Shpongle (pronounced /ˈʃpɒŋɡəl/) is a psychedelic downtempo or Psybient music project. The members are Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) and Raja Ram (one third of The Infinity Project). Their sound has sampled eastern ethnic instruments and western contemporary synthesizer-based psychedelic music. Posford is responsible for the synth and studio work while Raja Ram contributes with flute arrangements.
Shpongle’s first track, Vapour Rumours, was released on TIP Records’ Infinite Excursions compilation in 1996.1 Their debut album, Are You Shpongled?, was released 1998 on Twisted Records. Are You Shpongled? and Twisted Records’ first downtempo compilation, …and the Day Turned to Night, were influential in the then-small psychedelic downtempo genre.
On January 23, 2007 Twisted Records announced that a fourth Shpongle album is in the works, to be released in early 2009.2