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Tales Of The Inexpressible Import


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  • Audio CD (Aug. 1 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Twisted
  • ASIN: B00005JD7I
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

1. Dorset Perception
2. StarShpongled Banner
3. A New Way To Say Hooray!
4. Room 23
5. My Head Feels Like A Frisbee
6. Shpongleyes
7. Once Upon the Sea of Blissful Awareness
8. Around The World In A Tea Daze
9. Flute Fruit

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Simon Posford's sophomore outing Tales of the Inexpressible follows on from 1999s Are You Shpongled with more post-trance psychedelica. Post is the operative word as, although this latest album enjoys all of the trappings of the genre, unlike many of its contemporaries it manages not to get caught up in a DMT fuelled dead end of either ethnically correct instrumentals or the mind(less)-expanding fractal acid of Goa trance. Posford, again accompanied by ex-Quintessence and talented flautist Raja Ram, is unafraid of live instrumentation but succeeds in fusing these elements seamlessly into synthetic ambience--hence acoustic guitar on the opening "Dorset Perception" and Harry Escot's dub bass on the subsequent "Star Shpongled Banner". Couple this with a confident production style and forays into everything from drum & bass to dub and you have another accomplished album from the Hallucinogenic Soundlabs. --Kingsley Marshall

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jack Bates on April 24 2003
Format: Audio CD
Tales of The Inexpressible sounds exactly like you would imagine. It is a soundscape of anything and everything, bashing against eachother, seemingly incoherent at first, but after a couple of listens the attentive ear will notice that the sounds which clash against eacother are actually a part of a great scheme that is.....well.....inexpressible.
The first time you listen to it, their will probably be too many sounds for you to comprehend everything. It was hard for me to understand how the clinkity clankity wet sounding drums could be a part of something so beautiful. Then you understand the lushness and livliness of it all. All of the instruments start to breathe with life. They are all running togather to form such a fantastic and beautiful imaginary world thriving with things that you dream of in you weirdest and deepest dreams. It's like Lord of the Rings on some kinda of mellow crazy super acid. Then, just when you have it all figured out..BOOM!! Simon and Raja take you to a completely foreign land with a culture that you've never heard of, but upon understanding the secret behind Posford's intricate and beautiful sound designs meshing into a bliss once unperceived, you come to understand the culture of the world being portrayed for you. Simon Posford is the god of his unworldy music. This is the first cd that has made me feel that I was not controlling what I was feeling or seeing, but that the composer himself was showing me a secret place and feeling of his own. I advise you to bow down, buy this cd, and travel to new worlds.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bernie on March 8 2004
Format: Audio CD
Ok I'll tell you why this cd is worth 5 stars, why its worth a pound of gold, why its worth your life... besides it being LITERALLY completely original and one of the top 10 albums ever made in the whole universe in all time, trying to explain it in earthly erms, i would say theres MANY more influences since their last album, many more real intruments instead of mostly electronic, and oh, besides being a much better true replacement for a thousand pounds a mushrooms for a lifetime, its THE most spiritual ethnic worldy ambient psychadelic trance treat from GOD himself youll ever hear in the whole history and future of this earth... NO ONE, i repeat NO ONE i know who has heard this, even tho how narrow minded they have been in absorbed in ANY style of certain music, has ever not been blown away by this! GOD has returned to earth! and he made this album just as a treat for the few who know...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DaMitree on Feb. 6 2004
Format: Audio CD
I can't say that I am a big fan of "normal" trance, like Simon Posford's other project, Hallucinogen. It just always seems somewhat repetitive. Well, Shpongle takes care of that. There is nothing repetitive about this album. In fact, it is anything but repetitive, as it seems to draw inspiration from just about every musical style there is. I love this album even more than "Are You Shpongled?", which is absolutely great. IMHO, the highlight here is the flute, which adds a special kind of wistfulness so rarely found in electronic music. Overall, this is an absolutely stellar album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 23 2003
Format: Audio CD
How many things in the world truly live up to the hype surrounding them? Here are a few: snorkeling in Hawaii, Tivo, and Tales of the Inexpressible. I bought this disc solely on the basis of how well-reviewed it is here on Amazon, and I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. The only problem with this disc is that it makes most other electronic music sound really dull by comparison. You have been warned! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Donnermeyer on Oct. 14 2003
Format: Audio CD
I love this CD but would never consider it goa or psy-trance. This is much more closely related to house and downtempo, if you were to genre-tag it. It contains none of the elements of goa. Granted, it had pyschedelic parts and sounds, but so does progressive house.
I do absolutely love this CD. I am not going to repeat the comments of so many others, though.
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Format: Audio CD
That said, I think I've come to like this album a little less than Shpongle's other magnificent opus, "Are You Shpongled?" But that's really splitting hairs, this is a fantastic album that mixes some gorgeous ambience with mind-bending "post psychedelic trance," an apt term one reviewer used.
The first track, "Dorset Perception" lifts the listener up with a soaring, lovely melody that I really like, a great song, but the album hits one of its peaks with the next track, "Star Shpongled Banner" with its mesmerizing flow, divine vocals, and breathtakingly lovely air to it. Now that is a track.
This album hits a few less-than-spectacular notes in my opinion with tracks 4-6, but it's hard to top the majesty and transcendance of the first two songs anyway. But we're right back at the peak of musical innovation and enjoyment again with "Once Upon The Sea of Blissful Awareness" and "Around the World in a Tea Daze." "Once Upon..." sounds like you might expect it to - a shimmeringly lovely and fragile tune with jaw-dropping vocals that does indeed feel like you're floating upon a sea of blissful awareness." "Around the World..." is so varied, a shifting opus of the forms of electronica, that it's difficult to praise it properly here. Amazingly enough, it never feels haphazard though.
So all in all, this is a great album, perhaps I haven't done it justice, but oh well. If this is your first time listening to Shpongle I would personally recommend the even better "Are You Shpongled?" because it has it less of the world music feel and samples to it than this album, and I don't care as highly for some world music forays as some people do. I do like the world music flourishes Juno Reactor uses, but not so much in other groups' experimentations.
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