Bardo Pond, All Tomorrow’s Parties, 2003.
San Diego, California
Thursday, September 19, 1996
The effects pedal industry won’t slump as long as Bardo Pond is around. Each member laid out at least eight or nine of the things, which, at the command of their feet, transformed the room into a languid aquarium of electric guitar, bass, drums and flute delirium. For visuals, there was vocalist Isobel, who, even in long pants and a long-sleeved shirt, was more than pleasant to gaze upon as her hair hung in her face, swaying in the heavenly maelstrom.
Note: This article originally appeared in Lou Zine (Lou’s Records newsletter) in September 1996.