#128 – Flux and Contemplation – Portrait of am Artist in Isolation by Shpongle

I’ve been in a weird mood of late, so it seems only right to pick some weird, or at least unusual, albums. The first one is from Shpongle. These guys’ whole MO is general weirdness and trippy, electronic music. Begin obligatory music festival story now: Shpongle was supposed to play a midnight set at Bonnaroo the last time that I worked there. Some friends of mine who are in the Burning Man scene hyped them up to me for a while leading up to this, which only increased my disappointment when Simon Posford had “passport issues” and was not allowed into the country. They were replaced with Umphrey’s McGee, another band who I’ve been given a hard sell on by various people over the years. Those guys put on an amazing show, however, and it turned out to be a very positive experience.

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