Hallucinogen (musician)

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Hallucinogen
Simon Posford at Soulclipse.jpg
Simon Posford at Soulclipse in Turkey, March 2006
Background information
Birth name Simon Posford
Also known as Gumbo, Walter Ego
Born (1971-10-28) October 28, 1971 (age 43)
Origin London, United Kingdom
Genres Psytrance, Goa trance, downtempo
Occupation(s) DJ, record producer, sound engineer
Years active 1993 – present
Labels Twisted
Associated acts T.I.P. (The Infinity Project), Dragonfly, Anubis, Audio Chemistry, Axis Mundi, Baba G, Beast, Binah, Celtic Cross, DSP, Dub Trees, Flight, Fly Agaric, Gargoyles, Growlmonizer, Industrical Suicide Tribe, Infernal Machine, Mandala, Metal Sharon, MP3, The Mystery Of The Yeti, Nomads Of Dub, North Central Positronics, Ott, Psykov, Purple Om, Shpongle, Subkha, Twisted Allstars, Younger Brother, Frederic Holyszewski
Website Twisted Records

Simon Posford (born October 28, 1971), better known by his stage name Hallucinogen is an English electronic musician, specializing in psychedelic trance music. His first studio album, Twisted, released in 1995, is considered one of the most influential albums in the genre; the first track "LSD" in particular remains the defining sound of Goa trance to this day.[1] He has toured India several times.[2]

His second album, The Lone Deranger, was released in 1997.[3] A third album, In Dub, was released in 2002.

He is also the founder of the label Twisted Records[4] and works in the electronic duos Younger Brother and Shpongle.[5] Younger Brother initially began as a side project of Posford and Benji Vaughan and represented a transition away from previous projects which emphasized a more synthesized style.[6]

Though his music has been described as "heavily driven by psychedelica", he always performs while sober due to the complexity of operating computers during his events.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles/EPs[edit]

  • Alpha Centauri / LSD (1994)
  • LSD (Live Mix) (1995)
  • Angelic Particles / Soothsayer (1995)
  • Fluoro Neuro Sponge / Astral Pancakes (1995)
  • LSD (1996)
  • Deranger (1996)
  • Space Pussy (1996)
  • Mi-Loony-Um! (2000)
  • LSD (Remixes) (2003)
  • Pipeworm (2013) feat. Lucas O'Brien, Domestic, Loud

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Hallucinogen/4007/
  2. ^ Lakhani, Somya (27 November 2010). "Indian Pause". Indian Express. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Potts, Diane. "Hallucinogen: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Younger Brother: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Pareles, Jon (12 July 2009). "The Bigger-Band Sounds of a Trance-Music Duo". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Music & Me: Younger Brother". The Independent. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Nutting, P.J. (21 April 2011). "Terrifying tower of electronic tones". Boulder Weekly. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Anderson, Rick. "In Dub: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 

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