Shpongle Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost
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And I mean, only just. Essentially, the album's 20 tracks all form one long song. It's tempting to claim that there's a unifying concept to it, but since most of the tracks are instrumental, we can only really speculate. One thing we can say for sure, though, is that Shpongle have really expanded their sound here.
Observe the opener, "Botanical Dimensions", which introduces new-age influences and recording of birds into their template, achieving an end result that sounds vaguely Oriental. It takes a while to get going, and is probably the album's weakest track, but it's a welcome ball from leftfield all the same. What it was was the catchiest guitar hook you will ever hear in a trance record - until you get to the lead break in "The Nebbish Route", that is.
It doesn't appear until about a minute in, though, before which Shpongle Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost some Eno-esque ambience based on treated vocal samples, building up to the main bulk of the song. After embedding the main riff into your head like a harpoon, the guitar embellishes the theme, before the etheral vocal reappears, after which more vocals are introduced, this time with lyrics and everything - it's the only thing on the album you might describe as a chorus, in the popular sense.
It's the darkest thing Shpongle have ever done, and as it segues into the brass-driven, reggae-tinged "The Stamen Of The Shaman", you're Karin Krog Different Days Different Ways to claim it's the best thing they've ever done, too.
That's before you get to the beautiful closer, "Falling Awake", which shows what they can do with just acoustic guitars and their imaginations. Whoever it sounds like, it doesn't sound like Shpongle.
It just sounds incredible. Those are the only external samples I noticed on the whole album, which is pretty good going considering the length and intensity of the album. The only complaints I've seen raised against the album is that Raja's trademark flute is under-used, and the stutter sound-effect is over-used. To be honest, I never even noticed that the flute was missing, and it does still get a workout on "Mentalism" and "The Nebbish Route", not to mention the absolutely gorgeous "Exhalation".
And as for the stutter? I look New Age Steppers The New Age Steppers it as a Shpongle trademark after Tales Of The Inexpressible especially "Dorset Perception"and to be blunt, they used it more on that album than they do on this one. Shpongle's website Roxette Joyride announced this as 'the third and final installment'.
If that's the case, they couldn't have found a better way to go out. Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost feels like the perfect distillation of everything they've been trying to do all along. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1.
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Each part symbolizes a phase in the dream sequence. The vinyl version of the album is separated into these 8 tracks, Shpongle Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost the track listing is identical to that of the digital and CD versions. Reviews Review Policy. Flag Shpongle Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost inappropriate. See more. Blumenkraft is Ott's first album. It was released in May on Twisted Records.
The title of the album is a loose German translation of the phrase "flower power". The track "Splitting an Atom" uses vocal samples from the Scottish song Ailein duinn. The Last Days Of Gravity. Younger Brother. Nothing Lasts But Nothing is Lost is a album by Shpongle. It is the project's third and was announced as their last, though that plan later Shpongle Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost. Like the previous two albums, it features many live musicians and vocalists in combination with computer-generated sounds and spoken-word samples.
Stylistically the album can be described as a fusion of world musicintelligent dance musicand psychedelic trance.
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