Sunday, February 07, 2016

Final Album by Soft Machine and Gong Founder Daevid Allen to Be Released

Daevid Allen, the co-founder of the groups Soft Machine and Gong, will have his final album released this Friday, February 12.

ELEVENSES is the second album by the Daevid Allen Weird Quartet which also includes Don Falcone of Spirits Burning, Michael Clare of Daevid Allen's University of Errors, and drummers Trey Sabatelli (The Tubes) and Paul Sears (The Muffins). It is the followup to their 2005 album DJDDAY.

Allen, who died last year at the age of 77, has over fifty albums to his name along with those by Soft Machine and Gong.

The Daily Telegraph said, “Allen revelled in being the court jester of hippie rock and never lost his enthusiasm for the transcendent power of the psychedelic experience. He once remarked, 'Psychedelia for me is a code for that profound spiritual experience where there is a direct link to the gods.' That he never attained the riches and fame of many of his contemporaries did not concern him.”

Daevid Allen Weird Quartet ELEVENSES album is a mixture of styles of music found throughout his career, plus a few surprises: a blues song in 7/4, a catchy Irish-tinged folk song, ambient and explosive instrumentals, a post-punk rave-up with Daevid's final message on a record.

Track List:

  • TransloopThisMessage
  • Imagicknation
  • The Latest Curfew Craze
  • Kick That Habit Man
  • Secretary Of Lore
  • Alchemy
  • The Cold Stuffings Of November
  • Grasshopping
  • God's New Deal
  • Dim Sum In Alphabetical Order
  • Killer Honey
  • Under The YumYum Tree Cafe
  • Banana Construction