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Thursday, 26 December 2019

Songs from Beneath the Sultana Tree, Volume 1 (revised version)



The second variation on the Spaghetti Tree mixes, this mix has one common theme which shouldn't be too hard to decipher... First posted on mixcloud 3+ years ago, when collecting all the tracks in FLAC to recreate for this blog, I wasn't completely satisfied with the finished result, so I've made a few changes. Below is the original mix as it appeared on mixcloud, it would be interesting to know which one you prefer! The revised version will appear on mixcloud soon. 
Edit: Revised version now on mixcloud


  1. Turid - Song (4:28)
  2. Magik Markers - American Sphinx Face (6:45)
  3. Project Pollen - Scum (4:11)
  4. Melt-Banana - Spider Snipe (2:12)
  5. Lhasa - Anywhere on This Road (4:35)
  6. Throwing Muses - Snakeface (3:28)
  7. Jane Weaver - Oh You Lucky Ones (3:58)
  8. Even as We Speak - Spirit of Progress (3:43)
  9. Viv Albertine - Confessions of a MILF (5:30)
10. Team Dresch - #1 Chance Pirate TV (3:04)
11. Sonic Youth - Flower (3:32)
12. Beverly Copeland - Nothing Beautiful (5:27)
13. Faye Wong - Duòluò (3:39)
14. Nancy Priddy - Mystic Lady (6:30)
15. Jan & Lorraine - Bird of Passage (3:53)
16. Bongwater - Obscene & Pornographic Art (3:19)
17. ESG - Moody (Spaced Out) (4:15)
18. Elizabeth Anka Vajagic - Where You Wonder (6:50)



Monday, 23 December 2019

Songs from Beneath the Skronk Tree


In the early days of the Spaghetti Tree mixes, I deviated from the series a couple of times. These were titled Songs from Beneath the Sultana Tree, and Songs from Beneath the Skronk Tree. This one came about when somebody asked me "what exactly is skronk?" Instead of trying to formulate some kind of answer, I thought making a mix would be a better explanation. 
According to the dictionary, skronk is: "popular music of a kind that is experimental and deliberately discordant." Well, I'm not too sure if any of the songs here would be described as popular, but there's plenty of experimental and discordant sounds to be heard. This mix isn't for the faint-hearted, some might even find some of it (if not all of it) unlistenable! Like my Spaghetti Tree mixes this was on mixcloud only, but have now decided to recreate for my blog. As ever, origin of each track is included in the download file. I hope (some) of you enjoy!

Note: Track 7, by Ruins, is a "bonus track" which wasn't included on the original mixcloud mix.

  1. Laura Huxley - Introduction (0:26)
  2. Slapp Happy - Haiku (3:01)
  3. Dog Faced Hermans - Calley (4:10)
  4. Add N to (X) - Buckminster Fuller (3:34)
  5. Officer! - Apply (3:11)
  6. Paul Vickers & the Leg - Somewhere Between No & Yes (2:46)
  7. Ruins - Hexagon (2:44)
  8. John Hill - Elara (2:56)
  9. The Residents - Daydream Believer (2:55)
10. Krackhouse - My Revolution (1:36)
11. Melt-Banana - Humming Jackalope, Waiting for the Storm... (4:04)
12. Peter Jefferies - Domesticia (2:19)
13. Het - Throw Out That Rag (7:03)
14. Arto Lindsay - In the City That Reads (3:29)
15. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Wild Life (3:07)
16. Picchio dal Pozzo - Uccellin del Bosco (3:13)
17. John Greaves, Peter Blegvad, Lisa Herman - Gegenstand (3:43)
18. Chrome - Fukishima (Nagasaki) (3:29)
19. Spacebox - Sing Sung Song (4:05)
20. The Ex - House Carpenter (4:06)
21. Gurun Gurun - Tsuki ni Te (5:33)
22. When - Those Grey Cats Invisible (3:16)
23. Vertø - Krig (4:56)