BARDO POLLND

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
AMANITA 7
BARDO POND 4
LAPSED 4
TICKET CRYSTALS 2
DILATE 2
SET AND SETTING 2
BUFO ALVARIS (AMEN 29:15) 2
BIG LAUGHING JYM 1
GAZING AT SHILLA 1
ADROP 1
ON THE ELLIPSE 1
VOLUME I 1
CIRCUIT VIII 0
BATHOLITH 0
VOLUME VII 0
GAME FIVE AND A HALF 0
VOLUME VI 0
PERI 0
VOLUME V 0
PURPOSEFUL AVAILMENT 0
PULLED EYE LOVE 0
SHONE LIKE A TON 0
NO HASHISH, NO CHANGE MONEY, NO SAKE SAKE 0
untitled 0
SLAB 0
VOLUME II 0
VOLUME III 0
VOLUME IV 0
DOUBLE CHAIN 0


reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 13 February 2011 22:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

I can rarely get past the first couple tracks on the s/t. :(

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Sunday, 13 February 2011 22:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

those are like the two shortest songs. patience!

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 13 February 2011 23:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

AMANITA
LAPSED
SET AND SETTING

I guess this was my Bardo Pond era, got to be one of those three (though I might take either Hash Jar Tempo above any of these), but I'll admit I haven't heard all the others. So this poll is going to be helpful to let me know which need going back to.

cellular nekomata (a passing spacecadet), Sunday, 13 February 2011 23:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

Exactly the same as 'a passing spacecadet' really, haven't heard anything from Ticket Crystals on. Voting confidently for Lapsed, what a beast!

La descente infernale (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 13 February 2011 23:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Kinda wish I could vote for a live-in-concert option...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 14 February 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

if they could capture on record what they do on stage, that would be my pick too. isobel (and her flute) works better for me in person, for sure, riding that sound they build

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 14 February 2011 00:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

They haven't toured the West coast in forever, considering I got into them big-time circa Dilate and still have never seen them.

My fav era starts with Set up till On The Ellipse, I've kept up with the main albums as much as I can, but they've have felt very hit/miss for me. I like Circuit VIII a LOT, though, since it's very much from the Set/Lapsed era psycho-crunch.

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Monday, 14 February 2011 00:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

(though I might take either Hash Jar Tempo above any of these)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

blond BBQ teen chipotle while angus bacon movies (crüt), Monday, 14 February 2011 00:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Amanita will likely always be my favorite Bardo Pond album. It was in the right place at the right time.

Trip Maker, Monday, 14 February 2011 03:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hey that's pretty much what I was going to say! But Amen 29:15 deserves some respect for being monumental.

stately wang manner (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 14 February 2011 03:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

This is impossible.
I love this band so so so so much. I've seen them live maybe a half-dozen times. I love them. I haven't even heard all of these records due to my format prejudice, but i have never heard a bad record by this band.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Monday, 14 February 2011 03:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

BIG LAUGHING JYM

I have literally never seen a copy of this. Reissue time.

stately wang manner (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 14 February 2011 03:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

It was the first Bardo album I owned! Pretty lowfi iirc.

Trip Maker, Monday, 14 February 2011 03:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

(all my cd's were stolen out of my car senior year in high school. Pretty sure Big Jym was a casualty)

Trip Maker, Monday, 14 February 2011 03:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

dilate. not real picky when it comes to these dudes tho

adam, Monday, 14 February 2011 04:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

I have BLJ. (It's OOP? Explains why there's a new copy going for $50 on Amazon (used for $9 though).) Except for "Dragonfly," not much memorable on it.

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Monday, 14 February 2011 05:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 20 February 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Set & Setting or On The Ellipse for me...

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Sunday, 20 February 2011 00:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

I'd vote for the "LSD POND" thing they did with LSD March if I could.

ryan, Sunday, 20 February 2011 00:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

not going to vote because I haven't heard many of these, but Ticket Crystals was what stuck with me. the only one I still play with any regularity. haven't been able to get into the s/t either.

rockapads, Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Leaving aside the early cassettes, I've heard ALL but 2-4 of these. (Also own LSD Pond, and a fistful of side/affiliated projects.)

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

thats a lot of albums

billstevejim, Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

You're telling me.

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Sunday, 20 February 2011 02:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh man just saw this poll

gotta go dilate as hearing "two planes" as my first bardo pond tune just totally did my head in, instant fan for life. agree the hash jar tempo and lsd pond releases are worthy & missing. likewise w/ the tom carter collaborative live thing. used to have the prairie dog flesh, vapour theories, 500mg stuff too but then sold it. i think i had like 25+ bardo things on my shelf. went a bit overboard there for a while!

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Sunday, 20 February 2011 03:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

ahh dont forget -- alasehir/alumbrados, those are pretty good too

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Sunday, 20 February 2011 03:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

went a bit overboard there for a while!

Makes sense to go overboard with Bardo, hah. You got me beat, too: I only have 19 Bardo-related things on my shelf.

There's no Cypher Documents either, and that's straight up real Bardo. :(

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Sunday, 20 February 2011 04:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

(19 not counting various boots I have hidden everywhere.)

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Sunday, 20 February 2011 04:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

voting Lapsed and only own four albums, all from the mid 90's. need to listen to the new one.

World Series champion San Francisco Giants (Bee OK), Sunday, 20 February 2011 04:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

These guys should win an Album of the Year Grammy.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Sunday, 20 February 2011 06:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

I voted for the wrong one. :(

Asparagus Peee (Leee), Sunday, 20 February 2011 19:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Of course they're all great, but a curveball vote for me this poll - 'Ticket Crystals'

BlackIronPrison, Sunday, 20 February 2011 20:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wtf is up w people in this thread? New one is great. Fantastic, even. Making me regret once again not voting in the past end-of-year poll.

kingkongvsbasedgodzilla (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 20 February 2011 22:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

its great. just ignore leee..

Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 20 February 2011 22:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Right on Algie!

kingkongvsbasedgodzilla (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 20 February 2011 22:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 21 February 2011 00:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

I thought Lapsed would walk this

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 21 February 2011 00:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

set and setting is the one i heard first and probably still my fav

sonderangerbot, Monday, 21 February 2011 00:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

4 votes for the new one is kind of a shocker! who else voted for it???

if music be the fuiud of love then piss off (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 22 February 2011 23:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

i did. i don't know their catalogue real well—a couple-few of the late-90s ones that i heard then (ok) or revisited in recent years (to better effect), recent ones like 'peri' that i enjoyed a lot, and the new one. they've always struck me as pretty awesome when they're awesome and not-quite-heavy-or-messed-up-enough when not, a little inconsistent at what i was getting from them, but lately they've been more satisfying to me and the new one seemed to really hit a zone even on the kinds of songs i would have been impatient with in the past.

i think it's partly a drums and bass thing—have they sorted out their rhythm section a little better now?

j., Wednesday, 23 February 2011 02:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

sounds like i rly need to hear the new one!

Damn this thread seems so....different without ilxor (ilxor), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 03:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

have they sorted out their rhythm section a little better now?

God, I hope not.

curation and dilletantage (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 03:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

P4k gave it a 6.5, which really got on my nerves...I dunno enough about them either but I think you're right j, the new one hits a sweet spot and stays there...

if music be the fuiud of love then piss off (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 23 February 2011 03:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

still love the new one, but if I had the chance, I would change my vote to "Set and Setting"

schizophrenics think I'm hilarious (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 6 May 2011 02:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

solid line-up for lucky nyers

http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/2255

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 2 June 2011 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

that show is so goddamn early i'm gonna miss mtns & pond because of work. love metal mountains; one of my fave bands at the moment.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 2 June 2011 21:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

I guess you're also gonna miss Guided By Voices, White Fence, Thee Oh Sees, Eleanor Friedberger and Spectre Folk who are all playing different shows that night.

Busy weekend.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 2 June 2011 21:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

i would rather see bardo pond than all those, although god bless robert pollard

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 2 June 2011 21:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

I would too probably, that weekend is crazy though. Not to mention this Oneida thang:

http://enemyhogs.com/site/index.php?id=365

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Thursday, 2 June 2011 21:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

good interview w/ one of the Bardo guys on altered zones -

http://alteredzones.com/posts/1398/artist-profile-bardo-pond

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Friday, 3 June 2011 02:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

jason kourkounis is a monster

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 19 June 2011 15:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

their latitudes release from last month, yntra, is unbelievable

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 20 October 2012 19:42 (five years ago) Permalink

wtf didn't even know about this, RIP their web presence.

Leeezzarina Sbarro (Leee), Saturday, 20 October 2012 19:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't even know how I can pick up their last vol. CD-R!

Leeezzarina Sbarro (Leee), Saturday, 20 October 2012 19:47 (five years ago) Permalink

seriously this is really great vintage stuff

http://blog.southern.com/2012/09/bardo-pond-grace-us-with-a-divine-latitudes-session/

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 20 October 2012 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

i listened to the first 2 tracks on youtube. its really really good so far

skeevy wonder (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 21 October 2012 04:12 (five years ago) Permalink

two great (relatively) straightforward rock songs then a twenty minute hawkwind meltdown makoto kawabata would give his left nut to have been part of

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 21 October 2012 14:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I would've voted Ticket Crystals, but I'm hardly a completist.

Raymond Cummings, Sunday, 21 October 2012 14:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Who's the lead vox on the second track of the new one?

Leeezzarina Sbarro (Leee), Sunday, 21 October 2012 22:00 (five years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I don't know why it's taking me so long to get into these monster freakout jams now, but I'm finally digging on "A Crossing" now.

Godspeed You Black Emperor Tomato Ketchup! (Leee), Monday, 19 November 2012 02:14 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Man, Ticket Crystals sounding so good this morning. "destroying Angel" is my favorite Bardo Pond song right now. Isobel's voice reminds me of a (relatively) more tuneful Toody Cole, and when the flute comes in and you think it's just another vocal track at first, it's seriously a Fripp-guitar-solo-on-"Hammond Song" kinda moment

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 12:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah imo Ticket Crystals is the start of a major upswing for the Bardos

x-gau, uncut gau, The Bomb! (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 18:03 (five years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

attn bardo pond enthusiasts:
http://open.spotify.com/track/0aC2O1Md5jNf2xmeRfl7sQ

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Sunday, 21 April 2013 13:39 (five years ago) Permalink

going in...

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Sunday, 21 April 2013 13:52 (five years ago) Permalink

(thx lech)

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Sunday, 21 April 2013 13:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Holy shit this maggot brain gets really molten

Trip Maker, Sunday, 21 April 2013 14:10 (five years ago) Permalink

:)
the creator has but one demand: peace and happiness throughout the land

and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Sunday, 21 April 2013 14:11 (five years ago) Permalink

<3

Drugs A. Money, Sunday, 21 April 2013 14:19 (five years ago) Permalink

damn, that was a hell of a thing. and yeah, "molten" is the word, at least in the second half. can't touch the liquid precision and dialed-in emotional intensity of the original, but provides a spectacular platform for bp's sense-dulled flame & glide.

"the creator has a master plan" is proceeding v nicely, too. shades of spacemen 3's take on "transparent radiation". these are no shit two of my very favorite songs in all the world, and i can't imagine them channeled through a finer medium.

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Sunday, 21 April 2013 14:27 (five years ago) Permalink

this rules

original bgm, Sunday, 21 April 2013 15:13 (five years ago) Permalink

listened to this on repeat for most of the morning. helps ease the descent.

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Monday, 22 April 2013 15:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Located a copy in St Louis!

Trip Maker, Monday, 22 April 2013 16:32 (five years ago) Permalink

Playing their side from Harmony of the Spheres in anticipation. I think I like them them most when they extend further.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 00:17 (five years ago) Permalink

then yr gonna love this

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 00:17 (five years ago) Permalink

that harmony of the spheres box is so great though. haven't played it in ages. wanna rectify, but it's 3,000 miles away :(

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Tuesday, 23 April 2013 00:19 (five years ago) Permalink

What's going on for those of us without Spotify?

R = J - L (Leee), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 01:41 (five years ago) Permalink

isobel blowing pharoah sanders licks on her pipe rules

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 25 April 2013 20:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Aw man the copy that I thought I was getting fell through. Well...at least it is on spotify.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 25 April 2013 21:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Isobel's flute on "Maggot Brain" makes it sound like an On the Ellipse outtake so far, though the production is a little grungier.

Hoster Tulleee, Lord of Riverrun, Past Eve and Adam's (Leee), Sunday, 28 April 2013 05:21 (five years ago) Permalink

this is great! I mean, I expected it to be, and it didn't disappoint. These guys are getting better imo...

pink lady lemoncankles (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 28 April 2013 07:20 (five years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

nice doom flute on "chance" on the new one, peace on venus

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 12 October 2013 22:23 (four years ago) Permalink

I am fail for not even knowing that they have a new release till now! :(

Shannon Leeedles (Leee), Saturday, 12 October 2013 22:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Listening to the first

Matt Groening's Cousin (Leee), Sunday, 13 October 2013 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

... track now, and I think this "midtempo dirge with loads of crushing bass distortion" direction has legs for the band.

Matt Groening's Cousin (Leee), Sunday, 13 October 2013 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

oooh that sounds good

Untt (La Lechera), Sunday, 13 October 2013 22:08 (four years ago) Permalink

BP has been on a massive roll this decade

nypc blue (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 14 October 2013 01:02 (four years ago) Permalink

I should catch up, was a big fan in the Bufo / Amanita / Lapsed era

dmr, Monday, 14 October 2013 01:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Oof, the last track just pummels me in slow motion.

Matt Groening's Cousin (Leee), Monday, 14 October 2013 02:08 (four years ago) Permalink

Streaming on Pitchfork Advance right now: http://pitchfork.com/advance/267-peace-on-venus/

dronestreet, Wednesday, 23 October 2013 14:53 (four years ago) Permalink

this sounds like an album that was made in a blender for me to like it
doom flute 4ever

sweat pea (La Lechera), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 00:22 (four years ago) Permalink

2013: Year of the Flute

dronestreet, Wednesday, 30 October 2013 19:24 (four years ago) Permalink

...not really, but I've been jamming this & the new Bill Callahan and Cave records the past 2 weeks....flute all over.

dronestreet, Wednesday, 30 October 2013 19:24 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh wow when there's this quick break and Isobel sings "It's gonna be all right," wow.

Matt Groening's Cousin (Leee), Sunday, 10 November 2013 22:41 (four years ago) Permalink

1) this seems to be the only album i can use to convince myself to do boring work for work -- if i do the task, i get to listen to new bardo pond.
2) from the first two lines of singing in kali yuga blues, all i can think about is moon pix era cat power but super plugged in. does isobel always sing like this? who sang like that first? this is not a joke question.
3) has this band always sounded like this? like, with actual songs? i really don't know that much about them outside of maybe 2-3 albums? both were more instrumental iirc.
4) which of the hash jar tempo albums (that's the one with roy montgomery, right?) is better? i listened to one of them once and it was ok, but kinda...too loose/improv/bloodless and i didn't listen to it again

sweat pea (La Lechera), Monday, 11 November 2013 17:46 (four years ago) Permalink

3. Kind of a recent development, I'd say circa Ticket Crystals where they covered "Cry, Baby, Cry." Not sure which are the actual songs on POV, though!
4. I like the second one (Under Glass) more, but HJT don't do it for me that much, tbh.

Matt Groening's Cousin (Leee), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:03 (four years ago) Permalink

All of their proper albums contain at least a couple "songs" among the jams.

Trip Maker, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Not sure which are the actual songs on POV, though!
wha? this one is pure songs! they're really really slow, but i can hear a structure that i don't always associate with this band. it's like they have a plan and it moves along at a slightly faster pace than it does on what i thought they sounded like. maybe it was just the first song was like that and it made me think the other songs were like that? OR maybe i am listening to something different than i did before? no idea! it definitely sounds songy to me.

i didn't like HJT much either, which is why i was wondering which one was the "good" one since i didn't really feel moved by the one i heard, forget which one tbh

are they touring? i can't even imagine what this would look like live. what do people do at a bardo pond show?

sweat pea (La Lechera), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:16 (four years ago) Permalink

nod off

Trip Maker, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:17 (four years ago) Permalink

that sounds boring
are they boring live?

sweat pea (La Lechera), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:19 (four years ago) Permalink

They can be. They can be really exciting, too.
Haven't seen them in 7 or 8 years.

Trip Maker, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:20 (four years ago) Permalink

But their shows always seemed like a good opportunity to close my eyes and zone out to the noize rather than get amped and moved around.

Trip Maker, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:22 (four years ago) Permalink

They finished an OZ tour a few months back, I think, now they're mostly doing one-offs around Philly/the Northeast.

I have ~never~ seen them live.

Matt Groening's Cousin (Leee), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:29 (four years ago) Permalink

That seems like it would be pleasant if you knew what to expect.
Also, I finished the thing I had to do for work, ha. I think I like really slow boring music for stuff like that. I listen to Sleep a lot while grading exams.

sweat pea (La Lechera), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:32 (four years ago) Permalink

slow boring music

:\

;D

Matt Groening's Cousin (Leee), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:34 (four years ago) Permalink

BP has been on a massive roll this decade

― nypc blue (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, October 13, 2013 6:02 PM (4 weeks ago)

otm. didn't know they had a new album out, either. psyched for this afternoon.

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Monday, 11 November 2013 18:50 (four years ago) Permalink

It's really good

Trip Maker, Monday, 11 November 2013 18:57 (four years ago) Permalink

are they boring live?

they are one of the best bands i've ever seen. they were my highlight from the providence RI terrastock, a fest that included the last US live performance (i think?) of ghost. i saw thurston moore open up for them a few years ago at le paisson rouge and it was just as amazing. closest i can approximate a description is imagine the dead as intense as blue cheer and witchy as black sabbath, and that really doesn't do justice to how awesome they are. a total must see if you get the chance imho

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 November 2013 19:05 (four years ago) Permalink

i asked because i think some of the songs on the new album would be super monsters live, but i didn't know if they were reliably good live or touring or what.
my initial thought was that they were touring and it slipped my radar, as things do.

sweat pea (La Lechera), Monday, 11 November 2013 19:08 (four years ago) Permalink

i would not hesitate to recommend seeing them. they absolutely kill it live. it's kind of amazing how heavy it all is and that isobel can stand there in the middle of all that noise, calm as an oracle

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 11 November 2013 19:45 (four years ago) Permalink

It's actually been twelve years since I last saw them. Would love to see them again.

Trip Maker, Monday, 11 November 2013 19:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Seen them many many times over the years and they slay. Last saw them at the Louisville Terrastock w/Kawabata from AMT joining in for the full set.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 11 November 2013 20:29 (four years ago) Permalink

on record, they've been getting heavier with age, as people do

j., Monday, 11 November 2013 20:40 (four years ago) Permalink

It's a bit hazy, but that Terrastock set seemed to be the perfect mix of relaxed & heavy vibes. I'd imagine not much has shifted since then. That said, really digging the new record. Winter is usually my prime Pond listening season though.

dronestreet, Monday, 11 November 2013 20:51 (four years ago) Permalink

gotta slow down in the winter

sweat pea (La Lechera), Monday, 11 November 2013 20:51 (four years ago) Permalink

That Terrastock set in Louisville has been the only time, out of very many, that they've disappointed me. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it, but yeah usually they slay live. Seem to be playing live a lot less often & with less fanfare. Last time I saw them in London it was barely advertised, smaller venue than usual & I only found out close to the date. They were over en route to a festival in Poland IIRC.

Wandering Boy Poet, Tuesday, 12 November 2013 13:04 (four years ago) Permalink

new album sounds less 90s somehow

thought that was baked into their dna or something

j., Saturday, 16 November 2013 01:07 (four years ago) Permalink

'before the moon' is kind of a bad trip

j., Saturday, 16 November 2013 01:35 (four years ago) Permalink

live kali yuga blues, vocals sound v clear even though overall sound is kinda shitty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfjvwGS09Io

sweat pea (La Lechera), Saturday, 16 November 2013 21:56 (four years ago) Permalink

bardo pond fucks the sky

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Sunday, 17 November 2013 01:11 (four years ago) Permalink

That Funkadelic / Pharoah Sanders thing is AMAZING!

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Well, yeah

sweat pea (La Lechera), Tuesday, 19 November 2013 17:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Only heard snippets of the new LP but Isobel soumds AMAZING

Drugs A. Money, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 19:43 (four years ago) Permalink

*sounds

Drugs A. Money, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 19:44 (four years ago) Permalink

I haven't really heard any Bardo Pond since Amanita but the new one is fantastic.

Immediate Follower (NA), Tuesday, 19 November 2013 20:40 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

i like them better since their drummer got all tuff

j., Tuesday, 21 January 2014 23:44 (four years ago) Permalink

this poll is void since Peace On Venus is clearly their best now!

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 02:31 (four years ago) Permalink

i dunno, i think the heaviest songs on the s/t are better jams, but that one does have some aimless folky spaceouts, ymmv

j., Wednesday, 22 January 2014 02:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Still think the peyote blues of Set & Setting are the BP best, but Peace on Venus is immense.

Neil Nosepicker (Leee), Wednesday, 22 January 2014 02:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Love the s/t (it's the album that sorta brought me back to this band after years of being outta the loop a bit) but the "Fir" > "Chance" > "Before The Moon" run of songs at the end of the new one is some next level shit (that may just be 'side 2,' dunno, haven't gotten vinyl version yet)

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 03:10 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah, new album is great. Has gotten better for me each time I listen to it.

grandavis, Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Jimmywine otm but I still like the s/t more. Aimless folksy spaceouts are a must!

stop ingesting (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 26 January 2014 09:27 (four years ago) Permalink

I can't remember if I voted in this poll, but Ticket Crystals is still their best by some margin. The new album is their most disappointing since "Dilate" (as in, still all right but disappointing).

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 26 January 2014 09:52 (four years ago) Permalink

nah Isobel sounds amazing (tho I get Dilate comparisons)

stop ingesting (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 26 January 2014 19:06 (four years ago) Permalink

How did I only find out today about "Rise Above it All" and their cover of "Maggot Brain"? That EP (or whatever they're calling it) blows away anything from "Peace on Venus".

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 26 January 2014 19:49 (four years ago) Permalink

The new album is their most disappointing since "Dilate" (as in, still all right but disappointing).

Agree about Dilate, but Peace on Venus is ten times better!

Neil Nosepicker (Leee), Sunday, 26 January 2014 20:54 (four years ago) Permalink

Only when there are bad vibrations can it harm you.

http://thequietus.com/articles/14163-bardo-pond-interview

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 28 January 2014 01:01 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

dilate rules you guys are dumb.
xposts

ian, Thursday, 13 March 2014 18:05 (four years ago) Permalink

"Dragonfly" is really cute, "Affa" is gnarly, but I'm not so sure about the rest of the tracks.

Gibbering Hard Gibberish Soft (Leee), Thursday, 13 March 2014 18:08 (four years ago) Permalink

not even "hummingbird mountain"?

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 13 March 2014 19:43 (four years ago) Permalink

If it's the same version on Big Laughing Jym, which I never listen to, it hasn't made an impression on me.

Gibbering Hard Gibberish Soft (Leee), Thursday, 13 March 2014 20:14 (four years ago) Permalink

Dusting off BLJ, hey, this isn't as forgettable as I remembered it being! "Dispersion" is rad, classic Bardo noise sludge.

Gibbering Hard Gibberish Soft (Leee), Friday, 14 March 2014 04:27 (four years ago) Permalink

'apple eye' is pretty sick—that constant stream of fuzzed out guitar

j., Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:21 (four years ago) Permalink

That description could apply to any song in their catalogue, but I still want to hear it.

Leeee with three E's with 3 spelled out (Leee), Thursday, 27 March 2014 16:49 (four years ago) Permalink

stream kind of like if a can of silly string could be used to weaponize guitar fuzz. like a hose, but smaller.

j., Thursday, 27 March 2014 16:50 (four years ago) Permalink

!

Leeee with three E's with 3 spelled out (Leee), Thursday, 27 March 2014 17:23 (four years ago) Permalink

a ribbon. an electric ribbon of fuzz. say a current. a live wire.

j., Thursday, 27 March 2014 17:58 (four years ago) Permalink

!!

Leeee with three E's with 3 spelled out (Leee), Thursday, 27 March 2014 18:03 (four years ago) Permalink

a band, a plan,

j., Thursday, 27 March 2014 18:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Are you the (wo)man with the Bardo Plan?

lolipsism (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 27 March 2014 18:14 (four years ago) Permalink

shit leee, this is really good, since it's a comp they don't really try for any 'album' diversity, it's just straight up hypnotic jams from one to the other

j., Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:17 (four years ago) Permalink

They have another 12" coming out on RSD. Apparently is part 2 of a trilogy that started last year. This years covers are Ride Into The Sun and Here Comes the Warm Jets. Here comes the Warm Jets can be listened to on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/bardo-pond-here-come-the-warm

satans favourite son, Friday, 4 April 2014 19:14 (four years ago) Permalink

OH SHUT UP
are they trying to play all the best songs before someone else gets to them?

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Friday, 4 April 2014 19:15 (four years ago) Permalink

sorry i got a little excited there
listening to this right now, it's pretty good
but it's kinda hard to fuck up "here come the warm jets"

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Friday, 4 April 2014 19:19 (four years ago) Permalink

also it's 16+ min long
isobel sounds like kim deal

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Friday, 4 April 2014 19:20 (four years ago) Permalink

They should do "Rocket Man" and "Fortunate Son" next.

Ned Zeppelin (Leee), Friday, 4 April 2014 19:24 (four years ago) Permalink

the part at the end where they slow down is pretty great, like they're all totes exhausted
i guess this cover is alright

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Friday, 4 April 2014 19:31 (four years ago) Permalink

!!

Need to listen to these new covers! Last year's covers single was wonderful.

an enormous bolus of flatulence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 April 2014 22:55 (four years ago) Permalink

I remember Isobel saying on FB that the guys wanted to cover On the Beach

lolipsism (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 4 April 2014 23:10 (four years ago) Permalink

This years covers are Ride Into The Sun and Here Comes the Warm Jets.

OH YES [/dies happy]

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 5 April 2014 22:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Listen to it first!

lolipsism (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 5 April 2014 22:28 (four years ago) Permalink

They have another 12" coming out on RSD. Apparently is part 2 of a trilogy that started last year. This years covers are Ride Into The Sun and Here Comes the Warm Jets. Here comes the Warm Jets can be listened to on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/bardo-pond-here-come-the-warm
― satans favourite son

oh hell yes
this has made me so happy

the ghosts of dead pom-bears (a passing spacecadet), Saturday, 5 April 2014 22:58 (four years ago) Permalink

wonder if their cover of "here come(s) the warm jets" will rule as much as circle's did, on manner

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 6 April 2014 15:17 (four years ago) Permalink

It rules in a different way, more ramshackle.

Mayor Manuel (La Lechera), Sunday, 6 April 2014 16:22 (four years ago) Permalink

show last night in philly was excellent, if too brief (opening for silver mt. zion). isobel has to be the best frontperson in rock

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 13 April 2014 22:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Ugh, they need to come out West again.

Call the Doctorb, the B is for Brownstein (Leee), Sunday, 13 April 2014 23:00 (four years ago) Permalink

I may be more happy to see them at Austin Psych Fest than Loop.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 14 April 2014 11:26 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Spoiler alert: 16 minutes long

Immediate Follower (NA), Monday, 7 July 2014 19:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh this is all upthread. Sorry.

Immediate Follower (NA), Monday, 7 July 2014 19:36 (three years ago) Permalink

these fun blown out cover 12" is are great

illegalblues, Monday, 7 July 2014 20:24 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

somehow the 'warm jets' cover makes them sound like a 90s alt group (i mean they are but you know what i mean)

j., Tuesday, 7 October 2014 14:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Yes! In a totally good way.

sweet lids of the stars (seandalai), Wednesday, 8 October 2014 23:04 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

What the, they released a compilation of early EP and non-album tracks last year!

Hollinger Escape Plan (Leee), Monday, 23 February 2015 22:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Though looking at the track list, it seems I've heard most of these tunes and only two of them are, IIRC, worthwhile: http://threelobed.bandcamp.com/album/refulgo

Hollinger Escape Plan (Leee), Monday, 23 February 2015 23:02 (three years ago) Permalink

i dunno, i love Refulgo. best thing might be the epic Sangh Seriatim though

tylerw, Monday, 23 February 2015 23:03 (three years ago) Permalink

lol wtf we already went over this. xp

Hollinger Escape Plan (Leee), Monday, 23 February 2015 23:03 (three years ago) Permalink

~Something~ about this band seems to promote forgetfulness.

Hollinger Escape Plan (Leee), Monday, 23 February 2015 23:06 (three years ago) Permalink

don't know what you're talking about.
this hasn't been mentioned though, right? http://thekey.xpn.org/2015/02/04/kss-bardo-pond-underground-arts/

tylerw, Monday, 23 February 2015 23:08 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

The final part of the covers trilogy is In Every Dream Home a Heart Ache and Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe. In Every Dream... can be listened to here: https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/bardo-pond-in-every-dream/s-FiYIe

satans favourite son, Thursday, 12 March 2015 12:59 (three years ago) Permalink

I need that little animated gif of the smiley face that goes like :-O and then the mouth gets bigger and bigger until the face is blacked out and the mouth expands to cover the entire universe and suck in all light and matter to express how I feel about that.

^^^ NOT METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:20 (three years ago) Permalink

Hope they put these out on CD or something because I never found the first two and doubt I'll find the third.

^^^ NOT METAL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:20 (three years ago) Permalink

You can probably email them directly!

Romo... ROMO! Bring Back Sergio Romo! (Leee), Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:24 (three years ago) Permalink

I mean to get them to collect the covers on CD. (Though I did get a complimentary copy of Cypher Docs 1 when I bought one of their volume CD-Rs, so they're pretty menschy about things.)

Romo... ROMO! Bring Back Sergio Romo! (Leee), Thursday, 12 March 2015 18:26 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
two months pass...

3xCD collection of all three RSD EPs coming out at the end of the month! Whooo.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 01:06 (two years ago) Permalink

excellent news

the late great, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 01:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Awesome. Now to promptly forget about this news and be surprised by it in September.

:wq (Leee), Tuesday, 7 July 2015 04:08 (two years ago) Permalink

Fire site sez that it's out already (6/22), and mine's already on the way.

:wq (Leee), Friday, 10 July 2015 16:42 (two years ago) Permalink

got mine on order at the brick and mortar, they said 7/21

the late great, Monday, 13 July 2015 01:29 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

at first i was not sure about "maggot brain" - i kept wanting the solo to happen, and it didn't, which was frustrating! but it won me over through repetition.

the roxy cover is totally majestic, though

the late great, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 04:06 (two years ago) Permalink

I ordered this at work and it's backordered from the distributor already - I feel like Fire are maybe not the best at shipping on time. Or our distro sucks. Anyway I'm impatient and want it NOW.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 05:02 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I just got a copy of Refulgo ('used'/sealed for $14!), and wow...it totally rules. I was expecting maybe some filler, but it's pretty much all killer. Side 4 is a highlight, but everything on it is scratching my Bardo itch.

dronestreet, Thursday, 1 October 2015 14:56 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Upcoming RSD thing again:

Bardo Pond - Acid Guru Pond     2LP Split Colour Vinyl

Sorry To Be The Bearer Of Bad Poos (Leee), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 17:56 (two years ago) Permalink

And as you might figure from the name, it's a collab with AMT, which, unless I'm mistaken, is the first time they've collabed?

Sorry To Be The Bearer Of Bad Poos (Leee), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 17:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Bardo Pond did collaborate with LSD March for archive records, and they have released at least one record with Tom Carter for Three Lobed.

https://www.discogs.com/LSD-Pond-LSD-Pond/release/1243207
https://www.discogs.com/Bardo-Pond-Tom-Carter-42303-42503/release/3366285

satans favourite son, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:22 (two years ago) Permalink

I meant specifically an AMT/Bardo collab -- weird that they've been in the same circle for years and this might be their first.

Sorry To Be The Bearer Of Bad Poos (Leee), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:27 (two years ago) Permalink

I love that LSD Pond record.

ryan, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 19:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Fond memories of Bardo Pond + Kawabata team-up set at Terrastock Louisville

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 07:06 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

this acid guru pond rules

http://recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-releases/rsd-2016/bardo-pond/

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 20 April 2016 22:36 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Why did I wait so long to listen to Acid Guru Pond? This is awesome.

Godspeed You! Black Widow (Leee), Monday, 3 October 2016 00:32 (one year ago) Permalink

it's so great!

esempiu (crüt), Monday, 3 October 2016 00:39 (one year ago) Permalink

i think my actual favorite bardo pond-related thing is THIRD TROLL; Pharmacognosy is one of the shroomiest things ever recorded

esempiu (crüt), Monday, 3 October 2016 00:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I looooove Third Troll. Did they ever do that on vinyl?

"raw buttin' these toilet seats" (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 3 October 2016 21:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Acid Guru Pond is on Spotify!

Duke, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 19:30 (one year ago) Permalink

bardo pond are playing at a very small venue this weekend two nights in a row -- i am going to miss the first night because richard pinhas is also playing a very small venue but should i make an effort to catch bardo pond?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 19:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I've never seen them live. But based on their records - yes!

Duke, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 19:40 (one year ago) Permalink

well yeah i mean i obviously like their records i just wondered what their live show is like

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 19:43 (one year ago) Permalink

liiiiike are they gonna play pharaoh sanders covers or are they going to play one note for 45 min or all of the above or ?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 19:48 (one year ago) Permalink

AFAIK they play stuff from their albums, the weirder skronky stuff is saved for like Third Troll or other side project names.

Godspeed You! Black Widow (Leee), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

seriously thinking about driving up to Chicago for the sunday show...that place is really tiny, though? i mean...could be cool, but could be terrible. a recent live set on nyctaper had a mix of recent, new, and old stuff, all of which sounded greeeeeat.

dronestreet, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 20:26 (one year ago) Permalink

it's definitely small, yeah
also the sat nite show is being billed as Alumbrados?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 20:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Alumbrados is going to be skronkier!

Godspeed You! Black Widow (Leee), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 21:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I've only seen Bardo Pond once, sadly, but it was a great show. Big oceanic waves of titan hippie groove

"raw buttin' these toilet seats" (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 23:15 (one year ago) Permalink

i love this band

marcos, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 23:55 (one year ago) Permalink

i kind of forget about how much i love them

marcos, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 23:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Dang, Saturday night in Chicago is going to be a tough one!! I guess I'll figure it out.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 23:58 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

under the pines is killer

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:37 (one year ago) Permalink

More of the same, yes? (Would totally be down with that, btw.)

Sadavir Entwhistle (Leee), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:35 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah except no super-long jams

na (NA), Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:51 (one year ago) Permalink

it's the closest thing to a pop album they've ever released, and it totally works

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 20 April 2017 19:08 (one year ago) Permalink

I think it's great though I must admit I never heard the last couple

Odysseus, Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:11 (one year ago) Permalink

the 'acid guru temple' thing from last year is worth your time

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, that's a jam, thanks for reminding me to buy it though!

Sadavir Entwhistle (Leee), Thursday, 20 April 2017 23:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Listening to the new on Spotify -- I swear I've seen "Crossover" on an old compilation or EP.

Bashir-Worf Hypothesis (Leee), Thursday, 4 May 2017 22:07 (one year ago) Permalink

"Crossover" appeared in set-lists in early 2016. Any earlier?

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 5 May 2017 02:19 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Listened to Under the Pines again and I'm not feeling it. HOWEVER, Curanderos (I guess an EP?) is exactly my kind of jam.

Leee Media Naranja (Leee), Friday, 28 July 2017 17:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

curanderos is really good

marcos, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 17:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

yeah it is. took me way too long to listen but now oh man

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 19:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

there is a god

http://thekey.xpn.org/2017/11/20/bardo-pond-kailash/

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 30 December 2017 01:00 (five months ago) Permalink

Too short!

Leee. Earl Grey, hot. (Leee), Saturday, 30 December 2017 02:06 (five months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

power children

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:35 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

And I will

Rick Wokeman (Leee), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 22:39 (three months ago) Permalink


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