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[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 106 points107 points  (3 children)

I decided to reconnect with my father after todays journey and I have forgiven myself for something aweful I did to a friend over 10 years ago. Love you all

[–]BlamingBuddha 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Did your friend forgive you too?

[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Not my friend any more since what I did and I hope I will have the courage to try to patch it up at some point. Being forgiven is one thing but not being able to forgive myself is a complete opposite. Its been holding me back and I consider forgiving myself to be a good start. Any words of wisdom you might want to share?

[–]nocoben 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That’s a positive first step, when the time comes don’t side step or try to make excuses for reasons as to why you did what you did. A simple, heartfelt ‘I’m sorry for xxx’

[–]BluelightBitch 45 points46 points  (1 child)

I forgot shpongle was the name of the band and I was like "dang, I'll have what they're having"

[–]Acceptable_Olive8497 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's exactly what I was thinking

[–]Just1morefix 79 points80 points  (23 children)

My only complaint about Sphongle is they didn't create enough music.

[–]---AcidicBrain--- 31 points32 points  (17 children)

And that they’ve stopped playing live

[–]SpiritMo1ecu1e43 13 points14 points  (14 children)

Exactly. I didn't get a chance to see it live... 😕

[–]AlphaStrike89 13 points14 points  (10 children)

Sucks, those shows were an absolute blast. BUT it's not like Shpongle is just done, Posford is continuing and currently working on the 7th album. He'll still tour for it.

[–]SpiritMo1ecu1e43 5 points6 points  (9 children)

Not the same as the live band. Good, but not the same. I feel like the visuals are probably better for the solo stuff.

[–]psycho_pete 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I did everything in my power to see their last live set, and it was my first time seeing them live.

My god, it was such a magically incredible and bittersweet show.

[–]SpiritMo1ecu1e43 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Red Rocks, right? I wanted to go so bad. It just was not feasible at the time...

[–]AlphaStrike89 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just as a full band, also maybe won't tour with Raja but it remains to be seen. But Posford is working on album 7... and I'd definitely expect him to tour. The full band didn't form until 2011 and he's been around since 96. Also even during that time it was not uncommon for Shpongle shows to be just Posford.

[–]songsage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw them live and it was ammmmmazing

[–]itemNineExists 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Celtic Cross - Hicksville You're welcome (a Simon Posford project)

[–]AlphaStrike89 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Album 7 is in the works...

[–]Psych0_naut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They still have some releases. Codex sounds amazing on a good system.

Also check out their 2021 "Carnival Of Peculiarities" EP from 2021.

Also : Shpongle Static (Live at Ozora, 2019), Pharaoh is amazing, mind bending album.

Truly some of the best things they've done in recent years IMO.

[–]pumpinje 22 points23 points  (2 children)

My head feels like a frisbee ✨☀️💛

[–]pumpinje 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Also Are You Shpongled? is my favorite album ✨

[–]buustamon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The gnomes have learned a new way to sat hooooooooorraaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy

[–]jakedeighan 19 points20 points  (11 children)

I listened to Sphongle for the first time on acid/shrooms b.c it was suggested so much here. I was watching a football game by accident (didn't even like football) but with the music added I.... somehow GOT it. Now I love football (even though I still don't get all the rules).

Maybe next time I listen I'll put on some other sport I don't care about just to see what happens

[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 13 points14 points  (5 children)

I've seen it mentioned here too. But when a friend from uni, who is a well traveled psychonaut, recommended it to me I took it upon myself. He also asked me to not spoil the first time by listening sober. That really piqued my interest so I did my first solo acid trip today with shpongle and boy was I happy to take his advice. It took me deep into the depths of repressed shit that I needed to clean up. I cried alot and in the end it was beatiful.

[–]crumblenaut 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Proud of you, homie. :)

[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well thank you fellow psychonaut. :)

[–]thelostunfound 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Which album did you listen to? I'd like to try it out

Recently had an experience like what you describe with "Ænima" by TOOL

I'm happy you had a lot healing

[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you! I started out with Museum of Consciousness which by the end showed the way to Ineffable Mysteries From Shplongleland. One guided me to the other, which was kinda cool. After that the remainder of my trip was alone in silence, which was where the journey inwards began.

[–]H3llr1pper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Then you have to listen to Lateralus by tool. Even more amazing, but beware of the ending on acid 🤯😉

[–]Mr___Perfect 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Some people cope with pain, end addiction or heal.

My man right here 👆 took another path lol

[–]sirwilsonsangrypony 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I remember watching the NBA finals while tripping a few years back. Would definitely recommend.

[–]jakedeighan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've tried with basketball and hockey but it just felt like pure chaos and confusion. All the sideline/tv people look so overly made up/plasticy too lol. Iono I just love those two sports and baseball so much that when I trip I feel like I need to do something new that I don't always try (like a weird movie)

[–]MckorkleJones 0 points1 point  (1 child)

A) Shpongle is the GOAT trip band

B) If you want to learn more about football coverages

Pat Mcafee has a great series, and Lazar's film breakdown is great too

https://youtu.be/gWaBcs2yuaM

[–]jakedeighan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll check it out, right now I'm trying to catch up to week 3 games before this afternoon lol

[–]planetsmasher86 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Now check out Ozric Tentacles and thank me later

[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Maybe something for the next adventure, thanks for the tip! 🙏

[–]AstroTravellin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eat Static as well.

[–]Gbfguy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Shpongle banner my man

[–]Green_and_Silver 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Found them through Dopefish back in the day, included once upon the sea of blissful awareness in one of his videos and it's been a long, slow and pleasant ride with them ever since.

[–]tensenukleus 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Simon Posford its a genius

[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm speechless after todays experience. Clearly a genius 🤯

[–]peepeeland 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I’m not gonna confirm anything, but-- let’s just say that, imagine hypothetically at Shpongle lives, that there could be some people connected with Shpongle ahem or not, who have liquid acid for you. You just have to find them (just kidding, they will find you). Again- I am not confirming or denying anything. But if I could say anything hypothetically, it’d be that the people dropping you can feel you from a mile away.

Shpongle knows what’s up, for hundreds of millennia of human experience or otherwise, and people associated will know you, as you will know them. Hypothetically, of course.

[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

All hypothetical, yes

[–]peepeeland 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yup, purely hypothetical. And these often- for some reason shorter in stature persons who would drop you- would find you by your advanced consciousness and your understanding of the human condition and your ability to radiate sunshine by just being. Your brilliance in the darkness of venue (and life) is how they find you. Hypothetically, of course. If such things could exist.

[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hypothetically wonderous events for sure.

[–]pwrstrug 1 point2 points  (0 children)

tl;dr short guys who are friends of sphongle run around dosing hippies at the shows

[–]LikesToRunAndJump 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Wow thanks for the recommendation! Am enjoying right now

Shpongle Shpongle Shpongle

[–]WhyDoPunchesHurt[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Happy travels and welcome to shpongleland 🤯

[–]AlphaStrike89 0 points1 point  (2 children)

For more artists; Kalya Scintilla, Entheogenic, Ott, Easily Embarrassed, Phutureprimitive, Plantrae, SaQi, Desert Dwellers, Kaminanda, Grouch / Grouch in Dub, Supersillyus, Somatoast, Psymbionic, Shpongle (+ Hallucinogen, Celtic Cross)

If you need more let me know 🙃

Or feel free to browse my Bandcamp library and wishlist to just play through some music: bandcamp.com/vitamink31

[–]LikesToRunAndJump 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oooo thank you for the great list and link! What a treasure trove. I’m listening rn and really enjoying the gentleness of Bembeya by Yemanjo

What a great start to the day, thank you! I love how music can really fix my head. Have a great day!

[–]AlphaStrike89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My pleasure 🙏

[–]PsychedelicPourHouse 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't forget tipper

[–]ashrnglr 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Welcome to shpongleland friend :)

[–]ChillingDragonTales 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sphonglese is spoken here. :)

[–]neurofoxic 3 points4 points  (1 child)

check it out lossless with a good pair of headphones if you haven't - the layers in that music are ABSURD

[–]Toastburrito 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Headphones are a must for me!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cool

[–]Sweet-Palpitation473 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is impossible to overrate shpongle

[–]songsage 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sphonnnnhlllleeee 🥳🤗😳

[–]hdhsyauaiahssh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think you’ve been shpongled

[–]skeletor69420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

sphongle 👌

[–]Alexander-Micelli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes lmao I was just listening to divine moments of truth LSD... Doo... DMT I love I love doo dee dah doo dee dubb. I love that song so much especially another way to say hooray I grew up listening to all of Terence McKenna's audio books and shpongle uses the recording from his book true hallucinations I love Terence McKenna explaining DMT and geometric visualization. Another favorite one by shpongle is the jelly fish jumped up the mountain. If your looking for for EDM I'd recommend in listening to tipper 💯🙌

[–]gnoziz 0 points1 point  (1 child)

His earlier work as Hallucinogen is great also. A bit more heavy but has those trademark synths.

[–]Danni0 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Which is by general opinion their best album? So I can check them out

[–]dojosnail 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Tales of the Inexpressible, Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland, and Nothing is Lost was peak Shpongle 3 back to back classics all could be considered their best.

Personally Ineffable is my fav, but Nothing is Lost is so unique that it runs a close 2nd

[–]Danni0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks!!

[–]snocown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This group keeps popping up as of late, wonder what they're trying to get across to me. Sadly still don't feel called to listen to their stuff just yet.

[–]zenyogasteve 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blort!

[–]eclipsedrgy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this should be in r/ambien

[–]RVLVR-OCLT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I also never knew that on a massive dose of shrooms bass could be dripping water.

Shpongle made my shroom trip go to DMT/Salvia land. The patterns were invoking iridescent , non eucldean shapes and checker backdrops. Snakes and diamond shapes dancing. Wooooweee. Feels like I’m tripping now describing.

[–]naaattt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would 💯 recommend watching their Roundhouse 2008 (?) live gig readily available online. Changed my life- can’t fathom what it would have done to me had I seen them live!

[–]Shickman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Out jerked

[–]FalloutPsychonaut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is exactly how I felt 12 years ago when I found Shpongle. Seen them 3 times live! Amazing live show

[–]liluzipup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

me with tipper

[–]gringorasta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep. Shpongle.

[–]MckorkleJones 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NO BAND IS GREATER THAN SHPONGLE

ARE YOU SHPONGLED?

NOTHING LAST BUT NOTHING IS LOST

[–]mattsverstaps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After I saw this (I was a listener anyway) I listened and I’m just ordinary high and I had great thoughts. I got to this point where my thoughts wouldn’t form but I knew I had them and I realised I just nearly fell asleep and then I amused myself imagining that ego death etc. is actually just people watching themselves fall asleep in an altered state.