Jambands.com published an in-depth interview with Simon Posford, half of the electronic duo Shpongle. Shpongle are known for their pioneering, psychedelic blend of sounds and amazing live performances. Their latest album - Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland - was received well amongst fans worldwide. In the interview, Simon Posford talks about previous and current projects he is involved in, touring and changes in the electronic and trance scene.
An excerpt from the interview:
I hated electronic music as well when I was a teenager. I couldn’t hear the soul in it or the human element or anything I wanted to hear in it. But when you take drugs, it really changes everything, and suddenly these really alien sounds make sense. There’s only so much you can do with a guitar and a conventional band lineup. Whereas once you start incorporating electronic sounds you can get really other worldly alien textures and soundscapes you can’t achieve otherwise.
When I heard people in the States term psychedelic music to me it was more stuff like the Grateful Dead. To me it didn’t sound psychedelic, I never really got it because I never went to a show. I hear it’s all about the show and when they play it live and how they stretch out the guitar solos, or whatever, and it becomes psychedelic. Really it’s such a similar crowd because they appreciate psychedelics and mind expansion, and they seem to be a very musical crowd as well. So it’s weird that the paths haven’t interwoven and crossed more, actually.
Read the full interview here.