Bardo Pond - Bardo Pond

As inspired and bonged-out as ever
Bardo Pond - Bardo Pond
Philadelphia’s psychedelic travellers Bardo Pond return with their self-titled eighth album. However, don’t let the fairly uninventive title fool you, this latest effort is just as inspired and bonged-out as ever. ‘Just Once’ enters in an unassuming, almost halfheartedly sung fashion - some might chuck this under the ‘slacker’ banner - but soon erupts into reams of trademark, searing noise. The album consists of seven pieces ranging from four minutes to twenty-one, spanning all manner of sounds and textures, from ethereal electronics and blissful acoustic twangs to burning, bass-heavy clouds of distortion. In no way throwaway, this is a trip.

8/10

Words by Ryan Drever

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