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Shpongle - Tales Of The Inexpressible Full Album
Psy-Trance, Tribal, Downtempo, Dub, Ambient
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  • Title:
    Tales Of The Inexpressible
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Psy-Trance, Tribal, Downtempo, Dub, Ambient
  • Release date:
    Jul 2001
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  • Size FLAC version
    1225 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    2477 mb
  • Record from:
    CD, Album


1Room 2ૐ5:05
2Dorset Perception
Vocals – Michele Adamson
3A New Way To Say "Hooray!"8:32
5Once Upon The Sea Of Blissful Awareness
Backing Vocals – Michele AdamsonVocals – Abigail Gorton
6My Head Feels Like A Frisbee8:52
7Around The World In A Tea Daze
Vocals – Abigail Gorton
8Flute Fruit2:09
9Star Shpongled Banner8:23


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
TWSLP13RMShpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible ‎(2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM)Twisted RecordsTWSLP13RMUK2018
GLN 379, TWSCD13, 25213-2Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)World Music Of New Age, Twisted Records , EFA GLN 379, TWSCD13, 25213-2Russia2001
CTINT:02Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible ‎(CD, Album)Citadel internationalCTINT:02Russia2001
noneShpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible ‎(9xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM)Twisted RecordsnoneUK2018
TWSLP13Shpongle Tales Of The Inexpressible ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle)Twisted RecordsTWSLP13UK2008


  • Acoustic Guitar [Various Acoustic Guitars]Pete Callard
  • Art Direction [Sleeve], DesignMark Neal
  • Artwork [Original Shpongle Mask]Sat Ram Bradley
  • Artwork [Watercolours], IllustrationRaja Ram
  • Cello, Acoustic Bass [Fake]Harry Escot
  • Written-By, Producer, Flute [Silver], Vocals [Vocal Utterances]Raja Ram
  • Written-By, Producer, Programmed By, Guitar, Synthesizer, Acoustic Bass [Semi-Acoustic]Simon Posford


All tracks written & produced @ the Hallucinogen Soundlab, Wilts.
Sleeve Art Direction + Design at Dusk Digital.

Although track 4 is listed on most internet sites as "Room 23", the tracklisting on the back cover of the album reveals that the "3" is actually the "om"-symbol. Depending on your browser, it should look like this: ॐ

Total time: 69:03

Distributed in the UK by SRD

℗ & © 2001 Twisted Records Ltd.

Made in E.E.C.


  • Barcode (Text): 6 30883 00262 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 630883002626
  • Label Code: LC 02112
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, 3, 4, 5): TWS CD 13 IMPRESS ✳12417
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): IMPRESS TWSCD13 04
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1, 3, 4, 5): IFPI LD13
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L135
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 5028
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 5027
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 5Q15
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 5): IFPI 5Q13


  • Manufactured By – Impress
  • Distributed By – EFA – EFA 25213-2
  • Distributed By – SRD
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Twisted Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Twisted Records Ltd.
  • Produced At – Hallucinogen Sound Labs
  • Designed At – Dusk Digital


Tales Of The Inexpressible Remastered out now: https. Shpongle - Museum of Consciousness - Продолжительность: 1:01:19. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. Tales of the Inexpressible - Shpongle. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. Tales of the Inexpressible was released on Twisted Records in 2001. It was a much anticipated and well loved successor continuing in the pioneering spirit of the debut album and in this exceptional follow up they gave us plenty more multi-dimensional surprises and new sonic realities to explore and immerse ourselves in. From the opening sounds on Dorset Perception , the first track featuring flamenco guitar and Latin percussion, we can tell we are in for some incredible planetary as well as interplanetary trips on this musical voyage as Si & Raj take us for a spin though their musical w. Tales of the Inexpressible is Shpongle's second album, released in 2001. Simon Posford and Raja Ram hone and expand the style introduced on their debut album, Are You Shpongled. Raja Ram plays Spanish and East Asian instruments along with the flute, and Simon Posford plays classical guitar as well as synthesizing and sampling. The song Room 23 appears on the back cover of the album with the name Room 2ॐ, the character ॐ being the Om, the sacred eternal sound in Hinduism. A remastered, super. With Tales of the Inexpressible, Simon Posford and Raja Ram widened their Eastern-influenced ambient sound to incorporate stronger samples and a wry, complex production psychology. The effect was a lot like the Orb's Earth Gaia or the work of Future Sound of London recorded with Cydonia's Aki Omori, encouraging dub and cartoon effects to make nests inside a slick environmental vibe. Listen free to Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible Dorset Perception, Star Shpongled Banner and more. 9 tracks 69:01. Tales of the Inexpressible. This playlist has no tracks yet. Album release date: 1 March 2018. Dorset Perception. Album 2001 9 Songs. Электроника released what is believed to have been their final album earlier this year, and is probably one of the best releases of 2005. Given that I'm firmly of the opinion that this is the best year for music of the decade so far, it says something that I'd place this clearly above Nothing Lasts. But Nothing Is Lost, and do so without a moment's hesitation. More so than pretty much any other album I own, Tales Of The Inexpressible seems incredibly alive. If you'd excuse me a stunningly bad pun that I feel obligated to make, it seems inexpressibly so


Na ja... Ganz nett, aber eigentlich nicht der Rede wert. Nee, eigentlich doch eher furchtbar. Klingt heute irgendwie peinlich. Zwei Hippie Opas geben sich die Kante und die Kiddies schreien Hallelujah! Klingt 2020 ziemlich angeranzt. Von der Zeit links und rechts überholt. Aber ich kann verstehen, dass einige das ganz doll toll finden. To whom it may concern...
The only way I can describe this music is contrived drivel. I guess if enough people say something is great, people start to believe it.
Flippers. Go to hell. i`m seriously. I want this record but.... How it cost originally?
Bought it on release for something like 16€ i think. Wouldnt more than that for a used record. Go for the CD instead.
They just 'secretly' dropped a blue vinyl version limited to 850 on their bandcamp! Get it now before it's GONE...
it is confirmed by Twisted, that limited edition on 2xLP will be released soon: Remastered Super Deluxe Limited Edition Tales Of the Inexpressible 2xVinyl Album which has just gone into production. It looks super nice and even features some of Raj's water colour paintings that have never been seen.
Posford and Raja Ram come out with my favorite album name of all time - who can resist one like that? Without disappointing, 'Tales Of The Inexpressible' has a lot to offer, and is probably one of the more accessible psychedelic works in the electronic genre, major thanks in part to its 'World Music' influence. Typically, that's a genre tag that is cringe-inducing - not here, folks! It works because the duo integrates said music into an absurd, non-cliche and, of course, psychedelic context. The end product is a truly unique release.Shpongle opens with 'Dorset Perception', which is an effortless introduction of that 'world music' tag in our psy-music context, without the irreverent craziness that comes in subsequent tracks. The vocals and guitar work wonders alongside the dance track, resulting in one of the best pieces in this album.After that, we encounter the psychedelic daze of Shpongle, jumping all over the place, across the world and across worlds, experiencing loud noises, melting walls and meeting gnomes and whomever - relatable, right? This is best-executed in 'My Head Feels Like A Frisbee', aptly named for its dizzying whirlwind through time, space, place and soundscape, as well as in 'Around The World In A Tea Daze', my personal favorite piece on the album. On this latter track, we experience multiple different cultures and their respective musics, all while on some speedy train gaining momentum - and we can't disembark until we reach the destination. Are you shpongled, yet? Other than that, we find punctuating, lucid moments of beauty in 'Once Upon The Sea Of Blissful Awareness' as well as in the outro at 'Flute Fruit'.My one major regret in the album appears in 'Shpongleyes', which adds nothing to the duo's repertoire, nor does it make much sense in the mix of these tracks. It's frankly boring, and I always end up skipping the track.Give it a listen. Then a listen again, albeit in a different state of mind. Then again...3.5/5 Stars
since when I heard this the first time, I listened it every night, for a 2 weeks. I was so much impressed. Particularly with the "A New Way To Say "Hooray!", later "Star Shpongled Banner", "Shpongleyes" and my favorite "Around The World In A Tea Daze". Just like the text from this. Exactly, it makes a brings tears to my eyes. Also the parties of Raja are so great! I like it, flute with psychedelic sounds and other instruments... real Shpongle, other state of mind, I see then amazing places...I'm there. such beautiful. I never had this with other music. Only it. Oooooaaa
Shpongle – Tales of the Inexpressible Album: Tales of the InexpressibleArtist: ShpongleReleased: May, 2001There are some albums in this world which are so far-reaching (in terms of musical style) yet easy to listen to, no matter what your musical taste is – you must have them. 'Tales of the Inexpressible' by Shpongle is definitely one of them, and as the title perfectly suggests, the vibe and atmosphere you get by listening to this musical (some might say even cultural) piece of art really is inexpressible.'Tales of the Inexpressible' shifts around numerous musical genres and really brings a new definition to mixing electronic music with acoustical instruments, but is still sounds organic and natural to our minds, a rare thing these days.Starting off with arguably the best album intro ever written, 'Dorset Perception' sets the vibe of the album with it's latin-based atmosphere, an oriental journey with an uplifting state of mind featuring an extreme vocal editing on the voice of multi-talented Michele Adamson.The second track in the album takes a more down-tempo approach and brings a deeper sense to the listener ear, as the album progresses one can really feel the strong 'i-am-in-a-dream' state, it really is kind of massaging your brain in a weird way.My favorite track out of this album is called 'My Head Feels Like a Frisbee', this track is exactly the reason I like Shpongle, what starts as a chilled yet groovy track, progresses with a bit humorous approach and at last explodes into an undeniable celebration, a mixture of an old Brazilian anthem with today's top-notch production and high-tech sound, this track is ridiculously mind-blowing. Even though this album was released for more than a decade now, its still as relevant and important as it was back then, undeniably a huge stepping stone in the development of mixing acoustical instruments with electronic features and sampling old authentic voices with the capabilities of todays production level, an undeniably powerful experience. 55
Very good album.... if you like world music, if you're planning to go on a acid/mushroom trip and listen some great psychedelic music, please pass on this one.Is a good mainstream album but has not the spirit.This guy should go back to hallucinogen, we have enough shpongle for good.
This album has grown on me substantially since I first heard it. I always liked it, but lately it's rocketed to being one of my favourite releases in general, and certainly in the psychill style. Every track is a gem, filled to the brim with shifting, well-controlled musical styles, and surprisingly few cliches. Shpongle helped write the book on this kind of delirious psychill (or whatever you'd like to call it), and this album is a prime example of why. It's serious, beautiful, playful and humourous all at once, which is no easy feat. "Star Shpongled Banner," "Once Upon the Sea of Blissful Awareness" and "Around the World in a Tea Daze" are my three favourite tracks, but everything here is of the highest quality. Definitely seek it out if you're into progressive electronica of any kind, and certainly if you have an affinity for psychedelic, dub, downtempo, etc. It's an absolute classic.
GREAT album!
Very nice album! First track with acoustic guitars is super!
If I had to take one album to the desert island (or afterlife) this would be it. Truly it is inexpressible how amazing this music is.
This album is kind of a mixed bag. The production quality is excellent as always, but the songs themselves are more like mashups of disparate bits and pieces. There's no consistent thread/theme as in their debut album. I also prefer the remixed versions of these tracks that appear on "Shpongle Remixed".
As the album-title suggests, skipping this means you are missing the "Inexpressible"! In my humble opinion, Shpongle's "Tales of the Inexpressible" is one of the most perfected musical achievements ever produced...Each and every track is both unique and beautiful; it seriously requires multiple listenings for grasping. My personal favourite tracks though are #: 2,7,8,9. The blending of psy-ambient trance with Raja's flute echoe out tales that indeed prove to be inexpressible to the human mind and ear...
Basically, if you don't have this album you should slap yourself. Amazing combination of wordly elements and Psychedelic Trance... along with ambient and many other styles. In fact, you can pick up just around every style of music some place in this album. A landmark album. I still think it is the best of Shpongles 3 albums also. Goes from Happy to Dark, Powerful to Soothing, Uplifting to Twisted... great stuff.
I'd agree with dreamworld's comments regarding the psychedelic drug influences - they do get a little tiring. Still, this is such a departure from both the more common club and rave trance sound and from Hallucinogen's standard style that it's well worth the listen. The influences of spanish guitar, middle eastern rhythm and calypso sound really take you on a journey. It's well worth owning.
This CD is an incredible textured journey through psychedelic space. Different musical styles infuzed into an electronic background: latin, irish, flutes, etc, etc. Great for a meditative flight through the unknown. I just can't wait for their next album.
This is a good album, much aclaimed for its versatile mix of styles including mixing latin rhythms and mixing live instruments with programmed sounds which is definetly an area that electronic music could do with exploring further. And it does sound absolutely superb. And yet I cant helfp thinking that it still hasn't done 'something'. Electronic music has been confined by breakbeats and doofdoofdoof 4/4 rhthms for too long. Why do we need to hang on to the old cliches at all. Terence Mkenna samples played through a delay pedal etc etc Its all been done to death. Electronic dance music in its heyday was amazing because it changed and mutated ALL THE TIME a style would would come and die in the blink of an eye . This is a beutiful masterpiece built on foundations of cliches. If Shpongle could just ditch the need to to culturally identify themselves with a withered underground and unsustainable drug culture (take a longer toke - terence Mkenna etc etc My head feels like a frisbee, everythings disjointed blah blah blah) I think they could do something REALLY amazing original and genuinely psychedelic in a much more profound way. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking this album, its about the best thing I've heard out in the last 5 years, but if this scene is going to evolve and not continue repeating itself down a dead end path its got to do something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT and come from whats happening right now. It's a tricky problem for us all to solve.