|Bardo Pond + Tom Carter / 4/23/03|
|Artist:||Bardo Pond + Tom Carter||Added:||03/2012|
|Label:||Three Lobed Recordings|
|Add Date:||2012-03-31||Pull Date:||2012-06-02||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||13 May||6 May||29 Apr||22 Apr||15 Apr||8 Apr||1 Apr|
|1.||Thu, 18 Jul 13:||miss information|
|4.||Thu, 16 Aug 12:||miss information|
minimum entropy ii
|2.||Thu, 23 May 13:||miss information|
minimum entropy ii
|5.||Wed, 15 Aug 12:||Rev. R4D4 Leech|
|3.||Wed, 22 May 13:||miss information|
|6.||Wed, 01 Aug 12:||Rev. R4D4 Leech|
The Thermonuclear Bar
Slow and freeform psychedelic jams recorded live in Philadelphia—master drone guitarist Tom Carter (also of Badgerlore and Charalambides) joins psych rock legends Bardo Pond for a killer set. A celebration of drifting guitars, hazy feedback, and crisp, ethereal tube amp guitar tone; rhythms are repetitive and crawl along at a tempo that I can only describe as narcotic. This vinyl reissue brought to us by Three Lobed Recordings features a previously unreleased track from the set, and a bonus CD of a later recording is currently in our rotation. Not as heavy as the Carlton Melton split, but fans of Black Sabbath or even Taj Mahal Travelers will be equally pleased.|
No FCCs. Sides 1 and 3 are the longest and most interesting tracks, and Side 4 has the bonus track.
1. (17:40) Dark, brooding psychedelic trance. Swells and surges in some gradual crescendos but still plods along at a lethargic pace.
1. (4:15) Atmospheric, pretty guitar harmonies drifting around; totally gorgeous ambient Tom Carter “Skyline Grinder” style
2. (13:07) spacious guitar noodling with rumbling fuzzy bass. Sounds like they’re just admiring the sounds of their own amplifiers.
1. (19:43) More six-string buzzing and meandering. Vocals, flute, slide guitar, and drums slowly join in a dreamy haze about halfway through, culminating in a vibrant free-psych frenzy.
1. (10:24) Twinkling, resonating notes droning on and on. Reverbed harmonics and other cool effects. “Woah guys, we have pretty sweet amps!”
2. (8:28) Slow, quiet and dreamy—gorgeous. This is what Tom Carter does best.