Set and Setting LP/CD

Set and Setting (CD front cover)

Released by Matador Records (OLE 364) in August 1999.

  1. Datura
  2. Lull
  3. Cross Current
  4. Crawl Away
  5. #3

After a little bit a break, the Pond returns with an amazing 3rd record for Matador. Their strongest start-to-finish effort yet? Quite possibly, that's for damn sure. Clocking in at a hair under an hour, there are several long drone-outs that will make the long time fan extremely pleased. Listening to this album it is clear to tell exactly what direction all of the work on Amanita and Lapsed was headed towards: pure drone bliss. Love this album. Reviews coming once they start to appear in magazines and other media sources everywhere.

Online reviews

Bob Bannister, Time Out New York Issue #204, August 19-26, 1999

George Zahora, Splendid, October 18, 1999

Surface vs Depth, October 1999

Craig Young, Earpollution Issue 2.02, February 2000

Pearson Greer, Flak

Bill Meyer, Ink Blot Magazine


Western Homes, Nude as the News

Mike Pace, PopMatters

Archived reviews

Greg Barbera, Spectator Online, September 11, 1999

SB, Toronto's Eye Weekly, October 1999

Lee Jackson, Broken Face

Sean Palmerston, Exclaim!

Joe S. Harrington, New York Press