Simon Posford and Raja Ram are Shpongle, a psychedelic ambient project formed in 1996 after they met at Butterfly Studios in Brixton, South London. Simon was working on Purple Om and Raja Ram was working with Graham Wood on The Infinity Project. The two went to the Glastonbury festival and decided to write something downtempo after their experience and Shpongle was born.

The Shpongle sound is a mix of mainly eastern ethnic samples and western contemporary psychedelic synth music. Posford is responsible for the synth and studio work while Raja Ram contributes with flute arrangements and creative sensibilities.

Shpongle Discography


TWSCD4 Shpongle Are You Shpongled? (Album) Twisted Records TWSCD4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
TWSCD13 Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible (Album) Twisted Records TWSCD13 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TWSCD23 Shpongle Remixed (Album) Twisted Records TWSCD23 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SOLMC-053 Shpongle Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost (Album) Twisted Records SOLMC-053 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
TWSCD36 Shpongle Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland (Album) Twisted Records TWSCD36 UK 2009 Sell This Version
TWSLP45 Shpongle Museum Of Consciousness (Album) Twisted Records TWSLP45 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TWST14 Shpongle Divine Moments Of Truth (Single) Twisted Records TWST14 UK 2000 Sell This Version
TIPW019 GMS & 1300 Mics* / Shpongle GMS & 1300 Mics* / Shpongle - The Crystal Skulls EP(12", EP) TIP.World TIPW019 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TWST23 Shpongle Dorset Perception / Beija Flor Twisted Records TWST23 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Shpongle Invisible Man In A Fluorescent Suit / Nothing Is Something Worth Doing(10", TP, Promo) Twisted Records none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Shpongle Feat. Benji* Shpongle Feat. Benji* - The God Particle (EP) Twisted Records none UK 2010 Sell This Version


TWSDVD002 Shpongle Live In Concert At The Roundhouse London 2008(DVD-V, PAL) Twisted Records TWSDVD002 UK 2009 Sell This Version
TWSDVD004B Shpongle Live At Red Rocks Twisted Records TWSDVD004B US 2015 Sell This Version
TWSDVD003B Shpongle Live In London Twisted Records TWSDVD003B US 2015 Sell This Version


TWXDL08 Shpongle Unreleased Remixes(6xFile, MP3, 320) Twisted Records TWXDL08 UK 2008
none Shpongle Brain In A Fishtank(File, MP3, Promo, 320) Not On Label none UK 2013

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May 19, 2016
Now these guys are awesome! Raja Ram & Simon Posford are such masterminded producers who create soundscapes transcending all forms of barriers! Their music is psychedelic with a touch of oriental and ethnic beats! All their albums are a must have! My fav remains Are You Shpongled?, they are just amazing in every way possible! They can't be rivaled! They are the best!


December 4, 2014
shpongle is the best in this kind of music


December 10, 2013
Been buying shpongle stuff for years and finally got to see them live here in Melbourne 06/12/13, well Raja Ram Anyway, well i got way too wasted and spent the whole night in a kind of non comprehending stupor, total fuckin bummer really!!!


June 30, 2013
ahh, i love shpongle. they are perfect to listen to when stoned or tripping


April 28, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Where to begin? The Shpongle duo are veteran musicians which need no further introduction. They took the psybient genre into a new direction and set new standards with their first album. Since then they were virtually reinventing themselves which each new album: the trancey music of Tales Of and and extreme diversity of Nothing Lasts. Even though a large portion of their melodies and lines are taken from sample collection and known songs, the way they combine it all into one harmonic piece is simply brilliant.
Even people who do not generally listen to psychedelic music find this music wonderful - especially the second album since it is the most musical and "beautiful".
Unfortunately Nothing Lasts is their last album - and we can only hope they will come back with another name in the future.

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