Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost

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Nothing Lasts... But Nothing is Lost
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Studio album by Shpongle
Released 16 June 2005
Genre Psybient
Length 67:30
Label Twisted RecordsUnited Kingdom
Producer Simon Posford and Raja Ram
Shpongle chronology
Tales of the Inexpressible
(2001)Tales of the Inexpressible2001
Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost
(2005)
Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland
(2009)Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Ethnotechno 5/5 stars[1]

Nothing Lasts... But Nothing is Lost is a 2005 album by Shpongle. It is the project's third and was announced as their last, though that plan later changed. Like the previous two albums, it features many live musicians and vocalists in combination with computer-generated sounds and spoken-word samples. Stylistically the album can be described as a fusion of world music, intelligent dance music, and psychedelic trance. It is dedicated to the memory of author and psychedelic researcher Terence McKenna, whose voice and ideas are used throughout the album. The tracks flow together continuously without any break.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Botanical Dimensions" – 4:37
  2. "Outer Shpongolia" – 2:33
  3. "Levitation Nation" – 3:40
  4. "Periscopes of Consciousness" – 1:54
  5. "Schmaltz Herring" – 2:21
  6. "Nothing Lasts..." – 4:28
  7. "Shnitzled in the Negev" – 4:18
  8. "...But Nothing is Lost" – 4:39
  9. "When Shall I Be Free?" – 4:37
  10. "The Stamen of the Shamen" – 4:11
  11. "Circuits of the Imagination" – 3:12
  12. "Linguistic Mystic" – 1:36
  13. "Mentalism" – 2:54
  14. "Invocation" – 2:40
  15. "Molecular Superstructure" – 4:47
  16. "Turn Up the Silence" – 3:22
  17. "Exhalation" – 2:16
  18. "Connoisseur of Hallucinations" – 3:31
  19. "The Nebbish Route" – 3:36
  20. "Falling Awake" – 1:50

According to Simon Posford,[2] the album actually has 8 songs divided into 20 tracks. Each part symbolizes a phase in the dream sequence. The vinyl version of the album is separated into these 8 tracks, but the track listing is identical to that of the digital and CD versions.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ethnotechno.com Ethnotechno review
  2. ^ "Hallucinogen site Interview". January 2005. Archived from the original on 2005-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-11.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)