Not that there is anything wrong with deep house…. Just seems to have less invasive sounds (unless you include vocals) That harsh sample at 3:30 on track one Just SCREAMS Shpongle…When I first listened to this album it was on Mt Palomar in a beautiful fern filled canyon…(sober mind you) That sample raised the hair on my neck. I thought the Banjhakri was coming for me (I know its a Hallucinogen reference thanks) my point is…..well I guess you get the point…I thought it was perfect and perfectly placed for my experience. My girlfriend purchased the album, we got it in the mail…and then we waited an agonizing day until we got into the forest to listen. Maybe this kind of intent when listening would help you…I dunno.
My ego rebelled at that sound, i think we all need to wake up from our slumber zzZ EOOOWWW!!! aarrghh!
Just got all my Twisted goodies in the mail today :D That got here a lot quicker than what I was expecting. Ordered it last saturday, shipped on monday, and here already. Will be watching the DVD soon once I’m in the right mindstate
It’s supposed to be harsh! Although not as harsh as the distorted cello (most people would think it’s a guitar) at 2.30… Without the darkness the light would have nothing to shine through… yin and yang… night and day…blah blah blah…. without capitalist scum, fluffy hippies would have nothing to moan about (they’d still end up on these forums whining about something tho’!).
i actually think this albums’s main strength is its balance… i’m personally not a fan of the chaos parts, i prefer the goa-ish melodic stuff, but i think they play right because there’s so much to balance them off. really works well
Shpongling, i think you and i share the same short attention span… however i like everything BEFORE 5:20 on invisible man.
i also like the beginning more, the emotional cello and the swirly sounds that throw u into a myst… but the ending is fine too. i wouldn’t make any distinction at 5:20 really, the whole album has a million of those.
I just joined the forum after reading about the leaked album (*had my head in the sand for the last couple of months*) so i could show my support!!! Thursday is payday, so i will be definitetly be making an order!!! Why buy products thru 3rd party sites and shops when you get can pay for it direct to the label. Good one guys… i will be buying some extra merch just to help the label out.
It would be quite interesting to hear some celebrity say they listen to Shpongle. Not to make it popular, I’m not one of those guys that really care about how mainstream music is since I listen to beauty in it not the popularity. Nevertheless, it would be quite fascinating.
I’m sure I’ve said this before, but it’s something worth saying many more times: this album is wonderful. Absolutely amazing. Love everything from the twisted intro and fast peak of Shpongolese Spoken Here to the english vocals in No Turn Un-Stoned! I really hope there’s another album in the future, and another, and another… You guys never seem to loss your creativity. I’m quite shocked how you could create such layered psychedelic, intelligent and creative music for these four albums with different styles for each and every album and song. Seriously, how do you do it?
I’m quite shocked how you could create such layered psychedelic, intelligent and creative music for these four albums with different styles for each and every album and song. Seriously, how do you do it?
I think by now it’s quite obvious that Alicia Keys is the real mind and matter behind all of Shpongles albums.
“ineffable” is disappointing to me. particularly I’m not happy about the way simon and raja use indian music.
steve reich, a composer simon p says he feels close to, writes in his “writings about music” about the use of music by other cultures:
“while studying both african and balinese music, it became clear to me that I was not interested in imitating the *sound* of those musics. I rejected the idea because to me these instruments have their own history and purpose, and to retune them and use them in my own music seemed a kind of musical rape. the only aspect I found exportable was their *structure*. in that way, a western composer might continue the pitches and timbres that are in his ear since birth but with the added resource of a new compositional technique.”
in my opinion, simon and raja could definitely learn from this.
speaking of reich: the beginning of “invisible man” sounds too much like a philip glass-clich
(...) in that way, a western composer might continue the pitches and timbres that are in his ear since birth but with the added resource of a new compositional technique.”
does that mean you can’t ever let something new into your mind? Like you hear some new kind of music that inspires you, but you are not allowed to ever use that inspiration because it hasn’t been “in your ear since birth”?
That does sound like a really scary theory to me…