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Museum of Consciousness. Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland. Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland is the fourth studio album by Shpongle released on 2 November The album's track list was released on 12 August via Twisted Records's website. Songs from the album began to trickle to the public in live form, being played at many of Shpongle's concerts.
Previews of the album were made available through Twisted Music's official audio player. The album was ranked at 7 on Sputnik's Best Of list.
Stylistically, the album is the culmination of what began with their previous album Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost, in the sense that it contains much more emphasis on world music influences and parts performed on various instruments by Posford, Ram and guest musicians, compared to first two albums which were heavier on sampling and with more influences from dub and electronic dance music.
As one of more interesting bits of instrumental work, the track "Nothing is Something Worth Doing" is built around novel melodic percussive instrument Hang, and lines played by Austrian Hang player Manu Delago. The cover artwork was created by Storm Thorgerson. Nothing Lasts The ramblings of some guy in Divine Moments of Truth, or the sudden breakdowns through scattered throughout the album. The album starts out with Shpongle Falls with a slow long buildup.
The clearness of water droplets hitting upon a surface break down in between the first two tracks which just showcases the pristine production on the album. Vapour Rumors starts out a slow drifty flute track until climaxing into a staccato flute and synth driven beats.
Shpongle Spores stays relatively tame when coupled with Behind Closed Eyelids prize to whoever figures out what their referencing to hah the odd noises throughout the song is used to only enhance the music with enough changes to not bore the listener. If I were to point any flaws the album is a little on the longer side, clocking in at an hour 18 min listening all the way through can be daunting but it does change enough to rarely drag on. The problem with this album is in comparison, Tales of the Inexpressible this album does not seem to be as varied or diverse.
This music is certainly not for everybody as most would probably find it too weird or out there and no clear melodies or direction may put off a first time listener. It is an intense album at times with peaks and valleys and much in between. Shpongle would go on to release two more albums to form a trilogy and while this may not be my favorite album of theirs, it does fit second on the list.
The music on the disc is definitely a long ways away with mainstream music of today as a huge leap. Wednesday 24 July Thursday 25 July Friday 26 July Saturday 27 July Sunday 28 July Monday 29 July Tuesday 30 July Wednesday 31 July Thursday 1 August Friday 2 August Saturday 3 August Sunday 4 August Monday 5 August Tuesday 6 August Wednesday 7 August Thursday 8 August Friday 9 August Saturday 10 August Sunday 11 August Monday 12 August Tuesday 13 August Wednesday 14 August Thursday 15 August Friday 16 August Saturday 17 August Sunday 18 August Monday 19 August Tuesday 20 August Wednesday 21 August Thursday 22 August Friday 23 August Saturday 24 August Sunday 25 August Monday 26 August Tuesday 27 August Wednesday 28 August Thursday 29 August Friday 30 August Saturday 31 August Sunday 1 September Big Pause.
Pablo Arias. Bela Winden. Taiga Dream. Dark Hurricane. Krista Carter. Adam Brown. Soul Beat Runna. Bruno der Frosch. The Dood. Kushal Prasad. Paturn Juglar. Ralf Baumgartner. Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost.
This iconic album has been remastered and the packaging has been painstakingly upgraded, making Nothing Lasts, our most super-deluxe release to date. Due to the bespoke design and unique construction of the sleeve as well as the complex printing process of all the features involved, this item also has a premium price tag, making it the ultimate collectors item.
Younger Brother. In Dub. Various Artists. Dialogue of the Speakers. Drink the Sea. The Glitch Mob.