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BARDO POND

Psychedelic/Space Rock • United States


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BARDO POND was formed in Philadelphia by brothers Michael and John Gibbons who where interested in making free-form noise. Joining later Clint Takeda, a friend of Michael's who was also interested in free-form music. The next two years where spent jamming together. In 1991 Takeda named the band BARDO POND named after a place in the Tibetan Book Of The Dead. They also added some new members, Isobel Sollenberg and Bob Sentz who where classmates of the Gibbons. The band have been releasing a stream of albums and EP's ever since the start and there's been some changes in the line-up ever since also. Drummer Bob Sentz left the band after releasing some self-released cassettes and was replaced by Jon Culver around 1992-93. In 1997 Jon Culver left the band after recently starting a family and was replaced by Ed Farnsworth who is now still with them ever since.

They became one of the leading bands on the Philadelphia's "Psychedelphia" space rock movement. Their style of playing is very common to the modern day Space Rock with alot of distortion, dronning guitars, white noise, feedback and reverb. Their influences are primarly from the free jazz and no wave movement of New York specially their avant-garde style of both genres. There are also influences from Space Rock bands like HAWKWIND and PINK FLOYD, Krautrock's GURU GURU, AMON DÜÜL II and ASH RA TEMPLE and also from the experimental Indie side of things, SPACEMEN 3.

- Chamberry



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Discography:
Bufo Alvarius, Amen 29:15, studio album (1995)
Big Laughing Jym, EP (1995)
Amanita, studio album (1996)
Lapsed, studio album (1997)
Set and Setting, studio album (1999)
Slab, EP (2000)
Dilate, studio album (2001)
Purposeful Availment, EP (2002)
On the Ellipse, studio album (2003)
Ticket Crystals, studio album (2006)

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Import
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AmanitaAmanita
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Matador Records 1996
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BARDO POND discography


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3.78 | 9 ratings
Bufo Alvarius, Amen 29:15
1995
3.70 | 10 ratings
Amanita
1996
4.00 | 7 ratings
Lapsed
1997
4.40 | 5 ratings
Set And Setting
1999
4.33 | 3 ratings
Vol. I
2000
4.00 | 3 ratings
Vol. II
2001
4.29 | 7 ratings
Dilate
2001
3.25 | 4 ratings
Vol. III
2002
4.50 | 2 ratings
Vol. IV
2002
2.38 | 5 ratings
On The Ellipse
2003
3.50 | 2 ratings
Vol. V
2004
4.33 | 3 ratings
Cypher Documents Vol. I
2004
4.00 | 1 ratings
Bardo Pond With Tom Carter: A Collaboration
2004
4.50 | 4 ratings
Vol. VI
2005
3.78 | 8 ratings
Ticket Crystals
2006
4.20 | 5 ratings
Adrop
2006
5.00 | 1 ratings
Sublimation
2006
3.67 | 3 ratings
Batholith
2008
3.75 | 4 ratings
Bardo Pond
2010
3.50 | 4 ratings
Peace On Venus
2013
3.00 | 4 ratings
Refulgo
2014
4.00 | 1 ratings
Shone Like A Ton
2014
4.00 | 1 ratings
Looking for Another Place
2014
4.00 | 3 ratings
Acid Guru Pond
2016
4.00 | 3 ratings
Under the Pines
2017

BARDO POND Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

5.00 | 1 ratings
Live In Philadelphia
2006

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BARDO POND Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Selections: Volumes I-IV
2005

BARDO POND Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 1 ratings
Big Laughing Jym
1995
4.00 | 1 ratings
Tests For New Swords/Good Friday
1996
3.00 | 1 ratings
Slab
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
Purposeful Availment
2002
4.50 | 2 ratings
Rise Above It All
2013

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 Ticket Crystals by BARDO POND album cover Studio Album, 2006
3.78 | 8 ratings

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Ticket Crystals
Bardo Pond Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Rivertree
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4 stars Looking back in 2006 at about 15 years making music this is probably BARDO POND's most interesting diverse output so far. 'Ticket Crystals' is an album provided with a range of way-out and eclectic moments. US psych folk meets doom and drones - this is for trying to define the boundaries in one possible way. And so you will listen to mellow folk elements as well as to crashing rhythm and guitar work. Well dosed and arranged all in all - if you're feeling comfortable right in the middle of it you'll be confronted with an exciting trip.

The creeping opener Destroying Angel starts silky but immediately a thunderstorm is coming up with droning dual guitars. Flute and spaced out vocal contributions are trying to compete/prevail. An emotional suspense-packed track which makes curious for more. Isle shines as a heartbreaking melancholic ballad with flute and acoustic guitar. Over the course of time heavy psych guitars are faded in more and more which makes this song contradictory and very interesting. This is all headed by Isobel Sollenberg's compelling voice, coupled with hall effects. Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) comes into my mind immediately. Lost Word is hard to digest because weird and containing some dissonance.

Most of the tracks are developed during live gigs I'm quite sure for to get really comfortable with the recordings. So to say for FC II which is nominated for the album highlight by me - a gliding meandering thing with a length of more than 18 minutes drifting through time and space. Creepy long-drawn-out (cello?) contributions and a wonderful psychedelic guitar - with a background which is near to a dub groove - very hypnotic with gradual changes and something for krautrock fans for sure.

Is there any further need to accentuate that this is not for everyone's taste? 'Ticket Crystals' is appealing to fans who like to hear music from the psych/krautrock and post/math rock border with an avantgarde approach and don't have problems with some dissonant elements. Or when you prefer to listen to noise rock bands like Sonic Youth then you're probably able to slump into their cosmos and may enjoy a very special performance.

 On The Ellipse by BARDO POND album cover Studio Album, 2003
2.38 | 5 ratings

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On The Ellipse
Bardo Pond Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by philippe
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars This new musical formation plays a heavy-fuzzy space / psychedelic rock that combines kick ass guitar riffs to almost pastoral stringed instruments. Their production doesn't reveal inovative elements for the genre but the inspiration is perceptible time to time. The moods oscillate between melancholic listening and nervous freak out tension. Every man starts with acoustic bucolic dreamy like elements, rised into a rather desperate, sad atmosphere then it carries on loud, heavy space rocking sequences. Rather poor, inconsistent vocals accompany the song. The tempo is very slow, massive and the ambience is not really festive. Dom's lament is an other sinister, almost depressive tune, taking back the same musical ingredients, long monotonous flute lines, tormented moody guitars, all things into a really low, doom-like, lethargic atmosphere. The band has some kraut-ish moments that can remind the darkest, most obscure, nocturnal facets of Paternoster, Sand, My Solid Ground. Test is a loud doom-death funereal rock piece with atrocious female vocals. Walking clouds is a nice dreamy like guitar prelude but there's no much changes and the result is rather boring after several minutes. The rest of the album is in the same vein, always bringing to the fore intimate, fragile acoustic passages and deep cavernous guitars in a very modern way (closed to contemporary metal). Nothing new and many naive, amateurish aspects. Recommended to fans of Acid Mothers Temple, Ghost and 500MG.
 Lapsed by BARDO POND album cover Studio Album, 1997
4.00 | 7 ratings

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Lapsed
Bardo Pond Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by chamberry
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Bardo Pond are one of the new bands I discovered this summer and I'm very happy that I did although it wasn't that good the first time I heard it. When the first seconds of the album started to play I immediately turned down the volume until I heard all of the distortion and noise would stop, but after 2 minutes into the songs I realised that the distortion won't be stopping any time soon or at all. I got turned off because of the nonstop distortion in every songs from start to finish so I didn't enjoyed my first listen at all.

After a while I wanted to listen to the band again to see if they will work out this time and the first songs was still hard to listen to, but now I payed more attention to the music instead of whining and complaining about the noise and I started to enjoy them. After the second song I was hooked and then the rest of the album was very easy listening and enjoyable. Isobel's singing is very nice and plesant and it often reminds me of Jefferson airplane's Grace Slick. She sings heavenly even though the music doesn't really reflects that. The music is rather slow and while one guitar is making alot of atmospheric drones and another is making some good melodies, the bass and the drums are very present in the overall sound delivering great rythim lines that keep the songs alive and interesting. All of those elements are perfectly well mixed and the results are interesting and good! And thus Bardo Pond's sound is made. Their space rock sound is made of hipnotic and repetetive riffs and melodies that puts you in a trance and with the help of the distortion as well.

There are alot of great songs and I can only think of one bad song in the whole album, but of course the best song on the album is the 14 minute Aldrin. The song starts very nice and slowly with a repetetive melody and Isobel whispering the lyrics. When the song has 3 minutes left they change the pace a little faster. It's guaranteed that you'll be nodding your head from start to finish with this song. Very chilled, very smooth and a perfect ending to a great album. By the end of the song you'll get used to the distortion and drones and it'll leave you wanting for more.

To sum it up this isn't a very accesible band and it's mainly because of all of the noise, but after you get used to it then you'll enjoy every single minute of it. Recommended for fans of Krautrock, space rock and everything in between.

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