Monday, March 30, 2020

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: COSMIC CARPET RIDE C60

All neatly wrapped up and luxuriously presented on a red carpet in outer space - here’s an hour of east/west & space/earth slow-to mid tempo trippin’ grooves customized for your kitchen, bath, bed or living room dance floor. Forget about real life for awhile and float along to these mostly uhh… chill vibes.

Now unwrap and join inn on our semi-relaxed cosmic ride! -Moahaha

1 Love Live Life - 安来節/島根県民謡
2 The Mystic Moods Orchestra - Midnight Snack
3 Cengiz Coşkuner - Aydın Roman Havası
4 Bobbye Hall - Copula
5 The Mothmen - Afghan Farmer Driving Cattle
6 The Mystery Kindalchi Band - 悪魔の手毬歌
7 Yves Hyatt - Path To Ascension

8 Arşivplak (Afacan Sound System) - Sabir, Ya Sabir
9 Remigio Ducros - Sgambetto
10 Caramel Mou - Caramel Mou (Stéréologue-edit)
11 Fernando Falcão - Ladeira Dos Inocentes
12 Preston Epps - Afro-Mania
13 Azar Habib - Miin Ma Kenti
14 Hysear Don Walker - Love You're Mine Today


Friday, March 20, 2020

Dream Weapons present: TRAVELIN’ IN THE DARK C60

Largely a collection of 40-50 year old (fashioned) haunting folk songs that were crafted somewhere in the Anglosphere. Gentle melodies of eras past filled with forlorn longing, unrequited love, hopes & fears, war, death and God. To me these tunes belongs to the woods, the lakes, the mountains... not the concrete buildings of the crowded cities - or its artificial lighting. Rural music that'll take you away on overgrown paths and dusty dirt roads. Like a singular road movie on foot -Moahaha

1. Tom Pohlmann - A Prayer For John - Theme
2. John Renbourn - O Death
3. December's Children - Jane's Song (The Slow One)
4. Bo Grumpus - Travelin´ In the Dark
5. Sounds ov Earth - Bottle Marbles
6. Dell Dudenhoeffer - One Year Behind
7. Mormos - St. Ives
8. Karen Jones - Portrait of you
9. The Jumpleads - Greenwood Laddie
10. Cloud (Uk) - Watered Garden

11. Turner And Kirwan of Wexford - Sunshower
12. Shawn Phillips - Wailing Wall
13 Hendrickson Road House - Theatre King
14. Phyl Lobl - Seasons of War
15. Paul Esslinger - Ancora
16. Loudest Whisper - Pied Piper
17. Sandy Robison - True Believers
18. 11.59 - By The Waters Of Babylon
19. Bobo Bates - And Even the Horses Had Wings


(Bobo Bates=Kathy Bates)

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Dream Weapons present: SING IT, SISTER C60

Seriously - I simply forgot to post an earlier version of this at March 8 last year. Anyway I figured eighteen female fronted 1970-1980’s tunes you’ve probably never heard - that would have been big hits in a fairer world - was the appropriate mix to share on this day. Easily my most lighthearted mix ever containing gorgeous City Pop, Mandopop, Synth Pop, Latin Pop, + just plain Pop, Enka, Soul/Funk, New Wave, Blue Beat/Reggae and Vocal Jazz. Yes its Happy Hour. Well mostly… especially if you don’t too pay close attention to some of the lyrics. Cheers! -Moahaha

1 Palmeira - Telephone
2 Romie Singh - Dancing To Forget
3 Véronique Vincent - I'm Always Crying
4 Yumi Arai - Afurika he Ikitai
5 Collage - Halb Sirp
6 La Vice & Co. - Satan Baby
7 Sister Janet Mead - Father, I Put My Life In Your Hands
8 Haruko Wanibuchi - ジプシー占い
9 Jennifer Lara - Close to You

10 Christine Harwood - Never Knew What Love Was
11 Lin Cuiping - 愛情一陣風
12 Suzy Andrews - Born to Bleed
13 Renée - Can't Live My Life
14 Juicy Fruits - オ・シ・エ・テ・ア・ゲ・ル
15 Hazel O'Connor - Dawn Chorus
16 Millie - Poor Little Willie
17 Carita Holmström - Joki
18 Susan Jacks - Beyond The Clouds


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dream Weapons present: MY HEART TREMBLES C60

Eurasian world/folk music connected to ancient civilizations and old traditions originating from Armenia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Georgia, Poland, Bulgaria, Moldavia and probably elsewhere too. Sometimes with a slightly updated approach - occasionally several styles in symbiosis but always authentic, deep, profound and painstakingly beautiful -Moahaha

1 State Merited Company of Georgia Folk Songs and Dances -  Лети, черна птицо (Fly, Black Swallow)
2 Bulgarian National Folk Ensemble Pirin & Kiril Stefanov - Zapey Zemya
3 Victoria Darvai - Prin Pădure Trece-Mi-Oi
4 Мирза Тоиров (Mirza Toirov) - Дилбарим (Dilbarim)
5 Muzsikás - Elment a Madárka
6 Gurgen Mirzoyan with Ensemble of Folk Instruments - Mi Lar Bulbul
7 Sharakan Early Music Ensemble - Sirt Im Sasani (My Heart Trembles With Fear)
8 compiled by G. Tchaikovsky-Mereshanu & K. Rusnak - Malovat Syrba
9 Armenian Song and Dance Ensemble - Yaman Yar (Oh, Darling Mine)

10 Yane Sandanski Ensemble - Aida, Yano (Come on, Yano)
11 Taraful din Mavrodin - Ciuleandra
12 Kolinda - Szerelem II
13 Habil Aliyev - Bayat-e Shiraz Part 1
14 Warsaw Village Band - Babas Ride
15 Merlin Virtuosi - Karoun
16 Laboratorium Pieśni - Oj Pomostu
17 Dennis Boxell - Posla si Rada
18 Vladimir Smbatyan, Edurad Papyan, Levon Hayrapetyan - Le Le, Aman, Yeghnik

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Dream Weapons present: SUN SPRITES C90

Another oriental/spiritual, latin, psych-fusion and all that jazz in the vein of Music of the Spheres, The High Priestess and Fourth World (+ most of Spirits Unknown). The sort of post-Coltrane «world jazz» musical language that developed seemingly everywhere in combination with electric Miles, is an endless source for compilable gems yet to be discovered. Fifteen gorgeously warm and earthy grooves combined with some darkly tinted mysticism. And out of everything I listen to These are a few of my favorite things within The Sound of Music -Moahaha

1 Hal Singer & Jef Gilson - Libertarian
2 Dieter Bihlmaier Selection - Gertuschka
3 Lloyd McNeill Quartet - Just 71% Moor
4 Fabriano Fuzion - Kosmos 1&2
5 Peter Trunk - Cheops
6 John Lee & Gerry Brown - Jua
7 Stanton Davis' Ghetto Mysticism - Play Sleep

8 Frederic Rabold Crew - Januschka
9 Kathryn Moses  - Midnight
10 The Afro Soul-Tet - Torrid Zone
11 Second Direction - Peace
12 Wasama Quartet - Super Slug
13 Ed Thigpen - Action Re Action
14 Buddy Terry - Kamili
15 Chico Hamilton - Space For Stacy

Monday, January 20, 2020

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: DRAWN FROM MEMORY C60

Some music transcends you to outer space or other dimensions - while Drawn From Memory is like a time machine that transports you backwards to a deceitfully wondrous past that never was. Twenty-one dusty old gems that time forgot from all over most of the world -Moahaha

1 Bernard Hilda feat. Jane Morgan - Comme On Est Bien Dans Tes Bras
2 José Betancourt And His Orchestra - Cha-Cha-Cha Flamenco
3 Armenian-Caucasian Folk Ensemble - Kiz Neman
4 René Carol, Kammertanzorchester Hans Busch - Ukraine
5 Ara Bartevian Orchestra (feat. Kevork Yanbekian Folk Band) - Nazani
6 Carol Bruce - My Shawl
7 The Fontane Sisters - I Had a Talk With the Wind and the Rain
8 Fabre Duroseau - Pourquoi Ces Larmes
9 Pan Wan Ching - Tower of Gold
10 Yukiji Asaoka 朝丘雪路 - 死ぬほど愛して

11 David Carroll - Orientale
12 Champ Butler - Dry Land
13 Ana Maria - Cachito
14 Dreamy Music - Hawaii Guitar Tango (夏威夷吉他探戈)
15 Patrice & Mario - Boléro d'Islam
16 Akemi Misawa - Anata Honto Ni Mono Tannai  
17 Ida Brun y su Guitarra Hawaiana - Pagan Love Song
18 Uncredited Tahiti band recorded by Gaston Guilbert - Vairota
19 Dorothy Masuka - Zono Zam
20 Nelson Waikiki - Slack Key
21 Baeg Ilhui / 백일희 - China Mambo / 챠이나 맘보

Here / Here 


Monday, January 6, 2020

Dream Weapons present: WOMEN OF THE WORLD, TAKE OVER! C60

 Because if you don´t the world will come to an end
And we haven´t got long
Men have had their shot and look at where we´ve got

-Regardless of gender I generally don’t have much faith in Homo sapiens, but Ivor Cutler has a point - doesn’t he? Also I simply needed a title for yet another enchanting and life-enchancing, female fronted, around the globe kind of mixtape. Old songs for a new decade -Moahaha 

1 G. Tumendemberel - Туулын урсгал (1976-version)
2 Aïda Aznavour - Aravodian ! Archalouissin'
3 Rika Zarai & Yohanan Zarai et Son Orchestre - Erev Chel Chochanim
4 Margot Loyola - Mamiña
5 Isabel Parra - Amores Bailando
6 Nuccia Bongiovanni - Valzer di Mezzanotte
7 Tova Ben-Zvi (טובה בן צבי) - Di Beryozke (די בעריאזקע)
8 Field recording - Bowed Harp (Uganda)
9 Fang Ntumu-women from Nkong Meyos - Shells of 'Snail
10 Mme Mong Trung Tran Van Khé - Qua Cau Gio Bay
11 Choh Ying & Maurice Patton and the Melodians -  往事一傷空

12 Yang Hee-Eun (양희은) - 저 부는 바람
13 Tilly Tizzoni, Gruppo Folk Italiano - La Playa
14 Helen Robinson Youth Choir - Sit Down Children
15 Duo Lauterburg / Margot - Gruss Aus Adelboden
16 Nita Lopez - Fado
17 Maria Paris - Maruzzella
18 Kazuko Matsuo - Misa yo, Tango o Odoro yo
19 Lena Pamela (Nikos Mamagakis) - Ω! Χαμηλώστε Αυτό Το Φως
20 Kevser Selimova - Urosevich Ensemble - Jano, Jano
21 Laurice Peters & The Derbecki Ensemble ‎ - Saifeyeh
22 Waldjinah - Djoko Tarub


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Dream Weapons Present: XMAS DELIGHTS VOL. VIII C60 

As always before this eight ever Xmas Delights is a nostalgia-drenched hour stuffed with mostly folk, latin and lightly jazzy Yuletide oldies. Whether you’re lukewarm, love or hate this season - another choosy selection of carefully handpicked festive tunes as presented by Dream Weapons is exactly what you need. Its about 50% serious beauty while the rest is cozy or jolly. Merry Christmas, Happy Winter Festival, God Jul or whatever you prefer! -Moahaha

1 Schola Gothia - Antiphona: Maria, Maria
  -Birgitta of Vadstena  14th century
2 Zulma Yugar - Aires de Bolivia en Navidad
  -Zulma Yugar 1970 Bolivia
3 Magida El Roumi - Yena'ad A'laykon
  -Younes, El Roumi, Chalhoub - Lebanese
4 Barry and Beth Hall - Nous Voici Dans la Ville
  -France, 15th century
5 Orquesta De Julio Gutierrez - Sueno De Navidad
  -Mario Fernández Porta, Cuba 1955
6 Betty Missiego - Festejo Navideño
  -Betty Missiego, 1970 Peru
7 Lolita Garrido - Noche Silenciosa
  -Franz Xaver, 1818
8 Fem Bobbies & Studio Orchestra - Tipp-Tapp (Tomtarnas Julnatt)
  -Alfred Smedberg, 1898
9 Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra And Chorus - Blue Christmas
   -Billy Hayes og Jay W. Johnson i 1948
10 Eileen Wilson, Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra - A Dreamer's Holiday
   -Mabel Wayne &  Jim Gannon, 1949

11 Up With People - Hope of Mankind
    -Herbert Allen, Dr. Marshall Cartledge, 1968
12 Marais And Miranda - Fife And Drum
    -Bernard de La Monnoye, 17/18th century. France
13 Kitka - Ayios Vasilis
    -Greek Kalanda
14 Apollo's Fire & Jeannette Sorrell - Star in the East The Shepherd’s Star
    -Reginald Heber, 1811
15 Kapela Brodow - O Adorable Lady - a Hymn to Our Lady from Lubelskie
    -Poland,  1904
16 Siwsann George & Roger Plater - Ar Fore Dydd Nadolig - Clywch, Clywch
    -Pre-reformation, Wales
17 Strada - Pastre Dei Mountagno
    -Nicholas Saboly, published 1673
18 Les Compagnons De La Chanson - Les Trois Souverains Princes
    -François-Auguste Gevaert (1828-1908)
19 Stor Odeon Orkester - Aftenklokker
    -Albert Frederick Marzian, 1913

Here / Here 


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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

20ft radio & Dream Weapons present: WAYWARD C60

The keywords I wrote actually worked better than my attemts to formulate a few sentences - so here they are: beautiful bad trip strange surreal gothic horror spooky eerie moon night sleep dream haunting supernatural nightmare fairytale suspense voices choirs echo weird melancholic artsy space atmospheric... It should give you an idea of what to expect -Moahaha


1 Cinorama - The Day Is Coming The Mountain Moves (end edit)
2 Spires That in the Sunset Rise - Well Tempered
3 Quimper - A Mammal Cannot Be A Plant
4 Luciano Michelini - Barbara (Suite 1)
5 Camino Al Desvan - La Misma Mezcla Se Encuentra en Casa
6 Berto Pisano - Patrick Vive Ancora 01 (movie-rip)
7 Orkest Ruud Bos - The Ritual
8 Phantom Band - Nervous Breakdown


9 Sueno Sueno - Nao
10 Barry Gray - Lunarville 7: Suite
11 Né Ladeiras - Alhur
12 CHBB - Maú-Maú
13 André Ricros & Louis Sclavis Quartet - Dis-Moi Donc Bergère
14 Awake - Evocazione Remota
15 Jean Cohen-Solal - Matiere
16 Guglielmo Papararo & Vittorio Montis - Andromeda

Friday, November 22, 2019

Dream Weapons present: LITTLE BLACK BAG C90

While waiting for the next 20ft Radio-mix to broadcast I figured I might as well brush up on - and share another one of my pre-Dream Weapons C90's. Its probably brand new to most of you blog visitors anyway. Upon relistening I enjoyed it way more than I though I would. An unpretentious, non-conceptual bag of freaky fun, I think. Eight years ago these tunes were all ultra obscure (even Drowning in Berlin & Yeweyn Haregitu).

-An eclectic mix of japanese waltzes, vintage electronics, strings & discobeats, fast flowing chanteuses, fun rides, badtrips, space-sweeps, and some occult jazzfusion. Once you opened this Pandoras purse and unleashed all its mysteries and dark little secrets, there's no turning back
-Moahaha, 2011

1. After Dinner – Sepia Ture
2. Fibonaccis – The Ordinary Women
3. Johnny Hawksworth – The Whistler
4. Melodic Energy Commission – Migration of the Snails*
5. Les Elles – La Chatte Monsieur Clock
6. Classroom (Cos) – La Partie D’ Checs
7. Staff Carpenbourg and the Electric Corona – Lightning Fires, Burning Sorrows
8. Mobiles – Drowning in Berlin
9. Munch – Car
10. Variete – Good Night-Age
11. Aleksei Rybnikov – Big Space Travel OST, unknown title
12. Nico Fidenco – Come Back! Rhythm
13. Non Credo – Happy Wretched Family
14. Patrice Sciortino – Approche Dramatique
15. Andre Hossein – Orgie 4 (Macha-Raspoutine)


1. After Dinner – Sepia Ture II
2. J.A Caesar – Nazo ga Fue Fuku Kagee ga Oduru
3. Solex – Some Solex
4. Oleg Kostrow – Zagado’njy Passazhir
5. Yello – No More Roger
6. Ennio Morricone – La Proprieta’ Non E’ Piu un Furto
7. Dollie – Under Snø
8. Danielle Dax – The Shamemen
9. Guy Pedersen (Chant : Françoise Walle) – Te Connais Tu Toi Même
10. Caravelli - Métamorphose Démentielle
11. Goom – Massai (Part 1)
12. Darso & Daetty Kurnia – Jalma Dengki
13. Apparation – Apparation
14. Alemayehu Eshete – Yeweyn Haregitu
15. Jacques Denjean – The Cult
    (outro: Columbia River Entertainment – Knocking On Door)

*I replaced Ramases – Crazy One with Migration of the Snails, as Prabha Devi has used the former for one of his mixes.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dream Weapons present: INCANTATIONS C60

Like spinning in an opium hallucination, INCANTATIONS takes you through various stages of intoxication. From the soothing inception of dreams, to the darker depths of "the fear", soft pockets of clean air, spiralling nausea, and the final curtain call when the world slips back into our senses and we once again press play - Prabha Devi

Lennie Hibbert - Chinese Beauty
Francis Bebey - Rwanda
Orient Express - Birds of India
Omar Khorshid - Raqsed El Fada
Alessandro Blonksteiner - Un Jardin
Naima Samih - Rmani Rih

Les Abranis - Chenar Le Blues
Omar El Shariyi - Maliesh Amal
Amedee Pierre et I’Ivoiro Star - Vla
Vas De Cabo Verde - Fra Broque
Tesfai Gabre with Choir - Ye Feker Selamta
Neşe Karaböcek - Aşık Olamıyorum
Cici Kizlar - Gencim Yaşamı Severim


Monday, October 28, 2019

Dream Weapons present: SAFE SPACE IS THE PLACE C90

The season of colorful autumn leaves dancing in the air is ending and we’re entering the dark days of winter. So I’ve compliled a bright and gentle soundtrack to help us through. My idea of a safe space is a recreational place in sound filled with soft and comforting melodies, angelic voices, harps, wide eyed innocence and general kindness - rather than the modern understanding of the term. I guess mostly I just added «safe» to Sun Ra’s afrofuturist sci-fi flick and thought it looked kinda clever. Its basically Windswept Daydream / Birds of a Feather part three.

-Come to think of it warm and lovingly crafted melodies sometimes work like magic in horror movies, or as the score to your worst nightmares… but scratch that thought and just revel in tenderness -Moahaha

 1 Mary Badham - Wish Me a Rainbow
 2 Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Summertime
 3 Beautify Junkyards - The Miller's Song
 4 John Cameron - Half  Forgotten Daydreams
 5 Haruko Wanibuchi - つぶて数え唄
 6 Alan Lee - Bailero
 7 Sandrine Chatron - Sonate pour harpe opus VII No. 1. Part 3
 8 Bergen White - The Bird Song
 9 Peter Tessier - Pastorale
10 Satyajit Ray - Love Theme; Sanju And Lizzie
11 Izumi Yukimura - The River of No Return
12 Judy Singh - Samba del Sol
13 Remigio Ducros - Saudade do Brasil
14 Nina & Frederik - Charade
15 The Tokens - Some People Sleep

 1 Lesiman - Messaggio
 2 Nutshell - Heaven Only Knows
 3 DR Pigekoret - Frydelig Med Jubelkor
 4 Les Djinns - Les Feuilles Mortes
 5 The Folklords - Forty Second River (Alternate Version)
 6 Jack Daugherty And The Class Of 1971 - Brothers And Sisters
 7 Minoru Muraoka & New Hit Sounds - 涙の季節
 8 Muksut - Balladi
 9 Lucy Ann Polk & Les Brown - You're Different
10 Bing Crosby - When You're in Love
11 Bit 'A Sweet - Travel
12 Altatódalok - Csija, Csija, Aludj Penja - Fesl Bimbó
13 Meredith d'Ambrosio - When The End Comes
14 The Singers Unlimited - Eventide

Here / Here 


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dream Weapons present: STORM WARNING C60

Last year I made the mixtape Halcyon Daze which was a "feel-good" list of songs to ward off depression and open the doors of summer. Storm Warning follows in the same vein, trying to dispell the dark clouds of coming winter and breathe some sunshine into cold rooms. From calypso to japanese pop songs and african swingers, just let the mood take over and fill you with some optimism - Prabha Devi.

1. Young Tiger - Calypso Be
2. The Mighty Terror and his Calypsonians - Tv Calypso
3. Lord Fly - Blu-lu-Lup
4. Lord Ivanhoe - The Water Gobbler
5. The Ticklers - Healing In The Balm Yard
6. The Tiger - Delcina
7. Lord Cobra Y Los Pana Afros- Negro Heart
8. Lord Messam - Linstead Market
9. Ken Booth - Thinking
10. Duke of Iron - Bambouche

11. Papi Brandao Y Sus Ejecutivos - Viva Panama
12. The Peanuts - O-Edo Nihon-bashi
13. Les Loups Noirs - Donné Donnant
14. Charles Lembe - Quiero Wapacha
15. Liza Ngwa - Massa Pierre
16. Matano Juma - Dada
17. Afrisa International - Mongali


Friday, September 27, 2019

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: ODYSSÉE ORIENTALE C60

A trip to the «mystical orient» much like I imagined - or dreamt it was like during my early childhood days. I planned for this mix to slowly build in intensity from start to finish a little like a long bellydance routine but it rather builds, and builds then slows down… and builds again. -Moahaha

1 Ziad Rahbani - Oghniyat Al Radio
2 Abdou El Omari - Fatine
3 Saloua - Yalli Sehrouni Aïnik
4 Youssef Kassab, Hamouda Ali - Rumba
5 Ahmed Fouad Hassan - Egyptian Caravan
6 Khamis Henkesh - El Farah
7 George Abdo - Raks Al Hayet (Dance of Life)
8 Mohamed Abdel Wahab - Ayam Wa Layali
9 Najah Salam - Rohna Ta Nekhtob Saâda

10 Mehmet Evren Hacıoğlu - Çakal Çökerten Zeybeği
11 Sobhi Mourad - Bayi Am Yesmah Akhbar
12 Lila and her Arabian Knights - Racks Balady
13 Mozaffar Shafiee, Hadi Inanlou & Mahriz Ensemble - Sayeh Va Sarv
14 Amir Ates - Çaldın Diyemem Gönlümü Verdim Elimle
15 Ali Yılmaz, Deniz Göktaş & Nuri Yılmaz - Düğün Evinde
16 Unknown Artist - Hikaz
17 Sharifa Fadel - Men Soghro
18 Gamal Salama - The Story of Tutankhamun Part II, ending

-and if you'd like more of this kind of music - which I'm certain you will - check out ARAB TUNES الإيقاعات العربية


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Dream Weapons present: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES C90

The music of the spheres is recently proven by astrophysicists to be jazz. This is actually the first out of four (or five) oriental/spiritual, latin space-fusions and all that jazz in the vein of Fourth World and The High Priestess. Yeah I decided to keep on compiling until I ran out of unique ensembles and their more or less unheard tunes of awesomeness - and I have A LOT of gems to choose from. Jazz was undoubtly the greatest musical invention of the 20th century and here’s the first sixteen staggering variations of what it sounded like -Moahaha

1 Appendix - Space Trip
2 Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari - Run One Mile
3 Nick Ayoub Quintet - Desert Boots
4 Oriental Wind - Dolunay
5 Stanley Cowell - Ibn Mukhtarr Mustapha
6 Joe Chambers - Medina
7 Neil Ardley - Mediterranean Hustle
8 Elysian Spring - Lotus

9 Viejas Raices - Mira Tu
10 Mal Waldron - The Call (live)
11 H. Caiage (Gerardo Iacoucci) ‎- Pedinamento
12 John Tchicai & Strange Brothers - I En Kælder
13 The Lightmen Plus One - Song Of Praise
14 Donald Byrd - Fufu
15 Egba - Lisa Sover
16 Harold Land - Pakistan