Collide"
#017 Hundred Plus Club – For You
#016 Brat’ya – Call Me EP
#015 M.A.G.S. / Humble Braggers – Split

#014 OCCY – No Way
#013 Tomoreaux – At Peace, Overlook
#012 Sixties Future – s/t
#011 Aircraft – 7 Gems From the Sparkling Void
#010 Humble Braggers – Disposable Friends
#009 The Lagoonas – Welcome Home
#008 M.A.G.S. – Cellophane
#007 Bryan Johnson and Family – Cool Your Jets EP
#006 Brimstone Blondes – AGE OF CONSENT
#005 Half Day – In Public
#004 The Denzels – Blow 7"
#003 The Denzels – "222" (single)
#002 Merchants – The Red Room EP
#001 The Denzels – Easy Tiger EP

Marbin, the hardest working band in America – Spring Tour 2017

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L2R: Dani Rabin (guitar), Blake Jiracek (drums), Danny Markovitch (sax), Jon Nadel (bass).
MARBIN SPRING 2017 TOUR

DANI RABIN guitar
DANNY MARKOVITCH sax
JON NADEL bass guitar
BLAKE JIRACEK drums

MARBIN, one of the biggest treasures and musical talents found by MoonJune’s honcho Leonardo Pavkovic,is a progressive instrumental jam-jazz-rock-blues-fusion band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach and encouragement by Mr. Pavkovic, MARBIN started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, MARBIN has gained tens of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums. MARBIN has released six albums: Marbin (2009; self-release), Breaking the Cycle (2011; MoonJune), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013; MoonJune), The Third Set (2014; MoonJune), Aggressive Hippies (2015; self-release; marketed by MoonJune), and Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016; self-release; marketed by MoonJune).

“The hardest working band in America! Averaging 250 shows a year!”

“Far from being just another jazz-rock fusion band, Marbin occupies their own stylistic space. More an instrumental rock band than a jazz fusion band, Marbin’s music seems to come from the guitar hero world of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Joe Bonamassa. But there’s a good deal of other stuff going on in their music. Steeped in blues, surf, and the folk music of their native Israel, in addition to jazz- rock, Marbin consistently avoids easy pigeonholing. Part of this is due to the fact that the band is based on the musical partnership of two virtuosos: guitarist Dani Rabinand saxophonist Danny Markovitch. People stopped thinking of saxophone as a virtuosic lead instrument in rock music decades ago, but Markovitch seems determined to change that view single- handedly.” – Dave Wayne, All About Jazz

“Jazz-fusion, rock, folk, blues, prog-rock, bits of heavy metal, and straight jazz…it’s all here folks in one nice little package. [Marbin is a] band that needs to be on your immediate radar if they aren’t already.” – Pete Pardo, Sea Of Tranquility

“Danny Markovitch might not be the best driver in the world, but he can play a heck of a sax, he is a monster.” – Allan Holdsworth (R.I.P.)

“Guitarist Dani Rabin and saxophonist Danny Markovitch generate lightning fast unison choruses and dynamic solo sprees atop the rhythm section’s tight, razor-sharp focus.” – Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

​​​​​​​”Marbin is a crazy talented group making music hard to pin down but easy to appreciate. – Victor Aaron, Something Else

“Let’s just say I’m completely blown away from this group and their albums.” – Zachary Nathanson, Music From the Other Side of the Room​​​​​​​

MARBIN SPRING 2017 TOUR
For tickets and info: http://bandsintown.com/marbin

MARBIN debuts at the premier NYC club THE IRIDIUM on May 3.

For all USA booking inquires: marbinmusic
For all International booking: noanoamusic

Marbin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marbinmusic
Marbin’s Website:

No better way to discover MARBIN than watching their video clips.
Click for the PLAY LIST: www.goo.gl/le2l3G
TO GET CDS + DOWNLOADS go to: www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Marbin
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For those who like to shop on Amazon: www.goo.gl/bcGZ8N (CD + Download)
Or on iTunes: www.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/marbin
​​​​​​​MARBIN is working on their new BandCamp page to be relaunched soon! Stay tuned.
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Allan Holdsworth (1946-2017) – GoFundMe fundraiser to help Allan’s funeral expenses

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Dear Friends in Music

The ultimate guitar maestro ALLAN HOLDSWORTH left this world on April 16, 2017. There is a GoFundMe fundraiser to help Allan’s closest family (his daughters Lynn, Emily and Louise, and his son Sam) to pay for Maestros’ funeral expenses. Your kind and generous contribution is more than welcome.

Direct link:

Please donate even if the goal is reached in less than 5 hours.
Allan’s close family will appreciate.

Leonardo Pavkovic, MoonJune Music
New York

There is no greater measure of a life well lived than the amount of people he had impacted, and by that measure the artist Allan Holdsworth lived a very good life. This man took a plank of wood, a few strings, and some wires and transformed people’s lives in a way that few others have. The ultimate genius of the rarest kind. – Nardini
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R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth (August 6, 1946 – April 16, 2017)

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Dear Friends in Music

Today is a very sad day for me.

R.I.P. Allan Holdsworth (August 6, 1946 – April 16, 2017).

There is no greater measure of a life well lived than the amount of people he had impacted, and by that measure the artist Allan Holdsworth lived a very good life. This man took a plank of wood, a few strings, and some wires and transformed people’s lives in a way that few others have. The ultimate genius of the rarest kind. One of THE greatest musicians ever lived. So much history with Allan between 2001-2016.

You will be missed forever, Allan – Yo Ol’ Geezer, i love You.
Rest In Peace.

​​​​​​​My deepest condolences go to his daughters Emily and Louise, his son Sam, and his granddaughter Rori, and everybody else who loved this truly unique man.

Nardini

All right then, then….
Can I Get You Another One While We Are Waiting?

Leonardo Pavkovic
MoonJune Music, New York

N.P.: Sphere Of Innocence goo.gl/gUB2f0
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