Yes that's right, those legendary space rockers aka Bardo Pond have joined the Latitudes ranks. The psychedelic journey of the Pond all began by two brothers, Michael & John Gibbons, sharing their interest in free-form noise, spreading the enthusiasm to an array of instrumentalists and vocalists. Their sound snowballed taking in musical roots from the realm of jazz and blues structures, not to mention New York's No Wave movement championed by the likes of James Chance and the Contortions as well as the downtown Knitting Factory scenes. Now after eight acclaimed full-length albums, the band that often dabbles in an eclectic range of side projects have regrouped for another stormer in our very own Southern Studios.
The resulting session, Yntra, is a brilliant distillation of what the band do best into just three epic tracks. From the elaboration of the densest, textural landscapes to moments of pure, ecstatic clarity the sound is still incredibly thick with their battery of guitars and unrelenting signature groove riding merrily along underneath. Bardo, true to their name, manage to balance their sound exquisitely between polar extremes.
Yntra consists of three suitably epic tracks clocking in at 35:25 minutes. Set for release on the 1st October and available for pre-order now in an edition of 500 CDs in foil-blocked letter-pressed orgami-fold wallet, and 800 LPs on 180g white marble vinyl in die-cut sleeves, all with inserts; hand packed and hand numbered by the Southern elves. Bardo Pond - Side To Side (excerpt) by Southern
You can also pre-order either the CD or LP with a T-shirt as part of a special bundle available only from our web shop until the 17th September.