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Bardo Pond
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Bardo Pond
Title: Amanita
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Matador Records
Original Release Date: 4/3/1996
Re-Release Date: 4/9/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 744861018025, 0744861018063, 744861018049

CD Reviews

Swirling nebulae of lint deep in the hollow of my navel...
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The dopest shoegazer extravaganza yet, topped only by their concurrent contribution to Drunken Fish records' "Harmony of the Spheres" box. I have gotten lost in this album for days at a time, utterly unable to find my way out of the roiling, chittering labyrinths which Isobel's vocals and flute spin around those churning masses of concrete-supersaturated-with-electric-geetar. And just think: if Herod had had a copy, there wouldn't be any Christians today. Too bad."
Tantric Porno
Aaron P. Beck | Baltimore, MD United States | 01/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the most beautiful things I've ever heard in my life. But it's so sickening and ugly until you look past the noise. It's like looking into the Elephant Man's eyes and feeling his gentleness. Simply beyond description. Tantric Porno is the most amazing thing I've ever laid my ears upon. And the rest of the album comes close to that song. If you want to truly experience music, get this album. It takes you on a journey to the present."
Experimental music from the lo-fi end of things
roadhog0017 | Rochester, NH USA | 06/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is arguably their best album in terms of studio production. Bardo Pond is an experimental low-fidelity band. They like distortion, delay and modal structures, instead of 3-minute wonders with radio hooks and heartfelt lyrics that would make you buy their products. The first track, "Limerick", runs over ten minutes, and for almost four of them you're sitting there hearing streaming lines of distortion in B while Isobel plays weird scales on flute. The song opens into a weird, echoing space in which the words are hardly discernible. Why buy this album, if their songs are so long and formless? Maybe you're tired of having people tell you what "love" is supposed to "mean", or how music "should" sound. Maybe you're tired of the corporate product tie-in. For me, it was on a rack at a record store, I put on the headphones and went for the experimental sound all at once. When I later saw them live at a small club, and realized that they were as gentle and thoughtful as their music is modal and experimental, I knew I'd made a good investment."