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Children of the Bong

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Daniel Goganian and Rob Henry formed Children of the Bong as a British ambient-dub combo, including acoustic guitar and DJ Marin’s turntable technology in their live shows. They later decided to go completely electronic, recording several tracks for compilations (Feed Your Head, Vol. 2, Quadraped Vol. 1) and — after Planet Dog signed the group — their 1995 debut album.

They signed to Planet Dog Records in 1994 and released one album, Sirius Sounds, as well as a couple of tracks on Planet Dog compilations. The band recorded a Peel Session for DJ John Peel on BBC Radio 1 on 26 April 1994

The group split up shortly after the release of the album. Rob Henry went on to form a band called Euphonic and now plays in a band called Neech.

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  • Omega_Switch22B

    The masters of old-school psydub, quite under appreciated! Sirius Sounds is great, been loving in it for quite some time, even though I'm late to their party...

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • jonowev

    Outstanding phychill!

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Crysknife007

    Very good stuff.

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    Dug out "Sirius Sounds" recently. Probably haven't listened to it in 15 years. A bit trancey for my taste, but it has a few good tracks.

    14 Jul 2011 Reply
  • michaelodeon

    This album can and will send you to another place if you let it...

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Spirit_Trapper

    realy good

    31 Jan 2011 Reply
  • IdMod

    Classic!

    22 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Yiasmat

    Great stuff.

    16 Oct 2010 Reply
  • golden_appel

    This is some of the best blissed-out music going. Not so ambient that the beats just dissipate into nothing, and not too uptempo either - it just strikes a perfect balance to chill out to.

    11 Jun 2009 Reply
  • mikesport

    Sirius Sounds is very nice

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • gtutor

    classic stuff, <3 Sirius Sounds. Where can I find this Mashed Mellow Grooves album?

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • squigbobble

    Children of the Bong, one of the very best psychill-acts - love 'em <3

    21 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Flakk

    lol, I'm stupid. Just saw the comment. Nevermind me.

    8 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Flakk

    Does anyone know where the quote from Return Home comes from? Is it a sample or actually orginal to the song?

    8 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Necrological

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    9 Mar 2008 Reply
  • woodentopz

    that bit at the end of Return Home is from the poetry of Pablo Neruda...

    14 Feb 2008 Reply
  • hiab-x

    I saw them once at a Megadog night in Bristol. Bought their bootleg style tape and loved it. Lost the tape and have missed the first track on side two ever since. If anyone has a copy & knows what it was, let me know. (Tape cover was a black & white drawing of curves and circles:a an official budget release by C.O.T.B)

    31 Aug 2007 Reply
  • inasteen

    It is so sad Children Of The Bong stopped making music together. Rob Henry's subsequent projects don't really do anything for me, and it seems Daniel Goganian stopped making music altogether. But together they made some music that is simply stunning.

    18 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Hypnoid

    Eternal classic!

    16 Nov 2006 Reply
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