Shpongle is considered to be one of the most important and influential psychedelic downtempo or Psybient music projects of recent years. It is a project by Simon Posford (Hallucinogen) and Raja Ram. Their 2001 album "Tales of the inexpressible" alongside with their first album "Are you shpongled?" are among to be the most important and genre defining albums in the psychedelic downtempo (psybient) genre.
The track "Dorset Perceptions" is the best track in this album and is just about the right tempo for mixing into other psy/goa and even trance tracks... It's not as hard as Skazi or other Hallucinogen works, yet it is not exactly psybient like Shulman or Leftfield. Spanish and Oriental sounds interwining with classical guitars, flutes, and distorted vocal samples are widely used throughout this album to present you with that Goa groove that's distinctly Shpongle's.
1. Dorset Perception (mp3)
2. Star Shpongled Banner
3. A New Way to Say "hooray"
4. Room 23 (mp3)
5. My Head Feels Like a Frisbee
7. Once Upon the Sea of Blissful Awarness
8. Around the World in a Tea Daze (mp3)
9. Flute Fruit
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