Shpongle ‎– Are You Shpongled?

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Twisted Records ‎– TWSCD4
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Tracklist

1 Shpongle Falls 8:33
2 Monster Hit 8:57
3 Vapour Rumours 10:26
4 Shpongle Spores 7:16
5 Behind Closed Eyelids 12:29
6 Divine Moments Of Truth 10:20
7 ...And The Day Turned To Night 19:57

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Credits

  • Artwork [Mask Sculpture]Sat Ram Bradley
  • Edited By, Compiled ByOtt
  • IllustrationRaja Ram
  • Mastered ByDave*
  • Photography ByWarwick (3)
  • SleeveMark Neal
  • Written-By, Producer, Flute [Silver Flute In C], Vocals [Exhalations]Raja Ram
  • Written-By, Producer, Synthesizer [Synths], Guitar [Gtr], Other [Rubber Band, Crisp Packet, Drips]Simon Posford

Notes

This is original release with multipage booklet/inlay featuring Raja Ram's illustrations. Later repress has booklet folding out into just two halves.

All tracks recorded at the Hallucinogen Sound Labs, Dorset, UK.

Marketed and distributed in the UK by Recognition/BMG.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 30883 00092 9
  • Matrix / Runout: TWSCD4 01 6
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0486
  • Label Code: LC 2112

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TWSCD4 Shpongle Are You Shpongled?(CD, Album, Mixed) Twisted Records TWSCD4 UK 1999 Sell This Version
TWSCD4 Shpongle Are You Shpongled?(CD, Album, RE, Ltd, Bla) Twisted Records TWSCD4 UK 2008 Sell This Version
MB 155 Shpongle Are You Shpongled?(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Box (16) MB 155 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
TWSLP4 Shpongle Are You Shpongled?(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num) Twisted Records TWSLP4 UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Shpongle Are You Shpongled?(CDr, Album, Unofficial) EKO Music none Russia 2005 Sell This Version

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psytranchill

psytranchill

October 7, 2015
Although Shpongle uses electronic sounds, their music is not made for that electronic feel or that atmosphere for pure chillout bliss moments. If you are looking for those attributes, you'll miss them. Instead, much like Entheogenic (though each have their own musical identity), Shpongle makes simply psychedelic music, with world and tribal influences, combining acoustic instruments (Raja Ram plays the flute) with electronic sounds in a surely very well crafted work.
MARCOXVX

MARCOXVX

August 31, 2014
please repress this soon
s3iyaintrance

s3iyaintrance

December 30, 2013
all the Album is made it,with such a perfection that need to be recognize like a pionner and the most amazing psybient album ever created.
all the tunes are masterpieces, incredible tribal & space sounds, beautiful main melodies and hypnotic basses,
I recomended this album for all the psy,goa,down-tempo fans or even for another people who never has heard this kind of music before,truly a magnificent album, 5/5
Sephiroth_X

Sephiroth_X

November 29, 2013
Not bad, best album from shpongle, but i want hallucinogen again!
zombieboy

zombieboy

June 30, 2013
i literally listen to "divine moments of truth" every morning
Jimpo

Jimpo

March 26, 2010

I love this album and keep coming back to it year after year.
Tennant

Tennant

September 20, 2009
Honestly, if there was one album that I would have to pick above all others, it would be this one. And that's from many hundreds. There's just nothing quite so psychedelic, so mysterious, awe-inspiring and ubiquitous as Are You Shpongled. Starting with the amazing Shpongle Falls, the album slowly draws you into a dream state, peaking at the tribal DMT and ending with the beautiful And The Day Turned to Night which brings you down to earth so well that it makes my hairs stand on end just to think about it.

Though many would disagree I don't think that Shpongle came anywhere close with their following albums - though those are also excellent they come from different angles and don't go anywhere near as deep as this one. Are You Shpongled will take you to away to Shpongleland, a mysterious, unconscious realm far better than the world we live in.
maroko

maroko

August 27, 2008
If there was ever an album recorded with the intention to give listeners a possibility to feel ubiquitous, then it would just have to be Shpongle's "Are you shpongled?". It's like you're simultaneously welcomed to multiple places around the Planet, and no matter where you've just landed, your welcoming party always consists of the finest autochthonic live band.
The music is so uberous, and provides ultimate proof of how great minds sharing talent have true potential to convey the unthinkable. It's tribal, it's purely electronic, then again at places it's not, it's ambient despite lacking tipical characteristics of the genre, but then it's uptempo with musical traits dissimilar from the standard psy trance sound of the era. It's Shpongle, and a decade ago, it was a release in a galaxy of its own, sounding like nothing else, and best of all is that it still does. A musical landmark no matter what do you expect from music.
murari

murari

April 26, 2006
edited over 10 years ago

This release started the Shpongle trilogy and kick-started the entire psy downtempo scene. A classic for listening under altered states. This is certainly one of the best psychill album I've heard till today, 8 years after it was released, thats a mark of the quality of the release.

No one can be told what Shpongle is, You gotta experience it for yourself. Makes me wonder what the scene would be today without Shpongle?

10/10
eghy13

eghy13

March 13, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Read these sounds like a data being read by a computer drive - full of information!
I swear, the beats in this manipulate brainwaves in such a way as to help induce a trance. Listening to this on headphones puts you on another plane; your mind focuses on an individual instrument, becomes one with it.
Understand the size of I; make yourself very small; turn off all the switches coz thats what we really are: Something small that patches into everything.
This cd helps reign it all back in - A sort of aide to concentration.
Become really small and understand - understand everything.