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Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost [Import]

ShpongleAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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listen  7. Shnitzled in the Negev 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. ...But Nothing is Lost 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Many can compare Shpongle and Hallucinogen to being like the Dead or Phish of the electronic. As the foremost known band around the world representing psychedelic culture, teaming up with Alex Grey, and a 4 album legacy plus the Hallucinogen monniker, these guys are one of the heaviest hitting electronic acts out there. Since 1996 they have been touring the world, putting on amazing ... Read more in Amazon's Shpongle Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 11, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Twisted Music
  • ASIN: B0009I9XGK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,792 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
...the result would sound something like Shpongle.

This wondrous (mostly) instrumental work is allegedly meant to simulate a series of dreams - if there is a theme, it's the random stream of ebbs and flows between one segment and the next, culminating in the gently peaceful guitar that carries "Falling Awake" at the end. But beyond that theme, the music itself actually *feels* like a dream. It's wild. It's vivid. It's colorful. It's trippy. It can probably be good for mind-altering experiences since there's a definite stoner vibe (the samples of Terrence McKenna give that away), but there's so much more. Shpongle is one of the most original musical projects I've ever heard. It would be cheapening to even call it electronic; even if you think you've heard it all in the techno world, you haven't heard anything like this.

I don't even know where to begin. Nothing Lasts... has got elements of ambient, techno/trance, world-beat, dub, Latin music, jazz, prog and psychedelia, but it's much more than any and all of those. It's earthy and inviting enough to love right away. It's trippy and far-fetched enough to suggest a hyperspace warp through the cosmos. It's got some of the best production/engineering I've EVER heard. It's heady and a touch cerebral, but connects with the emotions (and yes, the soul) in an immediate way that few pieces of music are capable of. Simon Posford puts as much impeccable care into the recording & sound mix as a virtuoso does into their instrument, while Raja Ram adds earthy tones and textures that span the globe.. or maybe the universe.

In other words it's utterly unclassifiable. If you've got a good stereo you'll be astounded at the breadth and depth of sounds coming out of this little piece of plastic.
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42 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars some of the best trip music in the world March 13, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Okay, first of all, before you can understand Shpongle, you have to understand what they represent. They are one of the greatest psychedelic bands in the world. They tour extensively in Asia and Europe, where they have a much stronger following than they could ever develop in America. They are strong proponents of the DMT movement, expansion of consciousness, and psychedelia in general. If you aren't into tripping, you will probably find something ignorantly to complain about when listening to them. This music was written by psychonauts, for psychonauts. It is NOT for everyone. They create vast and complex soundscapes that will only fully make sense to someone who's experienced what they have. Every song is an esoteric masterpiece, and in my opinion they are the very best at what they do. There is not another band in the world that sounds even close to Shpongle. They are one of the few electronic bands that incorporates piano and guitar so often and so beautifully into their music. So if you are into electronic music, and the psychedelic movement at all, you need to hear this album ASAP! It will give you so many ear-gasms you'll be dripping wet and loving it. Listen to this album first, before you hear their others. It is the most diverse and beautiful. HAVE FUN GETTING SHPONGLED!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than a mix September 5, 2007
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Mind-boggling and delicious, myraid stylistic forms, beauty, grace, smooth transitions. Beyond most anything currently on the electronica market. Listen again and again, you will not get bored. Unrivaled genius with a taste for the unfathomable.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars - A Mental Journey - April 8, 2008
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I had obtained this CD a few months ago, and had enjoyed greatly a few songs here and there that reminded me to some extent of older shpongle/posford tunes. BUT, having just listened to this CD all the way though, I felt the need to write something up.

The beauty of this CD comes from listening to it as a whole, not skipping track by track. From beginning to end, it takes you on a mental journey that frankly, is hard to parallel without hallucinogenics.

But seriously, the ups, the downs, the subtle sound bytes, the world music mixed in with sometimes vaguely danceable beats blew my mind. Really, if you own this CD, but don't enjoy it, try listening to it all the way through, just once. If your opinion doesn't change, I would be surprised. If you don't own it, seriously consider it - as a whole it is nothing short of a masterpiece that will take you on a journey that will open your mind's eye.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Creative excellence. September 1, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Electronic/dance/trance/ambient/psytrance/... these are just labels. What they've created is (again) uniquely Sphongle.

"Nothing Lasts, But Nothing is Lost" is a syncretic blend of traditional and creative styles. It is the product of nothing short of genius.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, thoroughly in Awe of this Album April 21, 2006
By Bill
Format:Audio CD
I have the previous two Shpongle Albums, as well as numerous other psytrance albums, and I have NEVER heard anything like this! I don't think there is anything similar even in existence! It really does seem as revoluntionary as Pink Floyd, and I definitely agree with "Dark side of the Moon for the 21st century". After only hearing this album a few times all the way through, I'm confident in putting it right next to "Bible of Dreams" by Juno Reactor, as being the best electronic album of this decade.

I guess the best way I could classify this is as downtempo IDM Psytrance, but that really doesn't begin to do it justice. First, I'll say that this really is a unique sound, even from their last album, "Tales of the Inexpressible", its almost totally different (although still a familiar Shpongle style). It has alot of contrasting layers, not quite as melodic, more punctuated sound effects. I say this seems IDM, because at times it sounds like its wandering into squarepusher country, although not too heavily. (Don't worry, your brain won't rip in half from beeps and screeches)

This album is very emotional, at times playful, certainly spiritual and almost messianic at times; other times high energy with almost like a latin pop riding a flowing current of psytrance. The list keeps going, I recommend checking other reviewers. (very hard to explain)

If you are looking for quite possibly the wierdest and most amazingly put together album put out since Bible of Dreams, here it is!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good chill-out album
Good chill-out album, I listen to it before I go to sleep at night. The theme of this album is great.
Published 3 months ago by Robert A. Altman
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Shpongle stuff.
Simon Posford's music has really grown on me the pat few years. I love all types of music, but I find myself gravitating towards this album and other Posford creations, such as his... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nathen
5.0 out of 5 stars So much more than ordinary psytrance
This is a cut above, moves in interesting directions and dimensions. I love listening to this when i work, when i play, when i relax... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Joleen Shook
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot wait for their next album
I own everything Shpongle has created so far. They produce some of the most interesting music out there right now. Get this album, trust me.
Published 21 months ago by Kevin B. Leigh
5.0 out of 5 stars Shpongle
Amazing Sounding Band..... Definite too Any Ones' Serious Music collection....U ought too like Classic UFO/Trippy sounds/Experimental Geniuses...SHPONGLE.... Read more
Published 21 months ago by jacque
5.0 out of 5 stars Dense Detailed Oceanic Dream-like Soundscape on CD
I first found out about Shpongle from a friend who showed me a video on youtube called "Flashback" which was an animated picture depicting some sort of psychedelic experience with... Read more
Published on March 5, 2012 by John
4.0 out of 5 stars Deformend electro
I was expecting more of an organic jungle type of music with more jungle flutes playing in the background. Read more
Published on May 24, 2011 by Michael Hetherington
Wish i could give it infinite stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this album.............
..... it pushes the world/goa/electronic style into a whole new category. Read more
Published on February 3, 2011 by EYE111
4.0 out of 5 stars thumbs up
Shpongle is a must add to any electronic lovers music library. Nothing Lasts but Nothing Is Lost is a great album to start or add to your Shpongle collection. Nothing Lasts... Read more
Published on February 1, 2011 by EmmaLee22
4.0 out of 5 stars SHPONGLED
Simon Phosford is one of the best producers of psytrance/tribal beats in todays electronic scene. The music will allure you into a pychodelic world of sounds. Read more
Published on January 19, 2011 by csartain
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