The celebrated psychedelic rock band, GONG, have today announced the world premiere of their brand new Japanese animated video “How To Stay Alive,” taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming new studio album “2032” Check out the Music Fix review here.
Here's the vid in full
The video is a wonderful manga animation of Daevid Allen's drawings undertaken by the cutting edge Japanese Tokyo-based animation team “Mood Magic”, who were responsible for System 7's “Hinotori” video (2008). In line with the “2032” album, the video pushes all the classic Gong buttons and mixes them with bang up to date sounds and video techniques.
The track features a rap by Daevid Allen based around the characters of the illustrious Planet Gong mythology, which lent itself well to an animation of the drawings – and also features a beautiful solo at the end by original Gong member Didier Malherbe on the sax-like Armenian instrument the duduk.
Gong embarks on a nationwide UK tour at the Bristol 02 Academy on 19th November, with the Steve Hillage Bandconfirmed as support act on all UK dates.