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Gong — The Birthday Party

Gong — The Birthday Party
Label
Voiceprint
Catalog number
VPGAS 101CD
Year released
1995
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Alpha Wave Movement - The Regions Between: Unreleased Tracks 2001-2006 – This collection marks 10 years of music from Alpha Wave Movement, aka Greg Kyryluk. With interests shifting more toward ambient and improvised collaborations, it seems fitting to have a retrospective...  (2008) » Read more

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