Re: What does Shpongle do for you?
[quote author=“Sivanesa”]A lot of the time life is like eating a rock, but for me I know one thing that’s easy to swallow…yep, you guessed it, Shpongle. I have so many friends and family who find my obsession a bit ridiculous and the only grudge I hold is on an ex-boyfriend who refused me to go to a Shpongle show. All I think about is Shpongle, it’s the closest thing I have to a religion for it acts as a constant in my ever changing life. It’s something I can always turn to, to give me an unspeakable bliss. I just wish I could get some more support! So tell me, who else? Who else eats, breathes and dreams ShPoNgLe?
Sivanesa, what a massive question! Firstly, I know precisely what you mean. I am greatly consumed by music as it is. I’m awakened by the sound of music (not the musical mind you), I have speakers bumping out vibrations all throughout the day, whether it be listening to tunes while I’m showering or driving about, spinning records, remixing tracks or creating my own electronic compositions, background tunes while I eat or clean or chill with friends, every weekend dancing at clubs and parties, and each night when I lay in my bed, I can only be carried off to sleep while I am drifting inside of my headphones. I simply can’t get enough of “strange”, odd, beautiful, powerfull, moving music. I get called obsessive quite a bit. But NO! I am impassioned. So are you.
I started searching for music ages ago. I have never been particularly drawn to more “mainstream” music, quite the opposite really. I would spend hours upon hours in record shops looking through the myriad of artists and the artwork on CD covers and record sleeves. I would read through countless liner notes, and thousands of track titles, just waiting for something to speak to me. All along, I was searching, searching for something that spoke to me as well as reflected me. I never truly found that until the moment I found Shpongle… or maybe, it was Shpongle who found me.
The sounds that Simon and Raja bring to bear have moved me from the first moment they entered my ears, mind, and soul. That first time I heard ” Rumours of Vapours” (now “Vapour Rumours”) I felt an stirring explosive release inside, and an instant, eternal connection was forged. I couldn’t get enough after that. It has awed me, inspired me, opened me, taught me, moved me, at times it has even nurtured me… I can truly say that Shpongle has changed my life.
Change is the only constant, but even though nothing lasts, nothing is lost.
Follow your bliss and all things fall into place.