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 ♌︎



  1. Beautiful textual introduction to the music. These tunes are a real antidote to our canicular days: they bring a breath of salutary fresh air into our homes.
    By the way Shusha covered a song by Jacques Brel called also the Devil (le Diable) with beautiful instrumentation. You certainly heard it. Best. Armand

    1. Hey Armand - we should really hire you and Rex to write accompanying blurbs for each of our mixes 'cause you both make them all sound very attractive. So thanks... mostly on behalf on Sadhu Sadhu this time.

      -I got that Brel-song in my collection actually but didn't notice that The Wheat-Flower was a cover-version of it (Shusha is that same artist as Chucha Assar featured on Windswept Daydream btw).

    2. Hello Moahaha,
      As a French I learned today what "blurb" means. Thanks for that! No formal hiring contracts: too much stress for my fragile mind -:). Such mixtapes are simply inspiring and I just want to express wholeheartedly my enthousiasm. I think Rex would agree.
      As for Susha it's a funny coincidence that in your mixtape you have a song by her (The Wheat-Flower) and another called "The Devil" by Mary Lou Williams:

  2. Wonderful mix as usual. Thank you!

  3. have just discovered this site,
    what a wonderful wonderful gift you're giving.
    thank you!!

  4. As an English as first (and only) language speaker, I only wish I could express myself as eloquently as Armand and the rest of you!
    Strangley enough I find myself being increasingly drawn to music sung in language other than English. Folk & Rackares Det Blåser Nordost is absolutely enchanting, what beautiful choral tones. My research suggests its of Swedish origin.
    I didn't think id quite get into this mix, but im falling madly in love with it!!!

    1. 100% spot on with that Folk & Rackare track, it is in deed Swedish. Glad you are falling in love with this one Rex! It’s probably not the easiest mix to get into I guess. I was really happy about it when I wrapped it up, but when I listened to tge 20ft Radio broadcast I was wondering if it was to slow/weird for anyone to enjoy. Listening to it again now, I think it’s pretty solid. Anyways, glad you enjoy it!