BONG – bethmoora – VINYL 2xLP (black)

VINYL 2xLP (black)at war with false noise2009


Bong's debut full-length, this has been long unavailable and I thought it was long-overdue to see it come out on vinyl given recent reissues of their other records. This is Bong as I remember them when they first started out; there's a primitive, sparse and lonely sound to the first tune, « The Stone Mountain ». It's almost a continuation of bass player/vocalist Dave Terry's previous band – the masterful Trollman Av Ildtoppberg – and is a mysterious, stoned-out hymn to lost and forgotten spirits, resplendent with some wild 70s Japanese psych soloing. Second track (and side) Bethmoora in contrast is an 18-minute stoner meditation: led by sitar this is total kosmiche music, proof that Bong are infulenced as much by the late 60s Krautrock scene (particularly Popol Vuh, Gunter Schickert, Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream etc) as they are by Sleep and Hawkwind. Drop out!

Taking up an entire LP is their hypnotic cover of Pink Floyd's « Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun »; building up over the course of some 20 minutes from silence, it's a masterful display of repetition and trance, with thunderous, booming vocals and white noise guitar solo wipeouts from Mike Vest. Genius!

Everything's been remastered specifically for vinyl by Adam Richardson of Ramesses/11Paranoias and sounds the absolute business. Heavy duty.


1. Stone Mountain

1. Bethmoora

1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun Part I

1. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun II

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Poids 550 g