Shpongle ‎– Tales Of The Inexpressible

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1 Dorset Perception
Vocals – Michele Adamson
8:12
2 Star Shpongled Banner 8:23
3 A New Way To Say "Hooray!" 8:32
4 Room 2ૐ 5:05
5 My Head Feels Like A Frisbee 8:52
6 Shpongleyes 8:56
7 Once Upon The Sea Of Blissful Awareness
Backing Vocals – Michele AdamsonVocals – Abigail Gorton
7:30
8 Around The World In A Tea Daze
Vocals – Abigail Gorton
11:21
9 Flute Fruit 2:09

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Credits

  • Acoustic GuitarPete Callard
  • Art Direction [Sleeve], DesignMark Neal
  • Artwork [Original Shpongle Mask]Sat Ram Bradley
  • Artwork [Watercolours], IllustrationRaja Ram
  • Cello, Acoustic Bass [Fake]Harry Escot*
  • Written-By, Producer, Flute [Silver], Vocals [Vocal Utterances]Raja Ram
  • Written-By, Producer, Programmed By, Guitar, Synthesizer, Acoustic Bass [Semi-Acoustic]Simon Posford

Notes

All tracks written & produced @ the Hallucinogen Soundlab, Wilts.
Sleeve Art Direction + Design at Dusk Digital.

Although track 4 is listed on most internet sites as "Room 23", the tracklisting on the back cover of the album reveals that the "3" is actually the "om"-symbol. Depending on your browser, it should look like this: ॐ

Total time: 69:03

Distributed in the UK by SRD

℗ & © 2001 Twisted Records Ltd.

Made in E.E.C.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 30883 00262 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 630883002626
  • Label Code: LC 02112
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): TWS CD 13 IMPRESS ✳ 12417
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): IMPRESS TWSCD13 04
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LD13
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5028

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GLN 379, TWSCD13, 25213-2 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album, Unofficial) World Music Of New Age, Twisted Records (4), EFA (2) GLN 379, TWSCD13, 25213-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
CTINT:02 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album) Citadel international CTINT:02 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
TWSLP13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Twisted Records TWSLP13 UK 2008 Sell This Version
TWSLP13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(2xLP, Album) Twisted Records TWSLP13 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TWSCD13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible(CD, Album, Promo) Twisted Records TWSCD13 UK 2001 Sell This Version

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cosmaya

cosmaya

October 22, 2014
since when I heard this the first time, I listened it every night, for a 2 weeks. I was so much impressed. Particularly with the "A New Way To Say "Hooray!", later "Star Shpongled Banner", "Shpongleyes" and my favorite "Around The World In A Tea Daze". Just like the text from this. Exactly, it makes a brings tears to my eyes. Also the parties of Raja are so great! I like it, flute with psychedelic sounds and other instruments... real Shpongle, other state of mind, I see then amazing places...I'm there. such beautiful. I never had this with other music. Only it. Oooooaaa
yaar88

yaar88

January 17, 2014
Shpongle – Tales of the Inexpressible

Album: Tales of the Inexpressible
Artist: Shpongle
Released: May, 2001

There are some albums in this world which are so far-reaching (in terms of musical style) yet easy to listen to, no matter what your musical taste is – you must have them. 'Tales of the Inexpressible' by Shpongle is definitely one of them, and as the title perfectly suggests, the vibe and atmosphere you get by listening to this musical (some might say even cultural) piece of art really is inexpressible.

'Tales of the Inexpressible' shifts around numerous musical genres and really brings a new definition to mixing electronic music with acoustical instruments, but is still sounds organic and natural to our minds, a rare thing these days.

Starting off with arguably the best album intro ever written, 'Dorset Perception' sets the vibe of the album with it's latin-based atmosphere, an oriental journey with an uplifting state of mind featuring an extreme vocal editing on the voice of multi-talented Michele Adamson.
The second track in the album takes a more down-tempo approach and brings a deeper sense to the listener ear, as the album progresses one can really feel the strong 'i-am-in-a-dream' state, it really is kind of massaging your brain in a weird way.
My favorite track out of this album is called 'My Head Feels Like a Frisbee', this track is exactly the reason I like Shpongle, what starts as a chilled yet groovy track, progresses with a bit humorous approach and at last explodes into an undeniable celebration, a mixture of an old Brazilian anthem with today's top-notch production and high-tech sound, this track is ridiculously mind-blowing.

Even though this album was released for more than a decade now, its still as relevant and important as it was back then, undeniably a huge stepping stone in the development of mixing acoustical instruments with electronic features and sampling old authentic voices with the capabilities of todays production level, an undeniably powerful experience. 5\5
Sephiroth_X

Sephiroth_X

November 5, 2013
Very good album.... if you like world music, if you're planning to go on a acid/mushroom trip and listen some great psychedelic music, please pass on this one.
Is a good mainstream album but has not the spirit.
This guy should go back to hallucinogen, we have enough shpongle for good.
Escherichia

Escherichia

August 13, 2013

This album has grown on me substantially since I first heard it. I always liked it, but lately it's rocketed to being one of my favourite releases in general, and certainly in the psychill style. Every track is a gem, filled to the brim with shifting, well-controlled musical styles, and surprisingly few cliches. Shpongle helped write the book on this kind of delirious psychill (or whatever you'd like to call it), and this album is a prime example of why. It's serious, beautiful, playful and humourous all at once, which is no easy feat. "Star Shpongled Banner," "Once Upon the Sea of Blissful Awareness" and "Around the World in a Tea Daze" are my three favourite tracks, but everything here is of the highest quality. Definitely seek it out if you're into progressive electronica of any kind, and certainly if you have an affinity for psychedelic, dub, downtempo, etc. It's an absolute classic.
Kokocek

Kokocek

January 29, 2011

GREAT album!
beee99

beee99

November 12, 2010
edited over 5 years ago

Very nice album! First track with acoustic guitars is super!
stmayhem

stmayhem

May 2, 2010

If I had to take one album to the desert island (or afterlife) this would be it. Truly it is inexpressible how amazing this music is.
CamelD

CamelD

February 26, 2010
edited over 6 years ago

This album is kind of a mixed bag. The production quality is excellent as always, but the songs themselves are more like mashups of disparate bits and pieces. There's no consistent thread/theme as in their debut album. I also prefer the remixed versions of these tracks that appear on "Shpongle Remixed".
basselh

basselh

September 7, 2008
As the album-title suggests, skipping this means you are missing the "Inexpressible"! In my humble opinion, Shpongle's "Tales of the Inexpressible" is one of the most perfected musical achievements ever produced...Each and every track is both unique and beautiful; it seriously requires multiple listenings for grasping. My personal favourite tracks though are #: 2,7,8,9. The blending of psy-ambient trance with Raja's flute echoe out tales that indeed prove to be inexpressible to the human mind and ear...
linarator

linarator

December 21, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Basically, if you don't have this album you should slap yourself. Amazing combination of wordly elements and Psychedelic Trance... along with ambient and many other styles. In fact, you can pick up just around every style of music some place in this album. A landmark album. I still think it is the best of Shpongles 3 albums also. Goes from Happy to Dark, Powerful to Soothing, Uplifting to Twisted... great stuff.