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Thought and Existence

by Bong

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Paul Schwarz
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Paul Schwarz A track for each side again - _We Are, We Were, We Will Have Been_ was the same - but no lack of anticipation for Bong's latest. Beautifully presented - like they have finally been inaugurated into the Ritual pantheon, though in truth they may always have been the label's biggest draw. You know the drill: Bong = 2020 #doomHawkwind. Message ends.
Phil Mood
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Phil Mood So good!
Listen to it properly. Not in the background while you’re doing something else.
It is utterly hypnotic. It resets your mind.
Buy it!! Favorite track: The Golden Fields.
Ben Perry
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Ben Perry love this band so much
Nathan Neugebauer
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Nathan Neugebauer Wow! It's like being sucked into a Black Hole, staying in, being boomeranged out, brought back in, and you stay there for a while, and you kinda like it, but then it ends and you realize that everything just continues. Favorite track: The Golden Fields.
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Pontus A mesmerizing release from one of the standout bands of our generation. Favorite track: The Golden Fields.
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The cosmos has now aligned, and with great honour Ritual Productions announce BONG’s return after three years with a new and momentous rite.

Bong feel ever so omnipresent on ‘Thought and Existence’, continuing their revered ability to transform time through their sublime sonic textures. As all listeners of this rite will attest, the band’s stellar meditative and mystical drone, amplified by the essential and ritualistic hue of the drums, permits our imagination to be heightened. New realms of perception and existence open up, even if only for the duration of the rite; the power of this listening experience subverting the laws of time and space itself.

The artwork echoes this philosophy. Ancient star maps, planispheres and the oldest astronomy charts of the skies are known for being persistently accurate in their arrangement and predictions of the constellations. This too rings true for Bong’s sound with ‘Thought and Existence’ seeing the band stick with their original Orion belt trio formation. Bong’s rites have continuously harboured high praise for their ability to take followers into the otherworldly ether and ‘Thought and Existence’ evolves and shimmers like the ever expanding Universe.


released May 2, 2018


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Ritual Productions London, UK

Ritual Productions is a record label based in London, launched in the Winter 2010.

Bong / Ramesses / 11Paranoias / Drug Cult/ Ancient Lights / The Poisoned Glass/ Basalt / Thralldom/ Viviankrist / Ghold / Nibiru

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