Seems every shpongle set in the US is dominated by the more dance-oriented floor stompers of the shpongle discography… which also happens to be the minimum of the shpongle discography… so why perform a dance music set for a group that makes hallucinogenic chillout, that makes you float and transcend through layers of new slippery dimensions of welcoming creatures, peaceful villages, and mental illumination.
It’s not that the dance music sets aren’t the shit. And of course it’s obvious to me why simon would perform only the dancier tracks in a live setting, hoping to ignite a dance fest… but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to just float out of my body at an event, into other worlds, wisping away, and melting down, to a soundtrack of the more chilling and floaty tracks of the shpongle song catalog… This would also leave WAAAAY more room for improvisation and less-orderly suprises… (and more hallucinogen in dub! + live instrumentation [hello disco biscuits… learn more posford songs, besides only gamma goblins])
For me, this would be far more mind blowing, than playing only a select handful of dancier crowd-bouncing shpongle numbers…
Anyone else’s thoughts?