Hallucinogen – 10 Essential Tracks
Simon Posford is the man behind the project “Hallucinogen”. Born in 1971 in England, he is a passion-driven electronic music producer specializing in Psychedelic Trance music.
Simon’s contribution to the scene has been one of the key elements of the development and global spread of the Psychedelic movement.
Like many talents, his attraction to music started at a young age and while attending school, he played keyboards in his first band “The Electric Light Failure”. As time was passing by, he started to experiment with electronic sounds more extensively, using his own piece of equipment at home.
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Simon’s first production under the project name “Hallucinogen” was the “Alpha Centauri/LSD” EP released on vinyl in 1994 by Dragonfly Records. In 1995, he presented his first full length album “Twisted”, one of the most widely influential electronic music recordings which helped define the Psychedelic Trance genre. In 1996, he founded Twisted Records from which he released his second album “The Lone Deranger” that further deepened his influence in the scene.
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He then ventured into numerous collaborations with various artists and one of these being with Raja Ram, forming together the cult project “Shpongle”. Even though a third Hallucinogen album was never seen, “Hallucinogen In Dub” was released in 2002 thanks to Ott’s ingenuity. It was recognized as being one of the best psychedelic dub releases ever produced. In 2009, Twisted Records released the live version of “Hallucinogen In Dub”, recorded in Brixton’s Academy (London). Many Psytrance & Goa aficionados will attest that all his music has a certain “Posford” touch, a unique approach of creating deep, psychedelic multilayered sounds that often combine different musical influences. Undoubtedly, Simon’s contribution to the scene has been one of the key elements of the development and global spread of the Psychedelic movement.
Below you can find a list of 10 Hallucinogen Essential Tracks