I hate to say it but if Shpongle isn’t as psychedelic as it gets you’re gonna have to turn to drugs. Listened to Ineffable again (again, again, again) this time through top-notch headphones in a dark room, critical audition, I was no longer here.
Yeah, but is the production BETTER than Si P’s? I’m not speaking for Flavius, but perhaps a reason why Shpongle production sounds not-crisp-enough is because there are so many live recordings mixed in, but that’s what takes it higher, makes it trippier. So maybe the quality of the field recordings could be improved (?) but the production, I doubt it. They’re gonna have to invent new gear if you want to improve on that (like when the Nord Lead came out).
I was wondering if anyone could direct me to some music/album that is better produced than Shpongle. By that I mean more textured, crisper sounding, and hence more psychedelic.
I’ve heard a few albums recently which come close, but you rarely hear the depth of sounds found in Shpongle.
The only album which I found comes near to the production of Twisted is Liquid Strangers - Intergalactic Spalstick album. I was very suprised at how good it is and the level of production on it. However production is a broad term and I would say nothing comes close to Shpongle but the quality of sound on the LS album is outstanding, very crisp, lovely bass but not psychedelic as it is Dub step.
An album I would compare would be ‘Up’ by Peter Gabriel with programming and engineering by Richard Chappell. Although more subtle (exept a few frightning breaks) it has very psychedelic crunchy sounds mixed very organic. ‘Signal To Noise’ with vocals by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has a very shponglish craving.