SMELLO (2001)

  • Recorded: 1988-1992
  • Mixed: 1993-2001
  • Released: August 29th 2001
  • Definitive Edition mixed: 2003-2019
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Lo-fi experiments 1988-1992

Everyone takes their first step, and this one is mine. Smello (aka Tubular Smells) is my oldest and most naïve work, a frenetic and serendipitous series of exercises that I undertook in order to learn the art of recording and mixing demos, and it has all the charms of a long-lost, unwashed friend (happy to see you, friend, to smell you is another thing). This work is dedicated to those who instructed and/or inspired me in the difficult act of music.

Five String Guitar was recorded in 1988 using a pair of ancient headphones to mic the guitar. Pompadour, Norman, Liberty Hill & Praline Psychosis were my first attempts at multitrack recording in August, 1989. Tennis Eyeball and Tubular Smells were recorded in the summer of 1990. Hallucinating Dobros was recorded using a hand held microcassette recorder in 1990 or 1991. Django's Missing Digits employs tuned glasses of water as percussion and was recorded in December, 1992.

TENNIS EYEBALL 1 (3:32)
TUBULAR SMELLS (12:13)
DJANGO'S MISSING DIGITS (2:10)
TENNIS EYEBALL 2 (3:53)
POMPADOUR 2 (2:48)
NORMAN (2:23)
LIBERTY HILL (2:16)
HALLUCINATING DOBROS (2:18)
FIVE STRING GUITAR (3:45)
PRALINE PSYCHOSIS (4:01)
POMPADOUR 1 (2:13)

TRIPPO MARX guitars piano synth drums bass mandolin percussion voices

Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx
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