Shpongle - Nothing Lasts... But Nothing is Lost
Sep 6, 2022
One of the best ethnotronica albums. Some significant changes in music makes the listening adventurous, and the richness of soundings of this release makes all Caribou discography seems pale and poor. The cons - some tracks unnecessarily divided - for example 6, 7, 8 it's one long track, the same right for 11, 12 & 13.

1. Botanical Dimensions 94.
2. Outer Shpongolia 100. Beautiful female vocalises
3. Levitation Nation 96.
4. Periscopes Of Consciousness 100. Great reverb beats and mood.
5. Schmaltz Herring 88.
6. Nothing Lasts... 80.
7. Shnitzled In The Negev 78.
8. ...But Nothing Is Lost 74. Ending becomes annoying. Tracks 6, 7 and 8 should be jointed into single one, they have the same base and piano melody.

9. When Shall I Be Free? 100. Final parts truly reminds Banco de Gaia best moments.
10. The Stamen Of The Shamen 100.
11. Circuits Of The Imagination 92.
12. Linguistic Mystic 84.
In fact, this is a continuation of the previous track. The division between them was stupid and unnecessary.

13. Mentalism 82. And this one has the vocal samples from 11 and 12 tracks.

14. Invocation 90. A cappella pause
15. Molecular Superstructure 94. Second half great
16. Turn Up The Silence 88.
0:54 chaotic revival. The most uncachy track here.

17. Exhalation 80. Flute pause.
18. Connoisseur Of Hallucinations 84
19. The Nebbish Route 92. The most stupid separation between tracks in this album. Obviously 18 and 19 the one composition.
Where the separation is really needed is moment at 1:39 since sounding really changes. And changes in better way.

20. Falling Awake 78. Acoustic guitar background farewell sounds absurd for such heavily electronic album.

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