Gong Gong Gong :: Rytme og Drone III

For the third entry in their Rhythm ’n’ Drone series of one-off improvised recordings, Beijing’s Gong Gong Gong assembled with Danish musicians Anton Rothstein (Marching Church) and Angel Wei Bernild (First Hate). While the Chinese avant-rock duo’s instrumentation is typically limited to guitar and bass, this March 2019 session marked their first time playing with a drummer and percussionist. As with many improv jams, the four musicians start slow, patiently becoming acquainted with each other’s approach.

Gong Gong Gong :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

On its debut album, Phantom Rhythm, guitar and bass duo Gong Gong Gong draw on the buzzy rock ‘n’ roll bedrock of Bo Diddley and the mesmerizing solos of West African desert blues, twisting up music traditions like Henry Flynt and 75 Dollar Bill, expanding into vast and enveloping territories that sound like a desert rave after sundown.