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Fire Records

Bardo Pond - Bardo Pond

£22.50 GBP
FIRELP157X

“One of underground rock’s most extraordinary enigmas.” The Quietus.

First time on Double Silver Vinyl. Critical praise from Pitchfork, Clash, The Wire, Q Magazine and more upon release.

New inverted LTD edition artwork. Fire re-issue Bardo Pond’s eponymous eighth studio album from 2010, their debut for Fire from way back when. A lysergic brain wrestler in which the Pennsylvanian drone outfit perfect their modal sound. Teasing the artistry of LaMonte Young and Terry Riley into a guitar shaped cauldron, the album’s compulsive reverbed guitar shapes slowly simmer behind Isobel Sollenberger’s esoteric vocals “Like hearing a tannoy at a station in the voice of Jesus.” The Quietus.

A claustrophobic stuttering raga interlocks with their psychedelic leanings best exemplified on ‘Cracker Wrist’ which sounds like something that’s intentionally always just about to happen/and/or spin back in time.

Featuring lengthy fully nurtured playoffs between the quintet ‘Bardo Pond’ is a heady statement that’s like the most wholesome kind of vegan-friendly mushroom trips. Pitchfork reckons they’re “playing fuzzed out stoner dreams.”

Vice’s musical brother Noisey likens them to “Fugazi On Acid.” Allmusic intervenes with: “These are epic, soaring psychedelic ambient power-drone rock noise melodies where partially buried, distant female vocals are laced throughout a roaring, murky/sludge guitar soundscape.” 

Track Listing 1 Just Once 2 Don’t Know About You 3 Sleeping 4 Undone 5 Cracker Wrist 6 The Stars Behind 7 Wayne’s Tune

Release day: January 25th, 2018