Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Bong: Mana-Yood-Sushai

With a band name like Bong you can be pretty sure that you will get some pretty psychedelic music, and, sure enough, Bong is a revered stoner doom band (I've deliberately avoided the "metal"-tag). Mana-Yood-Sushai is their fourth full-length album, but they do also have a host of splits, EPs, live albums, and other releases under their belt.

Mana-Yood-Sushai has around 45 minutes of music on it, distributed among only two songs. Both songs are evolve around the use of a droning note wrapped in various patterns of guitar strumming and slow drum beats. Both tracks are instrumental, very long, and extremely introvert, as it were, and thus you can be absolutely certain, that, if you are a mainstream pop kind of person, you will not be able to appreciate this type of music. Fans of psychedelic music and shoegazer music, on the other hand, can look forward to a journey into the quite simplistic and monotonous musical universe of Bong, which nonetheless is rich in small details and whose dark and oppressive mood is no less than fascinating.

I am not sure it is advisable to actually get stoned while listening to the album, as it might result in a massively depressive bad trip.

If you dig bleak and introvert psychedelic music which is characterized primarily by darkness and heaviness without being metal (because I do not, to be honest, consider this kind of music metal), then the dark journey that is Mana-Yood-Sushai is definitely a trip you should embark on very soon.

1. Dreams of Mana-Yood-Sushai
2. Trees, Grass and Stones

Added: June 23rd 2012
Reviewer: Kim Jensen
Related Link: Bong @ MySpace
Hits: 1367
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]


[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]

2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by