Tuesday 16 January 2024

Best of 2023 mix - Volume 2

 


  1. Druid Fluids - Then, Now, Again & Again (3:23)
 
2. Charif Megarbane - Pale Baleine (2:44)
 
3. A.J. Kaufmann - King of Kreuzberg (2:25)
 
4. Modern Cosmology - Trauma Release Makes Free (4:28)
 
5. Allah-Las - Dust (3:26)
 
6. JJ Whitefield - Orecchiette (1:55)
 
7. April March & Staplin - Parti Avec le Soleil (2:38)
 
8. Huw Marc Bennett - Pinc Sunset (3:49)
 
9. Celistia - Hoy (3:38)
10. Melody Fields - Home at Last (3:34)
11. Ricardo Dias Gomes - Menos (4:58)
12. Maya Ongaku - Nuska (4:44)
13. Forever Pavot - Décalco (3:44)
14. 3 A.M. Again - Dust in Sunlight (3:55)
15. John Matthias & Jay Auborn - Long Time Dead (4:26)
16. Lorelle Meets the Obsolete - Datura (4:52)
17. Kristin Hersh - Constance Street (2:52)
18. Dina Ögon - Berget (3:15)
19. Monde UFO - Air Quality (2:33)
20. EMZYG - Ely / Akari (Radio Edit) (3:59)
21. Matt Berry - Too Many Hats (3:18)
22. Marlene Ribeiro - You Do It (7:21)
23. Altin Gün - Dere Geliyor (3:45)
24. Badge Époque Ensemble - Thinking of God (2:24)
25. The Sundae Painters - Hollow Way (5:17)
26. Paintbox - Shadow Bridge (3:04)
27. White Canyon & The 5th Dimension - As Above So Below (4:03)
28. Laure Briard - Au Diable le Coeur Arraché (3:23)
29. Thought Bubble - Pondlife (5:02)
30. Eje Eje - New Roots (Winter) (3:01)
31. Missing Jack & The Kameleons - Hidden Gem (7:19)

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Monday 8 January 2024

Man Erg 2023 Mix />7even<\

 


Belated happy new year to you all! As promised here is Man Erg's selection of favourites from last year. He sent me quite a huge list of songs, which I was more than happy to compile for this almost 4 hour long mix. There's a few artists I'm not too familiar with featured here, from what I've heard they're definitely worth investigating further. Hope you enjoy listening to this mix as much as I enjoyed compiling it. Cheers!

Part 1:
  1. Protomartyr - 3800 Tigers (2:22)
 
2. Benedict Benjamin - White Noise (3:16)
 
3. Belbury Poly - The Path (4:19)
 
4. Nighttime - Spring, You Come Again (3:40)
 
5. The Clientele - Fables of the Silverlink (8:24)
 
6. Squid - Swing (In a Dream) (4:27)
 
7. Vanille - La Rose (3:43)
 
8. Altin Gün - Leylim Ley (4:12)
 
9. The Polyphonic Spree - Section 49 (Hop off the Fence) (3:29)
10. John Matthias & Jay Auborn - Auto Psalm Engine (4:57)
11. Meg Baird - Ashes, Ashes (6:06)
12. Dina Ögon - År (3:50)
13. Avey Tare - Hey Bog (9:22)
14. Orions Belte - Balloonfest '86 (2:39)
15. Homunculus Res - Fine del Mondo (4:04)
16. Shana Cleveland - Mayonnaise (2:55)
17. Dorotheo - Cristina (2:57)
18. Anona - Anona (4:26)
19. Yo La Tengo - Brain Capers (5:30)
20. John Cale - Marilyn Monroe's Legs (Beauty Elsewhere) (6:51)
21. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - As the Carousel Swings (4:58)
22. Modern Cosmology - A Time to Blossom (7:15)
23. Holy Wave - Hypervigilance (4:58)
24. Blonde Redhead - Via Savona (5:05)
25. Paintbox - Today & Tomorrow (4:09)
26.
Derrero - Sigh of Life (2:25)

Part 2:
  1. Celistia - Epílogo (4:23)
 
2. @ - Camera Phone (4:21)
 
3. Sunfruits - Believe It All (4:04)
 
4. Forever Pavot - La Mer à Boire (5:43)
 
5. Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan - A Fresh Dawn For North Cheshire (4:21)
 
6. Large Plants - No Time to Make it Right (2:08)
 
7. Monde UFO - Garden of Agony (3:36)
 
8. Ulrika Spacek - No Design (4:51)
 
9. The Gaslamp Killer & The Heliocentrics - Rumble in the Jungle (5:23)
10. White Canyon & The 5th Dimension - Ancient Secrets of Green Leaf (4:22)
11. Emma Anderson - Xanthe (2:30)
12. Rose City Band - Mariposa (7:14)
13. Slowdive - Shanty (5:43)
14. Eerie Wanda & Kramer - Antebellum (6:04)
15. Death and Vanilla - Find Another Illusion (4:01)
16. Brown Spirits - Space Race (4:41)
17. En Attendant Ana - The Cut Off (2:38)
18. Goat - You'll Be Alright (3:36)
19. Jihad Darwish - 4 Parakeets (4:22)
20. The South Hill Experiment - Every Stride (3:55)
21. Maria BC - Mercury (4:08)
22. Kassi Valazza - Watching Planes Go By (5:55)
23. Mathew's Hidden Museum - Naked & Rolled in That Rotten Dirt (3:03)
24. Cory Hanson - Driving Through Heaven (10:28)
25. Wax Machine - Sister (3:18)
26. Kolezanka - Cheers! (3:48)

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Tuesday 19 December 2023

Best of 2023 mix - Volume 1

 


As we approach the end of another year, here is my first volume of favorites from 2023. Similar to last year, I haven't been able to listen to nearly enough new releases this year, primarily due to work commitments and a few personal issues at home which have limited the opportunity to seek out and discover new releases. These factors have had a notable impact on my mental health, affecting my mindset when it comes to compiling as many mixes as I have in previous years.  Hopefully things will improve and I'll be a bit more active on the blog next year.

I've still managed to discover some amazing bands, so it wasn't all bad. This first volume features many artists familiar to regular visitors to my blog, along with a few new discoveries. As for my favorite albums of the year, "Gardeners of the Earth" by White Canyon & The 5th Dimension is probably my top pick. Other highlights include "Oas" by Dina Ögon, "Ghost Notes" by John Matthias/Jay Auborn, "The Memory Effect" by Paintbox, and "Dormida en Sus Ojos" by Celistia. The self-titled debut album by Abstract Concrete is my most recent enjoyable discovery, featuring one of my favorite musicians, Charles Hayward, formerly of This Heat and Camberwell Now.

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas, and once again thanks to everybody who has taken the time to post comments on this blog. I hope you enjoy this compilation, coming soon I'll be posting Man Erg's favourite tunes from the past year so that'll be something to look forward to. Cheers!



  1. Les Big Byrd - I'm Living a Saved Life Now (5:14)
  2. Dorotheo - Humano (4:20)
  3. Louis Fontaine - Voyage Cosmique (2:26)
  4. Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Weird Dog (3:57)
  5. Mermaidens - Push It (3:42)
  6. PNEM - Mecari (8:47)
  7. Alice - Deux Mille Trains (2:16)
  8. Abstract Concrete - Sad Bogbrush (3:43)
  9. Sababa 5 - Alpis (3:18)
10. Picot - Si Tu Veux (3:27)
11. Homunculus Res - Viaggio Astrale di una Polpetta (5:15)
12. The Soap Opera - The Clouds Are Laughing at Me (2:08)
13. Motorpsycho - W.C.A. (4:07)
14.
Vanishing Twin - Lotus Eater (4:21)
15. The Gaslamp Killer & The Heliocentrics - Manic Panic (5:00)
16. Sons of Zöku - Möönlight (8:29)
17. David A. Jaycock - White Tea from the Vending Machine (2:59)
18. En Attendant Ana - Wonder (5:47)

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Saturday 18 November 2023

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 93

 


Getting closer to the magical 100th volume...! As long as there is interest I'll keep on posting further volumes until not humanly possible. The cover art of this volume features my beloved cat Iggy who sadly passed away last month. Forgive the crude photoshopping! Hope you enjoy this latest volume and thanks once again for all the lovely comments. Cheers!

  1. Emma Anderson - Taste the Air (3:27)
 
2. Matt Berry - Top Brass (3:43)
 
3. Summer Rain - Turn On Your Love Light (2:25)
 
4. Robert Calvert - The Greenfly & the Rose (3:37)
 
5. Gong - All Clocks Reset (4:09)
 
6. Plasticstatic - The Somnambulist (5:22)
 
7. Instant Flight - Under the Moonlight (3:28)
 
8. Erny Belle - Crypto (3:21)
 
9. Ruiz! - The Human Touch (3:29)
10. ATA Records - Fear on Phobos (1:37)
11. Bowes Road Band - I Hear a Knocking (3:22)
12. The Pretty Things - The Good Mr. Square / She Was Tall, She Was High (2:59)
13. Melody Fields - Going Back (4:25)
14. Golden Pop Orchester - Weiße Elefanten (3:35)
15. Huw Marc Bennett - Pinc Sunset (3:49)
16. London Odense Ensemble - Desert Star Leaf (3:16)
17. Low & Spring Heel Jack - Way Behind (4:55)
18. Hungária - Die Farben der Natur (4:29)
19. Sewell and The Gong - Passing Oort Clouds (4:19)
20. Fat White Family - When I Leave (5:30)
21. Ty Segall - My Room (4:17)

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Tuesday 31 October 2023

Elephant Stone - Caught in the Noise

 


Bio:
Combining the influence of Indian classical music with the influence of British Invasion bands like the Kinks and the Beatles, Canadian neo-psychedelic outfit Elephant Stone is the brainchild of Rishi Dhir, formerly of the High Dials. The project's first album, 2009's "The Seven Seas", demonstrated Dhir's knack for breezy melodies as well as his use of instruments like sitar, dilruba, and tabla in a Western rock context. "The Glass Box" EP followed in 2010, their self-titled 2nd album appearing in 2013. Settling into a regular lineup of Dhir, Gabriel Lambert on guitar, and Miles Dupire-Gagnon on drums, their third album "Three Poisons" arrived in 2014. Their fourth LP, "Ship of Fools" was released in 2016, followed in 2020 by the band's fifth, "Hollow",  with  guitar duties now split between Lambert and Robbie MacArthur.  The French-language EP "Le Voyage de M. Lonely dans la Lune" appeared in 2022. Their sixth album "Back Into the Dream" is set for release early 2024.


My latest anthology should delight all fans of sitar-infused psychedelia. I've been a fan of the band since their first album, they've featured on several compilations posted on this blog. My favourite album by the band is probably their self-titled 2013 release; however, I wholeheartedly endorse exploring their entire discography. Their next album promises to be yet another excellent release, two tracks from which are featured here
. As usual, origin of each track & year of release is tagged in the music files and in the download file. I hope you enjoy!


  1. Motherless Child (Love's Not for War) (3:29)
 
2. Lies, Lies, Lies (3:19)
 
3. A Silent Moment (5:14)
 
4. Au Gallis (5:38)
 
5. M. Lonely (4:04)
 
6. The Spark (3:28)
 
7. The Straight Line (7:04)
 
8. Hollow World (4:03)
 
9. Sally Go Round the Sun (1:43)
10. Echo & The Machine (4:22)
11. Silence Can Say So Much (3:03)
12. Alap / Strangers (4:00)
13. Harmonia (5:09)
14. La Fusée du Chagrin (3:45)
15. Don't You Know (7:30)
16. Godstar (2:04)
17. Andromeda (3:33)
18. The Sea of Your Mind (8:32)

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Saturday 30 September 2023

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 92

 


  1. Metin Alatli - Mevlana Boyle Dedi (3:25)
  2. The Garment District - The Starfish Song (6:30)
  3. Momus - The Beast (4:07)
  4. Maurizio Fabrizio - Angela D. (5:40)
  5. Ernest Honny - Kofi Psych (4:28)
  6. MEMORIALS - Peacemaker (5:25)
  7. Wet Fruit - St. Charles (4:35)
  8. The Budos Band - Curled Steel (2:28)
  9. Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia (5:26)
10. Wreckless Eric - Standing Sunday Morning (3:39)
11. Broadway Project - Beauty (3:30)
12. The Silhouettes - Lunar Invasion (5:30)
13. Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Political Cannibalism (4:22)
14. Sons of Mu - Small World (5:00)
15. Vert:x - Machine / Oblique (4:27)
16. Frankie Teardrop Dead - What It's All About (2:50)
17. Françoise Hardy - À Sa Merci (3:45)
18. Mordant Music - Fallen Faces (3:38)


Thursday 31 August 2023

21st Century Psychedelia - Volume 7

 


  1. River Flows Reverse - Demons (4:51)
 
2. Shivalila - Shivalila Part 1 (6:30)
 
3. Druid Fluids - Flutter By (4:28)
 
4. Dust Mountain - Under My Spell (5:41)
 
5. King Isxan - Disorientation / Getting Lost (4:57)
 
6. Firefriend - Hunt (3:30)
 
7. The Savage Blush - Shapeshifter (3:39)
 
8. GIFT - Here and Now (Time Floats By) (7:05)
  9. Electric Eye - The Sleeping Sharks (4:24)
10. Altin Gün - Badi Sabah Olmadan (4:39)
11. The Small Breed - Remember a Dream (3:55)
12. Baby Cool - Mother Luna (4:31)
13. Missing Jack & The Kameleons - One Drop Later (9:24)
14. Se Permiten Submarinos - Marisma Seca (3:23)
15. Hanford Flyover - Formless (4:30)
16. Hooveriii - Twisted and Vile (4:04)

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Wednesday 26 July 2023

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 91

 


  1. The Beta Band - Troubles (2:30)
 
2. White Canyon & The 5th Dimension - Fireflies Dance (5:17)
 
3. The Bayan Mongol Variety Group - A Black Horse (4:48)
 
4. Missing Jack & The Kameleons - Wegonnadie (7:44)
 
5. 43ODES - HVO OV HVO (3:48)
 
6. Wigwam - Henry's... Mountain Range or Thereabouts (3:08)
 
7. Trouble & Strife - The Shag (2:25)
 
8. Night Beats - Hot Ghee (3:38)
 
9. Group Photo - Full of It (2:17)
10. Genesis - Happy the Man (3:05)
11. Angil and the Hiddentracks - To Progress (5:09)
12. Vanishing Twin - Afternoon X (4:06)
13. Paintbox - Today & Tomorrow (4:07)
14. The Bonzo Dog Band - What Do You Do? (3:09)
15. Perilymph - Tout en Haut (7:45)
16. Charif Megarbane - Ya Salam (3:01)
17. Thought Bubble - 200 Teeth (4:33)
18. C Duncan - Garden (4:16)
19. Basil Kirchin - I Start Counting (featuring Lindsey Moore) (3:41)

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Wednesday 28 June 2023

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 90

 


  1. Tindersticks - 4.48 Psychosis (5:08)
 
2. Red Snapper - Hot Flush (4:07)
 
3. Dina Ögon - Vi Smälter (4:43)
 
4. Cortex - Troupeau Bleu (5:01)
 
5. The Twelve Hour Foundation - Hot Dust (3:34)
 
6. Sababa 5 - Eilat 22 (4:11)
 
7. House of All - Minerva Disrobed (4:25)
 
8. Homunculus Res - Cinque Sensi (3:57)
 
9. Pepe Deluxé - Sommarland (4:10)
10. Witch - Nshingilile (3:00)
11. Plaid - Unbank (3:52)
12. 93-105 - Lords of Space (3:56)
13. Sauer Adler - Megacity (3:33)
14. TEKE::TEKE - Doppelganger (4:03)
15. Oliver Nelson - Skull Session (5:59)
16. Arto Lindsay - Simply Are (3:38)
17. Aluno Predileto - O Pensamento Plástico (2:21)
18. Loose Capacitor - Theme From Robins Nest (3:14)
19. Dorotheo - Cristina (2:58)
20. Eddy Crampes - Viens Me Voir Cette Nuit (2:53)

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Wednesday 24 May 2023

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 89

 


  1. Sons of Zöku - Earth Chant (3:39)
  2. Sunfruits - Hello Future Me (3:54)
  3. Jack Drag - At the Symphony, I Could Be (4:36)
  4. Sopwith Camel - Fazon (5:12)
  5. Terry - Gronks (2:35)
  6. Kosmischer Läufer - Lichtgeschwindigkeit (6:25)
  7. Soft Hearted Scientists - Gadzooks! (3:32)
  8. Picot - La Dérive (2:31)
  9. David A. Jaycock - Coming Up in Paris (3:40)
10. Modern Cosmology - Trauma Release Makes Free (4:28)
11. Naked Spots Dance - South (4:52)
12. Projection - Brown Velvet (3:05)
13. Anona - The Boy and the Lion (5:39)
14. Plone - Top & Low Rent (3:48)
15. April March & Staplin - Palomino Rich Man (2:53)
16. The Proper Ornaments - Ruby (2:57)
17. Ursa Major Moving Group - Welcome to the Noosphere (7:08)
18. Hatfield and the North - Let's Eat (Real Soon) (3:14)
19. The Junipers - The Old Man Mini Suite (4:38)

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