Thursday, June 1, 2023

Dream Weapons present: VOICES IN THE AIRWAVES C60

Much like the cover art suggests, these two ladies are tuning in from one radio station to the next. Both reception and sound is surprisingly good. And what they hear is a wondrous selection of Eastern European and South East Asian folk & pop songs. I might as well have titled it «Female Voices in the Airwaves». Apart from the seven matching instrumentals, that’s what it is. An hour full of life, beauty and sadness and joy. What more could you possibly ask for? -Moahaha

1 Dainuoja Liliana Ablėnaitė - Motinos Sapnas Ir Lopšinė
2 Bazaar - Duina
3 Lucyna Owsinska - Wyruszymy W Cztery Strony Świata
4 Liepaitės & Afrikos Būgnai - Kas Tar Taka
5 Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchestra - Octoberburrekfest
6 Aïda Aznavour & Kevork Yanbekian - Pahraden' Meradz
7 Мухаббат Шамаева Muhabbat Shamayeva  Matniyoz Yusupov - Песня о Чарване
8 Yoshiki Kinjoh - Meiji Ichidai Onna
9 Folkloro Ansamblis Gilė - Lydžiu Laide
10 Elektro-Dschungel - Şekeroğlan Oyun Havasi

11 Petranka Kostadinova - Dedo Mili Zlatni
12 Sharifa Fadel - أم البطل Hero’s Mother
13 Rafic Hobeica - Ya Salat El Zein
14 Emilia Contessa - Djula Djuli Surabaja
15 Buppah Saichol - Won Lom Fak Rak
16 Idris Sardi - Angin Mamiri
17 은방울자매 / Silverdrop Sisters - 뗏목 이천리 / Catamaran Icheonli
18 Tuti Sangid  - Buaian Malam
19 Dream Rhythm - Man Li
20 Haruko Wanibuchi - 五ッ木の子守唄 Lullaby of Itsuki



Monday, May 22, 2023

Dream Weapons present: THE OLD WAVE C60

The Old Wave is really just a bunch of tunes from the early to mid-eighties, that's either been with me forever, or I’ve stumbled over in various places around the internet. If not that old, New Wave is at least middle aged by now (yet for some reason "The Middle Aged Wave" didn't feel right). But it holds up well and still sound as fresh as ever. More so than the music from the second part of the same decade. It was an uniquely vibrant period for «popular music». I’ve simply collected nineteen standout gems (at least I think so) from this era that has gone under most everyone’s radar. Yes I know, The Comsat Angels and Lene Lovich are relatively well known, but the single/EP flipsides included here aren't. Chilling and doom-laden in a sort of cold war angsty way + plenty of fun -Moahaha

1 Mystery Plane - Telephone
2 Kaffi - Moonbeams
3 Ende Shneafliet. - Midnight Train
4 Dislocation Dance - Roof is Leaking
5 The Comsat Angels - We Were
6 Sueno Sueno - Hands
7 Störung  - Macabre
8 Avocados - I Never Know
9 Mal - A Letter From Yellowland
10 Stupid Set- Relaxin

11 Drinking Electricity - Fall
12 Lene Lovich - Cats Away
13 Tarzan 5 - Boys Game
14 David Harrow - Still Optimistic
15 Leven Signs - Our Position Vanishes
16 M.Nomiized - Nitsed
17 Jung Analysts - Punishment is Art
18 Galen Herod - 800728
19 Hong Kong Syndikat - Divided By



Thursday, May 18, 2023

Added streaming options

Update: the Spatial Jazz and A Song in the Blood-streams (hey "A song in the blood-streams" sounds kind of cool) are both blocked. I expect it's only a question of time before the same happens to Little Black Bag (or maybe all of them). Unlike Mixcloud and Hearthis, Audius isn't really meant for mixes. Hearthis has a weekly upload limit, so I can't just lump them all there. All these complications are frustrating, but as long as our mixtapes are available in some kind of format, I'm relatively "happy".

Hello fellow music lovers. Not a big deal but perhaps worth a post just to let you know. Some of you (or maybe none) might have noticed that I've later added a player for Northern Songs. As I have forgotten my reasons for not adding streaming options every time I've shared a reworking of these originally decade old pre-DWp-mixtapes of mine, I decided to do something about it. I know some of you prefer streaming, and it can of course be very practical.

I've not decided yet whether to add stream-options for the compilations I've made purely for one single artist. Does any of you want - or need the three Fairuz C90's, the Sabah, Marie Laforêt and Cab Calloway-collections I've posted here as streams - or are you good with the mp3's you got?

These are the four old mixes that were missing a streaming option, with links to the original post if you press the title:

 Spatial Jazz 

A Song in the Blood

 Little Black Bag

 Dying Breed

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Dream Weapons present: NORTHERN SONGS C90

By "popular demand" I’ve flicked/improved upon and re-uploaded this ten year old C90 for you. I don't think there's been an active link for the old version in like seven or eight years. A handful of the artists selected are represented with a couple of tunes each, and a few ensembles/artists included are relatively profilic. It’s not how I would compile a mix in 2023. I do think it's pretty great for what it is though. Plus this version got three short, but sweet bonus songs. Here's what I wrote back in 2013:

Last part of the title is taken from Immigrant Song, as I grew up imagining Led Zep was singing about norwegians migrating to America. Turns out it was about Iceland but nevermind, it still fits.

My original idea was to make a «true» nordic folk collection with tunes and arrangements based on/or in direct contact with the old tradition. I ended up including some slightly rocked/jazzed up material but kept it mostly traditional with plenty of hardangerfiddle. No electro-or freakfolk to be found. Most of the edits I made are taken from medleys. Northern Songs should either make you want to dance or weep. Or dance and weep

1 Intro: Ulver – Hiertets Vee (edit) N
2 Pernille Anker, Hans Brimi – Blå Toner fra Lom N
3 Hedningarna – Skamgreppet S/F
4 Gjallarhorn – Minuet from Jeppo-Polska F
5 Garmarna – Drew Drusnaar-Idag Som Igår S
6 Egil Storbekken – Vesletjennlåten N
7 Kalenda Maya – Dei Två Systrarna N
8 Kalenda Maya – Ungan Herredag N
9 Folk och Rackare – Vänner och Fränder N/S
10 Väsen – Anno 1643 S
11 Menaiset – Tule! F
12 Ane Heiberg – Å Vil Du Hava Meg Til Å Kveda N (bonus, 2023)
13 Nils Økland – Svev-Til Eili N
14 Pernille Anker – Budeiesull Fra Brimisætra N
15 Niekku – Tutskovi F
16 Niekki – Pc 1582 (edit) F
17 Koyhat Ritarit & Primo – Kallon Vienti Honkaan F  
18 Magnús Þór Sigmundsson and Rafin R. Jónsson – Krummavísur I

19 Turid – Tintomara S
20 Folque – Ravnene N
21 Nya Ljudbolaget – Når Gryningen Kommer S
22 Slinkombas – Opp i li, Bånsull N (bonus, 2023)
23 Arbete och Fritid – Pols Efter Henningsgard, Brekhena S
24 Älgarnas Trädgård – Möjligheternas Barn S
25 Arbete och Fritid – Finsk Sorgsmarch S
26 Fred Åkerström – Epistel nr 81 (Bellmann): Märk Hur Vår Skugga S
27 Ragnarok – Polska Från Kalmar S
28 Erik Bye – Margaretas Vise N
29 Østerdalsmusikk – Bukkehornlåt etter Ole Eggen N
30 Slinkombas – Gamlestev N (bonus, 2023)
31 Samla Mammas Manna – Folkvisa i Morse S
32 Merit Hemmingson – Oxbergsmarschen S
33 Kong Lavring – Liv & Katinka N
34 Koyhat Ritarit & Primo – Lopetussanat F
35 Magnús Þór Sigmundsson and Rafin R. Jónsson – Tröllaslagur I 




 (N=Norway, S=Sweden, F=Finland, I=Iceland)

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Dream Weapons present: THE HOT SPACE C60


The concept of space in music is often associated with cold and desolate electronic soundscapes. However The Hot Space calls for far jazzier vibes. More specifically a 1970’s jazzgroove that's electrified with Moogs & stuff. By now you know I love this kind of stuff, and I will never grow tired of discovering yet another unheard gem from that time period. It feels like home somehow. La Vittima is lifted from an Italian giallo and Earl is from a Blaxploitation movie (plus a Library Music trio of tunes) - and I think the remaining tracks would have worked just as well in some movie really -Moahaha

1 Enrico Intra - Preludio in Re min. ("Stoccarda" Caduta di Varsavia)
2 The Equatics - Santana Part I
3 Arakawa Yasuo & Shiji Shiroo - Sudden Rain In Kyo
4 Luther Lane - Gorilla My Dreams
5 Piotr Figiel Ensemble - I Want To Be Your Girl
6 Ed Bogas - Earl
7 Fiorenzo Carpi - La Vittima
8 Sir Edward - Keep On Moving On

9 Katamaran - Poseidon
10 Jakie Mittoo - Groovy Spirit
11 Bobbye Hall - Voyeur
12 Stomu Yamashta - Ishi
13 Alan Hawkshaw - The Speed Of Sound
14 Group Meeting - Loose
15 Band X - Red Cloud
16 Lesiman - Derivazione



Friday, April 21, 2023

Dream Weapons present: TILL THE END O' THE WORLD WITH YOU C60

Alternatively «dance till the end o’ the world with you». Another collection of both schmaltzy and gently romantic oldies. It’ll fill you (or me) with nostalgia, melancholy and the forbidden longing for those good ol’ postwar days of optimism, joy and innocence. A time that probably never existed - but we can dream, can’t we? -Moahaha

1 Nelson Riddle - Bali Ha'i
2 Fairuz - Ya Mayla Âal Ghoussoun
3 Kazuko Matsuo - Koi ni Inochi o
4 Davie Allan & The Arrows - Camel Walk
5 Johnny Cymbal - The Water Was Red
6 Richard Anthony - I Who Have Nothing
7 Richie Allen - A Touch of Blues
8 Abbe Lane - We're Not Children
9 Pia Colombo - La Belle De Nuit
10 The Norman Amadio Trio - Enchantment
11 Alice Babs - Vildandens Sång

12 Tiny Young - Mon Futur Et Mon Passe
13 John Scott Trotter - Uska Dara
14 Silvia Telles - Mágoa
15 Charlene Bartley - Sand In My Shoes
16 Barry Gray - Big Ben Strikes Again: Until Midnight
17 Michèle Arnaud - Timoléon le Jardinier
18 Ritmo Natural - Augusta
19 Ad Van Den Hoed Quartet - Die Violette Nacht
20 Jackie Lawrence - Buenas Noches Mi Amor
21 José Guardiola - Quisiera
22 Everardo Ordaz - Rhumba Rhapsody



(Audius blocked this mix, which is why I'm trying Hearthis) 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

(self)promotion: Eulipion Corps - Return To Friendly Islands (Wormhole World, 2023)

The image over here is my third cover for yet another album by my hyperproductive friend Julian and his project Eulipion Corps. The cover and the title combined is as good indication as any in regards to what Return To Friendly Islands sounds like. Similar to the two previous albums shared here, but more aquatic, friendlier and more islandish. Check it out! For Bandcamp-link press cover, title or...

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Dream Weapons present: SORCERER C60

Soft focus aside, here at Dream Weapons we love the strange and eerie just as much. Sometimes even more. A mysterious and seductive kind of strange filled with beauty and suspense that is. The music presented on Sorcerer isn’t really as far out as that crazy-ass shaman featured on the cover suggests. I simply had to make use that one-of-a-kind-painting at some point. I'm trying to recapture the feel and mode of a hauntingly surreal ghost story that I only vaguely remember. Or maybe it actually happened. I'm not certain -Moahaha

1 Osiris - Fioretti
2 The Ilk - Cosmic Revenge
3 Bruno Battisti D'Amario - Invocazione
4 Alex Serra - Suez
5 The Braen's Machine - Murder
6 Vedurlög - Regn
7 James Clarke - Empty Streets

8 Tullio De Piscopo - 'O Miracolo Adda' Veni'
9 Li Zhih-Kung - A Music Stretch on Plum Flowers
10 Kenyon Hopkins - Chamber of Horrors
11 Orkiestra Ósmego Dnia - Brzeg
12 Carlos Ferreira - Childhood's End
13 Nash the Slash - Lost Lenore
14 Lydia Kavina / Elizabeth Parcells - In Whims of the Wind (edit)
15 Sandro Brugnolini - Under Funeral



Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Dream Weapons present: SOFT FOCUS C60

A soft focus on latin jazz, jazz fusion and just plain ol' jazz. Lovely tunes with a pleasant groove. Gently spiced with lightly singing voices. I reccomend you press play and relax yourself with some really nice music for an hour -Moahaha

BTW: Lately I've been seeing that spinning wheel just as often as the actual Audius-player in these latest posts of mine. And while this post is relatively "popular", it's got next to no streams at all. So I'd like to ask those of you who use the streaming option (or anyone with an opinion): How's that Audius-player working for you?

1 Ahmad Jamal - Don't Ask My Neighbors
2 Margie Segers & Ireng Maulana - Dirimu & Diriku
3 Adele Sebastian - Belize
4 The Baron Von Ohlen Quartet Featuring Mary Ann Moss - Runaway Heart
5 Rafiq Babayev - Night Conversation - 4
6 Alexander Kiladze Jazz Choral - Osennee Nastroenie
7 Don Burrows - Algeciras
8 Rafika Duri - Kau Semakin Mempesona

9 Michael Garrick septet - What are Little Girls?
10 Ricotti & Albuquerque - The Wind Has No Love
11 Art Farmer Quartet - Kristallen Den Fina
12 Judy Roberts - Dandelion
13 Roland Haynes - Eglise
14 Gerald Merceron - Je'm Tonbé Nan Jé-ou
15 Dick McGarvin - That’s All



Sunday, March 26, 2023

Dream Weapons present: BITE THE DUST C60

I was sick for about half of March, and in that period I’ve almost finished eight mixtapes (including Mothers & Daughters and The Shrine). So that’s the reason why I’ve been on a roll here lately. 

-Anyway I wanted to collect some songs for you that grooves really deep and hard. The cover kind of look a like a silly disaster movie poster or something like that, doesn’t it? Bite the Dust does have a soundtrack-feel, but perhaps in a more biker movie way. Mainly just tons of left field semi-psychedelic bops and bangers - that sometimes even rocks! A fun and entertaining mix I think. Like Cosmic Carpet Ride or The Wild Ones on steroids -Moahaha

Brw: I noticed I've titled this mix (Bite the Dust) in the "album artist" section and not "album". Hopefully you can easily add the title in the correct place yourself.

1 Czerwone Gitary - Coda
2 Ravi Harris and The Prophets - Thunderbird
3 Eddie the Sheik Kochak - Phaedra Pharonica
4 Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars - The Phantom Driver
5 Franz Auffray - Salted Popcorn
6 Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans - Yakkosan
7 Baris Manco - Anadolu
8 Think - California (Is Getting So Heavy)
9 Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood - Yentra II
10 Jacky Chalard - L'Agonie

11 Sault - Fields
12 Romano Rizzati - Shake 5B
13 21. Peron - Köy Dügünü
14 J.A. Caesar - 人間様の唄
15 H. Caiage ‎ - Desert Parkway
16 Mike Rozakis - Mystical Experience
17 Pure Jade Green  - Purple Grass Growing
18 The Phantoms - Progression Riff
19 The Ceyleib People - Changes (Tygstl)



Friday, March 17, 2023

Dream Weapons present: THE SHRINE C90

The Shrine was a fraternal publication distributed to members from 1926–1928. Freemasonry feel like a bizarre anachronism to me. Yet to me these nearly century old magazine-covers are timeless works of captivating beauty. And that’s why I reworked the very first Shrine publication for another intercontinental mix of shellac-era oldies. It’s intended to match the charm and mystique of its musical content - and vice versa -Moahaha

1 Betty Cody - Pale Moon (1953)
2 Mohamed Abdel Wahab - Ayamy (1954)
3 橘 良江 - イタリーの庭  (1935)
4 ダークダックス - 宵待草 (1959)
5 Damia - Beau Petit Marin de Passage (1933)
6 Tony Martinez and His Mambo Combo - Pharoah's Curse (1957)
7 금사향  - 소녀의 꿈 (1956)
8 The Dinning Sisters - Drop Me a Line (early 1940's)
9 Connie Haynes - Be Careful It's My Heart (1942)
10 Gordon Jenkins - The Lady and the Cellist (1954)
11 Ronald Frankau & Renee Roberts - Good Morning Mr. Barlow (1936)
12 Jimmie Lunceford - Chillun, Get up (1934)
13 Odete Amaral - Tenho Que Fugir (1941)
14 Robert Gaden - Perdóname (1939)
15 Gina Martin - Elegua (1957)
16 Suraiya - Naam Tera Hai Zaban Par (1950)

17 Farid el-Atrash - Ahwak We Rouhiy Fadak (1942)
18 Sid Peltyn & Orchestra - Hells Bells (1933)
19 King Radio & The Lion - Abyssinian Lament (1934)
20 Margot Loyola - Despedida (1958)
21 이미자 - 열아홉 순정 (1959)
22 Pete Rugolo - Interlude (1956)
23 The Sportsmen - Me and My Shadow (1950)
24 Rudi Terzett Schuricke - Anjuschka (1939)
25 The Charioteers - With Every Breath I Take (1942)
26 Franco Ferrara - Antibes - New Dawn (1957)
27 Jens-Book Jensen - Bli Hos Mig (1934)
28 The Fontane Sisters - Linger in My Arms a Little Longer, Baby (1946)
29 Sebo Miklos - Ködbe Borult Már a Határ (1933)
30 Sol Ho'opi'i - Most of All I Want Your Love (1927)
31 Sam Browne & Ambrose Orchestra - Goodnight To You All (1937)



-I’ve made quite a few 78RPM-era collections by now. Just press the Oldies-tag and among a few exotica/xmas/easy listening/latin-mixes (containing both very old, and some slightly less old songs) you’ll find about a dozen C60/C90’s containing nothing but a century - up to six decade old music.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Dream Weapons present: MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS C60

What better day than March 8 to drop another female fronted, roundabout route kind of mixtape? Much like Exploradora, Woman of the World, Take Over!, Sing it, Sister (originally shared on IWD, 2020) and A Song in the Blood before - Mothers & Daughters initially started out with me collecting a bunch of songs I've discovered over the years - that I love. But as I have a slight preference for woman’s singing voices, compilations like these simply occurs. Fourteen enchanting and lovingly performed songs (plus six instrumentals) that should do good for both your mental and physical well being. Although musically a little all over the place, I think this hour flows along quite nicely -Moahaha

1 Kay Gardner - Inner Mood I
2 Gothart - La Rosa Enflorence
3 Cher - Behind the Door
4 Clara Nunes - Meus Tempos De Criança
5 Elisabeth Waldo - Pentitente Procession
6 島倉千代子 - 恋しているんだもん
7 Sandy Posey - The Big Hurt
8 Чаровницы - Я не могу вас забыть
9 Merit Hemmingson - Skänklåt av Pers Erik Olsson
10 ピーナッツ - 宵待草

11 Maria Creuza - A Timidez me Devora
12 Gladly Playe Wyth Stryngs - Nobody's Gigge / Gathering Peascods
13 Salwa - Idaich
14 Soraya Melik - Inleyen Nagmeler
15 Daniela Casa - Santor
16 이해연  - 아리랑 정능고개
17 정미조 - 愛の瞳
18 Kay Gardner - Inner Mood II
19 Extradition - A Love Song
20 Lynsey De Paul - Moonrise



Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Dream Weapons present: NUMINA C60

Music for whenever life in itself offers a bit of a challenge. Half a century old jazz sounds in various shapes and colors is my main safe haven in music. Needless to say I listen to this stuff A LOT. Neither avantgarde nor easy listening. Free spirited but with hooks and grooves. No other theme here really. A tribute to the divine healing powers of listening to musicians that plays together simply for the sake of creating music - together (at least that is how I interpret it) -Moahaha

1 Esa Pethman - Shepherd Song
2 Rain - Whine And Wail
3 Barry Miles - Tandoori
4 Baroque Jazz Trio - Delhi Daily
5 Source Of Life Arkestra Revelation - To the Most Holy Place
6 Jazz Work Shop - Sha Shtil Harabbi Ba

7 New York Jazz Quartet - Song of the Black Knight
8 Dom Um Romao - Lamento Negro
9 Walter Bishop Jr. - Keeper of My Soul
10 Joe Haider Trio - Tante Nelly
11 Formace JQ - Jan Kepler
12 New Jazz Trio - Haranca (Take 1 edit)



Friday, February 10, 2023

Dream Weapons present: SOULSIDE JOURNEY C60

You may not be able to tell from my shares, but I love the hell out of 60-70’s funky soul music and listen to it all the time. It still feels somewhat a little outside my «field of expertise» (whatever that may be), so I guess I’ve l haven’t had a full mix in me until now. Well, actually I posted a Soulside Journey C90 ten years ago which is probably my least interesting mix ever. This has the same title but the cover and all the songs are new. I think by now I’ve fallen into enough rabbit holes full o' soul to compile an hour of non-stop bangers for you. Ok, maybe not all bangers, but all great -Moahaha

1 Chuck Brooks - Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Part 2)
2 Aaron Neville - Jailhouse
3 The Wildcats - 3625 Groovy Street
4 The V.I.P.s - Maxie's Mood
5 Gloria Jones - Share My Love
6 Sloan Bey - Look At Your Brother
7 Carla Thomas - Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going)
8 George Jackson - Love Hijacker Pt. 2
9 Ted Taylor - Something Strange Is Going On In My House
10 Nikki Giovanni - The Way I Feel

11 Dynamic Corvettes - It’s A Trap
12 Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Song Of The Moon
13 Jacky Giordano - Steel Mongoes
14 Doug Hammond - Wake Up Brothers
15 Ralph & The Telecasters  - Something Deep Inside
16 Winfield Parker - Starvin’
17 Bun Hunga And His Combo - Bangala
18 The Natural Resources Unpolluted - Funky With My Stuff
19 Jewel Bass - It's Been a Long Time Coming 


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Dream Weapons present: CANDLE-LIGHTIN' TIME C60

Hey! I used an old playlist full of beautiful, melancholic jazz and some soundtrack-like tunes to compile this one for you. I've never made coverart and compiled a C60 in one short afternoon before (I kept the title of the book, so that saved me hours of work - and thinking). While this is obviously meant to be a pleasant listen, it's still emotional and deep stuff. It's the sort of music I reach for to warm my soul on cold winter days. I'm sure it'll warm you up as well -Moahaha  

1 Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos - Sunrise
2 Galapagos Duck - What Am I Doing Here
3 Emil Viklický - Píseň Pro Jana Hammra
4 Simon Park - Wedgewood Blue
5 Tortilla Flat - Fatimorgani
6 Takeshi Inomata & The Third - Alone
7 John Graas - Land Of Broken Toys

8 Lalo Schifrin - Felicity
9 Berndt Egerbladh - Glädjens Blomster
10 John Hébert Trio - Billy No Mates
11 Herbie Mann - Flying
12 Khan Jamal Percussion and Strings Quartet - Innosence
13 Marco Antonio Araujo - Adágio
14 Ronnie Aldrich and His Two Pianos - Love Theme [From the Valachi Papers]

LINK (or you can simply click on the image)


I was curious to try out Logamp as a free alternative to Mixcloud but now it's been down for weeks, and doesn't look very promising anymore. So I'm checking out this Audius-thing. Let me know if it works for you (or rather if it doesn't). At least it appears to be a lot more popular.