Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dream Weapons present: PORT OF CALL C60

Back in the days you had to either know - or be a seaman to have heard the music of the world. But today I’m your captain inviting you all on a musical treasure hunt. Get ready for another dizzying round trip of the seven seas - and back in time -Moahaha 

1 Rene Hall & His Band - Cleo (1958)
2 Adelina Garcia - Desesperadamente (1940)
3 Odete Amaral - A Batucada Começou (1941)
4 Irany e seu Conjunto - Que Murmurem (1957)
5 Josephine Baker - Sous Le Ciel d'Afrique (1935)
6 Rita Drangsholt - Sigøynerfiolinen (1945)
7 Naushad - Dance Music (1954)
8 이난영 / Lee Nan Young - 과거몽  / Lost in the Past (1940)
9 The Haitian Orchestra - Sous Les Palmiers (1939)
10 Siss Hartmann - Plukke En Høne Med Deg (1955)

11 Djuwita - Perahu Ladju (1955)
12 Roy Smeck and his Paradise Serenaders - I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time (1957)
13 Xavier Cugat feat. Dinah Shore - Jungle Drums (1952)
14 Carol Bruce - Carioca (1941)
15 Mohamed Abdel Wahab - El Mamaljk (1948)
16 Shiraz  - Khitayyi (1957)
17 Tak Shindo - Huts of Kichwamba (1958)
18 Jean Lumiere - Le Caravanier (1940)
19 Damia - La Nuit en Mer (1936)
20 Hank Mardigian - Chefte Telli (1958)

Here / Here


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dream Weapons present: THE QUIET EARTH C60

While waiting for a fun and lively radio special to broadcast, I decided to share this failed attempt on compiling an hour of «pleasant background music». I guess that’s outside my field of expertise. But it's still a nice mix! All very quiet and non-intrusive, but in a blue and melancholic way. Not as dark as the cover art suggests, but it would probably make for a beautiful soundtrack to a classy horror movie -Moahaha

1 Slagr - Slagr II
2 Tri Atma Und Gyan Nishabda - Märchenberg
3 Trembling Strain - Kokytus
4 Barry Cleveland with Bob Stohl & Kat Epple  - Blue Things
5 Eulipion Corps - Nostalgia Suite, Pt. 5: In a Dream
6 Benjamin Lew - Joyeux Regrets Imprιcis

7 Cybe - Kupu Kupu, Kupu Kupu (Vlinders)
8 Colin Towns - Love Scene
9 Steve Austin - Music From The Withered Orange Tree Part VIII
10 Jorge Reyes - Sazilakab
11 Emerald Web - Openings
12 Alan Feanch and Cecil Wary - The Flower Song
13 The Singers Unlimited - How Beautiful Is Night

Here / Here


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Dream Weapons present: SEABEDS C60

An underwater lounge music fantasy. Just dive in… the water is clear, warm and inviting -Moahaha


1 Armando Sciascia - Moon on the Sea
2 Brian Bennett - The Swan 1
3 The Smith-Glamann Quintet - Lotus Land
4 André Hossein - Nocturne Vietnamien
5 Wlodzimierz Nahorny - Melodia Z Filmu Dziura W Ziemi
6 Michel Gonet  - The Mermaid
7 Ray Russell - Bright Water
8 Camille Sauvage - Yedo
9 Harpo Marx - Imagination

10 Медео - Сайгаки
11 Медікус / Ігор Хома - Ой зацвіли фіялоньки
12 Patrick Godfrey - All Along
13 Alan Parker - Rainy Sunday
14 John Sangster - Procession Of Tadpoles And Waterstriders
15 Bruno Nicolai – Il Mare
16 Muzzy Marcellino - My Tani
17 Eje Thelin Group - Curved Space
18 Vangelis - Movement One

Here / Here


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Dream Weapons present: DARK SWEETS C90

My official mixtape "debut" from some time in late 2011. Until then I had only made compilations for myself, a few friends, former girlfriends and my wife. I’m thankful that oVo contacted me and invited me to join inn on सølγ שаябlɛş. This was the first of the two contributions I shared before it got shut down and Owl went incognito. Pretty much. 

 As the years have gone by I’ve found additional info and learned that what I thought was a mix filled exclusively with pre-rock 78RPM-era tunes has three songs from the 1960’s on it. But they sure sound older!

The version I'm sharing here is almost identical, but better sounding and hopefully better looking too. Here's how I presented it back when it was originally shared:

-Dark Sweets is actually a by-product of compiling hours and hours of 50 – 100 year old music from all over the world for a New Years Eve party. For this mix I singled out my favorites tunes among the obscure tracks ripped directly from 78’s. I’ve added a few hits from my own collection but tried to stay away from any tracks I’ve discovered on other comps and mixtapes. So this should be a unique listening experience for most of you -Moahaha 

1. Ukulele Ike - Night Owl 1933
2. Zarah Leander - Jag Har Hört I Vindens Sus En Gång 1938
3. Victor Young - Hebrew Chant 1947
4. Cab Calloway and His Orchestra - Evenin’ 1933
5. Woody Herman - Marakesh 1955
6. Amelita Galli-Curci - Russian Nightingale Song 1927
7. The Kansas City Six - Pagin’ The Devil 1938
8. Henry Hall - Home 1932
9. Sofia Vembo - Konta Sto Nilo 1938
10. Desi Arnaz - Tabu 1951
11. Unidentified - Nights of Happiness
12. Nahwand - Fantasi
13. Katsuhiko Haida - Oh By Jingo 1937 (2022 bonus!)
14. Nat Shilkret - Bolero 1930
15. Six Brothers Brown - Peter Gink 1919

16. Tak Shindo - Cherry Blossoms 1960
17. Waldjinah - Igm Kr Sunda Kelapa 1968
18. Rina Celi Y Su Orquesta - Una Casita 1947
19. Alexander Chevtschenko - Zwei Guitarren 1943
20. Hermanas Russel - Hoy Es Tu Cumpleaños 1944
21. Raymond Scott - Moment Whimsical 1939
22. Rina Ketty -Sombreros et Mantilles 1938
23. Alice Babs - Den Glade Vandraren 1954
24. Abe Ellstein Orchestra - Dem Monastrishter Rebin's Chosid'l 1925
25. Madame Riviere’s Hawaiians - Paahana Hula 1929
26. A. Kostis - Troumba 1931
27. Amano Kikuyo - Marie 1929
28. The Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra - Kismet 1921 ("new" track)
29. Carlos Montoya - La Virgen de la Macarena 1962
30. Gus Gadinis - Hasapiki Sousta 1930’s
31. Harry James - The Flight of the Bumblebee 1941

Here / Here


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Dream Weapons present: WAVEFORMS C60

Mostly mildly pulsating Kosmische / Berlin School (inspired) electronic music. I think of night drives, wet asphalt, gas stations and neon lights. But it’ll probably sound nice for a trip to the countryside as well. Or into space. Or at home… I don’t know about you, but how I experience music changes with my surroundings anyway. Just listen to it whenever or wherever you feel like it. 
-I don’t even have a drivers license. Nor do I own a car. But if I did I know I would drive around for hours for no other purpose than listening to music -Moahaha


1 Gunther Olesch - Sternenmarsch
2 Stratis - TE Rheingold
3 Explorer - No. 8
4 Patrick Vasori & Caravelli - Novembre
5 Hardy Kukuk - Takt Der Zeit
6 Gil Mellé - The Piedmont Elegy
7 Le Car - 24 Hours
8 Reinhard Lakomy - Möglichkeit Einer Ouvertüre

9 Gianni Sposito - Nova
10 Angelika Mann - Erinnerung An Jürgen H. (edit)
11 Trance - Matriculator
12 Those Little Aliens - Ismalia
13 Fondation - Impressions
14 Asmus Tietchens - Größenwarnung
15 Sergei Djokanov - The Green Desert
16 Roberto Anselmi - Flash Gordon (Molto Ritmico - Sintetizzatore)

 Here / Here


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Dream Weapons present: THERE IS DEATH IN THE POT C90 (2011)

If some of you «regulars» have stumbled over any of my pre-DWp mixtapes, its bound to be either my first mix ever (titled Dark Sweets) or this one. My second and final C90 shared at a mythical place in cyberspace that existed in the great era of Mp3’s. Yes, before streaming, Spotify, Tidal etc… there was सølγ שаябlɛş. Well, at least it meant a lot to many of us music nutters back in the days.
-A first out of many self portraits done with music made by others. After listening to these ninety minutes of music, you’ll know me better than you would after having actually spent an hour and a half with me. This was what I wrote when There is Death in the Pot was originally shared back in 2011:

I have these childhood memories of watching films or whatever on TV, when I was too young to understand the essence of what was actually going and why. I still carry the strong emotional impact these experiences had on little innocent me. They’ve shaped my preferences and psyche just as much as things that happened in real life. 

So I wanted to recreate a kind of fictional or impressionistic version of eras past. A mixed up adventure of castles, exotic travels, strange languages (Even english was a foreign language. It still is) and bygone cultures, dark forests, beautiful maidens, horses, warriors, pilgrims, drunks, impressive sideburns and death. Add all the confusing grown up stuff such as forbidden love, hate, sex, evil, perversions and funerals. Hundreds or maybe thousands of artificial memories melted into one pot -Moahaha

A: There is Death

1 The Martin Best Consort – Now I Can Delight in Love/E’l Pare E’l Mare
2 La Famiglia Degli Ortega – Arcipelago (full version)
3 Peter, Paul and Mary – Flora
4 Conventum – Le Piège
5 Atrium Musicae et al. – Stella Splendens (Danza Sagrada I)
6 Egisto Macchi – Con Moto
7 Kalenda Maya – Lita Karin
8 Continuum – Dance of Destruction
9 The Sun Also Rises – Death
10 Ony Wytars Ensemble – Düdül
11 Armando Trovajoli - Ammuri, Ammuri (2022-bonus)
12 Andre Hossein – Flash Back
13 Paolo Renosto – Daghe e Scudi (Vers. Veloce)
14 Yma Sumac - Jivaro

B: In the Pot

15 The Rahbani Brothers – Al Mahatta First Ouverture
16 Manos Hatzidakis & Dmitra Galani – Se Pelagisio Mnima
17 Marie Laforêt – Pour Celui Qui Viendra
18 Jacques Thollot – Watch Devil Go
19 Stelvio Cipriani – Hot Skin
20 Turid – Vargen
21 Catharsis – En Revenant De La Noce
22 Yao Su Yong – 臉兒紅,心兒笑
23 Giorgio Gaslini – Tema Del Maniaco (#3)
24 Tafo Brothers & Nahid Akhtar – Jeenay Ki Rah
25 Uakti – Passo Da Lua
26 Shuji Terayama - あゝ初恋 (2022-bonus)
27 Le Groupe Orchidée – L’Une Chante, L’Autre Pas
28 Ensemble Havadià - Finale
29 Lalo Schifrin & Rose Marie Jun – Aria
30 Bruno Nicolai - Giano 

Here / Here


Sunday, March 27, 2022

(self)promotion: Eulipion Corps - Aenean Fields (Wormhole World, 2022)

Eulipion Corps is Julian Goldberger on guitar, synths, electric piano, vintage drum machines, field recordings, and various other sound making devices. 

I, or Moahaha made the album cover! Julian first contacted Dream Weapons as a blog visitor who liked our mixes, and over the last year or so, we've gotten to know each other a little bit. I also checked out his own, self released music, enjoyed what I heard - and ended up including one of the tracks "The Long Goodbye" on It Was a Very Good Lightyear. Sometime in late 2021 he started to work with the UK based label Wormhole World, and asked me if I was interested in designing the artwork for his fourthcoming album. I told him I was just a happy amateur, but that's seemingly what he wanted:). At first I tried to work with the traditional shape of a square image. But nothing felt right until I went about it as if I was compiling another mixtape. As you can see it ended up having a distinct DWp-signature look.

So what does this sound like? The visuals will hopefully give you an indication but I find it comparable to the sort of electronic music in combination with warm acoustic parts - as featurered on the aforementioned mix + Innerouterspace, On Ice, Tveklang, Return to TRAPPIST-1 etc. I mean it's not the exact same of course, but if you enjoy the music featured on those, there's a great chance you (like me) will dig this. Click on the front & back cover art for links to Bandcamp and Spotify, or start by checking out Aenean Fields opening epic underneath -  and take it from there -Moahaha


...for the back I actually reused the It Was a Very Good Lightyear-image. There's such an undeniable fit for the musical contents of the album, I simply had to.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Dream Weapons present: SWAYING VIBES C60 (for Radio AlHara)

Shut out the real world if only for a little while and float along on a wave of soulful warmth and oscillating jazzgrooves aplenty. Like those swaying towers, boats and aeroplanes let yourself cast adrift in an ocean of feel good vibes -Moahaha

1 Robin Jones - Urubu
2 Minoru Muraoka & New Hit Sounds - みずいろの世界 (The World of Mizuiro)
3 Mario Nascimbene - Carol on the Sea
4 Pasquale Castiglione - Games
5 Sandro Brugnolini - Tallonato
6 Nathan Davis - Mandingo's Pad
7 Sharon Mhati Chatam - I've Got An Idea
8 Grupa Organowa Krzysztofa Sadowskiego - Alfa Centaura

9 Howard Roberts - 2 dB, Eyes of Blue
10 Juhani Aaltonen - Mellow
11 Curt Cress Clan - Fields
12 Emile Normand Sextet - Morning
13 Chad and Jeremy – From Background Music
14 Piero Umiliani - Jazz Flamenco
15 Michel Gonet  - Opening
16 Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Black Hair

 Here / Here


If you enjoyed this one, there a good chance you'll dig these ones to: Selenian Gardens, I Am the Resurrection, 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)

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Dream Weapons present: SPATIAL JAZZ C90

First things first: I think I'll have fewer mixes to share with you this year. I'm not about to quit or anything, but I have a lot on my plate these days. Normally I would have at least a couple of mixes ready, waiting in line. Because this is just something I do - while others meditate. But as for now I only have one C60 coming up, and it won't be fully finished for a little while. Which is why I decided to share:

Yet another vintage mix of mine that hasn’t been available for years - reuploaded for anyone interested. A fairly strange one. At least if you're not already "into jazz". In many ways it's the The Infinite Streams older, brainier sibling. I work alone in my studio and these are some perfect examples of my typical "working music". Not always, but sometimes. It helps me stay awake, focused and alert. Here's what I wrote about it back in April 2013:

-When I first heard Grachan Moncur III's early to-mid sixties compositions such as Evolution and Esoteric I think I had (and still have) a similar tingling sensation or brain orgasm comparable to what ASMR folks say they get from listening to whispering voices. Or maybe its closer to what mathematicians experience when they get an esthetical delight out of the supreme beauty of math? I'm just guessing. But this is only partly what spatial jazz is about. Its the careful attention to space, and I don't mean outer space but a soundspace - a room. Out To Lunch is probably the most well known example of jazz I know of that that can give you a hint. I ended up with 16 compositions and some of the bigger names in jazz are represented. All of them at their least conventional and most out there - except for Cecil Taylor, who is at his most stuctured. Hope you like it! -Moahaha

Get it Here (and if the Mediafire-file isn't working, just try again until it eventually does)

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Dream Weapons present: A MILLION DREAMS AGO C60

This is the sort of music I imagine concerned moms and dads of the 1950’s were listening to while their rebellious teens were discovering the Devil’s music - aka rock ’n’ roll. As often before mom and dad knew better, because this is much preferable to any Bill Haley or Buddy Holly. Don’t believe me? Well these 21 gorgeous gems will prove me right -Moahaha

1 Don Elliot And His Choir - A Million Dreams Ago
2 Monna Bell & Orquesta Augusto Algueró - Anastasia
3 Harry Babasin & The Jazzpickers - When You Love Someone
4 Irene Vilches - Háblame Guitarra
5 Norrie Paramour - The Gemini Waltz
6 Emilinha Borba - Não Me Culpe
7 Emil Stern - La Priere
8 Mathé Altéry - Nuit Bleue
9 Hal McKusick Octet - Immortal
10 Gianni Dorici & Gianni Fallabrino Y Su Orquesta - Vurria
11 Ted Steele and His Novatones - Prelude to a Kiss

12 Lana Bittencourt - Esquecimento
13 Stanley Black and his Orchestra - Linda Chilena
14 Christina Denise - Sentiero
15 Ken Mackintosh - The Haunted Ballroom
16 Marie-José - Luna Rossa
17 Everardo Ordaz - Noche de Ronda
18 Maysa - Noite de Paz
19 Ralph Font and His Orchestra - La Comparsa
20 Georgia Gibbs - A Moth and a Flame
21 Jo Boyer - Theme De Bob 

Here / Here 


For further, even easier listening, check out All in the Golden Afternoon, The Innocents, Safe Space is the Place, Birds of a Feather and Windswept Daydream.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dream Weapons present: ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES C60

As always I followed my muse and this time I was led to compile an(other) exquisite Baroque/Classical era mix for you. One hour of immersive instrumental works with densely woven textures made of harpsichord, viola da gamba, theorbo, glass harmonica(!), violins et cetera. I tend to associate these olden soundscapes with dusty cobwebs, old master paintings, haunted castles and lamenting ghosts - which probably explains the old school doom metal cover art -Moahaha

-Classical playlists will always be a bit of a mess, as there’s so much info/text for each track - so I got to leave something out. But you can always google your way to further info.

1 Jean-Baptiste Lully / Harmonia - Gavotte in B-minor
2 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach / Mahan Esfahani - Sonata in Bb, H32 - 2 Andante
3 Johann Gottlieb Naumann / Bruno Hoffmann, Gustav Scheck, Emil Seiler & August Wenzinger - Andante & Grazioso in C Major: (Tempo di Menuetto) II
4 Luigi Boccherini / Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante - Quintetto: IV. In Re maggiore g. 448: IV. Fandango
5 Anonimous / Les Voix Humaines - The Lancashire Pipes en mi majeur
6 Georg Friedrich Händel / London Baroque -  Sonata in G minor, Op.2 No.5 HWV 390 - II Allegro
7 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz / Ingeborg Emge - Largo in C Minor for Glass Harmonica

8 Joseph Nicolas Pancrace Royer / Csonka Fruzsina - La Marche Des Scythes
9 Arcangelo Corelli / Accademia Bizantina - Sonata No.12 in re minore "Follia" - II. Variazioni 2-7 (Allegro)
10 Henry Purcell / Chelys Consort of Viols - Fantasias & in Nomines No. 16 in G Minor, in Nomine a 7, Z. 747
11 Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco / Insieme Strumentale di Roma - Sonata in sol minore op. I nº 5 per violino e continuo. Allegro
12 Dario Castello / Lorenzo Ghielmi, Enrico Onofri, Margret Köll - Sonata Prima A Sopran Solo
13 Joseph Bologne / Orchestre de Chambre Bernard Thomas - Concerto pour violon No. 1 en do majeur, Op. 5 : Andante moderato
14 Antonio Soler / Diego Ares - Preludio No. 3 in C Major
15 Christoph Willibald Gluck / Alessandro De Marchi & Hofkapelle Munchen - Danza degli spettri e delle furie

 Here / Here


This mix is very much related to Pérolas Barrocas from 2016 (you finally got your wish, Liquid Store).

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Dream Weapons present: FORECAST C60

If this was a trustworthy forecast, we’d all be doomed. 

-I think having had my ears assaulted by those overblown Dune/Blade Runner 2049 Hans Zimmer-scores has inspired me to compile yet another chilling «dystopia that awaits us, as seen from our near past-fantasy». A no budget, less pompous soundtrack with better themes and some nice songs -Moahaha

Also; Goodbye & Good Riddance to 2021 and a Happy New Year to all our friends and followers!  

1 Antonio de Sousa Dias - A Gruta
2 Weekend - Sleepy Theory
3 Borghesia - Cindy Sherman
4 Me Lost Me - Forest Fire
5 You - Future-Past
6 Ofra Haza - Love Song
7 Sebastian Gandera - La Visite Au Musee
8 Bene Gesserit - Femmes Aux Yeux D'Argile
9 Mark Reeder - Work

10 Λιάνα Θάνου / Liana Thanou - Δεν Ήξερα Το Μέλλον / Den Iksera to Mellon
11 The Necks - The Boys III
12 Camino Al Desvan - El Newage
13 The Heartwood Institute - Noah's Castle - Theme
14 Dunkelziffer - Stil der Neuen Zeit
15 Francisco Semprun & Michel Christodoulides - Temps Distillé
16 Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz - Jum Jum
17 Emilio Locurcio - La Gente In Strada
18 Cinorama - Prologue-The Giant

 Here / Here


-If you happen to enjoy my psuedo fortune-telling I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore-approach to compiling mixtapes, I've got plenty more darkly surreal hours of fun for you to explore on mainly: OFF THE RAILS, SECTOR UNIT, DANSE MORTELLE, WAYWARD, COLONIAL SPACE TOURS, THE TIME CAPSULE, FUTURA PRIMITIVA, ANTROPOCEN... but really most of our mixes tagged "Electronic or "Experimental".

...and BTW, most of our 20ft shows + the two we've done for Radio Alhara are up on Soundcloud and collected HERE - if anyone of you prefers that platform - or have an account there. I might as well add that player too:

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Dream Weapons present: XMAS DELIGHTS X C60

As I'll be busy for most of December, Christmas comes a little early this year. 
-Xmas Delights volume X is a one hundred percent sentimental nostalgia trip containing nothing but the familiar sounds of unfamiliar oldies from yesteryear. Longing back and romanticising the past is simply the spirit of the season. Its been that way for generations before us. A century ago they were already singing about celebrating Christmas in «the good old fashioned way». Beautiful tunes and heartwarming songs from decades before most of us were born. That's how I prefer my music at this time of the year. 
I don’t think we’ll be back with another mix until January. So for now, whether you like it or not: Merry Christmas or Happy Winter Festival and a Happy New Year to you all! -Moahaha

1 Fran Allison - Christmas in My Heart (1950)
2 Jose Melis - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (1958)
3 Hilmer Borgeling - Vinter i Sverige (1939)
4 Jens Book-Jenssen - Aftenklokkerne (1947)
5 American Radio Warblers With Preston Sellers - Skater’s Waltz (1951)
6 W.G.A.R. Range Riders - Winter Fell on the Range (1946)
7 Ambrose Orchestra with Vera Lynn - The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot (1937)
8 London String Quartet - Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful (1945)
9 Olga Guillot - Nochebuena (1947)
10 Seeburg Background Music - Coventry Carol (1963)
11 Jacqueline Ricard - Petit Noël (1950)

12 Tuula-Anneli Rantanen - Lasikello Kertoo (1960)
13 Elliot Lawrence And His Orchestra - We Three Kings (1962)
14 André Claveau - La Légende de Saint Nicolas (1958)
15 Marie Hélène - Les Neiges de Finlande (1959)
16 Roger Williams and his Orchestra - Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (1962)
17 Eileen Barton - The Little Match Girl (1952)
18 Connie Russell - Snow Dreams (1955)
19 Eddie Barclay et son Orchestre - Noël d'Alsace (1961)
20 Gordon Jenkins with Floyd Huddleston - December (1949)
21 Jack Brown and The Three Jills - Let's Light The Christmas Tree (1948)
22 Kramer Johansens Solistorkester - Norsk Julefantasi 1. Del (1936)
23 Chœur des Mésanges & Linack - Tout Dort Dans La Nuit Sombre (1956) 


Link to all our Delights & XD-V (where you’ll also find Vol. I-IV) + here's the streams for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016:

I didn’t have a lot of time compiling this year. But fortunately I had tons of 78rpm-gems from The Internet Archive lying about already. All lovingly «remastered and reshared" by internet's (probably the whole actual planet, really) no. 1 Christmas music expert Ernie (Not Bert) - which is where and how I first discovered them. This year I think about half the contents of this mix was originally discovered at his place. Huge thanks!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Dream Weapons present: MIGRATORY BIRDS C60

 «Our» birds here up north have flown to their southern wintering grounds and won’t be back until spring. Nature’s own singing continental traveller perfectly illustrates this sprawling mix of mine - where I’ve put together some of my favorite music from all over Eurasia. And then some. You’ll get a Bengali devotional song followed by a Saharawi Lament, Turkish jazzy psych, some Iranian santoor, Ukranian folk, a Nigerian Reggae from Jamaica and a lively Lebanese song. And that was just from the fifth to the eleventh tune! -Moahaha

1 Siri Karlsson - Lament
2 Alex Serra- Dracmas For Taxi
3 Kjorstad Brothers - Så lokka e over den myra
4 Ìxtahuele - Bwawto
5 Banasree Sengupta - Jishu Tumi Je Amar Disha
6 Aziza Brahim & Gulili Mankoo - Lamentos
7 Kit Sebastian - Kozmos
8 Hossein Farjami - Shekare Ahoo

9 D-Drifters-5 - Я сьогодні від вас від’їжджаю
10 Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Nigerian Reggae
11 Fairuz - El Amar
12 Ziad Rahbani - Natouret El Mafateeh
13 Αφροδίτη Μάνου - Στα ξένα που με ξόρισαν
14 Nytt Land - Vargavinter
15 Hamlet Gonashvili - Kakhuri Nana
16 Michio Miyagi - 数へ唄変奏曲
17 The Bengt-Arne Wallin Orchestra - Vallåt fran Mockfjärd

Here / Here


Sunday, October 31, 2021

Dream Weapons present: SEVEN SUTRAS C60

Art has its triptychs, religion has its trinities and Prabha Devi has finally finished the unholy collection of three Sevens. In the very early days of Dream Weapons, Seven Daemons was released. Seven Rays came along a little later, and now finally the penultimate chapter is complete: Seven Sutras.

Though a Sutra is more of poetic roots, the name sounded evocative and fit with the overall theme of "exotic oriental" that runs through the spine of the mix, delving sideways into some Brazilian girl groups and even Mauritius rock. Largely instrumental, but collected to be listened to as a whole album, turn it on during an extra dull winter day and let it brighten up the living room for an hour at least -Prabha Devi

1 Mohamed Mazouni - Ecoute Moi Camarade
2 Elias Rahbani - La Dance De Nadia
3 Ammar El Sherei - Asmar Ya Asmarani
4 Zafer Dilek - Çiçek Dağı
5 Gökçen Kaynatan - Pencerenin Perdesini
6 R.D. Burman - Shalimar Title Music
7 Ti L'Afrique - Soul Sock Séga
8 Teo Usuelli - Piacere Sequenc

9 Regiane - Broken Heart Melody
10 Isabelle Aubret - Pour Aimer Il Faut Etre Trois
11 Kartina Dahari - Seruling Senja
12 不得了 - 姚蘇蓉
13 Hany Mehanna - فرحة - Farha
14 Bimbo & Lin - Lalaki
15 Fer'et El Moseeqa El Arabeya - Ahwak
16 Baligh Hamdi - Zamane

 Here / Here