We dug this review of EDMidentity.com by Jared Skolnick on Simon Posford of both Shpongle and Hallucinogen (psytrance) fame, released a reflective and downtempo, ambient soundtrack in isolation during this time of quarantine. After the final Shpongle Live Band at Red Rocks May 4-5th, 2019, Simon has played shows in select hot spots around the country pre-quarantine, and we assume there is more music in the future for Shpongle… but this release is something remotely different.
His 10 new tracks don’t belong under either the Shpongle or psytrance project Hallucinogen monikers, so he released them under his very own name. With song titles like “Lockdown,” “The Hobbyist,” and “Wish You Weren’t Here,” we think we understand the type of environment Simon endured during this album’s production. Sure can feel these sounds. Listen to Flux & Contemplation: Portrait of an Artist in Contemplation below.