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Shpongle

Shpongle is an English psychedelic downtempo/psybient music project formed in 1996. The group includes Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen)and Raja Ram (one third of The Infinity Project). Their musical style combines eastern ethnic instruments and vocals with contemporarywestern synthesizer-based psychedelic music. When asked to describe Shpongle's music, Posford has responded that it is "like nothing you'veever heard before." Shpongle's first track, "Vapour Rumours", was released on TIP Records' Infinite Excursions compilation in 1996. Theirdebut album, Are You Shpongled?, was released in 1998 o ...read more

Shpongle is an English psychedelic downtempo/psybient music project formed in 1996. The group includes Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen)and Raja Ram (one third of The Infinity Project). Their musical style combines eastern ethnic instruments and vocals with contemporarywestern synthesizer-based psychedelic music. When asked to describe Shpongle's music, Posford has responded that it is "like nothing you'veever heard before." Shpongle's first track, "Vapour Rumours", was released on TIP Records' Infinite Excursions compilation in 1996. Theirdebut album, Are You Shpongled?, was released in 1998 on Twisted Records.

Posford is generally responsible for the synthesizers, studio work, and live instrumentation while Raja Ram contributes broad musical conceptsand flute arrangements. Raja Ram stated in an interview that "Shpongle" is an umbrella term for feeling positive and euphoric emotions.Shpongle's music is heavily influenced by psychedelic experiences and frequently makes use of sonic textures that approximate psychedelicstates as well as vocal samples relating to consciousness expansion, hallucinations, and altered states of awarenesss. The track, "DivineMoments of Truth," for example, contains a vocal sample of Raja Ram describing the effects of Dimethyltryptamine. « hide

Similar Bands: Hallucinogen, The Infinity Project, Bluetech, Ott, Younger Brother

LPs
Museum of Consciousness
07/29/2013

3.7
92 Votes
Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland
2009

4.1
279 Votes
Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost
2005

4.2
322 Votes
Tales of the Inexpressible
2001

4.3
374 Votes
Are You Shpongled?
1998

4
223 Votes
EPs
The God Particle
2011

3.6
40 Votes
Compilations
Remixed
2003

3.5
20 Votes

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