Shpongle ‎– Codex VI

Twisted Records ‎– TWSCD48
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Partially Mixed

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1 Remember The Future
Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar, Synth, Effects [Sonic Manipulation] – Simon PosfordFlute, Voice – Raja RamWritten-By – Raja Ram, Simon Posford
2 The Magumba State
Cello, Piano – Harry EscottDrums, Bass, Synth, Effects [Sonic Manipulation], Programmed By – Simon PosfordFlute, Voice [Talking] – Raja RamGuitar – Pete CallardSynth [Modular] – Nektarios Meintanis*Vocals – HariOm*, Michele AdamsonWritten-By – Abigail Gorton, Harry Escott, Michele Adamson, Raja Ram, Simon Posford
3 Empty Branes
Bass Flute, Alto Flute, Flute [Silver], Voice – Raja RamDrums, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Synth – Simon PosfordWritten-By – Raja Ram, Simon Posford
4 Are We There Yet?
Instruments [All], Effects [Sonic Manipulation] – Simon PosfordSampler [Victorian Steam Fayre Samples Provided By] – Simon MacaraWritten-By – Raja Ram, Simon Posford
5 Herr Gringleflapper's Secret Stash Box
Flute, Voice – Raja RamSynth, Drums, Bass, Piano, Effects [Sonic Manipulation] – Simon PosfordWritten-By – Raja Ram, Simon Posford
6 Strange Planet...
Drums, Synth, Programmed By – Avi Astrix*, Simon PosfordVocals – Raja RamWritten-By – Avi Shmailov, Raja Ram, Simon Posford
7 I Woke Up As A Shlummutz
Cello – Harry EscottDrums, Bass, Piano, Guitar, Synth, Effects [Sonic Manipulation] – Simon PosfordFlute, Voice [Talking] – Raja RamGuitar – Pete CallardVocals – Hari OmWritten-By – Harry Escott, Raja Ram, Simon Posford
8 Celestial Intoxication
Acoustic Guitar – Pete CallardCello – Harry EscottDouble Bass – Christoffer Borud*Drums, Piano, Synth, Electric Guitar, Programmed By – Simon PosfordFlute – Raja RamVocals – Durga Mc Broom*Written-By – Durga McBroom, Pete Callard, Raja Ram, Simon Posford
9 Hammock Therapy
Flute – Raja RamPiano – Simon PosfordWritten-By – Raja Ram, Simon Posford

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Released in a jewel case with 8 page booklet.

All tracks recorded and mixed at Hallucinogen Sound Labs, UK.
Mastered at Soundmasters.

℗ 2017 Twisted Records Ltd
© 2017 Twisted Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 30883 00603 7
  • Barcode (UPC (A)): 630883006037
  • Label Code: 02112
  • Matrix / Runout: CA TWSCD48 @ IFPI L039 08/07/17 10:15:50 PM
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1262
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1280

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TWSDL48, TWSDL 48 Shpongle Codex VI(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Twisted Records, Twisted Records TWSDL48, TWSDL 48 UK 2017
TWSCDJ48 Shpongle Codex VI(CD, Album) Twisted Records TWSCDJ48 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
none Shpongle Codex VI(10xFile, WAV, Album, P/Mixed) Twisted Records none UK 2017
none Shpongle Codex VI(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Twisted Records none UK 2017
TWSLP48 Shpongle Codex VI(3xLP, Album, Ltd, Blu) Twisted Records TWSLP48 UK 2017 Sell This Version


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December 27, 2017
Got my blue version today. I still have to ask myself why but there you go.


December 12, 2017
Not happy with this. There was no word from twisted... Disgusting. I'm a fan, not a reseller and I feel really let down... Awful behaviour, not a happy bunny.


November 22, 2017
Wow - just wow. 4th listen and suddenly I'm appreciating it more. 3 listens on the FLAC download, and now the Vinyl. The album soundscapes and sound placement is broad, deep, and spaced. There is so much interest in this - the layers of sound specifically are so amazingly balanced! The production quality shines on the vinyl revealing a much more studio sounding sound - it's Shpongle no doubt, but with a gloss of quality that until Museum of the Consciousness is only apparent in comparison. That sameness initially under whelmed, felt like it was a re-hash almost, but on continued listening, you can start to appreciate the efforts that Simon Posford and Raja Ram have put into this release. There's so much new Shpongle to discover in the album - but underlined by a Shpongle fans will know and love.


November 6, 2017
I'm so disappointed that the bonus track is not included on the CD.


October 27, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
This album was so worth the wait! I love that it sounds so different from other albums but yet still has that classic, Shpongle vibe. I love the heavy dose of Raj on the flute and absolutely dug Simon's jams on the guitar and piano. Are We There Yet, Strange Planet, and the bonus track A Series of Heads are among my favorites...upbeat, trancey, and full of psychedelic sound magic. But, my absolute favorite track and quite possibly my new favorite Shpongle tune is I Woke Up As A Shlummutz. Wow, wow, wow!! I first heard this tune at The Global Eclipse Gathering in Oregon...Simon and Raj played an incredible set immediately following the most magical experience of my life, a total solar eclipse. They played this tune maybe 2 or 3 songs into their set....and it blew me away! When the song started, my heart exploded with love and gratitude and as the melody kicked in I broke into tears of joy. I couldn't wait to hear this track and I'm now convinced...this song is a fucking masterpiece! Bravo, Simon and Raj.


October 26, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
This album definitely lives up to the Shpongle name. I loved Museum of Consciousness but something about it made it not quite as epic as other Shpongle albums. Codex VI brings back that epic vibe and feels like the best aspects of every other album combined. The ambiance of AYS, the world influence of TOTI, the digital glitchyness of NLBNIL, the alien atmosphere of IMFS, the trancyness of MOC. It may be the album with the most variation of styles and yet it's still very cohesive. It has a fair amount of dub influence which is pretty cool because there's not many dubby Shpongle tracks. Like all Shpogle albums, it takes several listens to fully appreciate and understand the new direction. So don't judge it too quickly or have too many expectations on how it should sound. I'm glad they're using different time signatures again (3/8, 5/8, 7/8) instead of just 4/4 like the last album. Also, this just might be the most flute heavy album they've ever made which I love. It makes it feel like more of a collaboration. This album sounds different every time you listen to it. It reveals it's self in new ways and uncovers hidden sounds you didn't initially notice. I can't help but think the people writting negative reviews are hearing a different album. This album exceeded my expectations and my expectations were already high. I could maybe see this not being someone's taste but there is no doubt that this album was laboured over and each moment has been miticoulously thought out. Its extremely deep, complex, layered and innovative. Couldn't be happier with this release.


October 25, 2017
This is among the most nuanced and complex of Shpongle’s albums, with a huge range of styles, character and complete and utter insanity. Codex 6 never reaches the mystical states of some of their earlier albums, nor their levels of tonal consistency, but that’s not a bad thing because nothing else they’ve ever done has been this broad or wild, or experimental for that matter. It really feels as if SP and RR are moving in a new direction, whilst still being entirely authentic to the Shpongle sound. Love it.


October 25, 2017
This time Shpongle does not disappoint. Actually, in a long time it seems that Shpongle are stretching themselves. Very few cheesy things here, much less than in “Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland”. The sound is complex and at times brutal. Vocals are used brilliantly on this album and sound in place unlike in some other albums where they sounded like that re-reused cheap samples from 20 dollar CD. The production quality is on par with Shpongle’s “Museum Of Consciousness”, yet the “sound events per second” measure is much higher. The MoC album was at times sounding like Philip Glass as the development of the tune was soooo sloooow. Now meet the Shpongle we love since their first album, and much to their first album, but with production quality and experience of 2017!


October 24, 2017
I was afraid that this will end up like this. Previous album warned us that Shpongle is falling in the save track of self plagiarism. Too bad they lost their audacity and innovative approach and exchanged it for save musical clichees. The album just keeps repeating old tested tunes lacking any interesting/innovative thought whatsoever.

Shpongle became Hans Zimmer of psybient. And this is quite symptomatic for the whole psy-scene.


October 24, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

If you want the bonus track "A Series Of Heads" just order the CD from Bandcamp and you will be given link to download the album before it ships to you. The bonus track will be included in the download. I am not sure if the track is on the CD or if you also get the track by just purchasing the digital album. You WILL want that track as it is fast paced and base driven Shpongle magic. Link to Shpongle Bandcamp page here;