Shpongle (Simon Posford Live), Android Jones
Euphonic Conceptions & The Midway SF present
: SHPONGLEDROID SF :
Shpongle (Simon Posford) LIVE
with visuals by Android Jones
& MUCH MORE!
* Art Gallery *
* Live Painting *
* Dance Performances *
* Tasty Food & Drink *
* Vendors *
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). Simon takes care of the production, instrumentation and programming, while Raja Ram is the flautist and Cunning Linguist. They DJ separately and together, and the SHPONGLEDROID tour will be Shpongle (Simon Posford LIVE) on a 32 channel mixing board, a number of synthesizers, and more.
Dongle and Mongle are the only two other words rhyming with Shpongle...a strange hybrid of electronic manipulation and shamanic midgets with frozen digits squeezing the envelope and crawling through the doors of perception, find a new pair of dice...extra numbers and colours an infinite expanding bubble, filled with a bizzare, strange world of dripping hallucinatory wallpaper, a garden of earthly delights...........Shpongleland.....a place of well being, and reflective surfaces, morphing like an anacondas skin and shimmering like a million colour changing squid, at fifty fathoms.. truly unfathomable like separating water from it's wetness, the Ineffable Mysteries unweave .....
Lyons born Independent Artist Android Jones began studying art at age 8. He graduated from Lyons High and went on to Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota FL, where he trained in traditional academic drawing/painting and animation. He interned at Industrial Light and Magic and worked as a concept artist at Nintendo. Upon leaving Nintendo, he founded Massive Black, a concept art company based in LA. In 2005, Android began his career as an Independent Artist. He is a pioneer of digital painting and projection art, continually pushing the edges of humans, technology, and art. He has projected on the Sydney Opera House and worked as a commissioned artist for the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. A long time member of the Burning Man community, Android has traveled the world exhibiting his work and has participated in festivals on 6 continents. He currently lives in Lyons, Colorado with his beloved family and farm animals.
Australian Music Producer and Founder of Merkaba Music, Kalya (Ka –lee- yah) Scintilla ( Sin–till –ah) has always had a love for music; playing in garage bands, banging on drum kits, spinning vinyl in the night clubs of Sydney and getting down to funk! Kalya had a knowing one night listening to one of the most profound pieces of visionary music from the legendary Herbie Hancock, that his soul’s mission was to make music his life’s devotion. Soon after this experience he enrolled himself into a two year audio engineering course and eventually left the city to work on music in the country deep into nature. Taking on small part time jobs to get him by, he made his sole focus and time dedicated to honing his craft. He signed on with Zenon records in 2009 putting him on the map inside the psy-trance world with his first project, Merkaba. His second project, Kalya Scintilla made it to the top ten on Addictech charts in the same year and by 2011 he was touring the U.S. west coast. Kalya Scintilla took hold in the United States as dance floors were all a buzz about the masterful style in which Kalya was throwing down squelchy funky grooves that were uniquely deep and hypnotic. In 2012 he began collaborating with artist Eve Olution inside the album Open Ancient Eyes. New elements took root as these two worked in the studio to add detailed nuances to weave the current mythos of our time within the music. This album is the first of three inside a trilogy dedicated to our human journey, this planet, and our connection to creation itself. Today both Kalya Scintilla and Merkaba are renowned throughout almost every continent on the planet and the popularity of both projects are growing as more & more people are connected with the deep seeded intention of every song.