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Gong Matrices was a San Francisco area band with Gong vocalist Gilli Smyth that came together in 1999 and features multi-instrumentalist Pierce McDowell, guitarist James Rotondi, percussionist Stephen Junca, and violinst Aryeh Frankfurter (also of Azigza).
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Gong Matrices - Gilli Smyth — Parade Gong Matrices - Gilli Smyth — Parade
(Voiceprint VP353CD, 2004, CD)

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