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King Bong


Italian psychedelic rock group King Bong is excited to announce the release of their epic album OGOPOGO through Mandrone Records on March 5th, 2021.  An episode of the band’s fantastical Beekse Bergen saga, this four-hour recording takes listeners on a magical mystery tour in a fantastic land.

This huge release features two very special guests: Chis Haskett, (guitarist of Henry Rollins, Bowie and Tool), and Rosarita Crisalfi at the Saxophone.

Mandrone Records says of this unique offering,
“We are proud to help King Bong to release this epic episode of the Beekse Bergen saga, OGOPOGO.  The first time we listened to it, it was a proper ritual: dimmed lights, closed eyes and their music brought us from London to Milan. Our mind ended up in the studio with the band playing. 

We already knew how big are the landscapes the trio is able to paint with their instruments, but Chris’ additional guitars and Rosarita Crisafi’s saxophone brought everything to a higher level.  We merged with the music.

OGOPOGO will be released on the 5th of March as a digital download and in a Limited Edition of 50 box set of 4 CDs.  Each box set is patiently crafted by the talented hands of Alberto, Andrea and Teo, who are now manufacturing this pure expression of DIY Philosophy. (So even if they can’t jam because of the lockdown, they are working together as a team)

The box set will be available on the band’s Bandcamp and on Mandrone Records Store as a special edition, which will include a printed map of the Beekse Bergen land.

 It’s so cool to have these guys in Mandrone.”

London heavy music label Mandrone Records is excited to share details on their reissue of King Bong’s 2017 psych journey Sand ≈ Return.

This work from the Italian outfit tells four stories that unfold in four different deserts around the world. The music is accompanied by the evocative artwork of Solo Macello, which will help listeners to fully immerse themselves in King Bong’s unusual soundscape.

Mandrone will release the previously sold-out record on January 15th, 2021.   This vinyl reissue will limited to 100 copies and include a printed poster.

FFO: psych / stoner / jam / avant garde

Sand ≈ Return Tracklist

Marathon des Sables
.عمو اردکِ بزرگ
Capacocha (Llullaillaco Dreamin’)
Biondo (Lo Sai Di Chi Sei Figlio Tu?)

King Bong – Beekse Bergen 1

King Bong – Mad Beat

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