(2018) Weeping Bong Band - Weeping Bong Band
Why does the bong weep? Perhaps it’s the pain of absence, since video evidence suggests that not everyone on this record (Clark Griffin, Wednesday Knudsen and PG Six of Pigeons; Beverly Ketch of Viewer; and Anthony Pasquarosa) shows up for each of the occasional concerts that they play around the Northeastern USA. Perhaps it is the pain of knowing that as legalization creeps upon us, high-priced baked goods are eclipsing traditional paraphernalia. Or maybe the thing has just sprung a leak?
Or might the bong shed tears over this record? It facilitates light-headed wonder and supine relaxation so completely that you don’t even need to inhale to feel zonked while listening to it. Perhaps those tears express a fear of redundancy? If so, someone should comfort the bong, because it’s more likely that the band is trying to drum it up some work. WBB’s MO involves locating a sonic zone and then scouting it out at a leisurely pace, and there’s nothing about its sprawling jams that suggests that they believe that less is more. Bass lines dreamed by the monkeys that mocked Aguirre steer the way, and guitars — lots and lots of guitars, never in competition but always in good company — fan out in its wake. Wielding picks and e-bows instead of a conquistador’s machete, they carve out territory that exists nowhere on earth, but can be found in the mind-space implied by many record collections.
Come on, man, what if Jerry Garcia and Bobby Weir crashed one of those record store Frippertronics concerts and jammed with Fripp well past closing time? What if Florian Fricke got some fire in his belly and crashed the Hash Jar Tempo sessions? If these events had transpired and someone had hit the record button, you might have an LP like this. But since they didn’t, the Weeping Bong Band had to, and God bless ‘em for doing so because the LP exists without the involvement of any what-iffing. Now tell that to the bong and see if those tears dry up.
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01 - Replay.flac
02 - Replay II.flac
03 - Replay III.flac
04 - Jaume 1.flac
05 - Dream Away.flac
Genre: post-rock, psychedelic rock
Source : CD
Format : FLAC
Format/Info : Free Lossless Audio Codec, 16-bit PCM
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : ~ 641-749 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits