The cosmos has now aligned, and with great honour Ritual Productions announce BONG's return after three years with a new and momentous rite. 'Thought and Existence' is their sixth album for Ritual Productions and will be unveiled in its entirety in May 2018.
A continuation of Bong’s metaphysical sounds, ‘Thought and Existence’ will take the listener on a spacious voyage that resonates with the works of the band’s past, yet this offering is especially striking and stunning. A resplendent and imposing craft, comprised of two tracks spanning just under 40 minutes, ‘Thought and Existence’ is remarkable in its ability to move the listener and transcend them to imaginative planes anew.
The first track - “The Golden Fields” - manifests as an aura of luminosity and transcendence whilst simultaneously stirring a foreboding and solemn sentiment that we are sentient, mortal beings forever teetering on the edge of complete darkness. “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”, inspired by Borges’ immaterialist fiction of the same title, sees percussive rolls and fills being especially noticeable, making this one of Bong’s most upbeat and rhythmic tracks. Yet, both songs remain grounded in the hypnotic and mesmeric reverb that only Bong know how to channel.
1. The Golden Fields
2. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
3. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius Live at Blitz (BONUS TRACK - CD ONLY)