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1 review | 5 people love this record: be the 6th!

Bong are back baby, presenting two side-long slabs of deep space power. In the three years since they last graced our stereos, Bong have augmented their strategy of crushing riffs and momentous drum rhythms with extra lashings vibes cosmic energy. The second track, for instance, with its superbly portentous Borges-quoting title, is remarkably ‘up’ for Bong. Thought And Existence is out on Ritual Productions.

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Thought and Existence by Bong
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5 people love this record. Be the 6th!
8/10 Robin Staff review, 31 May 2018

This, being a Bong record, might do the things you expect it to. Long doom drones that make Stephen O’Malley look entirely humourless and Greg Anderson not stoned enough, the Newcastle slow boys get their guitars groaning with grain and then start the festival of pummel. Gong-like percussive shimmers give way to the slowest beat you’ll hear in your existence and, well, that’s when things really start to kick into tenth gear. With a vocal performance that sounds like someone walking between the stalls of a church in the slowest possible motion, they kiss off the most quintessential of Bong tunes. The riffs are slow cooked.

So yeah… this is a Bong record. It’s real good, though I almost wish we could get a visual accompaniment that sums up the obscenity of their live show: three dudes trying really hard to release their eternal energy while holding back on it. A drummer falling asleep on his kit when he hasn’t got parts to play. Dry ice served up in DIY venues of excess dust. The best band at what they do and the silliest stern band to ever exist.


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