Friday, December 16, 2016

Dream Weapons present: XMAS DELIGHTS VOL. V (+ I, II, III, IV) C60


My favorite Christmas tunes reminds why as a child the Yuletide used to be my favorite time of the year. An idealized daydream of what the festive season should be - or once was.

"The only listenable Christmas compilation…ever!" I half-jokingly added to my first volume in this series - cowardly washing my hands from responsibility while claiming my innocence (or wait that’s easter) for its questionable content. But four xmas-compilations later; it has grown to become my no. 1 genre of music! No not really - its not even a genre. But the best discoveries are usually either oldies, jazz, latin, folk/medieval or classically oriented - sometimes combined. And I love all of that.

So a Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you enjoy our antimaterialistic gift of music!


1. Pete Seeger - Carol of the Beasts (whistle version)
(French, Bernard LaMonnoye ca.1700)
2. Berry and Beth Hall - Christmas Eve
(Traditional English)
3. Kindred Spirits - Pat-a-Pan
(French 17/18th century - Bernard de La Monnoye)
4. Martha Bassett - Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
(Greek 4th. Century/English translation, 1864)
5. Modern Jazz Quartet - England’s Carol
(15-17th century England)
6. Zebra - Christmas Morning (part 1)
(Sean Bonniwell)
7. Margaret Whiting - While the Angelus Was Ringing
(Jean Villard Gilles & Marc Herrand, 1948)
8. Burl Ives - Jesous Ahatonia
(French-Canadian 17th century - Saint Jean de Brébeuf)
9. The Brothers Four - The Borning Day
(Traditional West Indian)
10. Tica Grau - Doneu-me Tonyetes
11. El Gran Trio - Navidad No Me Hagas Llorar
(Gerardo Santiago Jr.)

12. Vern Van Hovel and Joe Springer - Adorad al Nino / Come to Bethlehem
(Traditional Venezuelan)
13. Zuzana Lapcikova & Zuzana Lapcikova Quintet - Zavitej K Nam, Dite Male
(Bedrich Bridel, Czech/Bohemian Baroque) 
14. Banquo Folk Ensemble - Nowel Sing We Both and Some
(15th. century England)
15. Gisella - Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging
(Traditional German)
16. Jean Ritchie - The Holy Well
(15-17th century England)
17. Winter Star - March of the Kings
(Traditional French, 13th century)
18. Ensemble Gallei & Maggie Snasone - Nowell, Nowell: Tidings True
(15th. century England)
19. The Swingle Singers - Fall, Fall, Fall
(Peter Hunt)
20. Burnett Thompson - Drei Könige
(Peter Cornelius, 1856)
21. Sandra Arida & The Robert De Cormier Singers - Miladuka / Thy Nativity
(Traditional Syrian)
22. Ensemble Unicorn - Beata Progenies
(Leonel Power d. 1445)


We decided I’d might as well make a grand Xmas Delights Vol. I-V bonanza for our blog-visitors. A carefully designed and finely selected six hours of music in total to get you and your beloved ones through the holidays in one piece!

- In 2015 I shaped the cover art in a 1970’s christmas card kind of style (or rather stole Ivo Caprino’s and added my own title). One for the sophisticated listener. A purely european, traditional folk/semiclassical mix. Looks joyful and childish on surface but contains about 3/4 pure melancholic beauty and only 1/4 of festive joy.

- A little all over the place - mostly fun and filled with forgotten treasures. 100% vintage coziness and nostalgia-vibes guaranteed.

- Unquestionably my all-time sloppiest cover design job... ever. Imaging two young women dressed as babies for christmas presents. Hm - but the actual songs collected are as great as-or better than ever.

- The original and first. Back then I was yet to become this genre’s connoisseur par excellence* and the beginning of the pentalogy is naturally the closest to resemble a regular collection of christmas-tunes. Containing quite a few household names and a number of actual hits. Just the good stuff though.

*I’m not

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dream Weapons present: HYPNOPHOBIA C60


Hypnophobia is a mix that straddles a few different genres, twists and turns, but is meant to be listened to as a whole (headphones ideally). It treads the line between the coming tide of winter and the small hope of spring

- Prabha Devi

1. Dark Crystal - John Cameron
2. House on Haunted Hill - Frank de Vol
3. La Lecon Particulier - Kayoko Ishu
4. Iconoteca - Rino De Filippi
5. Naibu Eno Tukikage - Kenso
6. Drifting in time - Paul Williams
7. Die Weisse Alm - Sergius Golowin
8. Flying At Sunset - Elektriktus

1. Zikir - Okay Temiz
2. Omm - Lula Cortes & Ze Ramalho
3. Moussa Berkiyo / Koubaliy Beriah La' Foh - Maleem Mahmoud Ghania with Pharoah Sanders
4. Swamp Girl - Chaino
5. Menina da Janela - Tribo Massáhi
6. Aranda - Naná Vasconcelos
7. Meditacao - Bruno Battisti D'Amario
8. Dope Head Blues - Victoria Spivey & Lonnie Johnson

Friday, December 2, 2016

Dream Weapons present: EPISODES OF INSECT LIFE C90 - an NTS radio special.

A collaboration for NTS radio containing nine songs from Sadhu Sadhu (who also compiled this mix), Prabha Devi and Moahaha each. Its really Dream Weapons Present: Dream Weapons Present - but I kept the strangely apt title of the L.M Budgen-book I reworked for our cover art instead. «He filled their listening ears with wondrous things» is its subtitle - and what we aim for. 


The Carmelite Nun of Lucon - Birth ☾
Christina Cha - White Lotus ♌︎
Jorge Gurascier - Sueno Otonal ⟡
Hideaki Eda & the Blaze - Sotsugyo No Kisetsu ☾
Yanti Bersaudara feat. Enteng Tanamal &  Pantja Nada - Sinbad ♌︎
Ferrante and teicher - What is This Thing Called Love ⟡
Abdallah Chahine - Rast - Taqsim: Ya Taira Tiri ☾
Yao Su Rong (姚蘇蓉) - 心聲淚痕 ♌︎
Patrice Sciortino - Aqualithes ⟡
Don Cherry - Tarot Will Teach You ♌︎
George Garanian & The Melodia Ensemble - Lullaby ⟡
Vladimir Cosma - Le Doute d’Ivan ⟡
Eric Demarsan - Ballade De L'humeur Vagabonde ♌︎
Les Djinns - L’ame De Poetes ☾  
Ernest J Gillegin - Moonlight Goblins ♌︎
Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians - Little White Lies ☾
Moki Kaaihui And His Orchestra - High Tide ♌︎
The Sacred Heart Choir - It’s Dark Mary ⟡
Turgun Alimatov - Эшвой курд ♌︎
Dedalus - Leda ☾ 
Jean Chohen-Solal - Ludions ⟡
Omar Khorshid - Al Hob El Awal ☾ 
Ralf Nowy Group - Sixteen Flutes ♌︎
Kenny Graham & His Satellites - Lullabye ☾ 
The Open Window - 4:00 A.M June, The Sky Was Green ⟡
Gabor Szabo - Galatea’s Guitar ☾ 
Max Roach - Twinkle Toes ⟡


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Dream Weapons present: PHANTOM LIMBS C60


Possibly influenced by the draining and the quite many uninspiring events 2016 has had to offer, this mix might be slightly more demanding to get trough than my previous efforts. But hang in there and you'll get a sweet reward. As always, a tape made to be listened to as a whole.

-Sadhu Sadhu

1. The Entombment of Christ  - Krzysztof Penderecki
2. Aurore - Igor Wakhévitch 
3. Main Title & Walk to Hell - Joe Greene
4. Various Jívaro Artists - Invitation To Kill
5. Dalle Sirene - Fabor Favio
6. Finale - Bernard Herrmann
7. Panic - Kenyon Hopkins
8. Living with the Crocodiles - Doug Snyder & Bob Thompson
9. Shiver - jauniaux & mori

1. Seance In The Sixth Fret - Exuma
2. Afrorera - Luis Agudo
3. Yeh Come T'be - Jeanne Lee
4. Spaced Out - Schaltkreis Wassermann
5. Untitled - Tim Story
6. In Just Spring - Addiss & Crofut
7. Shirt Of Lace - Dorothy Carter

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dream Weapons present: ONE LAST DANCE C90

Here / Here 


You are cordially invited to a feast for ears and feet alike - atleast compared to most of my other mixes.

Don’t know if US voters went for the warmonger or fascist-alternative just yet, but either way wintertime is most certainly here. I just learned that the first statement of the 2nd law of thermodynamics is that "heat flows spontaneously from a hot to a cold body". Unintentionally erotic-sounding laws of thermodynamics sort of sums up my primary intentions with this mix - cuz that’s what the world needs. Now get ready for one last dance around the globe.

1. Embryo feat. Sehnap Eizard - Wasserräder (edit)
2. The Web - Watcha Keele
3. Woodoo - Woodoo-Teema
4. Trevor Dandy - Judgement Morning
5. unknown Tari Minang singer - Tajuang Sani (edit)
6. Lilis Surjani & Enteng Tanamal Orkes - Kisah Ali Baba
7. The Seven Players - The Sultan’s Dream
8. Roberto Cantoral - Bajo El Viejo Reloj
9. Ivo Nilakreshna & Orkes Tjemara - Track 7
10. Rungruedi Phaengphongsai - Thoe Ru Rue Plao Wa Chan Khaen
11. A. Kadir Orkes Sinar Kemala - Djauh Dimata Dekat Dihati
12. Tri Atma - Lashya
13. William S. Fischer - Bat Bi Hiru Lau

14. Frankie Zhivago - All Around the World
15. Jabula - Let Us Be Free
16. Jermain Tamraz - Doogle Shapireh
17. Shadia - Ana Mikhasmak
18. Noor Jehan - Laga Hai Misr Ka Bazar Dekho
19. Orkes Melayu Purnama - Hidupku
20. Webley Edwards - Pele, Fire Goddess
21. Banda Do Casaco - Ai se a Luzia
22. Zeynəb Xanlarova - Ширваи баятылары
23. Esma Redžepova - Oketano Nano Odoja Čaj
24. Los Pastores - Plegaria Guadalupana
25. A. Domínguez - Punteado
26. Ralf Nowy - Tschad

Friday, October 28, 2016

Dream Weapons presents: SALOME'S DREAM C60

Salome's Dream is an evocative mix of female voices stirring the dead winds of winter to curl around our throats and force us indoors to pour over books, bottles of absinthe, check our reflections in long mirrors as the shadows pass making the room quiver and our hearts beat. -Prabha Devi

1. Lament - Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus
2. Nadirs Of The Sun - Isengrind
3. Pläkkikanteletar - Lau Nau
4. Desire - Fursaxa
5. Myrskylaulu - Kuupuu
6. I Go To Sleep - Anika
7. Zzotto - Pattern & Shape
8. Dead - Dana Gillespie
9. Wooden Ships - Christine Harwood

1. A Doppia Faccia - Nora Orlandi
2. Belladonna [Reprise].mp3 - Masahiko Sat
3. At the Sundown - Elodie Lauten
4. Spaces We Breathe - Woo
5. Le Rite du Serpent Corail - Sunhiilow
6. Flights of Fancy - Maggi Payne
7. Satanic Verses Lead Us In An Oriental Reverse - Harps Of Fuchsia Kalmia
8. How Sad, How Lovely - Connie Converse


Friday, October 21, 2016

Dream Weapons recommends: ETHERIC FOUNTAIN CHANNEL

My dear friend Tsaheylu Silene Bathyketes, has released a new album! Check it out!

- Sadhu Sadhu


A mix of newage music, loops, noises and fieldrecordings/naturesounds. The self-titeled tape from etheric fountain channel stretches over 90 minutes and has floating transitions between the songs,blurring the compositions as parts to its whole,adding a overall feeling or color despite its wide range of expressions. its a fairytale journey through undiscovered landscapes. From digging through ditches as a hedgehog to witnessing futuristic monoliths being erected from an eagle's eye. It takes you walking by a lake in thick fog, hearing portals opening and closing through the echoing waves. The music is almost entirely made of acoustic instruments and field recordings, except some keyboardnotes in there that stick out as kind of obvious. It's got dimensions of depth you don't discover in it's ocean of sound on the first listening, though it's manageable. If you work at sorting out its layers and textures -you can hope to reveal new forms of meditation and or worship. The tape is a inspired incarnated image of the dancing elementals on the threshold of our senses. A pure communication in the form of musical memory.



order from Sunroad records facebookpage.

Peace brother

Wednesday, October 12, 2016



Traditional-to psychedelic folk-favorites of a gentle, mysterious beauty long lost. Twenty songs and a few instrumental interludes all recorded sometime in between the mid-60’s up to early 80’s, that may lull you into a longing for olden times - centuries before you were born.

Times that… must have been total shit if you weren’t royalty or filthy rich. And anyone that lucky were most likely some sort of tyrant. BUT let’s not dwell on short and miserable lives once lived.

I'm afraid I seem to have strayed somewhat from my original brief. But in a nutshell: art is more fun than reality. Enjoy!

1. Nick Dow - Burd Margaret
2. Maureeny Wishfull - London Town
3. Robin Williamson - For Three of Us
4. Veronique Chalot - Sylvestrik
5. Zeit - Gli Antichi Colori
6. Mandy Morton - Wake Up in the Morning
7. Pyewackett - The Grey Cock
8. Peo - Maj
9. Bermuda Triangle - Wind
10. Spirogyra - Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way
11. Pererin - Titrwm Tetrwm

12. Jed - Winter’s Glade
13. Joseph Pusey - The Chambermaiden’s Dream
14. Lars Klevstrand - Det Er Den Største Dårlighet
15. Kathy & Carol - A Swallow Song
16. Arleta - Mes S’Afti Ti Varka
17. Shide & Acorn - Legend
18. Nordvision - Mooir Mini Kvi Kvi
19. Tir Na Nog - Goodbye My Love
20. Steeleye Span - Bonny Moorhen
21. Mayfly - Lemoncake
22. Folk och Rackare - När Som Jag Var På Mitt Artonde År
23. Jeff Moore and Friends - Flying So High

- This mix has taken its title from the Hieronymus Bosch-drawing (detail) used on the cover. Look closely and you’ll notice that the forest literally has ears, and the field eyes. - Moahaha

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Dream Weapons present: THE SPIRAL TEMPLE C60

"THE SPIRAL TEMPLE is a soothing journey into the throwbacks of the 60s, intertwined with some mystical sitars and drugged out vocals. A mix for the reflective soul, with a nod towards joy and slight euphoria"

1. Morning Storm - Clem Alford
2. Drug Song - Dave Bixby
3. My Way To Be Hurt - Oriental Sunshinenin
4. Raga Desh - Paul Horn
5. The Plains Of Delight - Philamore Lincoln
6. Color Fantasy - Maitreya Kali
7. Raining- Paper Garden
8. Way Of Going - The Cosmic Gardeners

1. Someday Girl - The Moon
2. Magical Fingers Of Minervae - J.K. & Co
3. The Dream - Magic Carpet
4. Crazy One - Ramases & Selket
5. I Give You Johnee The Truth - Saddhu Brand
6. Road to the Sun - Roger Bunn
7. Dance of Maria - Elias Rahbani
8. Going Back Instrumental Ooda Chant & Ending - Bobby Callender


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dream Weapons present: SPIRITS UNKNOWN C90

Mainly spiritual jazz - including some spirited latin and oriental fusions. Or just some jazz gems I enjoy. I also dug up some of my favorite jazz poetry tunes (all with musical accompany) and placed them in between. I like how these spoken grooves about biblical texts, New York City, STD’s, life memories, prostitution, apocalyptic visions and the blues influences and comments its musical surroundings. This mix probably seem less random than it is because of it. And in a good way, I think. - Moahaha

1. Nat Adderley Sextet (feat. narrator Rick Holmes) - The Eternal Walk
2. Jayne Cortez with Richard Davis - I Am New York City
3. Fred Stone - Marea
4. Pål Thowsen - Mauve Strips
5. Bishops of the Holy Rollers Fallout Shelter with Curtis Colbert - It’s Free
6. Herbie Mann - Bedouin
7. Spirale - Cabral
8. Nikki Giovanni And The New York Community Choir (soloist – Edgar Kendricks) - Scrapbooks (Christor Redentor)

9. Azanyah - Praise
10. Dee Dee McNeil & The Watts Prophets - The Prostitute
11. Bengt-Arne Wallin - Fadbovisa från Alvdalen
12. Spjärnsvallet - Elvan
13. Shamek Farrah/Sonelius Smith - The World Of The Children
14. Jeremy Robson & The Michael Garrick Quintet - Day of Atonement
15. Attila Zoller - Gypsy Cry
16. Sabu Martinez - Jeanette
17. Langston Hughes - The Story of the Blues


Monday, September 19, 2016

Dream Weapons present: COLD TRANCE C90

"Cold Trance is a mix of ethereal electronica intertwined with barren, soundscapes meant to act as a projection for the coming winter. It should be played on headphones whilst walking through an endless tunnel, or as background music to a minimalist painting. There is no beginning or end, just what occurs in low, cold rumbles"

-Prabha Devi

1. Submarino - Franco Tamponi
2. Witch's Will - Wilburn Burchette
3. Topaze - Emmanuelle Parrenin
4. Greek Opium - Papa Legba
5. Deer Forest - Pierre Dutour
6. Part 2 - Thom Brennan
7. Slow Circus - Goblin
8. Fanfares - Philip Jeck
9. Reality - Tasseomancy
10. In The Dungeon - Contact Field Orchestra

1. The Clock - Ruth White
2. Velcro Dance - Charles Cohen
3. Chearth - Caroline K
4. Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) - Tangerine Dream
5. Dawn Mists - Mindbender
6. Papa Legba - Mirt
7. Voy - Julien Neto
8. Runge's Last Stand - Kyle Bobby Dunn
9. Elegia - Lino Capra Vaccina
10. Luci - Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy

Here / Here


Monday, September 12, 2016

Dream Weapons presesent: CANICULAR DAYS C60

Just shy of summer, I finally managed to finish this breezy/upbeat little mix for you all. Albeit the slight delay, this one should still be perfectly fine to savour with that one too many frozen daiquiri by an imaginary poolside.

1. Olha Quem Chega - Tania Maria
2. A Lo Loco - Perez Prado
3. Ansiedad - Aldemaro Romero  
4. Chega de mentira - Thelma
5. Izonyosi - Big Voice Jack
6. Gueri-Gueri -Orlandivo
7. Black & White -  Moussa Doumbia
8. The River - Lord Melody
9. Mad Arranger - Maestro
10. War - Growling Tiger

1. Silver Pipe -Holom Toe Swingsters
2. Recardo Bossa Nova - Pat Thomas
3. Misled Kid - Misled Children & Odea n Pope
4. Bebê - Hermeto Pascoal
5. Midnight Sun - The Brothers Castro
6. Llegada - Los Chiriguanos
7. Comunhão -Nelson Ângelo e Joyce
8. Zapateo en Menor - Vincente Vasquez D.
9. Sagoön - Yngve Stoor

Here / Here


Monday, August 15, 2016



Not sure this title sits well with any native speaker of english but it makes sense to me. A ghost story of the sort that might have given you a good scare as a child, but maybe not so much if revisited as a grown up. It won't give you nightmares anymore but the dense, haunting atmosphere is still present. Childhood memories both from experience and fiction when magic and the supernatural felt just as real as reality.


1. Klaus Morlock - Lovely Molly
2. Pantaleimon - We Love (Pink Light)
3. Jon Brooks - Neap Tide
4. Haruomi Hosoni - La Kanto Rondiro de al Steloj
5. Caldera - The Mother Stood
6. Paul Nagle - 732 and 815
7. Kimtak Building – The Thirsty Pond
8. Barbara Morgenstern w/ Jacaszek - Den Kommenden Morgen
9. Stefano Leproto - Theme From the Black Pyramid
10. Traditionalists - Funeral for What Might Have Been (Sophia's Theme)
11. Naushad – Song of the Waves
12. Alice Through The Looking Glass - Through the Looking Glass
13. Alessandro Alessandroni - Whistle Waves

14. Ginny Simms & Kay Kyser's Band - I'd Know You Anywhere/One Track Mind
15. Vic Mars - Butterflies, Bees and Other Insects
16. Brannten Schnüre – Pfirsche
17. Aleksei Rybnikov – Big Space Travel
18. Keeler - Montage of a Dream – Deferred
19. Wolfgang Riechmann - Abendlicht
20. Combustable Edison - Theme From Tiki Wonder
21. Fred Bogusto – Un Détective (The Murder Theme)
22. Ken Nordine - Piccolos
23. The Ilk - Of Hogben's Hill
24. Paul Mark - To Ryan Se
25. Eric Demarsan – Arrivee a Paris
26. Umberto - Lost Night
27. Kosmisher Läufer – Der Traum des Jungen

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dream Weapons present: SOUNDSTORMS C90


Although you can't tell by listening to my mixtapes shared here so far, I've always loved heavy, hypnotic riffs and pounding percussion - but it seems every kraut-or spacerock obscurity of the golden era is already dug up, ressurected and compiled to death. Which is why it was more inspirational to present some fuzzed & far out cosmic rock from the last couple of decades instead. A lot more fun for you and me both. Sixteen more or less contemporary bands mostly (but not all) sounding much like they're some long lost and overlooked 70's discovery - but why hold that against them as long as the ideas and tunes are groovy and fresh?


1. Polska Radio One - Последняя Мантра
2. Squadra Omega - The Mystery of the Deep Blue Sea
3. Lay Llamas – Archaic Revival
4. Electric Orange – Perpetuum Mobiliar
5. Hills – Death 1
6. Sula Bassana – Lost in Space
7. Al Doum & the Faryds – Sinai
8. Unknown/Mike? - Paternoster Remix

9. Melting Euphoria – Harbour of Infinity
10. Electric Moon – Kleiner Knaller
11. Christine 23 Onna – Fantastico
12. Gr – Bradtenehend
13. Lumerians – Untitled 3
14. Arcana – The Earth Below
15. Golem – Stellar Launch
16. Pyramidal – Kosmik Blizzard

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Dream Weapons present: DISTANT DRUMS C90


I originally shared an almost identical version of this last summer, but guessing its new to most visitors here.

Distant Drums is my attempt at compiling an exotica or rather just an exotic-sounding mix - or maybe a few tunes here simply remind me of the sun and the ocean. Anyway I decided not to allow myself to include any of the usual suspects - and leaving out any favorites discovered on Flash Straps (highly recommended blog!) many rips and mixes. I almost succeeded on both accounts. I've loved the sound of this criminally underrated genre ever since I got Martin Denny's A Taste of Honey for free at a flea market a little over 20 years ago (hardly exotica and far from being among his best, but it did the trick). So here's a light, gentle and deliciously inauthentic 90-minute tour around everywhere in the world westerners consider east or south.


1. Helen Merrill - Mountain High, Valley Low
2. The Surfmen - Tahiti Sunrise
3. Herbie Mann - Incense
4. Korla Pandit - Kumar (1958 vers.)
5. Dilip Roy - Camel Rider
6. Leo Addeo - Blue Hawaii
7. Dion Ralke – Black Panther
8. Sam Cooke - Bali H'ai
9. Ron Goodwin - Farewell to Lebanon
10. April Stevens - I'll Wait For Your Love
11. Lalo Schifrin - The Wave
12. Secret Chiefs 3 - Ship of Fools
13. Steve Race – The Seven Veils

14. Dinah Shore - My Isle of Golden Dreams
15. The Polynesians - Marcelle-A-Vahini
16. Yonca Stüdyo Orkestrası - Yunus
17. Annette Hanshaw - Pagan Love Song
18. Sun Ra - Tiny Pyramids
19. Cal Tjader - The Fakir
20. Alan Lorber - Hang on to a Dream
21. Hugo Montenegro - Mongolian Horsemen
22. Ida Brun - Tu Jouais La Comedie
23. John Zorn - Po'o'uli
24. The Melody Mates - Enchantement
25. Hugo Blanco - Orquidea Arabe
26. Walter Wanderlay - Canto de Ossanha
27. Kitty Daisey - Swingin Hawaii

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dream Weapons present: DEAD BUT DREAMING C90


Its only occasionally as gloomy as the title and cover suggests. I just like the sound and looks of it.

-Picture yourself floating in some sort of limbo whilst semi-consciously drifting in and out of dreams. Some of them pleasant and beautiful while others eerie and dark but every time you you're about to grasp what its all about, the scenery changes. Perhaps forces of good and evil are fighting for your soul to keep. I don't know I've never been dead – and I don't have a soul. Far out! - but almost gentle enough to qualify as a relaxation tape.

Do yourself a favour and listen all the way through or else you'll miss out on Mal Waldron's stunning farewell.


1. Tiny Tim – Welcome to My Dream
2. Egisto Macchi – Cancion Primera
3. Frankie Dymon Jr. - Sylvia
4. Phil Yost – Wave Your Moonlight Hat For the Snowfall Train
5. Jean-Claude Deblais - Miroir du Fantastique
6. Ben Wright & Jazz Canto – In My Craft of Sullen Art
7. Krzysztof Komeda - Sult II
8. Philippe Feret - Neige Sur la Vallee
9. Rita Moss – Daydream
10. Johnny Scott Quintet - Variation 4 – Harp
11. Fifths Of Seven - Rosa Centifolia
12. The Swingle Singers - Sonate en do mineur: II. Andante Moderato
13. Michel Gonet - Eve Psychedelique

14. Ivor Cutler - When I Entered
15. J.P. Decerf / G. Zajd - Sailor Stories
16. Hubert Laws – Syrinx
17. Kenneth Patchen - Do The Dead Know What Time It Is?
18. Elvin Jones - P. P. Phoenix
19. The Richard Davis Trio - ITT and Allende
20. Giacinto Scelsi - Hyxos (edit)
21. Hoang Oanh - Ưu Tư Lần Đầu
22. Georges Delerue - Retrouvailles a Lauberge De La Becasse
23. Nora Orlandi - Marcel / Deborah
24. Scoen & Cicci Santucci - Mota
25. Phyllis King – Time
26. Vidmantas Bartulis - Du Klausimai Laukinės Slyvos Medžiui (edit)
27. Mal Waldron - Sayonara

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dream Weapons shares: Dane Belany - Motivations

Ok. This is not what we do, but I feel a bit bad about beeing so slow with my mixes, so I'll share this absolute gem of an album with you all while im working on my next mix. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dream Weapons present: PÉROLAS BARROCAS C90


And now for something completely different, its: The Best Baroque Mixtape In The World...Ever!*

Pérola Barrocas means irregular pearls – which is the original meaning behind the term Baroque. I skipped the obvious genius of the era Bach (+ Handel...and Purcell), focusing rather heavily on the «early music» sounds of the harpsichord, harp, strings, gloomy organ and quite a lot of viola da gamba-drones. Some songs and dances, a few furiously dynamic orchestral assaults but the allegros are largely outnumbered by the adagios.


1. Claude Balbastre (1724 -1799, FR) La Lugeac
- Ewald Demeyere
2. Antoine Forqueray (1671-1745, FR) Le Carillon de Passy
- Vittorio Ghielmi & Luca Pianca
3. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643, IT) Interrotte Speranze
- Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata
4. Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 28 July 1741, IT) Violin Concerto in C major - Allegro Ma Poco
Il Pomo d'Oro, Dmitry Sinkovsky (violin + conductor)
5. Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725, IT) De Tenebroso Tacu
- Gérard Lesne & Il Seminario Musicale
6. Francesco Petrini (1744-1819, DE/FR) Les Folies d'Espagne et Douze Variations
- Sandrine Chatron
7. Gaspard Le Roux (1660-1707, FR) Courante Luthee
- Les Clavecin Reunis: Jan Devlieger & Guy Penson
8. François Couperin (1668-1733, FR) Verse 13 - Adolescentulus Sum Ego
- Christophe Rousset & Les Talens Lyriques
9. Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (1640–1700, FR) Concert n° 9 Le Suppliant
- Les Voix Humaines, Stephen Stubbs
10. Henry Du Mont (1610-1684, BE) Allemande Grave
- Bernard Foccroulle
11 Giusippe Tartini (1692-1770, SI/IT) Solitario Bosco Ombroso
- Patrizia Bovi

1. Giusippe Tartini ('') Sonate Brainard A3, Giga
- Chiara Banchini
2. Antonio Bertali (1605-1669, IT) Chiacona
- Rachel Podger, Marcin Świątkiewicz, Daniele Caminiti
3. Tobias Hume (1579-1645, UK) Harke, Harke en Sol Mineur
- Jordi Savall
4. Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764, IT) Il Pianto d'Arianna' - IV. Grave
- Concerto Koln
5. André Campra (1660-1744, FR) Florete Prata (edit)
- Les Arts Florissants
6. Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745, CZ) Sonata No. 6 In C minor - III Andante
- Dombrecht, Ponseele, Ebbinge
7. Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787, DE) Allegro WKO192
- Susanne Heinrich
8. Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677, IT) L'amante Modesto
- Cappella Mediterranea - Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
9. Giovanni Maria Trabaci (1575-1647, IT) Toccata Seconda & Ligature Per L'arpa
- Margret Köll
10. Johannes Schenck (1660-1712, NL) Sonata No. 8 in C-Moll I. Adagio
- Wieland Kuijken, François Joubert-Caillet
11 Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764, FR) Les Boreades - Les Vents
- Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall 

*and only?

Monday, June 6, 2016

Dream Weapons present: PSYCHOMAGIK C60

Psychomagik is a compilation of songs from various walks of life. Intended as nothing more than auditory pleasure and a travelogue around the world taking in the sights and sounds of elusive caves and temples. It's not dark as much as an uplifting melancholy which fits nicely under the umbrella of the occult or the hidden. A paradise of hidden delights.

Cristo Redentor - Donald Byrd
Accadde A Bali - Arawak
Tiger's Skip - Tony Allen
My Underwater Boy -Virna Lindt
L' Intrigue - Deux Filles
Alejandro - Tsembla

Gole Yakh - Kourosh Yaghmaei
Ad Gloriam - Le Orme
温泉芸者 Onsen Geisha - Unknown
Carousel - Harry Hosono
Empire III - Jon Hassell
A Dream - The Mystic Moods Orchestra



Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dream Weapons present: CULT WORSHIP SONGS C60

"The latest mix from Prabha Devi is a slower, more introverted mix. A collection of songs you can enjoy in private meditation but not really suited for being the soundtrack of a party unless its a valium or LSD affair. It's listening music for the loner, tonic for the vagabond, or companion songs for those on long train rides. Imagine sitting in a field with Ye-Ho-Wah disciples running around in white garments in the sunlight. This would be the soundtrack"

The inner sea (silver sea) - Alio Die & Sylvi Alli
Alleluliah - Constance Demby
Ave Maria - Aeoliah
Siren Shallows - Iasos
Mille Voix - Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma
Moonpool - Panabrite

Awakening (excerpt) - Don Slepian
Dark Slumber - Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Te Deum - Martin Rev
Rowboat - Fourcolor
Games Again - Peter Broderick
Laraaji - Laraaji
Sour Cloud - Tetsu Inoue


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dream Weapons present: ORIENT-TNEIRO c90

West mirroring east - east mirroring west - with musical influences going back and fourth featuring artist from both «worlds». There's an oriental jazz-vibe throughout but I've included everything from psychedelic ragarock-fusion or whatever-to slow 'n sensuous bellydance grooves. Unlike an Exotica-album your inner imagined landscapes won't be of the sea or the jungle, but the desert and the savannah.


1 George Abdo – Raks El Malek
2 Okay Temiz & Johnny Dyani – Gece (The Night)
3 Rabih Abou-Khalil – An Evening With Jerry
4 Bengt Berger – Like Wind I Go
5 Eddie the Sheik Kochak – Asallia
6 Gus Vali & George Mgrdichian – Tsiiftetelli
7 Ahmed Abdul-Malik – Shoof Habebe
8 Abdo – Hela Hop (edit)
9 Andrea Centazzo – Ode to Nazim Hikmet

1 Renaud Garcia-Fons - Ghazali
2 Ömer Faruk Dertsiz - Hak Şerleri Hayreyler
3 Hijaz – Desert Dancer
4 The Dave Pike Set – Greater Kalesh No. 48
5 Yan Tregger – Calling Bombay
6 Van Shipley – Matwale Pal Yeh
7 Irene Schweizer Trio - Yaad
8 Francesco De Masi – In Nome di Maometto
9 Lard Free – In a Desert Alambic
10 Jacky Giordano – Tabla Minor
11 Big Jim Sullivan - LTTS

 Here / Here


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dream Weapons present: KASBAH GHOSTS c60

"Kasbah Ghosts is a slow-moving meditation that rises and falls like an inland lake, at times one for pondering, at times one for slipping into a cheery flashback of opiates or laudanum. From the slivers of electronica to the ranting of a madman it evokes a sense of yesteryear and hopefully will sooth the nausea of life. A dialect of grim worship!" -Prabha Devi

Three Cheers for Existence - Deru
Zannat - Hector Zazou & Swara
Narration two - Stephan Micus
Te - Ghédalia Tazartès
La Mer - Ejwuusl Wessahqqan
Dead Slow - Tonio Rubio
Sky-skating - Annette Peacock
I Lost My Way - Robert John Gallo

Sunday Morning [Reverb Mix] - Amanaz
Childhood - Hamza el Din
Thumabinamore - Baby Gayathri
Old Melodie - Sainkho Namtchylak
Karakoum - Anouar Brahem Trio
A Thanksgiving Prayer - William S. Burroughs
All The Stars In The Sky - Chang Loo
Moon, Don't Come Up Tonight - Patty Waters

Here / Here


Monday, May 9, 2016

Dream Weapons recommends: Kyle Forester

My main man Kyle (Crystal Stilts/Woods/Get The People/Meatus Murder/The Ladybug Transistor/The Soft City/I Was A King/ etc etc etc) all around sweet guy whom I've have had the pleasure to share stage with a couple of times and sorted me out when I was a lost soul running around the streets of NY not knowing where I was, is finally releasing his debut solo album the 20th of this month and it makes me excited. Check it out!

If you are in the NY area you can catch the release the 18th here
And if you can't make it to the show, you could always pre-order the album here and get your hands on the limited vinyl edition. (250 copies)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dream Weapons present: THE LIMITATIONS OF SCIENCE c90

Solar Plexus - Moebius & Plank
Le Sang du Poete - The Beatniks
In My Lifetime - The Flying Lizards
I Have A Little Brain - Gershon Kingsley
Computer Graphic - Joel Vandroogenbroeck
The Delicate Code - Torn Levin Bruford Isham
Grey Lagoons - Doctor Mix And The Remix
Destination Moon - Solid Space
Prelude VI For Magnetic Tape - Ilhan Mimaroglu
Good Old Germany - Einzelgänger
Strip-Tease - Cosmic Overdose
Super Lady - Jeff Phelps
Tam Tam Samba  - ADN' Ckrystall
Mystery Trip - Stratis

Alleewalzer - Thomas Dinger
Грусть И Надежда - Анатолий Фомин
Dream Maker - Doris Hays/John Matthews
Village Voice - Michal Turtle
Destroyer Eye - Video Liszt
He's Like You - Patrick Cowley
Processional - S. Araw "Trio" XI
Kopf Und Bauch - Gorilla Aktiv
H.S.T.A. - Das Ding
Macumba - La Fondation
Kaleidoscope - BBC Workshop
Under Observation - Francis Monkman & Adrian Wagner
Mist of Time - Paul Williams
Tranquillium - Tonto's Expanding Head Band

Here / Here


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dream Weapons present: THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG c90

...and the road leads to nowhereis the first line sung in «Blow Your Brains Out», the opening song. But after a handful of seductive folk/pop-tunes followed closely by various southeast-asian grooves and the likes, overlapped by some avant-weirdness & doom-laden baroque - this road has actually lead you to the guillotine (dripping with the memories of the people it had seen) of The Excecutioner's Song

I think of this mix like a road movie in music – a road-horror movie perhaps. Open, adventurous, dreamlike and surreal for the first parts of the trip but true to the genre it takes a darker turn and ends in (bloody) tragedy.


1 David Alexander Hess - «Blow Your Brains Out»
2 Zerfas - The Piper
3 Ptarmigan - Go Dancing: Go Dancing
4 The Shangri-Las - Past, Present and Future
5 Maddy Prior & Tim Hart - Bring Us Good Ale
6 Jose Afonso - Era Um Redondo Vocabulo
7 Vasant Rai & Oregon - Autumn Song
8 Jeti & Dengan The Alfan - Mesra Di-Kenangan
9 Shusha - I Have Come To Ravish My Betrothed
10 Freddy Lindquist - Sharako
11 Walter Franco - Muito Todo
12 Chico Hamilton – El Moors

1 Jan Huydts Trio - 3x4
2 Sadja - Improvisation IV
3 Persona - Introducao / Monte
4 Darso - Teu Paraughuh
5 Stomu Yamash'ta - What A Way To Live in Modern Times (edit)
6 Vittorio Gelmetti - Collage
7 Magdalith - Jubilate Du Deuxierne Dimanche Apres Epiphanie
8 Romanesca - Musketeer's March (Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber)
9 Dingle Yandell & Les Inventions - What Power Art Thou (Henry Purcell)
10 National Philharmonic Orchestra – Sarabande-Duel (George Friedrich Handel)
11 Les Cris de Paris & Geoffroy Jourdain - Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S'eveille
12 Giacinto Scelsi - Ave Maria
13 Gary Scott - The Executioner's Song

here / here


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Dream Weapons Present: FUTURA PRIMITIVA c90

I thought this would end up as the less pretentious pulp-version of Antropocen (a former mix of mine). But aside from the coverart and my approach to writing this text, the actual music itself is most definitely in the same ballpark. These ninety minutes are equally packed with analogue electronics served on a bed of drum machines occasionally spiced up with a few minimalist tunes and soundscapes - among other things.


1 Lesiman – Preludio Ossessvio
2 Robert Görl – Mit Dir (extended)
3 Berlin Express – The 4-08 To Paris
4 Axxess – Owls
5 Joachim Sherylee – Start On
6 Ose – Orgasmachine
7 Zanov – Brain Activity
8 C. Boinot – Kenera
9 KHA-YM – San Fedo
10 Guy Boyer & Jean-Yves Guihal – Silent Flying
11 Space Craft's Men – Future City
12 Padded Call – Are You Anywhere?

1 Hypothese – Electrochoc
2 Art Fleury – Black Out (edit)
3 Vogue – Shattered Peace
4 Gary Numan – Asylum
5 Moebius – Etwas
6 Carlos Peron – Nothing is True
7 Yello – Thrill Wave
8 Roberto Cacciapaglia - Sonanze: 3rd Movement
9 Electrelane - The Invisible Dog
10 Eternite – Megnetique
11 Vasilisk – Heavens Above
12 Arnold Dreyblatt - Organ Music for 16 Hands

here / here



Saturday, April 2, 2016

Dream Weapons Present: MURDEROUS GROOVES c120

Jazz can be and mean a great many different things - spiritual, intellectual, political, relaxing, painful... you name it. Its also potentially full of suspense, tension, action and horror which is why jazz has been used to a great extent in film noir, thrillers, crime, giallo, cop-movies to name a few genres. I don't know why film-makers abandoned the perfect soundpalette to go along with moving images in favour of pompous orchestral scores and seemingly random pop-songs, but I know that they shouldn't have.

There's much greatness hidden in mostly obscure soundtracks and even more obscure production/library records - and from countless hours of excellence I've compiled 2x60 minutes of tunes in all kinds of moods, approaches and genres really, but still pretty much jazz in one way or another.


At the Cinema

1 Giovanni Tommaso - Underground Number Seven  (Vivere a Tokio: Citta Del Paradiso)
2 Guy Pedersen - Chasse À L'homme  (Céleste)
3 The Chico Hamilton Quintet – Sidney's Theme  (The Sweet Smell of Success)
4 Orkest Ruud Bos - Dat Verhaal Van Jou  (Dat Verhaal Van Jou)
5 Stelvio Cipriani - Spiata  (La Morte Cammina Con i Tacchi Alti)
6 Pippo Caruso – Discosession  (L'occhio Dietro La Parete)
7 Fiorenzo Carpi - Pelle Di Luna  (Un Bianco Vestito Per Mariale')
8 Ennio Morricone - Gatto a Nove Code  (Gatto a Nove Code)
9 Ziad Rahbani - Variation 2  (Bennesbeh Labokra...Chou?)
10 Stefano Liberati - Shark Jazz Band  (Pericolo Negli Abissi)
11 Aldo Buonocore - La Fine di Fanny  (Ciak Si Muore)
12 Barney Wilen - Poursuite et Metro  (Un Témoin Dans la Ville)
13 Raymond Le Sénéchal – Generique  (Chateau En Suede)
14 Art Blakey - No Hay Problema Pt. 2  (Les Liaisons Dangereuses)

In the Library

1 The Swingers – Stadio  (Jazz Video 4)
2 Michel Bernholc – Articulation  (Patchwork Orchestra 3)
3 Raymond Guiot – Primitive Spirit  (Musique En Vrac)
4 Keith Papworth – Wheel Man  (Metropolis)
5 Bruno Nicolai – Immaginativa  (Espressioni)
6 Ennio Morricone – Proposizioni  (April Orchestra Vol. 3)
7 Janko Nilovic – Flemish Suite  (Funky Tramway)
8 A.R Luciani – Epicratica  (Situazioni)
9 Camille Sauvage – Requiem Pour Satan  (Fantasmagories)
10 Luigi Zito – Movimento  (Miscellenea)
11 Pierre Arvay – Footing  (Cross Through Yesterday And Present Day)
12 Egisto Macchi – Stressing  (Neuro Tensivo)
13 Guy Pedersen – Bass-Tille  (Bass + Bass + Bass)
14 Alessandro Alessandroni – Introverso  (E Il Suo Complesso)
15 Luciano Simoncini – Interventisi  (Storia & Politica)
16 Fabio Fabor – Foule  (Infini)
17 Daniela Casa – Dittatura  (Societa' Malata)
18 Elvio Monti & Pelleus – Piscopatia  (Apprensioni)
19 Basil Kirchin & John Coleman – Paranoia  (Mind on the Run)