Bong – Mana-Yood-Sushai

Bong, contrary to what we might be led to believe, do not play stoner rock heavily influenced by that magical plant that goes by the name of cannabis. Instead, this four-piece from the UK plays an intriguing style of music that can be described as part spiritual, part ritualistic and part drone. Their newest effort “Mana-Yood-Sushai” is a record that begs for a sit-down, lights off listening as the overall effect that its two tracks spanning 47 minutes transmit is that of a one transcendental ritual, a trancelike journey seeking spiritual enlightenment in some Tibetan monastery.
It's a terrain also covered by the likes of Sunno))) and OM, I could say Bong shares with those artists the same predilection for meditative sounds and mantra-like, low-end rhythms, yet the band’s focus on sitars and a ritual chanting (sounds like a temple congregation praying in unison) makes this a more transcendental, spiritual journey.
“Mana-Yood-Sushai” was release by Ritual Productions, a label whose motto is expanding minds with magick rites and in this case it rings absolutely true as Bong’s musical rites will elevate your spirit up to the clouds, with or without the use of recreational and illegal substances. (7.6/10) 

Luca Niero