Purposeful Availment

by Bardo Pond



"In Purposeful Availment, Bardo Pond have offered up a new slab of sludge that shows them exploring two of their sides at their strongest. "Orange Horse" is a gem lifted from the vaults (it's a leftover from the Lapsed sessions), centered on a riff and peppered with Isobel's unintelligible moans. The EP hasn't really even begun until you get into the second track, "Thalay Sagar (Torture Tortures)." At an epic 24 minutes, it shifts and crawls from light ambience tones to wah-ed grooves with a few moments of saxophone! I can count the number of bands who use saxophone in a way I like on one finger, but this track shows me I'll have to grudgingly start using two." [Sean Hammond - fakejazz.com]


released March 4, 2002



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Three Lobed Recordings is a boutique record label that specializes in small print-run releases that cover all flavors of psychedelia. The label was started in 2000 and is largely operated by cats.

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