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Shpongle - Are You Shpongled?
Shpongle - Are You Shpongled?
Singer: Shpongle
Album title: Are You Shpongled?
Country: UK
Released: 1998
Style: Tribal, Downtempo, Ambient
Rating: 4.2/5
FLAC size: 1236 mb | MP3 size: 1981 mb | WMA size: 1950 mb
Genre: Electronic


1 Shpongle Falls 8:33
2 Monster Hit 8:57
3 Vapour Rumours 10:26
4 Shpongle Spores 7:16
5 Behind Closed Eyelids 12:29
6 Divine Moments Of Truth 10:20
7 ...And The Day Turned To Night 19:57

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – Recognition
  • Marketed By – BMG
  • Distributed By – Recognition
  • Distributed By – BMG
  • Distributed By – EFA – EFA 00994-2
  • Recorded At – Hallucinogen Sound Labs
  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Twisted Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Twisted Records Ltd.


  • Artwork [Mask Sculpture] – Sat Ram Bradley
  • Edited By, Compiled By – Ott
  • Illustration – Raja Ram
  • Mastered By – Dave*
  • Photography By – Warwick
  • Sleeve – Mark Neal
  • Written-By, Producer, Flute [Silver Flute In C], Vocals [Exhalations] – Raja Ram
  • Written-By, Producer, Synthesizer [Synths], Guitar [Gtr], Other [Rubber Band, Crisp Packet, Drips] – Simon Posford


This is original release with multipage booklet/inlay featuring Raja Ram's illustrations. Later repress has booklet folding out into just two halves.

All tracks recorded at the Hallucinogen Sound Labs, Dorset, UK.

Marketed and distributed in the UK by Recognition/BMG.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 30883 00092 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 630883000929
  • Matrix / Runout: TWSCD4 01 6
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0486
  • Label Code: LC 2112

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TWSCD4 Shpongle Are You Shpongled? ‎(CD, Album, Mixed) Twisted Records TWSCD4 UK 1999
TWSCD4 Shpongle Are You Shpongled? ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Bla) Twisted Records TWSCD4 UK 2008
MB 155 Shpongle Are You Shpongled? ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music Box MB 155 Russia Unknown
TWSLP4 Shpongle Are You Shpongled? ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num) Twisted Records TWSLP4 UK 1999
none Shpongle Are You Shpongled? ‎(CDr, Album, Unofficial) EKO Music none Russia 2005

Comments (22)
Anyone wants to swap? I want to trade my sealed "Tales of the Inexpressible" for "Are you Shpongled"
Amazing album at the time - changed the game and set the template for that style of dubby chillout with exceptional production values. This was way ahead of most other dance music at the time IMO. No after party mong session in the late 90's was complete without a bit of this. However, after this EVERYTHING started to sound the same. Now whenever I hear a chillout tune 20 years later i usually think; 'another one that sounds like shpongle'!!
Timeless masterpiece, greatest electronic album every made. For sure this was never equaled in any way.This changed the way I see and hear music for ever.Thanks Simon and Raja for this work
If anyone will have an extra copy of this set and is willing to sell it to me, please notify me and I will make a deal worth while.
Hǻrley Quinn
Been waiting months for this and no word from Twisted all this time. NO response from twisted about how to pre-order. Now it came and went in less than 24 hours. Really... Come ON!!! Already waiting for Repress!!!! : (
A remastered repress of this album has been confirmed so wait patiently and hopefully there will be enough for everyone.
vinyl repress is coming soon. twisted chords announced it on their facebook page
Here is what you are requesting, damn 10 word minimum! https://www.facebook.com/TwistedMusicUK/photos/a.442439228290.218172.12803623290/10154537094203291/?type=3
Couldn't find the confirmation for your statement. When was this announcement?
Although Shpongle uses electronic sounds, their music is not made for that electronic feel or that atmosphere for pure chillout bliss moments. If you are looking for those attributes, you'll miss them. Instead, much like Entheogenic (though each have their own musical identity), Shpongle makes simply psychedelic music, with world and tribal influences, combining acoustic instruments (Raja Ram plays the flute) with electronic sounds in a surely very well crafted work.
please repress this soon
all the Album is made it,with such a perfection that need to be recognize like a pionner and the most amazing psybient album ever created.all the tunes are masterpieces, incredible tribal & space sounds, beautiful main melodies and hypnotic basses,I recomended this album for all the psy,goa,down-tempo fans or even for another people who never has heard this kind of music before,truly a magnificent album, 5/5
Not bad, best album from shpongle, but i want hallucinogen again!
i literally listen to "divine moments of truth" every morning
I love this album and keep coming back to it year after year.
Honestly, if there was one album that I would have to pick above all others, it would be this one. And that's from many hundreds. There's just nothing quite so psychedelic, so mysterious, awe-inspiring and ubiquitous as Are You Shpongled. Starting with the amazing Shpongle Falls, the album slowly draws you into a dream state, peaking at the tribal DMT and ending with the beautiful And The Day Turned to Night which brings you down to earth so well that it makes my hairs stand on end just to think about it. Though many would disagree I don't think that Shpongle came anywhere close with their following albums - though those are also excellent they come from different angles and don't go anywhere near as deep as this one. Are You Shpongled will take you to away to Shpongleland, a mysterious, unconscious realm far better than the world we live in.
Completely agree with this.
If there was ever an album recorded with the intention to give listeners a possibility to feel ubiquitous, then it would just have to be Shpongle's "Are you shpongled?". It's like you're simultaneously welcomed to multiple places around the Planet, and no matter where you've just landed, your welcoming party always consists of the finest autochthonic live band. The music is so uberous, and provides ultimate proof of how great minds sharing talent have true potential to convey the unthinkable. It's tribal, it's purely electronic, then again at places it's not, it's ambient despite lacking tipical characteristics of the genre, but then it's uptempo with musical traits dissimilar from the standard psy trance sound of the era. It's Shpongle, and a decade ago, it was a release in a galaxy of its own, sounding like nothing else, and best of all is that it still does. A musical landmark no matter what do you expect from music.
This release started the Shpongle trilogy and kick-started the entire psy downtempo scene. A classic for listening under altered states. This is certainly one of the best psychill album I've heard till today, 8 years after it was released, thats a mark of the quality of the release. No one can be told what Shpongle is, You gotta experience it for yourself. Makes me wonder what the scene would be today without Shpongle? 10/10
Read these sounds like a data being read by a computer drive - full of information! I swear, the beats in this manipulate brainwaves in such a way as to help induce a trance. Listening to this on headphones puts you on another plane; your mind focuses on an individual instrument, becomes one with it. Understand the size of I; make yourself very small; turn off all the switches coz thats what we really are: Something small that patches into everything. This cd helps reign it all back in - A sort of aide to concentration. Become really small and understand - understand everything.
This is one of those albums that I'll never get bored with, although hearing it so many times it still sounds interesting and fresh. I'd call it "multigenred", there's much more here than just one kind of psychedelic music. The influences come all around. Deeply electronic, but still so close to earth. Simon Posford's mystical melodies and Raja Ram's magical flute playing manage to take to Shpongleland with every single listen. The only little bad thing is the "lyrics" in Divine Moments of truth, which tend to get annoying after a while, but it's just one little part of a one song. Brilliant album which has been in my top three psychill albums along time and will continue to stay there.
This is possibly the best psy album ever. So deep and multi-facetted, there is no telling how many layers there are. A wonderful, musical journey, as is everything Shpongle has made. Also try their Tales Of The Inexpressible album for some more "world music" spice, and don't dare to miss their third album "Nothing lasts" in early 2005.