Well, when I posted this topic back in Feb., I never thought it would last for seven months and expand to four pages (I actually thought it would be a heated debate that would span one month and ten pages).
Since my initial post, my wife and I have been to yet another “Posford event” (which would be our third). And for this event, we were somewhat subjected towards Shpongle, seeing that Simon opened the night off with Shpongle, then slipped his way into Hallucinogen.
Although my wife is more interested in Shpongle since my last post (probably because of the “Posford event” we attended), I, none-the-less, am not.
And, at this point, I think I have an idea as towards why: My first love of music was Kraftwerk; I seriously disliked music until I heard the album “Electric Cafe”. That album changed my entire perspective of music. That is what got me into techno, then trance, then Hallucinogen. That album, was, in my opinion, more “dance-centric” than other things at the time.
[Obviously, being between 10-12 years old at the time, my memory is somewhat “foggy”, so do forgive me if you think there were other songs/albums that r0x0rz more.]
Kraftwerk is basically “concrete”; it’s either “on or off”; no gray when it comes towards Kraftwerk. And for whatever reason, I’ve loosened up a bit, and found Hallucinogen to be rather creative and overtly playful.
For example, I find “Shabby Trance” to be much more enjoyable than “Arcadia Magik”; simply because “Arcadia Magik” is a very rigid and overly structured song (wow, talk about irony).
But, why have I not “loosened” up to enjoy Shpongle? At this point I would have to say because Shpongle is still too “organic” for me, and I do truely enjoy synthetic based sounds, probably because of Kraftwerk.
I guess that’s just me.
Thank you all for your replies.
I would stll love to read anyother reasons for why you think Shpongle is a “big deal”.