We are, we were and we will have been

by Bong

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Aleksanteri Reininsalmi
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Aleksanteri Reininsalmi The most incredible pastoral Spring landscape opens up before the listener, a river bringing fresh water to a melting lake where swans are complimenting the incredible scenery. Favorite track: Find your own gods.
Wez Barber
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Wez Barber Utterly transcendental! My thoughts are like a calmed, slow running stream. Favorite track: Find your own gods.
Paul Schwarz
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Paul Schwarz Daughter born to sound of this from under water... Favorite track: Find your own gods.
Mortimer Potts
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Mortimer Potts It's always a happy day when new music by Bong is released. They may seem always stuck in an eternal present, but album after album I think I learned to listen to what is constantly changing, the little shifts, the thick substance of their sound, and I find it more and more satisfying. (((http://wp.me/pZoqc-Da))) Favorite track: Time regained.
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"We are, we were and we will have been" continues Bong’s unregulated experiments on tonal prolonging. Solemn in its delivery and frightening in its implications, this latest album signifies a point of no return from the Pied Pipers of mesmeric drone, its two near twenty minute tracks will surely loop and envelop indefinitely, freeing the listener from this increasingly unfamiliar material world and mercifully trapping them in the weightlessness of Bong’s sonic void.

Microtonal adjustments and invading frequencies are pleated in to a tapestry of gooey guitar and midnight-ritual percussion, melting at a glacial pace across ‘Time Regained’ and ‘Find Your Own Gods’. The first of the two tracks creaks under the weight of residual distortion and unfathomable density, while the second opens with the powerful command of the track title, evoking a deity-defying thought process that unravels through the duration of the song, providing the synth-mist and distant rumbles with an origin so ancient it predates comprehension.

CD available at www.ritualproductions.net/rites/bong-we-are-we-were-and-we-will-have-been-cd/

12" LP available at www.ritualproductions.net/rites/bong-we-are-we-were-and-we-will-have-been-lp/

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released May 26, 2015

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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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