Volume 3: Double Vinyl LPFIRELP699
Pre-Order Item. Release Date Subject to Change.
Label: Fire Records
Release Date: 10th March
Recorded 20 years ago but presented today like a droning time capsule like you've just opened a tin in your garden with a note that says 'reckon you'll need this. Plug your post-whatwas2022? mind into some unearthed psychedelic space rock jams from one of the modern pillars of the genre Bardo Pond.
Super rare recordings from 2002 and pressed on vinyl for the very first time. The third in the band’s series of limited-edition releases showcasing jam sessions and other miscellany. Like Fugazi on acid, a rage for the Velvets, a mantra with real purity of tone.
Somewhere between the ‘Dilate’ album in 2001 (“a combination of Kyuss and Spacemen 3” NME) and ‘On the Ellipse’ in 2003 ("Nowhere is feedback more melancholic, more emotive, than that fashioned by Bardo Pond” Brainwashed), Bardo Pond transcended into a mantra-like, multi-layered, cross-dimensional, wah wah powered nirvana.
In some circles, they say, spaceships wafted them away and they only returned some-time later, mind-altered and bedraggled, ears ringing. But that is the stuff of supposition.
As we already know, there is no ‘off’ switch on Bardo Pond, they are never knowingly unplugged. Indeed, the modal evolution of their sound continues unabated.
A1 – Sifaka
A2 – Ecstasy Dub
B1 – Lomand
C1 – Tanked
C2 – Trimurti
D1 – Blue Turban