Shpongle Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland
4.1 Ranking: #33 for 2009
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4.5 superbAlex Silveri EMERITUS | November 4th 09

Nothing Lasts hey? Oh, but I'll tell you what does: the divine bloody brilliance of Simon Posford and Raja Ram. If Shpongle weren't already the most forward thinking and boundary shattering act on the electronic compass, the duo's latest, Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland would be as much of an album as it would be a veritable psychoelectromagnetic nuclear device. Hell, this isn't an album any more than Alice In Wonderland is a story - where Alice had her madly grinning Cheshire Cat, Shpongle have the Goa warped landscape of "Electroplasm"; where the bottle said 'drink me', Shpongle provide their own journey though wild-eyed explorations of acoustic tinged flamenco solos, dub riddled basslines and the most wicked effort at beat stringing ever on "Shpongolese Spoken Here".

In fact, I suspect it would take no less than the psydripped rave of "Ineffable Mysteries" (complete with woodwind straight from the Andes), to convince Shiva the Destroyer to take a holiday from her macabre life of death to indulge in a night of full moon partying down at whichever mystic beach she'd choose. But the kicker? When Benn Jordan gets out-Flashbulb'd by "Nothing Is Something Worth Doing" - A track that stretches Shpongle's template of earthy percussion and electronic wrangling to the edges of the sonic horizon, obscured by the vorpal rays of trance gripped experimentation. And no, by the way, there's no rhyme or reason here, not in this place, this dimension, not where Comic Gods and Carrolleqse absurdity dwell in Unsane harmony, but I'll stand by my Brahman and bask in this light, oh gods, what light.


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5.0 classicBob | December 7th 11

After several listenings it suddenly became insulting to give this album a "mere" 4.5. How
an album this ridiculously perfect could be any less of a 5 is beyond me. Sure, we all have
our favorites and less-favorites. Personally I think Shpongolese Spoken Here could be less
based on the rhythm, and No Turn-Unstoned is just a tad too dark. Regardless, the amount of
musical perfection is astounding on this album. I Am you is a colourful experience through
several stages (of psychadelich drugs), Invisible Man is the musical equivalent of a warm
hug and Nothing is Something Worth Doing? Just perfect...


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5.0 classicTanner Lichty (Twlichty) | December 24th 10

Some more classic trance. I love world-music vibe these guys bring into their music and the use of epic flute solos at the most perfect times. This album is TRIPPY. If you dig trippy, chill-out-styled music, this is another must have.r

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4.5 superbMarkvandenBerg | January 14th 10

Somebody gave this 2.5! Must have cardboard ears because this is awesome!

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5.0 classicdrzen | November 5th 09

Spliff, headphones, paradise. If you know Shpongle, you are going to love it, obviously. If you don't know them, it's time to get to know them. The songs are just beautiful, and that man's production! Has at least a dozen omfg moments. A masterpiece.

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5.0 classicLeukvoorJ | November 1st 09

I've just finished listening to their new album, just coming back from a weekend of Shpongleland in London ;)
The two concerts were just amazing and the new album is... well, classic :D


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3.5 greatRangDang | May 6th 13

SO F'ING SEXY HOLY JUMBALAYA HOWWWW DO YOU LET SOMEONE KNOW IF YOU'RE ASSCRACK IS SHOWING WELLL

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0.0 Mookid | March 5th 13

Although I've never been the biggest fan of Shpongle, I can definitely give them credit where credit is due; Shpongle is immensely talented and throughout their career, climbed to the rank of being one of the most prominent Psychedelic Trance groups to exist. Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland isn't a revolutionary or entirely innovative album from the band, necessarily, but it has spotless production and snazzy, head-twirling melodies. Unlike a lot of their albums, in my humble opinion, with this one, Shpongle actually can in fact carry out a 6+ minute tune without making it sound dry or tediously repetitive; one of the album?s best element. Honestly, though, this is probably Shpongle?s best sounding album yet

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4.5 superbSovietS988 | January 15th 11

Let me start off by saying that I have every album released by Shpongle and all of them have something very unique about them. Everytime Shpongle released a new album they were getting better and always had something new. Afcourse the first album that I got was Nothing Lasts.....But nothing is Lost and wow did I fall in love with this album. But Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland is on the same level if not better. Every track has it's own story to it that captures me and makes it hard to put down the headphones. I listened to this album for about couple months straight everyday and never got bored because of how well put together it is. And it was hard to believe that Simon could make something better then the previous album. Every song is amazing but I just wanted to mention the song "Walking Backwards through the Cosmic Mirrors"......wow this song is just breathtaking. 5/5 Masterpiece

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