Simon Posford

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.

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So many artists... we often list them in the album credits.... How about i make a Spotify playlist that shares some of my influences & what i enjoy listening to?

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Blimey - just look at all these questions! Hello everybody :::)

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For this i think the best way is to use a chemical key, that opens the door to other universes & dimensions, allowing you to explore for a brief time.... although it is difficult to bring back the treasures you can find there....

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I have done... but it has never been conducive to actually progressing with the track we are working on... it ends with me on the sofa, listening to tunes and spacing out... which is exactly what we make Shpongle for! But to actually make the music i need to be able to follow thought processes.... Raj will usually give each tune "The Acid Test" when i am close to mixing it...

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Shpongle - And the Day turned to Night. Younger Brother - Your Friends Are Scary. Hallucinogen - Shamanix.

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I think that one is able to draw from the experiences of the past, which is enough to help inspire creativity in the present.... But to work a computer whilst under the influence is too much of a Brain Bocca... so i stay off them whilst actually working.,...

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I have a handheld recorder made by zoom which i take with me when i go somewhere that i suspect might contain a rich seam of sonic ore - India, Bali, Japan etc. ... And i take as many recordings as possible. With some (like in India my ex-girlfriend and i recorded the singer and various samples that made it onto Ineffable Mysteries) it works very well.... other times i will get the recordings 'home' and find that it is all wind noise... and i already make plenty of that myself!

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Unremarkable. I live in a small town, i go to supermarkets buy junk food and consume it in bed while watching junk TV. Those are the good days. Other days i am racked with guilt at achieving nothing but completing a whole season of 24 on Netflix... my studio is calling but i'm not listening. Some days i'm typing absolute drivel into my laptop, humbled by the fact that a few people somewhere actually are mildly interested in what i have to say. Very occasionally i am on a stage in front of thousands of people... but that isn't really me... I'm out of my body by that point. I wish i could be out of my body when my physical form is sitting uncomfortably on a plane, about to be probed by an un-enlightened security guard who gropes people in an airport for a meagre wage. We are all the same but different.... aren't we?

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Probably the album "Breakfast in America" by Supertramp.... part of the soundtrack of my childhood.... I've always loved The Cure since i was 13....