Sunday, November 25, 2018

Dream Weapons present: I HEAR VOICES C90

I had already started collecting tunes for this mix of mine simultaneously as Sadhu Sadhu mentioned his similarily themed Mouth of Truth. His approach was quite unlike I Hear Voices. But I too present to you a smörgåsbord of human emotions expressed through the use of voice-or voices as the running theme. I always had a soft spot for spoken word done with genuine musicality - and half of the material included is musically accompanied poetry and tales. While the rest is primarily wondrous folksongs, or the more abstracted «voice as an instrument» kind of soundscapes. As often before this mix is darkly flavored, jazzy, folky, psychedelic and occasionally far out and experimental.

‘They are always different, they are always the same' as John Peel once famously remarked about the The Fall. I wouldn’t know as I’ve only ever heard about a handful of tunes by them (and they all sounded the same to me, lol sorry). But it’s very well-formulated. -Moahaha

1 Samy Birnbach & Benjamin Lew - Little Birds Sit On Your Shoulders
2 Nya Ljudbolaget - Minnesvisa
3 Rosalie Sorrels - Report from Grimes Creek
4 Neil Ardley (Ivor Cutler narrator) - The Dong with a Luminous Nose
5 Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Water for Robeson and Williams
6 Lee Hays - Talking Bilbo
7 Peggy Seeger - When I Was Single
8 The Spectre Collector - The Mourning Room (Conversations)
9 Amedeo Tommasi - Suspence Magico n. 1
10 Jeong Ranyeu - Hall For the Elderly
11 Uri Caine & La Gaia Scienza Ensemble. Mariko Takahashi  narrator - Hör Ich -12 Das Liedchen Klingen
12 Collage - Kodu Kaugel
13 Shorty Petterstein - A History of Jazz
14 Philippe Katerine - Monologue Sacha

15 Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra - Ulalume
16 Bruce Johnson - Astral Child
17 Kathy McCord - Jennipher
18 Txomin Artola - Gogoeta Hauek
19 Slinkombas - Kråkevisa
20 Aitana Alberti & Dúo Amanecer - Musica Arabe Tradicional
21 Albanian Men's Group From Vlorë - Légende de la Femme Emmurée
22 Jacques Henry Lévesque - extrait de Les Pâques a New York (Blaise -Cendrars)
23 Îles Salomon, Malaita/'aré'aré - Lamentation Funèbre, Aamamata
24 Vox Populi! - Lunar Plexus
25 Eleni Sikelianos & Jillian Mukavetz - The Drama of the Shadowdrome
26 Areski Belkacem - Chanson Pour sa Mère
27 Roy Harper - Duty
28 Zbor Kazališta "Komedija" / Miljenko Prohaska - Finale

Here / Here


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dream Weapons present: SILK ROAD C60

SILK ROAD started off as an attempt to piece together some music from the countries bordering that legendary passage, however, too many songs failed to fit, and I found others from different countries that worked better so it became what it is. A kind of excavation into some primitive songs and some more polished and well-recorded. Just light a shisha pipe, brew some mint tea and sit back and immerse yourself for an hour.

-Prabha Devi

1 Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai - Taishikich Chshi
2 Unknown - Brao: Arakk Healing Ritual
3 Chikh Ayyad ou Haddou and Ensemble - Ouakha Dial Kheir Women’s Chorus (Tahala)
4 Miss Inah and The Sweet Malay Entertainers - Sesalken Oentoeng
5 El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troupe - Dalonah
6 Cheika Djerba - Rah Alia Rah
7 Kachbal & Zarwal Tafjija - قشبال و زروال التفجيجة فكاهة
8 Lili Labassi - Mazal Haye Mazal
9 Ehl-i Keyif - Nihavent Longa
10 Lekali Folk Music & Cultural Group - Bhijyo Timro
11 Nyel Che - Oves Oh Jeik Bhri Ra Dhah
12 Kumar Basnet - Herda Ramro
13 Innov Gnawa - Bangara
14 Levitros - Farfara
15 Lhamo of Lubcha Village - Fagi Pangsho Den Mi Nang Na


Sunday, October 28, 2018

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: DRAIN CRYSTALS 2 C60

We're back! There's been a few real life complications that has prevented us from posting lately - a computer crash amongst them. But we have no intentions of quitting although this is our...

100th mix (hurrah!) and we had HUGE plans but the only thing that materialised is this follow-up to the first Dream Weapons-mixtape ever posted. So here it is: approximately 20 minutes of conscientiously selected music from each - all in a Drain Crystals-mode. Which means intimate, gentle, darkly gorgeous and haunting but nevertheless strange music - covering most of those genres and styles you’ve all grown accustomed to from Sadhu Sadhu ⟡, Praha Devi ☾︎ and Moahaha ♌︎︎. Cheers!

1 Freddie Phillips With Brian Cant - Music Box ⟡
2 Nilson - And from his blood, the crops would spring ♌︎︎
3 Chêne Noir - Le Train ☾︎
4 Blod - Arvet (Sadhu Sadhu edit) ⟡
5 Åsa Blind - Sabmelas ♌︎︎
6 Carl Orff  - Berceuse ⟡
7 Sub S Ritual + Pacific 231  - A Jazzy Tragedy ♌︎︎
8 Vladimir Levi & Kim Breitburg - Не Уходи Дарящий ☾︎
9 Oldrich Janota, Irena & Vojtech Havlovi - Dny Zimy ⟡
10 Sidan - Y Rhwyd ♌︎︎

11 Sunforest - All In Good Time ⟡
12 Tamia & Pierre Favre - Maroua ☾︎
13 Maria Rita - Canção da Garoa ☾︎
14 Yun Yeon Seon (윤연선) - Do Not Ask Why It Is (왜냐묻지 말아요) ♌︎︎
15 Gino Pittoni - Controllo Finale ♌︎︎
16 Wilcox, Sullivan, Wilcox - Snow On A Mountain ⟡
17 Webley Edwards - Canoe Song ☾︎
18 Paul Mark and the Geishas - Just a Gay Romance ⟡
19 Kitty White & Hal Mooney - Plain Gold Ring ♌︎︎

Here / Here 


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Dream Weapons present: GATES TO PARADISE C60

Its a little misleading that this collection of «modern»-or psuedo classical tunes visually ended up resembling a religious mass. But the mood sort of fits + I love the Wilhelm Bernatzik painting that I used and just kept its title. Too much sentimental nostalgia for some I’m sure. But autumn is coming up and I need these melancholic adagios of unbashed beauty like I need my warm blanket, my book and my mug of hot cocoa.


1 Michael Harrison - Aeolian Harp
2 Paul Winter Consort - Forlorn Hope
3 Vladilen Aleksandri Balyan - Duet in the form of a fugue
4 Stomu Yamashta - Shadows Pt 2
5 Elizabeth Anderson - Fuguedelic
6 Philippe Dubosson - Sweet Leaves
7 Cornelius Dufallo - Violin Loop I
8 Marco Antonio Araujo - Ilustrações

9 Mount Vernon Arts Lab - The Black Drop
10 Richard Davis - A Child Is Born
11 Martin Wester & Bernhard Hering - Sculpture Moderne
12 Fazıl Say - İstanbul'da Bir Kış Sabahı (4 Parça: No. 2)
13 Valentin Silvestrov - Silvestrov: 3 Postludes - #2
14 Andrew Ball & Susan Milan - Summer Music: II. Siesta: Lento e dolce
15 Johnny Scott Quintet - Othello
16 Valentinas Kaplūnas - Jurgutis / Pjesė
17 Connor Chee - Navajo Vocable for Piano No. 2


Monday, August 6, 2018

Dream Weapons present: SUN MOON STARS C60

I had planned for you to post a pitch black and dissonant mix but today I didn’t feel like adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Instead I present to you:

-A shamisen/jazz fusion groover followed by some vintage Rocksteady, Bollywood, Lollywood, Bellydance/Oriental-favorites and so fourth. No actual concept but a looser follow up to former «world» mixes such as Earth’s Orbit, A Traveller’s Tale, Faraway Dances and One Last Dance. Some transitions from one tune to another may not be the most graceful ever but... well its for free!


1 Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos - Tsugaru Jonkara Bushi
2 The Renegades - Mr. Hops
3 Atiya Sharara - Ah Ya Zein-Salem ‘Ale
4 Shamshad Begum - Chandni Aayi Banke Pyar, O Sajna, O Sajna
5 Unknown / Exotic Oriental Dances - Layal Eskandareyat
6 Nahid Akhtar - Yeh Subh Badal Dena
7 Edward Mekjian Ensemble - Anoosh Yar
8 Bobby Ellis & The Crystalites - Dollar a Bill

9 Yvonne Harrison - Take My Hand
10 Suraiya - Hum The Tumhare Tum The Hamare
11 Rajkumari & Prem Adib - Yeh Rail Humare Ghar Ki
12 Radio Noisz Ensemble- IIIOrno
13 Simon Shaheen - Bortuqal
14 Shaukat Ahmad - Rindi Poshmal
15 Laila Mourad - Moshtakalek
16 Hesam Inanlou - The Last Lullaby
17 Macha Gharibian - Kélé, Kélé


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: MOUTH OF TRUTH C60

On our fourth mix for 20ft Radio, Moahaha and myself traveled the corners of the world in search for voices of truth.

Our journey took us deep into the ancient temples of Japan and their buddhist monks hypnotic prayers, way up to the frosty north for a visit among the Sami on the planes of the Russian tundra, onwards to the warmth of Persian nights sprinkled with soulful serenades, then both to Mongolia and The Altai Republic for an introspective voyage trough deep rumbling tones of throat singing, a detour to the Swedish sea side with their crisp local folk tunes, a short stop in the humid nights of Haiti and its haunting Vodou chants, venturing to USA exploring both a spiritual meditation on the devil and an intimate pop session of heartbreaking harmonies on teenage love and loss before we went all the way to a Senegalese monastery and their ecstatic monks.

These and many more people and places are to be found on Mouth of Truth, a sombre mix devoted on the beauty of song with the occasional sparse instrumental backing, showcasing spirituals, folk, choral, a cappella and sacred songs from all over the planet.

-Sadhu Sadhu

Side A:
1 The Bulgarian Voices Angelite - Come Into Leaf, Thou Forest ⟡
2 Marie Rottrová - Quasimodův Sen II. (Quasimodo) ♌︎
3 Unknown - а сейд-озере ⟡
4 Yulya - The Russian Convict's Lament ♌︎
5 Shusha - The Wheat-Flower ⟡
6 The Fleetwoods - My Sister's Love (Takes 1 & 3) ♌︎
7 Mary Lou Williams - The Devil ⟡
8 Marian Anderson - Crucifixion ♌︎
9 大本山永平寺維那部 - 舎利礼文 ⟡
10 Keur Moussa - Le Seigneur Nous Offre sa Bienveillance ♌︎

Side B:
11 G. Yavgaan, T Ganbold - Dunjin Garav ⟡
12 Folk & Rackare - Det Blåser Nordost ♌︎
13 Liaudies Muzikos Teatro Trupė - Bogoti broliai ⟡
14 Grand-Mere Funibus Folk - Dodo ♌︎
15 Toto Bissianthe - Papadanmbalah ⟡
16 Banda Do Casaco - Nossa Sinhora D'azenha ♌︎
17 Bolot Bayryshev - Alas ⟡
18 Isla Cameron - Let No Man Steal Your Thyme ♌︎
19 Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Polegnala E Todora ⟡
20 Ursula K. LeGuin & Todd Barton - Long Singing ♌︎


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Dream Weapons present: OSIRICA C60

OSIRICA is admittedly a bit of a ADHD mix, keeping on track only for a couple songs at a time before steering into the abyss. I planned it that way, so I hope you can just enjoy the songs for what they are, and see that they do follow some twisted path in my mind at least.

-Prabha Devi

Side A
Jeanne Lee - Sundance
Harrell Singers ‎ - Theres A Land
Maulawi - Root In 7-4 Plus
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Jupiter
Lorez Alexandria - Baltimore Oriole
West African Cosmos - Jevinelo
Saka Acquaye And His African Ensemble From Ghana - Akudonno (1969)

Side B
BASA BASA - Black light
Rabbinical School Dropouts - Warp to Level Three
Débruit - Ogene Udu
Pnu Riff - Bula
Howard Wales - Karnaval
Antonio Adolfo - Vôo Da Apolo
Marconi Notaro - Ah Vida Avida

Here / Here 


Monday, June 25, 2018

Dream Weapons present: SEVEN RAYS C60

SEVEN RAYS is an odd mix for the time of year, but one can't be happy all the time. Its a reflective mix drawing on occult/religious/spacey/jazz tracks from all corners of the web. Put it on in your living room and lie down, start working your way through a nice bottle of crisp white wine and by the end you should be feeling better regardless.

- Prabha Devi

Side A
Jaime Mendoza - Nava - The Brotherhood of Satan
Flaviola e o Bando do Sol - Canto Fúnebre
Cithare en Priere - 2. Sois fort et tiens bon
Sister Marie Keyrouz - Alleluia
Vesame y abraçame - Joculatores Upsalienses
Esther - Lamandier
Basil Kirchin - I Start Counting #01 (Vocal)
Amedeo Tommasi & Stefano Torossi - Giardino Di Vetro
Man Parrish - Water Sports

Side B
Yves Hayat - Path to Ascension 2
Okko - Painted Sails on Ganges
Guruh Gipsy - Sekar Ginotan
Tony Scott - Swara Sulina (The Beautiful Sound Of The Flute 19)
Northern Thai Unknown - Klong Mongserng
Aura Urziceanu - Song din filmul PARASUTISTII


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: CURTAIN CALL C60

Our third mix for 20ft Radio is a murder mystery thriller-horror movie (with lots of nudity)-soundtrack. An overload of dark grooves and stunning melodies like in those classic 70’s giallo-films. This mix is partly made from nicking killer tunes from largely forgotten B-movies - in combination with some library music-favourites + a couple of cinematographic songs that just seemed to fit in perfectly. Enjoy!


1 Aldo Buonocore - L'Ispettore
2 Franco Micalizzi - Tema di Albert
3 Pierre Vassiliu - Generique Debut (inedit)
4 Giorgio Gaslini - Sdenka's Theme
5 Grapefruit - Theme For Twiggy
6 The Sandpipers  - That Night (Theme From "The Fox")
7 Claudio Tallino - Lone Stepbrother
8 Jacky Giordano - Magolia
9 Berto Pisano - Greta (Versione 2)
10 Franco Pisano - Tre cose (vocal #3)
11 Paul Lewis - Stranger In The House Version 1
12 Bobby Gimby - Ghostin' (Strollin' Spooks)

13 Armando Trovajoli (feat. Lydia McDonald) - Dial 22-22
14 André Previn - Executive Party
15 Giuliano Sorgini - Cattura
16 Fabio Frizzi - Luca il contrabbandiere - Seq. 11
17 Claudio Mattone - Tema Di Nico
18 Romano Mussolini Trio - Sweat Beat
19 Luis Bacalov - L'amica (Titoli)
20 Luigi Zito - Inseguimento
21 Rino De Filippi - Milena
22 Lacerenza Michele - Concerto per un killer (# 3)
23 Vasco Vassil Kojucharov - Il Plenilunio Delle Vergini (Seq. 15 - Finale)

Here / Here 


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dream Weapons present: OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD C90

After a short interlude wandering the lonely streets at night we follow the yellow brick road from the summer of love to Altamont and the Manson Family… A slight exaggeration of contrasting opposites there. I could have just informed you that the mix mostly contains warm and loving hippieish-stuff, but there’s both lightly naive and darker-tinged tunes to be found. That would be boring though. How about: a psychedelic trip down memory lane the way nobody remembers it - complied by someone who wasn’t there.


1 New Life - Empty Streets
2 West Coast Workshop - The Dowser And The Thaumaturgi
3 Sabu Martinez - Wounded Knee
4 Foreningen Til Livets Beskyttelse - Fuldmane
5 The Holy Mackerel - Listen to the Voice
6 Jorge Reyes - En el Fondo del Barranco.. Pt. 2
7 John Phillips - The Bird With The Plastic Feathers
8 Vestenvinden - Byen - Del 1
9 Charles Bernstein/Jerry Whitman - Turn Around (Vocal)
10 Vindharpen - Asteroide
11 China Clark and Amirh Bahati - Sunshine & Warmth
12 Rainbow Generator - City Of The Sun
13 Children Of One - Spheres

14 Pugh Rogefeldt - Sail With Me, Come On And Try - I Love You
15 Toubabou - Youvalou Rada (La Nature en Personne)
16 Fishbaugh, Fishbaugh & Zorn - The Best of Times
17 Sky Sulamyth - Caribou Flight
18 Unspoken Word - Morning
19 Jeremy Rothenberg - The Killer (Cherokee Indian)
20 Stenio Mendes - Taquará
21 Bazaar - Harmandali Zeybek
21 Emil Richards and the Factory - No Place I'd Rather Be
23 Thomas Almqvist - Mot Natten
24 Ace of Cups - Afro Blue
25 Brother Ah - Visions


-The aquatint on the cover is «Offering of the Mandan Indians» - plate 14 from Karl Bodmer’s Travels in America.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Dream Weapons present: HALCYON DAZE C60

"Halcyon Daze is a harken back to the good old days when smiles were contagious and there were no hipsters to ruin the party. It's a collection of songs from all over the world that share the same or similar sentiment, and are designed to bring a smile to the face. This is not an obscure mix to weigh against experts of the ouvre. This is simply made for picnics and parties, a mix to put on and not worry for 60 minutes."

-Prabha Devi

Sam Sander - Silvery Nile
The Talbot Brothers - Old Uncle Joe
Hubert Smith & His Coral Islanders - Green Ticket
Blind Blake And The Royal Victoria Hotel Calypsos - j. p. morgan
The Bermudas - Chu Sen Ling
Joseph Kabasele & African Jazz - Independance Cha Cha Cha
Pacho Galán Y Su Orquesta - Cumbia Sincelejana
Three Cats - 黄色いさくらんぼ
Lucho Bermudez - San Fernando
Gilbert Bécaud - Croquemitoufle

Josephine Premice - Sweetie Joe
Lucie Eyenga - Yaka Mama
Michal Turtle - Jeka
Ajda Pekkan - Boş Vermişim Dünyaya
王愛明 Wong Oi Ming - 我一定要告訴你 I Have To Tell You
Bernie Green - Futura
Abdel Halim Hafez - Ya mugramin
Juçara Marçal e Kiko Dinucci - Engasga Gato / Casa Barata
Os Tincoãs - Promessa Ao Gantois
Ethel Azama - Kawohikukapulani


Friday, May 4, 2018

Dream Weapons present: YOUTUBE-PLAYLIST

Due to popular demand Dream Weapons have finally expanded to Youtube! With over 70 songs uploaded so far, none of them previously available - we made this playlist that we'll keep adding rarities from past and future mixes. For listeners already familiar with us, this is a nice opportunity for a stroll down memory lane and to new visitors, an introduction as to what you can find on our mixes. Check it out!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: YEAR OF THE DOG C60

Our second collaboration for 20ft Radio mainly contains oldies and folk songs from South East Asia. Think soundtracks to Tsai Ming Liang movies or Wong Kar Wai, seductive tearooms, opium dens, thick smoke and eastern perfume.

1. Ren Qingzhi - Channels of Fortune ⟡
2. Stella Chee - Victoria Peak Love Song ♌︎︎
3. Key Boys  - Beloved Boat ☾︎
4. Mar Mar Aye - Because of Love ⟡
5. Lily Chao - 青山錦錦萬里長 ♌︎
6. Ichimaru - Samisen Boogie Woogie ☾︎
7. Unknown Artist -  Panceng Ora Disedya ⟡
8. Charlie & The White Cloud Orchestra - Track 2 ♌︎
9. Yao Su Rong & The Telstars Combo - Tou Xin De Ren ☾︎

1. Mak Wan - Gone Like Dreams ⟡
2. Yang Yan - Meteor Night ♌︎
3. Frank Nagai - Tokyo Gozen Sanji ⟡
4. Orkes Kroncong Bintang Nusantara, featuring Tuty H.P. - Wuyung ♌︎
5. Ujang Suryana - Urab Sampeu ☾︎
6. Konno Yuko With Children Chorus - Toryanse Toryanse ♌︎
7. Phong Thuyet Nguyen - Co La ⟡
8. Huo Ruowei; Sun Wenyan - Poplars and Willows In Spring ♌︎

Here / Here


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dream weapons present: ROCK ME TO SLEEP C90

Built around the ultimate song of despair in the history of mankind (O Death…), these ninety minutes of lamentable lullabies, haunting ballads and melancholic folktunes sort of made itself (well, the four hour long version did). I think I've put together a thing of great beauty and mystery - which I hope you’ll find uplifting rather than depressing. Besides its not as dark or gloomy as I make it out to be. If you were actually rocked to sleep while listening I’m sure your dreams would be mostly pleasant and only slightly eerie.


1 Lily & Maria - Ismene - Jasmine
2 All in the Golden Afternoon - Oh My Love
3 Come to the Well - The Answer Is You, Jesus
4 Södra Bergens Balalaikor - Sjto Gorit, Gorit
5 Mama Béa Tekielski - Pour M'y Porter Dormir
6 Rosemary Standley & Helstroffer’s Band
 - O Death Rock Me to Sleep
7 Henk Werkhoven - Blue Friends
8 Anneke Konings - Zon / Maan
9 V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and Pauline Letts - The Unquiet Grave
10 Midnight Syndicate - Mesonoxian Visitors
11 Antique Doll - Rocking Horse
12 Trudie Richman - Pada
13 Mircea Nițu - Doina - Cimbalom
14 The Paris Sisters - Yes - I Love You
15 A Le Groupe Orchidée - (05)
16 Unspecified / Georgia - Didavoi-Nana - Дида вой, нана

17 Fernando Yvosky - Prologo
18 David Stoughton - Evening Song
19 Pearls Before Swine - Translucent Carriages
  (portable organ & cello-version)
20 Robin Williamson - Gwydion's Dream
21 Michael Raven & Joan Mills - The Queen of the Night
22 Rosemary Hardman - I Left My Baby Lying
23 Brasschaats Mandoline Orkest & Marcel De Cauwer - Poème
24 Kathy Smith - For Emile
25 Foreningen Til Livets Beskyttelse - Illusioner
26 Swordedge - My Ladye Constance
27 Aaron Lightman - Now is the Time
28 Gloria Levi - A La Una (At One O’clock)
29 Lavendeltreppe - An Dro Shako
30 Isla Cameron - John Anderson
31 Reality From Dream - Dawn


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dream Weapons present: SPACE PORTAL C90

Space Portal is in essence a Jazz-mix. It breaks its borders a touch but stays within the same overall vibe of "put it on and do other things around the house", or "sit on a ferry and watch the ocean whilst listening". Either way, its a meditative, energetic, slow, twisting, fading, rising mix of live recordings and studio recordings. Sit back, relax.

- Prabha Devi

Kink Gong - Ar Mir Sanq Paq Aq Li (Akha Cat Tale)
Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics - Rain Dance
Alice Coltrane & Joe Henderson - Earth
The Piano Choir - Nation Time
The Entourage Music & Theatre Ensemble - Neptune Rising
The Descendents of Mike and Phoebe - A Spirit Speaks
Infinite Sound - Spanish Tale

James Tatum - Communion
Jerome Cooper Quintet - Monk Funk
Oracy - The Weight Don't Make Things No Lighter
World's Experience Orchestra - The Prayer
Mtume Umoja Ensemble - Separate Not Equal
Exploding Star Orchestra - Impression #1