I have kind of a strange personal history attached to Gong and more specifically System 7 (who were former members of Gong). Long ago and far away in London I used to hang around a certain record studio where Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy did some work and on occassion would hang out.
I have one memory that stands out in particular of doing a party at the nearby Brixton Academy and then retiring to Butterfly to chill out. Mixmaster Morris manned the decks in the house and wouldn't let anyone else close while Hillage, Giraudy, Youth, and the usual cast and crew rolled up and chatted as a rare beautiful English morning unfolded outside. Glorious times.
In any case, having met Hillage and Giraudy I always wondered about the music they created under Gong but not really having the temperment to explore Prog rock at that time remained fairly ignorant of their accomplishments. Fast forward 8 or 9 years and I discovered this track online. Coming off of Delia & Gavin's last album I was very receptive to the arpeggiated sequence that starts the track and was finally moved enough this weekend to buy the whole thing.
Gong - A Sprinkling of Clouds