Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost
Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost was the 3rd incredible installation of the Shpongle epic released in 2005 on Twisted Records.
It proved to be yet another masterclass in the psychedelic fusion of the worlds between musical genre and sonic geometry.
The album famously features 20 tracks (which on vinyl appear as 8 separate tracks) designed so that every one flows seamlessly into another, continuously evolving like a musical hologram. Each new sonic world reflecting a psychedelic spectrum of the uniquely altered states of audio reality that Shpongle are renowned for.
Opening with kaleidoscopic mandalas of a mythical music box that morphs into psychedelic funk on
“Botanical Dimensions”, we know when Raj’s twisted vocal breaks that we are deeply in “Outer Shpongolia”.
The diversity of musical sound surfing is unparalleled, touching on both established and newly invented
genres such as latin glitch funk, arabic trance, psyfidelic dub, psychedelic samba massive with massive
brass band riffs in “The Stamen of The Shamen” and even snake charmer techno- breaks on “Turn Up the
Silence”. Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost effortlessly and seamlessly emerges from one to the next and is
a musical journey of such gargantuan portions that they barely fit into a 1 hour epic audio adventure!
On the third fantastical instalment of the Shpongle story, Raja & Simon tickle the synapses and kicking up
the dust as evolutionary psychedelic textures and other worldly spaces meld with an irrepressible 4 to the
floor of the Kickdrum liberally sprinkled throughout the album.
The mystical maestros undeniably delivered another astounding audio adventure, flipping the sonic switch
for tripping without a hitch and earning its rightful place of any psychedelic connoisseur.
- A01Botanical Dimensions4:37
- A02Outer Shpongolia2:32
- A03Levitation Nation3:40
- A04Periscopes Of Consciousness1:53
- A05Schmaltz Herring2:20
- B01Nothing Lasts...4:28
- B02Shnitzled In The Negev4:17
- B03...But Nothing Is Lost4:38
- C01When Shall I Be Free?4:37
- C02The Stamen Of The Shamen4:10
- C03Circuits Of The Imagination3:12
- C04Linguistic Mystic1:35
- D02Molecular Superstructure4:47
- D03Turn Up The Silence3:22
- D05Connoisseur Of Hallucinations3:31
- D06The Nebbish Route3:36
- D07Falling Awake1:49