Tuesday, March 22, 2011

BOMB Fest '011 - Do you speak Shpongolese?

Psybient act Shpongle has been pumping out albums of Eastern-inspired trance music for close to decade.  Ranging from danceable glitch to sampled Tuvan throat-singing, Shpongle lets you “trip out easy”, to quote the great Donovan Leitch.  Some tracks bubble along, maintaining a psychedelic theme/mindset throughout, such as “Divine Moments of Truth”.  While others, like “Shpongolese Spoken Here” off their most recent LP (embedded below) run the full gamut of their sound, with wide changes in style contained in it’s six-minute running time.

Shpongle will be at B.O.M.B. Fest this year, presenting their unique stage and light show, dubbed The Shpongletron Experience.  It remains to be seen whether this is a full concert or a DJ set, or if flautist Raja Ram will be making the performance, but it’s certain to be a night to remember visually and musically.

More B.O.M.B. Fest artist features to come in the weeks leading up to the show.

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