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Shpongle — Dorset Perception
Album: Tales Of The Inexpressible
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6.7

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Total ratings: 1844









Released: 2001
Length: 7:56
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Desafinada
Canto, meu amor
Tu és fixe
És muito bom
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Cool song!  The Sasha remix version linked to Talk Amongst Yourselves by Grand National is even cooler.
Very holotropic music{#Good-vibes}
 TheKing2 wrote:

I have diffculty pronouncing this bands name without losing my dental prosthesis




LOL!!  Too funny!!   GREAT  band!!
I have diffculty pronouncing this bands name without losing my dental prosthesis
Whoa daddy…Got me twitchin’ like Pinnochio at the Woodpecker’s Ball
Love getting Shpongled... ;-}
 lily34 wrote:


where is this from? i'm mesmerized.


Freaks and Geeks.
 lily34 wrote:

where is this from? i'm mesmerized.

Martin Starr as Bill Haverchuck in Freaks and Geeks
 Laptopdog wrote:


where is this from? i'm mesmerized.
 unclehud wrote:

Tubes  can be easily pushed to their (physics) limits,  leading to distortion.  That's precisely what many guitar and bass players want in their sound, but no one wants that in a recording or broadcast.

Thanks for all the techno-chat.  That's another reason I enjoy this place!



YEP!!
I like the sound of the various iterations of the Fender Twin Reverb & Dual Showman for guitar amps, but detest the sound of Marshall amps. The Fenders are cleaner sounding, but Marshalls are too raspy sounding. For tube bass amps, the old Fender Bassman head is very distorted (fuzzy) sounding, While the Ampeg SVT head is VERY powerful (loud) & clean, the Ampeg Portaflex iterations w/ 15" speaker are less powerful (loud) & very clean! Everybody has their preference!  And, don't get me wrong, Marshalls have their place, where intentional loud distortion is desired & appropriate!  For a cleaner sound, I will go with Fenders!   Now, speakers are a whole other discussion!
 eileenomurphy wrote:

.....   Some people love the sound of tube audio, but I don't, except for guitar amplifiers.   To each their own!

Tubes  can be easily pushed to their (physics) limits,  leading to distortion.  That's precisely what many guitar and bass players want in their sound, but no one wants that in a recording or broadcast.

Thanks for all the techno-chat.  That's another reason I enjoy this place!
It reminds me that I miss Younger Brother 😕
 E_Ray wrote:

man, it's always so cool to hear Shpongle on radioparadise!




I Agree!!  RP introduced me to them. Now, I like a LOT of their music!  Thanx RP!   
man, it's always so cool to hear Shpongle on radioparadise!
 flatop wrote:

Definitely hits a groove. Think I have been officially  Shpongled?...Shponglefied? 
love it!   Aldous would be proud.



The term is Shpongled. To be properly Spongled involves pychedelic substances.
 deadheadmark wrote:
Man, would I love to see them live at an outdoor venue!  Was checking out images of them while listening and noticed the guitarist/synth dude looked an awfulf lot like the guitarist of Younger Brother.  And, sure enough... one and the same Simon Posford.  I really dig both bands, learn something new every day.  And would of probably never of been aware of either had not of been for RP.  Thanks, most grateful   


He originally recorded under the name Hallucinogen. Also as Celtic Cross in addition to Younger Brother and Shpongle (with long time fixture of the Goa scene, Raja Ram, who provides vocals & flute).
Man, would I love to see them live at an outdoor venue!  Was checking out images of them while listening and noticed the guitarist/synth dude looked an awfulf lot like the guitarist of Younger Brother.  And, sure enough... one and the same Simon Posford.  I really dig both bands, learn something new every day.  And would of probably never of been aware of either had not of been for RP.  Thanks, most grateful   
I've been Sphongled and I love it! 
With a  name like Shpongle, you can expect them to bring the weird.

not complaining though....
This is great, if a bit mangled.....but I prefer the Yetties' original  ;-)
kind of reminds me of al dimeola from 1970s, before during and after his time with return to forever

see what im saying?
 tompoll wrote:

A bit mansplain-y, and I'm sure tm means vinyl, but I personally agree as well (I'm an Audio Producer). 

The complaints some people have about digital being "brittle" or "lifeless" have to do with the recording techniques and mixing/mastering practices, not the medium.

This of course assumes robust digitization. Very early on, admittedly A/D converter technology wasn't great, so results sounded pretty thin. Pro-level A/Ds for at least the last 20 years have been great.

I think 24 bit is a MUST -- 16 bit just doesn't cut it. I can hear the difference between 44.1k sample rate and 48k, but to me the improvement with 96k, though welcome, is so subtle as to not usually be worth double the file size. So 24/48 or 24/96 is ideal. This means I much prefer the "hi-res" streaming offerings over standard CD spec.

Also, the process of transfer to vinyl adds distortion. Many people find this distortion pleasing, which is cool, but it's not necessarily what everyone approved in the studio, so probably not exactly what the artist intended.

I do miss the wonderful album jackets though...

Anyhoo, as has been said, to each his own!



I agree! You also forgot to mention, wow & flutter, acoustic feedback and dynamic range! Also, music that is mastered for vinyl, has to have all of the low end below 250hz in mono, so the stylus doesn't jump out of the groove. The first track of a 331/3 record has higher fidelity than the last track (closest to center) because of the faster surface speed. And tangiental tracking error, to name a few!  
 tm wrote:

Just a little education for those “audiophiles” - albums honestly pale in quality to straight digital. You think you like the scratchs and skips - bah bullocks. My movie producer neighbor and I laugh about his love for the look over sound quality. He being in the movie/sound industry for 35 years and me being a musician for near 45. Albums feel good and look good. They do not sound better and it is not subjective.


A bit mansplain-y, and I'm sure tm means vinyl, but I personally agree as well (I'm an Audio Producer). 

The complaints some people have about digital being "brittle" or "lifeless" have to do with the recording techniques and mixing/mastering practices, not the medium.

This of course assumes robust digitization. Very early on, admittedly A/D converter technology wasn't great, so results sounded pretty thin. Pro-level A/Ds for at least the last 20 years have been great.

I think 24 bit is a MUST -- 16 bit just doesn't cut it. I can hear the difference between 44.1k sample rate and 48k, but to me the improvement with 96k, though welcome, is so subtle as to not usually be worth double the file size. So 24/48 or 24/96 is ideal. This means I much prefer the "hi-res" streaming offerings over standard CD spec.

Also, the process of transfer to vinyl adds distortion. Many people find this distortion pleasing, which is cool, but it's not necessarily what everyone approved in the studio, so probably not exactly what the artist intended.

I do miss the wonderful album jackets though...

Anyhoo, as has been said, to each his own!

Still would love to see them live one day 
 Laptopdog wrote:



This syncs up pretty nicely, I have to say.
Somehow, Bill knew I needed Shpongled before I did.
I can hear the seeds that sprouted his Younger Brother in here, emergent in the wild collection, "Last Days of Gravity."
 tm wrote:

Just a little education for those “audiophiles” - albums honestly pale in quality to straight digital. You think you like the scratchs and skips - bah bullocks. My movie producer neighbor and I laugh about his love for the look over sound quality. He being in the movie/sound industry for 35 years and me being a musician for near 45. Albums feel good and look good. They do not sound better and it is not subjective.



By "album" you mean "record" or "vinyl", right?
An "album" is a collection of songs or music tracks, put together as one named collection.  The medium used to distribute said album can be on a physical record made with vinyl, on a physical tape (in the past), on in a digital file which contains a collection of multiple songs.
I have noticed I keep upgrading the rating of this track
 tm wrote:

Just a little education for those “audiophiles” - albums honestly pale in quality to straight digital. You think you like the scratchs and skips - bah bullocks. My movie producer neighbor and I laugh about his love for the look over sound quality. He being in the movie/sound industry for 35 years and me being a musician for near 45. Albums feel good and look good. They do not sound better and it is not subjective.




I agree completely!  Early digital was not as good as the current iterations, but it blew away  cassette tapes. Current digital technology has evolved to greatness.  Aside from skips & scratches, records have wow & flutter, tangiental tracking error & Feedback. The 1st track on a side has better frequency response than the last track. Records need to be mastered differently than digital. All low end below 300hz needs to be mono (equal on left & right channels), to prevent the stylus from jumping out of the groove. Also, digital has greater dynamic range (the difference between loud & soft passages).   Some people prefer the sound of records, but I DON'T!  Some people love the sound of tube audio, but I don't, except for guitar amplifiers.   To each their own!
Just a little education for those “audiophiles” - albums honestly pale in quality to straight digital. You think you like the scratchs and skips - bah bullocks. My movie producer neighbor and I laugh about his love for the look over sound quality. He being in the movie/sound industry for 35 years and me being a musician for near 45. Albums feel good and look good. They do not sound better and it is not subjective.
Very good. And at the end, definitely channeling Hildegard von Bingen ......
Ooh yeah shpongle me more! 
 david16 wrote:

I don’t know about the rest of the world, but in Scotland, Shpongle is a seriously derogatory word...


Seems to me we need to be further educated in this...
Definitely hits a groove. Think I have been officially  Shpongled?...Shponglefied? 
love it!   Aldous would be proud.
 S-curvy wrote:

Posted 1 month ago by Kajukenbo If you were only going to buy one Shpongle CD (yes, CD) which one? c. Posted 1 month ago by cc_rider from Bastrop Yes, quite the bummer. Sphongle does not release vinyl, I can only imagine the eargasm I would have via my quality turntable if I could spin this on vinyl!



Posford does release vinyl with some of his endeavours, so worth having a look from time to time.  https://shponglemusic.bandcamp...
This is, without doubt, my persception of Dorset as well.
Shpongle da gesh
Posted 1 month ago by Kajukenbo If you were only going to buy one Shpongle CD (yes, CD) which one? c. Posted 1 month ago by cc_rider from Bastrop Yes, quite the bummer. Sphongle does not release vinyl, I can only imagine the eargasm I would have via my quality turntable if I could spin this on vinyl!
This can only come from England  
This music will give your speakers a real workout; top to bottom! Sounds great! Clean, clear and powerful and it drives onward ...
 bcamenga wrote:

I think I'd need to be out on the Playa with a head full of drugs for this to be pleasing to my ear. 



My head digs this sober. : )
If you were only going to buy one Shpongle CD (yes, CD) which one?
c.
Always thought there should be a "c" in Schpongle's name.
 Beanie wrote:


I am Cornholio!  
 
Yes, a veritable soundtrack to Beavis' internal dialogue!
Less bizarre than some other Shphongle. More digestible. Less jarring. Maybe that's good, maybe not. 
I think I'd need to be out on the Playa with a head full of drugs for this to be pleasing to my ear. 
more shpongle
https://youtu.be/awChThLHAKQ
Quirky, and squeaky, and wibbly, and well weird. 8 from the Shpongled Nottingham jury.
Back when I first heard them I thought they were a silly psychedelic samply novelty.

Always nice to be wrong. Wrong like a Gong. The more you know the more you know you don't know what you know.
The little brothers and sisters from Ozric Tentacles, exelent ,a 10
Like the music, LOVE the name.
 david16 wrote:
I don’t know about the rest of the world, but in Scotland, Shpongle is a seriously derogatory word...
 

You mean, like "Trump?" As in 'to trump'....... from the 15th Century, which is to fart. Onomatopoeia - no lie.
I don’t know about the rest of the world, but in Scotland, Shpongle is a seriously derogatory word...
The more I hear 'em the more I loves 'em!
I like this.
I already had a headache....
These Shponglers are just full of surprises, wow!
 Isabeau wrote:
The OTHER bar in Star Wars.
 
I'm at the bar now... What can I get you?
The OTHER bar in Star Wars.
 Patrick wrote:
IIII'MMMM NERRRVOUSSSSS!! TOOOOO MUUUUUCCCHHHHH COFFFEEEEEE!!!
 

I am Cornholio!  
 milleronic wrote:
More Shpongle! 
 

Freakin great!!!!
more sphongle x2
Love these guys!
First time I've heard "Shpongle"
We must be the only ones listening ? More Shpongle please?  (:o)~    Naugatuck Connecticut 
More Shpongle! 


I just love this piece,You have to Shpongle once in awhile to get recharged !        :o)        Connecticut. 
 
This song is cooling me down right now. I needed this.
One of my favorite songs ever {#Music}
Mark1970 wrote:
Is this STILL going? Good Lord..... I had time to go to the bathroom, get a drink of water, talk with a co-worker, send a fax, etc.
Kinda sounds to me like a fax is coming in...
IIII'MMMM NERRRVOUSSSSS!! TOOOOO MUUUUUCCCHHHHH COFFFEEEEEE!!!
Very interesting track. Definitely a pick me up. I'm really starting to enjoy these trance pieces and moments where the mood and rhythm change slowly, and effect a change in the listeners mood. If we allow it to, just like listening to a good orator.
lemme check ... yes in fact ... I'm too old to find this exciting ... suivant .. NEXT !
trippy. definitely some fun stuff here. would love to hear more from Sphongle.
A bit of Starseeds and The Shamen...
I kinda like what I hear from these guys. They are not into brevity, but this and Divine Moments of Truth are pretty interesting from time to time.
I thought the song was refreashing I love the mix of groves and styles great for when you are working! cheers
time to check the review channel..... .
Is this STILL going? Good Lord..... I had time to go to the bathroom, get a drink of water, talk with a co-worker, send a fax, etc.
Sounds like it is skipping . . . don't like the effect. Makes me think I'm older than I actually am.
Whoa! Had to mute that baby!
Aack! Make it stop! Next....... :-)
PhysicsGenius wrote:
I rated this pretty high during the first 10 seconds. After about a minute I gave it a mid-level rating. Now it's down to 2. Make it end.
Ditto
how long is this song? =;
PhysicsGenius wrote:
I rated this pretty high during the first 10 seconds. After about a minute I gave it a mid-level rating. Now it's down to 2. Make it end.
Very well said!
PhysicsGenius wrote:
I rated this pretty high during the first 10 seconds. After about a minute I gave it a mid-level rating. Now it's down to 2. Make it end.
My thoughts exactly. Why do so few performers understand the concept of "always leave them wanting more?"
Audio abhoration.
The sound effects remind me of a cheap PlayStation game.
It's danceable, but my facial muscles are getting the most strenuous workout from the laughter.
Wow, surprising to hear Shpongle on RP... Keep up the good work. 8)
Checked into RP without turning on the stream. Saw the name of this band and absolutely had to listen. Pretty cool.
This band should be mentioned in the thread with silly band names :propeller.gif: Nice song though.
extremely cool track. more Sphongle!
Now, I WAS working and not really listening...had the sound down really low. But I kept looking at the bar to see who the artist is and what the song is, because I kept thinking it was the "Dr. Who Theme"
I think it's mostly difficult to pull-off cross-genre, quasi world beat, club stuff...but this track does it with some real style. High marks to this effort...good pacing and innovative use of blips and loops.....
this song keeps bringing little spontaneous smiles to my face... how can you not dig it?
Sounds like techno Tuvan throat singing.
here here. Great groove this morning Bill. It\'s actually making me feel productive at work, quite an accomplishment.
This is making me highly uncomfortable. :(
every body in the house...MOVE YOUR BODY.... smokin\' set Bill
Catchy. I kind of dig it.