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Tales Of The Inexpressible [Import]

Shpongle Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars This ain't your Mama's techno Feb. 29 2004
Format:Audio CD
I must admit I had little respect for electronica. Hearing sh*t like BT, Darude, and Oakenfold poisoned my expectations.
After listening to Dorcet Perception, I was absolutely floored.
I had no idea how good this stuff could be.
Thank you Mr. Posford, you opened my eyes
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5.0 out of 5 stars Words can't describe.... Feb. 27 2005
By vij'n
Format:Audio CD
This album is something that comes along maybe once every 10 years. I havent' heard music that makes me tingle, fly, laugh, and dance like this one for more than ten years prior to this one and for the few years since. It's incredible.
These two guys, when they get together, do some incredible things. Their blend of eastern instruments and other ethnic sounds with the melodies and samples that they've chosen is outstanding. Their ability to change the tempo of the tracks from one minute to the next is unparalleled. In one album, even in particular tracks, they manage to take you on a journey all across the globe delving into some of the world's different cultures. This album will blow you away. It's as you can tell by now, one of my all time favorites, and Shpongle is one of my most revered bands of all time. No joke. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, mind-blowing album. A must-have. May 23 2004
By Alexiel
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Blows EVERY other album on earth AWAY by far! March 8 2004
By Bernie
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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5.0 out of 5 stars This is totally mind-blowing... 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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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite CD Dec 24 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ladies and gentlemen, with "The Lone Deranger" a close second, this is the trippiest CD ever made, and my favorite.
Far better than "Are You Shpongled?", this CD is musically brilliant AND a joy to listen to. Each song is completely different, ultimately unique and intricate. I cannot believe the things Simon Posford can do -- tripping vocal samples out of this word, mindbending time changes, beautiful jawdropping instrumentals, and very, very danceable rhythms and basslines.
This CD is a cross-genre gem that any music lover should have in their collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love certainly is a many shpongled thing... Nov. 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
i very much feel sorry for the two reviewers who gave this album one star due to their inability to let go of what they so desperately cling to: namely, their mindset or mode of thought. one of the two says "this is not music", and this may be an accurate statement though not in the way it was written. shpongle exists on a deeper more challenging level than virtually any other music out there; perhaps there should be another name for such artistry. listening to this disc can transport you to so many places. personally while listening i have experienced: deep introspection; being totally still and quiet in the dark while being engulfed by waves of sound; dancing like a madman; exploring sexuality; smiling with friends over dinner; and many other wonderful experiences. this disc (and "are you shpongled") is the simply the finest music i have heard in any genre, matched only by some of the classical greats.
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