The Key Studio Sessions: Bardo Pond

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Nice live recordings in their great studio and some nice photos!

“Most exciting about this week’s Key Session: not only did Bardo Pond perform recent selections from Peace on Venus (“Kali Yuma Blues,” “Taste”) and a brilliant track from their self-titled 2010 record called “Await The Star (The Stars Behind)”…they also debuted two unreleased songs. Stream the session below, drift away on the fuzztone waves of “Red Curtains” and thrill to the krautrock crescendo of “untitled.””

11-2-14 8:00pm MMMM Presents: Cinema Soloriens with: Vapour Theories, Bhob Rainey, and Moral Crayfish Upstairs at Kung Fu Neck Tie



MMMM Presents: Cinema Soloriens with: Vapour Theories, Bhob Rainey, and Moral Crayfish Upstairs at Kung Fu Neck Tie


SO come join us for a rather spacey sunday.

here’s info on the artists playing:

Cinema Soloriens

A tremendous saxophonist with a terrific ability to make gorgeous video poems- Does great things with sounds and videos.

Since 1995, In addition to continued collaboration with Marshall Allen, Harrar has performed with many talented musicians and groups within Cinema Soloriens and outside: Arthur Doyle, Chris Cutler & Geoff Leigh (Artaud Beats, Henry Cow), Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), Michael Gibbons (Bardo Pond), Rogier Smal (Dagora), Giovanni Barcella, Nat Birchall, Eric Thielemans, Charles Cohen, Cactus Truck, Yahya Abdul-Majid & Art Jenkins (Sun Ra Arkestra) to name a few.

Vapour Theories:
(Brothers Michael and John Gibbons from Bardo Pond)

Drone Music for non-drone’s

From Flipped out
“The Vapour Theories radiate into the world, and make themselves evident in various ways according to the substance in which they manifest. Therefore they manifest tone in a threefold manner; by instinct, as animal sound, and in advanced Spiritual tones. The Vapours which they derive from the physical and animal elements are temporal; that which they derive from the Spirit is eternal. Vapours are the Father of Wisdom, and the means to gain all Wisdom is from Vapours. A slight study of the science of sound soon makes us familiar with the fact that sound is vibration and that different sounds will mold sand or other light materials into figures of varying form. The Vapour Theories have learned at the Fountain of Vapours to play the Song Of Vapours, which cradles into existence whatever such a musician desires.”

Bhob Rainey:

Many of the concepts, philosophies, and even extended saxophone techniques embraced by Bhob Rainey are ubiquitous in the world of free music. However, to call Bhob a free player, would marginalize the uniqueness of his sound-based concept.


Moral Crayfish

I’ve Known Dan Cohoon for a long time. An Excellent Photographer and noise conjurer. His approach to guitar is extremely non-traditional in that he doesn’t play the guitar, so much as he dismantles it…

Bardo Pond European Tour 2014 9/13 – 9/22


Can’t wait to see yous!

9/13/14 @ reverence festival, valada (POR)

9/14/14 @Psych Out Fest II, madrid (SPA)

9/15/14 @ freakout, bologna (IT)

9/16/14 @ cave 12, geneva (CH)

9/17/14 @ bad bonn, dudigen (SWI)

9/18/14 @ le 106, rouen (FRA)

9/19/14 @ trix, antwerp (BEL)

9/20/14 @ incubate festival, tilburg (NETH)

9/21/14 @ magasin 4, brussels (BEL)

9/22/14 @ corsica studios, london (UK)

Bardo Pond plays ICA@50 Closing Party AUGUST 17, 2–5PM






We are psyched and honored to do this. Please make it…

Bardo Pond plays ICA@50 Closing Party AUGUST 17, 2–5PM


ICA@50 allowed us to explore, confirm, amend, exorcise, and most importantly, celebrate the past fifty years. A highly personal experience for everyone involved—staff, artists, members, donors, and audience—the anniversary project has been an opportunity to remember and to reminisce.

We would be remiss to close the celebration without exploring the past performances of Bardo Pond. Casually known as ICA’s “house band” since the 1990s, Bardo Pond has been entwined in the story of this institution.

There have been many memorable performances. They played the opening of the 1996 exhibition You Talkin’ To Me?and recorded a 7” single for the catalogue; they performed for 2 ½ hours accompanying Andy Warhol’s film Sleep(1963) in conjunction with The Big Nothing in 2004; they accompanied artist Rodney Graham in concert at World Café Live for his 2005 ICA retrospective; and performed at the request of Trisha Donnelly for her 2008 show.

In addition to their expansive work as musicians and visual artists, members have been involved with the museum in various capacities over the years, from working as preparators to exhibiting their own work at ICA.

The closing party will feature Bardo Pond with guest DJ LIGHTHEAT. Artist Jeremiah Misfeldt will lift the curse that he cast upon ICA during The Big Nothing Cabaret in 2004. Paul Swenbeck, ICA’s Chief Preparator, launches the zine he produced in conjunction with Woe Be Gone, a mural that celebrates Margaret Kilgallen’s life and last work, which was presented as part of ICA’s 2001 exhibition East Meets West: “Folk” and Fantasy from the Coasts.

Lil’ Pop Shop popsicles, a variety of snacks, and beer will fuel the celebration, to be held (weather permitting) on ICA’s terrace.

2pm—Kick-off with music by DJ LIGHT HEAT

3pm—Jeremiah Misfeldt lifts his ten-year curse on ICA

3:05pm—Bardo Pond


5pm—On to the next fifty!

Bardo Pond + Near Grey @ La Sala Rossa JUNE 14, 2014 8:00 PM

Bardo Pond

+ Near Grey


Saturday, June 14, 2014
La Sala Rossa

Bardo Pond

The ultimate space-rockin’, shoegazin’, downbeat psyche-rock band Bardo Pond brings to Sala their long-perfected recipe of lengthy jams laden with trippy vocals and smoky guitar noodling. Veterans of over 50 releases since 1991, their explicitly drug-inspired oeuvre continues to present prime chillout vibes. They’re the hometown Philly favourites of g!ybe, opening their 2000 and 2012 concerts.

La Sala Rossa

4848 boul. St-Laurent,

Montreal, Quebec
H2T 2R6

Suoni Per Il Popolo

4871 St-Laurent

Montréal, Québec

H2T 1R6

514-284-0122 #222

 Suoni Per Il Popolo, 4-22 juin 2014