Parade [Gong Matrices - Gilli Smyth]
The Matrices band sprang spontaneously out of a "let's just do it" jam between Gilli Smyth of Gong and some of the Azigza band musicians, at thel999 San Francisco Prog Fest where Gong were playing. The band developed through various San Francisco, Woodstock, New York gigs and recordings finalised in September 2OO3 by Mark Pistel at Lo-Fi Studios, San Francisco. Gilli's spacey sound reminds of Gong, and Mother Gong, as do her pointed lyrics, somewhat political, but here in a very different context, augmented by the excellent bass sound of Pierce McDowell, who wrote the music.
Floating, eerie or seductive sounds are enhanced by the electric violin, quirky synthesiser, and sharp percussion.
Welcome to the Parade......the Annunaki, Demon Barbie & the Super Computer Matrix, Seas, Battlefield.......that's alright George, Email from Most High, The Driver's Seat, Virtual Lover, Mystery.