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DaddyGreenJeans

DaddyGreenJeans

September 1, 2018
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, CD, Album, Mixed, TWSCD36
Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland vinyl RE/RM will become available around Chistmas 2018. Woot! Woot!
adam.milberg

adam.milberg

January 11, 2018
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, 2xLP, Album, TWSLP36
This is not a repress. It is the exact same pressing as the Gold numbered version. They were set aside and found at a later date, then sold through their distributor. If anything it is more rare then the 300 that were numbered since allegedly there was only 25 or so found at the later date.
jsbedard

jsbedard

August 18, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, CD, Album, Mixed, TWSCD36

I might be nostalgic, but I preferred the earlier Shpongle style although this is not bad at all. I feel some pretty good artists like Infected Mushroom, Etnica and others like Cosmosis, changed their style too much to adapt to new trends, minimalistic sound. For me the more flourishing years in electronic / Goa music was between 1997 and 2001, the greatest albums were done in that era. Now is a different story! For every new releases coming out, I cross my fingers hoping to get hidden gems or revolutionary kicking ass music, but stay a bit disapointed. This album was one of it, my expectations were high, but I really prefered "Are you Shpongled" and "Nothing Lasts" really. I feel for new albums, the artists somehow feel the need to make things differently, like "including lots of vocals" and regular music instruments. When instruments used are inspiring like flutes or eastern instruments it sounds amazing, but string guitars I kind of dislike the mix.
TheWhiteRabbit7

TheWhiteRabbit7

March 27, 2014
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, CD, Album, Mixed, TWSCD36
Maybe I need to give this one a few more listens, but I can say without a doubt this is the weakest Shpongle album. It sounds like a band got together trying to imitate Shpongle and failed miserably.
maroko

maroko

February 28, 2014
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, CD, Album, Mixed, TWSCD36
Guys, there is no repress, and there is no difference between the 300 limited edition run, with golden marker writing on the back, and the second batch, that some of you incorrectly refer to as a repress.

The unnumbered copies are part of a left over batch, which was plain sitting at the Twisted Records headquarters. It was a lot of 25, maybe 30 records - tops. Since they didn't know what to do with those, they just passed them on to the distributors. That is the only reason why weeks after the hand numbered run had been sold out, some stores all of a sudden had "Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland" back on their shelves.

So, technically, the unnumbered copies are even more rare and elusive than the original "golden" run of 300. I have both. I picked up the unnmbered version from juno on 12th August 2010 for a little under £15.

Back then, I was very curious about this issue, so I made further inquiries. I contacted Juno, deejay.de store and the guys at Twisted Records. No one wrote a single word about a repress. In fact, given I still have it, I will be more than glad to copy/paste the response from the Twisted staff, and it was from their e-mail that I was informed about the whole little story I wrote above.

If I remember correctly, the guys at Juno, with whom I have a long and successful history of sweet deals, denied rumors about any possible repress. Now either they are all confused, but I have had the label on which the album has been released tell me how they have not repressed it. Anyone has any doubts, they can freely write to Twisted in hope of an answer, although it is often a lottery...

Now, as far as these alleged differences. Both editions are identical. Siamese twins. Both are 180g audiophile vinyls, same covers, same everything. Absolutely everything, from A to Z. The ony, and I do mean the only difference is that approximately 30 copies tops do not have any golden marker writings on the back sleeve of the record. That is the sole difference.

Sound wise, it's the same. There cannot possibly be any differences in sound as these were all pressed in the same plant at the same time. Marker writing on an outer cardboard sleeve does not affect the quality of the sound, at least not in these parts of the world.
Zaliek

Zaliek

December 13, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, TWSLP36
Maybe I got a bad copy, but I swear this was mastered poorly. Muddy sound. No amount of cleaning, or TT adjustment has helped. The previous 3 albums sound amazing on vinyl.
beee99

beee99

November 12, 2010
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, CD, Album, Mixed, TWSCD36

Very good quality of production. Interesting sounds.. everything' s moving, twisting.
I think it's the second succesfull shpongle album after "Are you Shpogled".
Lot influence came from visiting India by S. Posford and making lots of samples there.
Track "I Am You" - sound like a sweet pop song for a moment but then it turns in a long psychedelic trip.
goanoah

goanoah

April 11, 2010
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, CD, Album, Mixed, TWSCD36

This is the fourth Shpongle album, and it's just as every bit as fresh as the last three. I am just so satisfied with the progression of their own distinct musical language. I saw Simon play a DJ set in Portland, OR and the music was as powerful for me when I bought it. Not everyone has the opportunity to hear this music played live, but if you can, go. The music within it is not the same as the other albums but I think that's a sign of inspiration and a vision. It would be bloody awful if Shpongle made the exact same album four times. It's not 1996 anymore- the first will always be the best and thank good-ness Simon focused on Shpongle rather than Hallucinogen. By 1998, even TIP was over- both as far as the old days of the pure psychedelia as label releases, and also as an act. Shpongle was the essence of some of the pure Goa that actually transcended the music into another thing entirely. When I listen to Shpongle, it IS today's Goa trance.
HelloMellow

HelloMellow

April 7, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, CD, Album, Mixed, TWSCD36
This album grew on me after a while, but I must say I enjoyed the prior albums more :)
metamorfeo

metamorfeo

February 10, 2010
referencing Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland, CD, Album, Mixed, TWSCD36

hey simon...this is not your best work....sound unoriginal...some fluffy melodies inside.....and in some tracks you don't know well where you want to go or to leading us.....i am quite disappointed the quality of sound and recording....big respect and love!