Monday, October 18, 2021

Dream Weapons present: SELENIAN GARDENS C60

Selene is the goddess of the moon. And from her botanical planetarium you can spot Planet Earth upper right, behind the exotic flowers. This of course means sixty more minutes of spicy psychedelic jazz grooves that’ll take you away on one unworldly ride after the other -Moahaha

1 Gianfranco & Gian Piero Reverberi - Le Malizie Di Venere #4
2 Mashmakhan - Letter From Zambia
3 Sukellusvene  - Sea Journey
4 Magician - Bazaar
5 Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin, Jr.  - The Riot
6 Jazz Q - Kartágo II (early version)
7 Lotus - Marschvals

8 The Middle-Earth Band - Work While It Is Day
9 Venegoni & Co. - Ubuo
10 Pop Workshop - Equivalent In Nature
11 Boillat Thérace Quintet - 1224
12 Alain Goraguer - La Comtesse Se Dévergonde
13 Araconga - Bad Beat Boys
14 Ben and The Platano Group - Paris Soul

Here / Here

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dream Weapons present: SYRINX RADIO C60

 
 
As we enter another epoch in the collaboration corridor of DW, this time the obscure music hoarders at Radio Alhara reached out and asked if we could supply them with a mixtape for September. It is only on rare occasions these days that the three architects of Dream Weapons, Moahaha (♌︎), Sadhu Sadhu (⟡) and Prabha Devi (☾︎), join forces, but this was an opportunity we couldn't turn down.

Three minds were sent racing into the void to collect sounds and sighs captured on tape from all corners of the globe. The tracks were shared and listened to and carefully put in order, artwork created, blurbs written and off it went into the ether, off to Palestine, to perfume the air of different realms -Prabha Devi


  A

1 Maile Serenaders - Beyond The Reef ☾︎
2 Idris Sardi - Es Lilin ♌︎
3 Stellinha Egg e Típico Brasileiro de Gaya - Bum Qui Ti Bum ☾︎
4 Kingdom of the Sun: Peru's Inca Heritage - Yawlina ⟡
5 I.D. Company - Bum-Bum ♌︎
6 সন্ধ্যা মুখোপাধ্যায় মুখোপাধ্যায় - গানে মোর কোন ইন্দ্রধনু ⟡
7 The Silvertones - 咪咪猫  ☾︎
8 H. Abdul Adjib & Uun Kurniasih - Sumpah Suci ♌︎
9 Visarad Srima Ratnayaka - Chattamanavaka Gatha - Stanzas of the Triple Gem ⟡

B

10 Tasos Chalkias - Dirminitsa ♌︎
11 Алла Баянова - Встретились случайно мы на Фестивале ⟡
12 Kang Mandor - Ujang Suryana ☾︎
13 Hương Lan - Máu chảy về tim ☾︎
14 Light Rain - Sword Dance ♌︎
15 አስቴር አወቀ (Aster Aweke) - ካይኔ አለሬ ⟡
16 U Ba Than - Pattala solo ⟡

Here / Here

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Dream Weapons present: IT WAS A VERY GOOD LIGHTYEAR C60

A collection of fourteen dreams as dreamt by astronauts in deep, deep cryosleep (let’s just pretend dreaming is possible while you’re cooled down to -200 °C). In infinite space their minds fly beyond the skies and down to earth simultaneously. Human/machine, organic/mechanic, warm and cold soundscapes makes up their gently contrasting dreamscore - as imagined by Moahaha 


1 A Gethsémani - Alizés ou les Mélancolies
2 Eulipion Corps - The Long Goodbye
3 Richard Schneider Jr. - Visions
4 Andrew Wasylyk - Westway Nocturne
5 Claire Hamill - Sleep
6 Argo - A4
7 Gino Peguri - Marocco

8 Laurence Vanay - Glaciers interdits
9 Symboter - New Generation (end edit)
10 Eberhard Schoener - Tjandra
11 The Arms of Someone New - With Louise
12 Alessandro Alessandroni - Disperazione
13 Fumio Miyashita - Touch
14 Francesco Bucchieri - Dream

Here / Here

or

Like this? Then I'd say there's a great chance you'd enjoy the the dreamlike moods of Observance, Innerouterspace, On Ice, Tveklang & Return to Trappist-1 as well.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Dream Weapons present: THE LIGHT TRAVELLER C60

Autumn is the season of the harvest. I for one go mushroom hunting. The fall of the leaf gives life and brings death in glorious shades of yellow, orange, red, purple and brown. Perhaps needless to say we've entered my favorite time of the year. Long walks in the in the woods and the mountains has inspired another edition of Moahaha’s finest folk hour. 

-The Light Traveller... is this someone who travels light, or a traveller of light? I don’t know, a bit of both. I do however know that you'll get plenty of pastoral themes plus melodies and voices of spine-tingling beauty -Moahaha 

1 Teddybjörn Band - Moravsky Kras
2 Swordedge - Brave Wolfe
3 The Lion & the Fish - Green
4 Séguin - Par de là L'Hiver
5 Pat Kilroy - Star Dance
6 Spriguns Of Tolgus - Keys Of Canterbury
7 Robin & Barry Dransfield - Tapestry
8 Bridget St.John - Song For The Waterden Widow
9 Tony Wright (KINGYO) - Laughing Love (Part II)
10 Yays & Nays - Nature Is My Mother

11 Alasdair Clayre, Emma Kirkby & Victoria - Snow
12 Skin Alley - Country Aire
13 Ashley Hutchings - Staines Morris
14 Rosalie Sorrels - Il Pleure
15 Jean Ritchie - The Cuckoo (Another Version)
16 Mama Béa Tekielski - Cet enfant que je n'aurais pas
17 Phil Et Emmanuelle Fromont - Epinette Et Darbouka
18 Skara Brae - An Buinneán Buíi
19 Dolly Manuel - Nasudi a Babbai
20 Mike Maran - Monday Boy
21 Diane Hildebrand - And It Was Good

Here / Here

 or

Travellin' in the Dark is this light traveller's travelling companion (so are Rock Me to Sleep  + The Hearing Forest and the Seeing Field)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Dream Weapons present: VERSES WITHOUT WORDS C60

 
Eight years ago I posted a Verses Without Words 2xC60 (the links have been dead for years) that had radically different covers and contained 40 songs in total. I suppose this compressed version is about 35% identical to the original. Its so differnt that I couldn't really repost what I originally wrote, so here's a newly written text as well:
 
-Verses Without Words contains 22 tunes with nothing but my favorite kind of musical lyricism: wordless vocal. Perhaps unsurprisingly this means almost a 1/3rd of its content is lifted from various italian b-movie soundtracks. Plus there's some library music-delights. But there’s also a few jazzy scats, a trio of esoteric folk songs, a little exotica and a memorable visit to Bollywood. A couple of downright scary numbers (like in the video underneath), but largely packed with lovely melodies and voices of otherworldly beauty. Still it does resemble the killer score to some forgotten giallo or fantastique-film. In other words, enough words -Moahaha


1 Fiorenzo Carpi - Mariale
2 Isabelle Aubret – Casa Forte
3 Amadeo Tiommasi - Shake Tragico
4 Merit Hemmingson – Vindarna Sucka Uti Skogarna
5 Kalyanji Anandji – Theme Music (Sad)
6 Pierre Bachelet – Historie D'O  
7 Egisto Macchi – La Nascita Dell'Idea
8 Gianni Marchetti – Amor A Contraluce
9 Sonorhc – La Reine Des Sables
10 Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes – Aria Populaire
11 Alessandro Alessandroni – Preludietto
 
12 Jacques Denjean - Agony
13 The Sound of Feeling – Hex
14 Alessandro Alessandroni – Devil's Nightmare
15 Carmen Lesay – Sunset Mood
16 Johnny Lewis Trio and Millie – Snake Hips
17 Yma Sumac – Lament  
18 Baker St. Philharmonic – Singalong Junk
19 Michel Gonet – Eve Starlette
20 Anneke Konings - Love
21 Franco Micalizzi - M40
22 John Cameron/Keith Mansfield – Fly Away

 Here / Here 

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Dream Weapons present: THE GARDEN PARTY C60

Fifty-odd years ago an eccentric billionaire, globetrotter, collector of beautiful things and all-round degenerate throws a garden party for the ages. Strange and unrealistic things happen behind the scenes, while people dance and enjoy themselves all over the mega-mansion. Once again a little like the soundtrack to a daft movie I'd enjoy for the visuals - and love for the score. Don’t you just wish you were there? -Moahaha


1 Sapodilla Punch - I’m in Love
2 The Black Pages - There Goes
3 Cristina Buarque - Chorava No Meio Da Rua
4 Piero Piccioni - Scacco Alla Regina
5 Chandra Darusman & Guruh Sukarno Putra - Himbauan Rimba Raya
6 Elis Regina - Osanah
7 Vagelis Fournistakis - Club Background Source
8 Brian England - One of These Days (We're Gonna Blow Ourselves Up)
9 Gerhard Heinz - Brazilian Countess
10 Franco Micalizzi - Robert's Theme

11 Zz En Demaskers - Beat Girl
12 Peggy March - 霧の中の少女
13 Charanjit Singh - Jo Tum Todo Piya
14 Barbara Ruskin - Where Are We
15 Gianni Marchetti - Part-Y-Time
16 Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Love Streams
17 Arsenio Rodriguez - Bruca Manigua (instrumental version)
18 Susanna Haavisto - On Kyyhkynen Erehtynyt
19 Wagner Tiso - Assim Seja
20 Andi Meriem Mattalatta - Lagu Merdu

Here / Here 

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Once again featuring a couple (three actually) of gems sent to me from Monkey D. Sound

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Marie Laforêt - Maïtena Marie Brigitte Doumenbach (C60)

My latest show/C60 for 20ft Radio was broadcast a couple of days ago, but they're busy with some music festival, and seemingly haven't had time uploading my mix on mixcloud, so I'll wait with posting "The Garden Party" until they do. Meanwhile here's a(nother) compilation I made nine years ago. Back when when I compiled it her music wasn't on Spotify and in general she felt far more unknown or perhaps forgotten than she does now (at least where I'm situated). But its a spectacular collection of tunes... if I do say so myself. Anyway:

-Maïtena Marie Brigitte Doumenbach is  Marie Laforêt's (1939-2019) birthname. Sounding a little like Edit Piaf with an updated 60's sound, the swissborn (but of armenian origin), Paris based actress/singer/model Marie Laforet was never really a Ye-Ye girl. Some of her hits are typical Ye-Ye, but in general her style was too sophisticated, artsy, mature and not poppy enough to be a part of that scene.

The main reason I made my own Golden Hour of 25 songs chosen out of about 150, is (as always) that I've never came across one that felt pleasing to listen to all the way through. If you don't know this stunning lady or her stunning chansons yet, this might become your perfect summer soundtrack discovery. If you do know her I hope you approve of my selection
-Moahaha 2012

Here / Here

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Dream Weapons present: THE INFINITE STREAM C90

 
 
Twelve weirdly wondrous avant-garde/free jazz (and the likes) treasures, 1967-1980. This one's taken me ages to finish as it was vital that every selected tune had a certain crossover appeal + a «whoa I didn’t see that coming!»… whilst listening sensation. A stand out quality.

-Whether that means combining uncompromising jazz with choirs, spoken word, a dance groove, a lovely folk tune, over the top insanity - or a sound space of strangely evocative timbres. An infinite stream of pure, convoluted entertainment. 2x45 minutes packed with virtuosity, insanity and excitement! -Moahaha

1 Jan Garbarek Quartet - Arnold (final part)  5:39
2 Baird Hersey and the Year of the Ear - The Charioteer  3:36
3 Miho Kei & Jazz Eleven - Kokezaru Kumikyoku 1. Mizaru  6:31
4 Charles Sullivan - Genesis  17:36
5 Georg Riedel - Riedaiglia 6  5:14
6 Barry Altschul - Con Alma de Noche  6:10

7 Herbert f. Bairy - Runnin’  7:39
8 Jorge Lopez Ruiz - Love Buenos Aires  9:09
9 New Jazz Trio - Absolute  2:58
10 Barre Phillips - Part VI  11:01
11 Tony Iglio - Yatagan  7:31
12 Melvin Jackson - Dance of the Dervish  6:35

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Dream Weapons present: ALL IN THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON C60



Tippy toeing rhythms & rhymes, mild mannered voices and sounds. Like half-forgotten daydreams through a soft focus lens. Mostly in a lighthearted, sensuously innocent mood, yet not without life’s fair share of melancholy and sadness -Moahaha

-In gentler tones Secunda hopes «There will be nonsense in it» (Lewis Carroll)


1 Yves Simon - Le Mariage A L'Usine
2 Thien Huong et Jean-Philippe - La Prison De Bambou
3 Kathe Green - Bossa Nova
4 Chiemi Eri - Sado-Okesa
5 Shuji Terayama - 逢いたい
6 Armando Sciascia - Mediterranean Sunset
7 Martha Mendonça - Superstição
8 Fernanda Maria - Princesa do Tejo
9 Silvano D'Auria - Sabina #3
10 Tomoko Ogawa - さよならマカオ
11 Rafika Duri & Ireng Maulana - Sabda Alam
12 Charles Dumont - Theme Oriental

13 Junko Igarashi - 垣根の向う
14 Off Course - ほんの少しの間だけ
15 Denise Emmer - Tema Verde
16 Maria Creuza - Luz Negra / O Sol Nascera
17 António Emiliano - Alegres Camponeses
18 Hareton Salvanini - Olhe Menina
19 Fred Bongusto - Titoli
20 The Mutual Understanding - Rain Rain Go Away
21 Mike Green - Tara's Theme
22 Birgit Bruel - Den Største Sorg
23 The Fleetwoods - I Believe
24 Roberto Anselmi - Casa Bianca (Marcia Lenta E Cadenzata)

All in the Golden Afternoon along with The Innocents, Safe Space is the Place, Birds of a Feather and Windswept Daydream makes for a pentalogy of musical delights. Seven hours of balm for the ears and kindness for your soul (if you got one).

Here / Here

Monday, May 24, 2021

Dream Weapons present: TREMBLEMENT C90

An almost identical version of this was originally posted elsewhere in 2014. The link has been dead for years and I think it deserves to be available. I had actually lost my own version, so I had to remake it from scratch.

-I just wanted the cover to have a similar feel as some of those strange 1970's films and books that Ben at Toys and Techniques used to present back in the days. Tremblement translates into something like tremor or trembling. It felt like the perfect name for a slightly pretentious, long forgotten arthouse obscurtity as well as describing the deep quivering bass-rumbles that dominates this mixtape. Everything from avantgarde, garage-rock, 20th century classical, library-grooves, psychedelic backwards-singing and jazz of all sorts here -Moahaha

1. A. Linstaedt - Pounding City
2. Guido & Mauritzio De Angelis - Salt Lake Feelings
3. Mark Fry - Rethorb Ym No Hcram
4. Kim Kristensen - Klædt i Stillhet
5. Francois Rabbath - L'Odyssee D'Eau (edit)
6. Nico Fidenco - Pastorale #2
7. Victoria De Los Angeles (Maurice Ravel) - L'Enigme Eternelle
8. Guy Pedersen & Raymond Guiot - Indian Pop Bass
9. Peter Thomas - Escape From The Camp
10. Richard Davis - The Rabbi
11. Nils Økland - Straum
12. Ennio Morricone/Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza - Ritorno All'Inzio
13. Aart Brouwer - He Pssst
14. Byard Lancaster feat. Sonny Sharrock - Satan

15. A. Linstaedt - Hell For Leather
16. Long Orme - Arboc
17. Don Gere - Werewolves On Wheels (end theme)
18. The Creepniks - Zombie Stomp
19. Bruno Nicolai - E 444
20. Paul Motian - Tuesday Ends Saturday
21. Stelvio Cipriani - The Run In The Alley
22. Lena Nyman & Rune Andersson - Turandot
23. Gerardo Iacouuci & H. Caige - Revolte
24. Lesiman - Furia
25. Peter Frohmader/Nekropolis - Unendliche Qual
26. M.Nomiized - Enfant Mort
27. Trollmann Av Ildtoppberg - The Dreamshadows
28. J.F Jenny Clark - Ozone

Here / Here 

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Dream Weapons Present: I AM THE RESURRECTION C60

 
 
Soulful, spiritual and spaced out oriental/occidental jazz-fusions with throbbing bassline-grooves may not be the gospel of salvation for all humankind. But it radiates warm vibes which will make you feel good and put a grin on your face. At least it has that effect on me. Enjoy! -Moahaha

1 Jacky Giordano - Fluid Man
2 Amancio D'Silva - What Maria Sees
3 Augusto Martelli - Nanaue
4 Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - The Other Face
5 Association - Jazzper
6 Kyriakos Sfetsas - From a Foreign Land - από ξένο τόπο
7 Paz - Time Stood Still

8 Tri Atma - The Bird Of Power
9 Clivage - Eudjal
10 Oneness of Juju - West Wind
11 Shankar Jaikishan • Rais Khan - Raga Bhairav
12 Andrea Centazzo - First And Last Freedom
13 Mahagon - Pulnocni
14 Moonstruck - A Space in Time

I Am the Resurrection is the sixth or seventh (...maybe eighth) incarnation in my ever expanding universe of «carefully selected jazz fused with other stuff-gems»-mixtapes. Here’s links to the previous six: Celestial Space Inn, Per Aspera ad Astra, Sun Sprites, Music of the Spheres, The High Priestess and Fourth World (+ most of We Travel the Earthways & Spirits Unknown). That’s more than ten hours of music, sweet music in total! 

Here / Here

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sabah - El Shahroura (C60)

 
 
While waiting for my upcoming mix to broadcast here’s one more improved and repackaged Moahaha bonus-compilation «from the vaults». A relatively simliar 2x45 version was shared elsewhere in early 2013. 

Sabah (1927-2014), also known as El Shahroura (=Blackbird) was a Lebanese singer and actress whose fame spread all over the arab and western world. Still I've never come across anything near a decent attempt on collecting an album worth of highlights out of the reported 3500 songs in her repertoire. Which is why I decided to have a go at it myself. The end result is this hour (or 2x30) of tunes selected from almost 20 hours worth of recordings. To my ears Sabah's voice doesn't quite match the otherworldly beauty of Fairuz’, but she could hold a note a for about a minute. Plus the instrumentation is in general more traditional/folkier and often infectiously furious -Moahaha

1 Mafesh Gheirak
2 La'a Ya Melowaa Le Albi
3 An Nada 'Nada
4 Minqullak Fakeena
5 Tou' Oua Doub
6 Laish Bitiz'al Laish Bitghar

7 Ya Bou Al-Hajanah
8 Ya Habibi Ya Hayati
9 Ya Tayr Ezzaroura
10 Dek el Kaff
11 Ya Omma Men Chab Bhalhay
12 Aho Da Ely Benhebo

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Dream Weapons present: OFF THE RAILS C60

A ‘trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro' is good for you every once in a while. Isn't it good to be lost in the wood? Just make sure you don’t get stuck in there forever. Off the Rails is a musical journey that gently entices you off the straight and narrow path, luring you into the great unknown. Safe travels! -Moahaha

1 Daniele Sepe - Che Fine Ha Fatto Beppe Pupilla?
2 Cinorama - A Moon Cat
3 Olivia Byington - Mãe
4 Non Credo - Faux Afro
5 Sylvia Anderson - Dangerous Game (From 'The Cham Cham’)
6 Mark McDowell - Dark Weave
7 Jacqueline Hyde and the Moonfolk - Runaway
8 Blear Moon - I’m Not Ready Right Now
9 Joseph Koo / 顧嘉煇 - Oh My Love
10 Dif Juz - Tabla Piece

11 Vampira - Beat Poem
12 Oronzo De Filippi - Castello Stregato
13 Hermine - Blue Angel
14 Philippe d'Aram - La Valse Grinçante
15 Caldera - Share With Me The Pain
16 Populäre Mechanik - Für Ein Paar Deutschmarks
17 Bart Wolffe - Danse Macabre
18 Art Farmer & The Baroque Orchestra - Prelude In "a" Minor
19 Randy Greif - The Hole To Heaven
20 Daniela Casa - Occultismo

Here / Here

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Dream Weapons present: SUNSET, SUNRISE C60

 
 
Spring is here!! This surely means the much sought-after summer of 2021 is just around the corner as well. I aimed for Sunset, Sunrise to sound like your dream holiday on a paradise island of yesteryear. Looking forward whilst longing back so to speak. A dozen plus one magical tunes packed with strings, flutes, kīkākilas, vibes, kotos, bongos, congas, boo bams, gongs, whistling and humming (m.m.)… accompanied by six enchanting songs. In a coconutshell: here’s another exotica-mix! -Moahaha

1 Jan Lindblad - Mera Dil Ye Pugri
2 Paul Mark- Gion Kouta
3 Ìxtahuele - Mareld
4 Muzzy Marcellino - Beyond the Reef
5 Stanley Black - Flamingo
6 Eve Boswell - Moon Above Malaya
7 Edmond De Luca - The Trek
8 Lombardo Twins - Arabian Drums
9 Linda Lawson - Where Flamingos Fly

10 Luis Enriquez - Mercato Delle Schiave
11 Tak Shindo - For You
12 Billy Ward, voc. Eddie Herring - Moonlight and Shadows
13 Bob Kojima and his Orchestra - Genroku Hanami Odori
14 Group Thirty Orchestra - Caracao
15 Bing Crosby - Home in Hawaii
16 Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica - Moai Thief
17 George De Fretes - Sweet Luana
18 Les Paul & Mary Ford - Farewell
19 Sam Taylor - Lullaby of Itsuki

Here / Here 

or

-and for more exotica check out Sunward & Distant Drums

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Fairuz - Neighbor to the Moon, Ambassador to the Stars & Jewel of Babylon 90x3

I'll be about a week till I post my next mix and I recently reuploded this trilogy of Fairuz-compilations made back in 2012, 2013 and 2014 - so why not share them here... I thought. It really is quite an uniquely amazing four and a half hour of music from what may just be my favorite artist. Not as skilfully compiled as you've gotten used to, but you still get all the amazing songs. A little out of character and quite a few tunes here has got millions of plays on youtube/spotify etc... so I'll probably remove this post at some point (or maybe I won't). Grab 'em all while you can! -Moahaha

Here's the covers with links and what I originally wrote:

Fairuz is all I've been listening to lately, and as I plan to get as much of her music as possible, this might just be a part one. There's a flood of Fairuz collections already out there but as far as I know, none of them are similar to the 90 minutes collected for you here:

The A-side has a slight vintage feel containing mainly 50’s/60’s material while the next 45 minutes focus more on the Rahbani Bros penned 60's and 70’s large scale operettas/stage performances (including a couple of instrumentals), but also her biggest hits. There's a mix of more traditional folk songs and her westernised vocal jazz/poppier stuff on both sides. It shouldn’t be possible not to love this.

I was always planning to make a second Fairuz-collecton. What I wrote when I shared Neighbor to the Moon, basically goes for this volume as well,

My third, last and latest (I swear) compilation for the artist also known as Jewel of Babylon, Neighbor to the Moon and Ambassador to the Stars. An unplanned trilogy of carefully handpicked tunes originating from about 70-80 albums. The material here is still just as strong as on the two previous ones. Seriously, it is. What can I say, I'm such a fanboy and while she's a superstar in the greater parts of the middle east, literally nobody knows about here in the western world. Or atleast in the part of the world where I live. Her oldest material on the A-side as usual.

 -and btw, after compiling these I've kept discovering plenty more gorgeous Fairuz-gems.