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  1. I have this song that is supposedly done by Shpongle but I'm not exactly sure if it is or not. It's called: "The Herb Garden" and it does have kind of a Shpongle feel to it. But try as I might, I can't seem to find exactly where it's from. Anyone have any ideas? More about the song: The song is 14 mins, 36 secs long. It starts off kind somewhat slow and then builds up to a sample quote from someone I don't know. The vocal sample talks something about a shaman that lives in the forsest and the only way to get to him is by going into a trance-like state. The vocal samples continue on throughout the song here and there. But the song is mostly slow-paced and downtempo. I really like the song, but I'm not exactly sure if it was truly made by Shpongle.
  2. You mean their past releases. It's Helmut Glavar and Piers Oak-Rhind. As for the album, I have yet to get my hands on it; so I can't review it yet.
  3. Being as I just listened to the whole thing. I would have to say this is far from being boring or bad. Very much the opposite. Here are my thoughts: It is unique; yes, it has been said earlier. But you don't find too many doing songs like this. It is on a different level. A whole different ball-game. It is an enigma. I want to believe that the only way to unlock this enigma is to be unconscious but still able to listen to it feed into your subconscious and decipher it from there. You pretty much have to have absolutely no distractions to accomplish this feat. When I was listening to it earlier, I turned off the lights and only had the glare from my computer screen as a light source (being as I started playing it about 1:40am-ish). At first I thought it wasn't playing at all, so I turned up the volumne to max and I could here the first makings of the song unfold. Slowly it got louder and louder and I adjusted the volume from there. I think the volume is absolutely important for this song since if you don't have it turned up enough, you're going to miss parts of it that definitely add an aspect to it; while at the same time you can't have it too loud for it might blow out your ears by the time you get to about a third of the way into the song. Come to think of it, I'm not sure if you could classify it as a song. I like the idea of what was said earlier that it's really an experience, I think that hit's it on point. The atmosphere of it was definitely eerie. I wouldn't exactly say that you wouldn't find yourself in hell per say. But it definitely has a dark feel to it. It's a feeling of being deep deep deep underground with the humming and the repitition of that machine-like noise. That noise in particular does kind of remind me of a train somewhat. Or maybe some sinister machine working endlessly, relentlessly to put it's plan into fruition. It did feel like you didn't want it to stop. There were definitely some parts that put me into a almost very scared state. But those moments didn't last long enough to really scare the crap out of me. I account it to being minimalist as this "song" truly is. Whether I wanted those moments to keep going or not, is another matter. And the vocal parts!! Oh my!! They were almost euphoric in a sense. Just as suddenly as they came, they vanish and your back into the gloom and the darkness. Leaving you thirsting, wanting for more. I don't know what language the lyrics were sung in, but I would be very interested in what they are translated to be. A key the enigma, perhaps. What this "song" really reminded me of was that of Silent Hill. Although, I never did play the video game series, I did see the movie, however. And that movie creeped me out a good bit. I would imagine this song would find it's place here deep undergound in the places you really don't want to be for fear of what might get you. *shudder shudder* But overall, yes, if you don't like to actually sit down and listen to this... experience, then this one is probably not for you. But if you have the time and the mindset to really concentrate on comprehending it's genius, then you might find that you like it. It is very hit or miss, I would think. Edit: Oh I forgot to rate it! How silly of me... I would believe this would be rated as: 7.5/10 for the fact that it is very minimalist, but in a good way. Although, not quite powerfully awe-inspiring that it could have been.
  4. Sage Francis - Majority Rule this is non psytrance of course.
  5. Shpongle - Saudade Part II (I'm not sure if this is by Shpongle or not though) Either way, it's a beautiful song. I love it.
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