Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dream Weapons present: INCANTATIONS C60

https://yadi.sk/d/UVlJSyZ-ZHTIEA

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


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Monday, October 28, 2019

Dream Weapons present: SAFE SPACE IS THE PLACE C90


https://yadi.sk/d/cRbd5D15ounkAg

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 

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dream Weapons present: STORM WARNING C60

https://yadi.sk/d/bqJI_YUaGWO-Dg

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



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Friday, September 27, 2019

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: ODYSSÉE ORIENTALE C60

https://yadi.sk/d/WbkgXDcBSUgJtA

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


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Dream Weapons present: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES C90

https://yadi.sk/d/RBthOVLH1RlpiQ

The music of the spheres is recently proven by astrophysicists to be jazz. This is actually the first out of five (or six) 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


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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dream Weapons present: WIND-UP MYSTERY BOX C60

https://yadi.sk/d/un9NnHrJV-l8LA

Digging for shellac-gems in flea markets and second hand stores is always a hit or miss treasure hunt. But the right kind of seven to nine decades old recorded music conveys a sort of life-affirming joy, emotional intensity or wide-eyed beauty that appeals to me more than most contemporary stuff. This mix containing only music of the 78rpm-era is a tribute of sorts to my hand-cranked gramophone player as a "magical mystery box". World music from a different world. -Moahaha


1 Unknown/E. F. Low - Flee as a Bird in Your Mountain
- New Orleans ca. 1950
2 Lulu Ziegler - Byssan Lull
- Denmark, 1949 (sung in swedish)
3 Dorothy Carless - Yes, My Darling Daughter
- UK, 1941
4 Betty Cody - Tom-Tom Yodel
- Canada, 1953
5 Isham Jones - Blue Prelude
- USA, 1932
6 Ulla Billquist - Shanghai Fifi
- Sweden, 1935
7 Hibari Misora - Watashi Wa Machi No Ko
- Japan, 1951
8 Yoshiko Yamaguchi (Li Xiang Lan) - Drifting Through Life / 身世飘零
- Japan, 1955 
9 Orkes Saiful Bahri - Ajam Den Lapeh
- Indonesia, 1950’s
10 Farid El-Atrache - Raqsat Kahramana
- Egypt, 1949

11 Suraiya - Niraalaa Mohabbat Kaa Dastur Dekhaa
- India, 1949
12 Rita Drangsholt - Taterviser 1
- Norway, 1949
13 Tora Fazylova - Kar-Shabi
- Tajikistan, 1930/1940’s
14 Biltmore Hotel Trio - Clownin' the Frets
- USA, 1928
15 Hyun In / 현인 - Mountains of Affection / 애정산맥
- South Korea, 1950
16 Folk Song & Dance Ensemble - Aikegoutk
- Armenia, probably ca. 1940 
17 Imperio Argentina - Morucha
- Argentina, 1933
18 Luis Maravilla - Souvenirs de l'alhambra
- Spain, 1953
19 Paul Robeson - Encantadora Maria
- USA, 1938
20 Norma Bruni - Verrà
- Italia, 1941

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: ONCE UPON NOW!!!!! C60

https://yadi.sk/d/iy4Hv_jjBy9xrA

Spiritual world jazz poetry grooves, some eastern tinged psych, epic spaghetti western suspense, a trio of modern/trad Brazilian tunes and a funeral march. Nothing new from Dream Weapons - except this time the music is in fact brand new (or five years old at the most)! Seems like there’s actually some talent out there still (a joke). Enjoy! -Moahaha


1 Emanative - Reflection
2 Etienne de la Sayette - Lord Bougainvillard
3 Hoodna Orchestra - Magiq Kiss
4 Blameful Isles - Light of Idun (Áries)
5 The Blassics - Nag Chamba Street
6 Constantine - Egyptian Days
7 The Soul Motivators - Working it Out

1 Plim - Aerolitos
2 Rodrigo Campos - Absurdo 6
3 Tredici Bacci - Lucertola
4 Benjamin Boone and Philip Levine - A Dozen Dawn Songs, Plus One
5 Gadiamb B - Linha Amarela
6 Des Lions Pour Des Lions - March From Music For The Funeral Of Queen Mary

 Here / Here

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Dream Weapons Present: DYING BREED C90


https://yadi.sk/d/qrSFH6FsJnSBOg

As it will take a little over a week from today till our next 20ft Radio special will broadcast, I decided I'd brush up on an almost eight year old C90 that was originally intended for सølγ שаябlɛş (which was shut down while I was on my finishing stages compiling this). A few of you may know this already - but here it is again, as an mp3 "special offer" for our blog-followers exclusively:
  
(Past Times Tunes For the End Times - Soothing Sounds of Shellac vol. II)
 

  We all know mankind had its chance and blew it. But as far as I know we did create the greatest music in the universe, and that almost makes up for all the evil and stupidity. Here’s a little time capsule documenting a slice of musical expressions on planet earth from the early to mid 20th century. The sound of imaginary 78’s spinning should provide for some comfort and warmth while you prepare yourself for the very end. Enjoy! -Moahaha, December 2011 

-it seems I've always had a tendency to try and make you think about the four horsemen of the apocalypse while listening to my nice collections of vintage tunes.


1.   Khemchand Prakash - Dance Music (Death Dance) 1949 India
2.   Noor Jehan – Umangaen Dil Ke Machli 1947 India
3.   Trio Lescano – Tulilem Blem Blu 1937 Italy
4.   Zarah Leander - Jag Står I Regnet 1937 Sweden
5.   Sidney Bechet - Dear Old Southland 1940 New Orleans
6.   Valaida Snow – Chloe 1937 USA
7.   Fats Waller - Dry Bones 1940 USA
8.   Red Ingle’s Unnatural Seven – Serutan Yob 1948 USA
9.   Eartha Kitt - Callete (Caliente) 1950 USA
10.  Geeta Dutt - Suno Guzar Kya Gaye 1951India
11.  Orchestre Mohamed Abdel Wahab – Cocktail 19xx Egypt
12.  Hermanas Padilla – Relempago 19xx Mexico
13.  Niño De Marchena - Tu Levantas el Vuelo 19xx Spain
14.  Radio Beograda - Ajde Jano 19xx Serbia

1.   unknown/Chassidic - Broigez Tanz 19xx Yiddish
2.   Žikva Nemeček & Kolo – Ej Sto Cu Nane 19xx Croatia
3.   unknown – Ezperanza 19xx Phillippines
4.   Wu Yingyin - Ye Ying Qu (The Tune Of Nightingales) 1940’s China
5.   Noriko Awaya – Dona Marriquita 1935 Japan
6.   Sofia Vembo - Panta Mazi (Always Together) 1951? Greece
7.   Marek Weber - Sündig Und Süss 1928 Germany
8.   Adam Wysocki - Tamara 1938 Poland
9.   Crazy Kiddies Orchestra - Rumba Fiesta 1931? Poland
10.  Bing Crosby & Bix Beiderbecke - Ain't No Sweet Man 1928 USA
11.  Norma Bruni – Ti Lascio Un Fior 1940 Italy
12.  Lucy Isabelle Marsh - Pale Moon 1910 USA
13.  unknown - Kalocsai Körtánc 19xx Hungary
14.  Ahlem -  Al Sheb Al Asma (Tall Dark and Handsome) 19xx Arabic
15.  Eghin Havasi - Kemany Minas 1925 Turkey

Here / Here 

Btw1: A few of these songs aren't as obscure and unheard as they once were. 
Btw2: I remember that Žikva Nemeček song were among a bunch of old tunes that were suppposedly ripped from 78's, but it doesn't sound 70 years+ old. And there's a couple more I never located the recording date for.
Btw3: While re-editing I messed up the tracklist a little bit on the B-side. But as I've said before: hey its for free!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Dream Weapons present: LORD DEATH’S COUNTING SONG C90

https://yadi.sk/d/XsUmFPg7-itZFg

This whole idea sort of came to me while listening through an impressive stack of shares on Die or D.I:Y? containing music by (occasionally perverted, mass murderous) cults and all sorts of far out religious music.

-I went about compiling this pretty much like I’d direct a low budget exploitaiton film about a wacko cult (leader): A beautiful intro with happy children holding hands while dancing, laughing and singing in a field - then the screen goes black, a delightfully eerie main theme starts and the title appears in awesome blood red fonts... or something. After the whole cast, producer, director-routine there’ll be a section showing seemingly innocent everyday life in the cult… Long beards and hair, bellbottoms, singing, nudity/orgies and Jesus sandals… But because they are batshit crazy things take a nasty turn. From there on it’ll just be a bunch of (beautifully shot) semirelated disturbing scenes until all hell/heaven breaks loose and everyone dies. End titles. Hey I never said I could direct!

It depends a little on where you'd draw the line but I suppose less than half of the performers here were actual cult members. Whether scary, naive, beautiful or pure evil its mostly some kind of religious music and mainly Christian (+some occult, pagan etc... stuff). A handful of tunes are «secular/neutral» but moodwise appropriate soundscapes I simply needed to create a killer mix for you all -Moahaha



1 Veronique Chalot - Vent Frais, Vent du Matin
2 Zdeněk Liška - Vision Of The Temple
3 Randy Matthews - Flesh Of My Flesh
4 Rev. Jim Jones' People's Temple Choir  - Black Baby (vocals, Marceline Jones)
5 Shoko Asahara - Lord Death's Counting Song
6 Massimo e Massimo - Swinging Cultists
7 Barbara, The Gray Witch - Me-O-Me
8 Harbinger - Open Doors
9 Mel Lyman Family - People Get Ready
10 Pastor John Rydgren - Dark Side of the Flower
11 Garrick's Fairground - For We Are Lost
12 The Heartwood Institute - The Old Ways
13 The Spectre Collector - How Can This Be So Wrong

14 Rev. Patrick J. Berkery, Ph.D. - Day of Wrath
15 The Search Party - Kyrie from "Jazz mass"
16 Good News Circle - I Wish We'd All Been Ready
17 Peter Zinovieff & Hans Werner Henze - Tristan (Short Section)
18 Sathya Sai Baba - Gayatri Mantra
19 Fire,Water,Air - Voyage
20 Charles Manson - Give Your Love to Be Free
21 The Christian Astronauts - Prepare to Fire
22 Troubled - No Excuse
23 Randy York - Wake Up
24 Toadstone - Circle of Stones
25 Constance Demby - Sant Ji
26 Church Universal and Triumphant, Inc.
featuring Elizabeth Clare Prophet - Decree 10.05 (edit)
27 Llehctim Inoj - (tide) Emag Elcric Eht

For the cover art I used/reworked a Till Gerhard-painting titled «Das Wir-Gefühl» from 2004.


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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dream Weapons present: COLONIAL SPACE TOURS C90

https://yadi.sk/d/3YFY62Z4qcitHg

Before I scrapped my original cover, inital idea and most of the content (but kept the title), the concept I went for was something like a travel agency or an intergalactic «Lonely Universe» travel book guide for future colonial space tourists. The end result is closer to this «pulp sci-fi» cover art - predominantly filled with stirring synth licks, drum machines and vocoders. Some new waveish songs as well, but all in all sounding much like the imagined soundtrack for a cheapish sci-fi flick anno ca. 1980 my visual presentation suggests  -Moahaha


1 Kevin Harrison - Camel's Mouth
2 Yellow Power - Queen Of Scots
3 Quimper - Pokey Nose
4 Yumi Murata  - 落椿~らくちん~
5 Maribeth Solomon, Brent Barkman and Micky Erbe - The House Without Walls
6 Don Cherry - Benoego
7 Dig It Al(l)  - Disco-Phase
8 Human Flesh - Delon Enlarges
9 Tomutonttu - Vesiputouksen alla, apina reppuselässä
10 BGM - And
11 Stefano Leproto - Love Theme from Sewer Baby
12 Suzy Andrews - Teenage Iceage

13 Lister - The Crawling Contest
14 Hoffnung & Psyche - Sie Bleibt Kalt
15 MK-II - Holy Waving Goodbye at Westgate
16 The Advisory Circle - Civil Defence Is Common Sense
17 Pink Tank - おしゃべりマリオネット
18 Die Doraus & Die Marinas - Der Lachende Papst
19 Pascal Languirand - Inesperdistan
20 Ahmed Malek - Tape 16 Track 3
21 Игорь Лень (Igor Len) - Приговор (Sentence)
22 Bach Revolution - Sound Story (Main Theme)
23 Carlos Perón - Der Zweite Tag der Schöpfung


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Friday, June 7, 2019

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: POLYHYMNIA C60

https://yadi.sk/d/xwNCfs1CE5yQfQ

A Prabha Devi (☾︎) / Moahaha (♌︎) collaboration without any real plan or concept that turned out like this: Taking off in a sort of festive African, Arab & occasionally South East Asian mode. But eventually slows down and finishes off with a quartet of ethereal folk and sacral choirs that comes with a goosebump-guarantee.


1 Abderrahman El Khamiss - African Dance ☾︎
2 Akofa Akoussah - Kimumbu ♌︎
3 Robert Maalouf - Ana Wil Leyl  ☾︎
4 Archimedes Badkar - Kalimba (Fran Grondals Djupa Skogar) ♌︎
5 Al Balabil + Ali Mousili - Track 1 ♌︎
6 Finis Africæ - Los Pobres Del Mundo Tocan El Bombo  ☾︎
7 Waaberi - Tolweynaha Hantiwadaagga Ah ♌︎
8 Abdou El Omari - Afrah el Maghreb  ☾︎

9 Edzayawa - Adesa ♌︎
10 Futuro Antico - Sinikoro Kuma  ☾︎
11 Sothy - Lam Seung Bang Fai ♌︎
12 Ambon - Tjakalele: War Dance ♌︎
13 Aleksei Rybnikov - Признание  ☾︎
14 Brannten Schnure - Das Jungfrauliche Ohr  ☾︎
15 Karineh Hovhanessian - Vardani Mor Voghp  (Vardan's Lament) ♌︎
16 Virginia Astley - We Will Meet Again  ☾︎


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Dream Weapons present: UNHEIMLICH C60

https://yadi.sk/d/Z_k4SpkAY0gYmg

The common understanding of unheimlich is defined in Sigmund Freud's essay "Das Unheimliche" (published in 1919) where he explores the eeriness of dolls and strangeness in the ordinary. A few layers of meaning gets lost when translated into «uncanny», but its still about something both familiar and unfamiliar. Potentially it can be comforting and discomforting simultaneously. «Oh, that’s just the attic ghost again» or «you look exactly like me!». An «other» kind of haunting beauty is what I was going for. But don’t let my ramblings get in the way for you to decide for yourself -Moahaha


1 The Tables - The Lord of the Rings  (Part I: The Fellowship of the Ring, II: The Two Towers & III: The Return of the King)
2 Esa Helasvuo - Song for a Tube (Omistettu Masalle ja Anjalle)
3 Kenyon Hopkins - Gloomy Sunday
4 Belbury Poly - And the Cuckoo Comes to Belbury
5 Phil Yost - Bent City I
6 Zdenek Liska - Aquatic Babicak
7 Genshu Hanayagi - いも虫ごろごろ
8 Janus - Pluck, Bow, Blow: Pluck
9 Magpahi - Hawthorn Heart
10 John Mills-Cockell - Winter Farewell (Dedication to Tolstoy)

11 Mandy More - Coffee Cups
12 Alphabets - Thoughts in our Hearts
13 Hiroshi Wada & Mahina Stars - お百度こいさん
14 Klaus Morlock - Janice and the Pentagram
15 Laura Escalante - El Divino Narciso - Lado 1
16 Cosmic Neighbourhood - Elf Door
17 Woorden - untitled song
18 Dominique Laurent - Quenouille
19 Teddy Reno - Addormentarmi Così


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Saturday, April 27, 2019

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: SUNWARD C60

https://yadi.sk/d/wSUO9cjJbHerEQ

Exotica tends to get lumped into the easy listening-section. But although a thing of beauty its often got a remarkably eerie and dramatic atmosphere. A lot of «serious music» is surely an easier listen… Anyway to spice things up a little extra in between all the hip beach and jungle-soundscapes I’ve managed to dig up seven wondrously exotic vintage songs for you as well. If you dig this stuff even half as much as I do, you’re in for a real treat! -Moahaha


1 The Islanders - City Under the Sea
2 Zespół Instrumentalny Marka Sewena - Cubanacan
3 Annette Hanshaw - Maui Girl
4 Hector Zazou - Le Passage de la Frontière
5 Giuliano Sorgini - Rhinoceros
6 Mantovani & Tipica Orchestra - Aloha Marimba
7 George Cates - Now Is The Hour
8 Stanley Wilson - Ritual of the Fertility Tree
9 Charles Bud Dant & His Orchestra - Forevermore
10 Fantastic Strings Orchestra - Luna Llena
11 Ted Auletta - The Sound of Exotica

12 Alfred Alpaka - Dark Moon
13 Edmundo Ros & His Band - Zombie
14 David Carroll - Love Theme (From "The World Of Suzie Wong")
15 Vera Lynn - Drifting and Dreaming
16 Lyle Ritz - Hana Maui
17 Toshiaki Yokota & Primitive Community - Black Narcissus
18 Frances Langford - Tropical Magic
19 Cal Tjader - Buhutu (Nanigo 6/8)
20 Bruno Nicolai - Bodo
21 Felix Mendelssohn's Hawaiian Serenaders (feat. George Barclay) - It Happened in Kaloha
22 Richard Hayman and His Orchestra - Spell of Deatra


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Monday, April 8, 2019

Dream Weapons present: (DIS)COMFORT ZONE C90

https://yadi.sk/d/CJsGToHLiLmKQA

A further out and sonically more challenging version of my largely academic or modern classical (Un)Modern-mix. Packed with intriguing soundscapes and strange beauty galore but darker, more twisted and dissonant than its predecessor. All that aside I still tried to include only works that had a seductive or inviting quality to them. Anyone reading this has got to be at least a little bit musically adventurous - so this could be just a walk in the soundpark for some of you -Moahaha


1 Wendy Carlos & Rachel Elkind - Rocky Mountains
2 Anna Clyne & Colleen Clyne - Beauty (edit)
3 Vyacheslav Artyomov - III. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
4 Grupo PIAP - Invocação em defesa da máquina III. Music Humanizes the Machine
5 Ivo Malec/Anne Pérez - Mavena 1/4
6 Ata Ebtekar & The Iranian Orchestra For New Music - Tonus
7 Andrea Belfi - C
8 Abbey Rader - Four-cast
9 Steve Kimmel - Doll-a-Bye Part 3 (Whispers)
10 Sylvano Bussotti - Variazone Russolo / Slancio D'Angoli
11 Yurodny - Zvuky Znakiv: III - Son (Dream)

12 Amanda Stewart - Sound and Sense
13 Awake - Sospensivita
14 Joji Yuasa - Voices Coming (excerpt)
15 Toki Takumi + Takashi Kojima - Mornest
16 Pacific 231 + John Duncan - Untitled
17 Henk Badings - Capriccio, for Violin and Two Sound Tracks
18 William Walton/Edith Sitwell - Façade: Lullaby for Jumbo
19 Felix Kubin & Ensemble Intégrales - Vögel Ohne Specht
20 Egisto Macchi - Kleines Dachauer Requiem
21 Ak Musick - Hava


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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dream Weapons present: ARIRANG MOUNTAIN PASS (SONG SEARCH VOL. 2) C60

https://yadi.sk/d/Y57as9nGpkEVzQ

To keep things fresh and exiting for the second volume I’ve collected about as many 60’s/70’s dreamy pop and folk-grooves as those gorgeous trot-oldies we've all come to love. One gripping duet and a couple of instrumentals - but basically just ladies singing from beginning to end - ‘cause most of their male South Korean counterparts ruins potentially great tunes with an excessive vibrato. Here’s the slightly adjusted, short version of the backstory written for Volume 1:

-Many moons ago a former flatmate had this wondrous 1960’s or early 70’s female fronted, South Korean Trot/folk-pop record that we used to spin all the time. In my unsuccessful search for that original album I came across hours of enchanting folk, pop and gentle trot-oldies from the same era instead. Here’s another hour of "accidental" song discoveries and if you fail to find anything to love, I’m afraid you better go see a cardiologist asap -Moahaha


1. 박인희 / Park In Hee - 목마와 숙녀  / A Wooden Horse and a Lady
2. 이미자 / Lee Mija - 밤의 정거장 / The Night Station
3. 이난영 / Lee Nan Young - 일전상서 / Day Job
4. 황금심 / Hwang Geumsim - 뽕따러 가세 / Let's Go to Pick Mulberry Leaves
5. 송춘희 / Song Chun Hee - 우리마을 처녀총각 / Our Village Virgin Bachelor
6. 김학송 / Kim Hyong Song? - 님오시는밤 / Night Coming
7. 남국인 / South - 검은 상처의 부루스 / Broken Promises
8. 루비시스터 / Ruby Sisters - 마지막 데이트 / Last Date
9. 윤연선 / Yun Yeon Seon - 내일부터 / From Tomorrow
10. 라나에로스포 / Lana et Rospo - 섬머와인 / Summer Wine
11. 화니씨스터 / Fanny Sisters - 이슬 / Dew

12. 김추자 / Kim Choo Ja - 그럴수가 있나요 / How Can it Be?
13. 정훈희 / Jung Hoon Hee - 끝나 버렸어 / It's Over
14. 서상진 / Seo Sang-jin - 불좀 꺼주소 / Remove Address
15. 펄 시스터즈 / Pearl Sisters - 기억해 줘 / Remember Me
16. 임재우 / Lim Jae Woo - 돌아와요 부산항에 / Come Back to Busan Port
17. 김정미 / Kim Jung Mi - 저녁 목장 / Evening Pastoral
18. 임성아 / Im Seong-ah - 대전블루스 / Daejeon Blues
19. 김부자 / Kim Buja - 말없이 떠나렵니다 / I Will Leave Without Speaking
20. 최정자 / Choy Jeongja - 창부타령 / Changbu Taryong
21. 현경과 영애 / Hyunkyung And Youngae - 海で / At Sea

(No one can strike a pose quite like the Pearl Sisters which is why they are featured on the cover once again)


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Friday, March 15, 2019

Dream Weapons present: THE SYNTHETIC CHRYSALIS C60

https://yadi.sk/d/1j0x2tde87PHWA

For the first time in ages we proudly present: a guest mix! As you’ll hear and see our friend MVM has his own distinct voice and esthetics - but still somehow fits in perfectly:
 
-I have always been drawn to music in films, and especially the not-so-great ones; Primarily from the early to mid-eighties, which are often synth-laden. The music has this great organic quality. “The Synthetic Chrysalis”, as the name suggests, tries to encapsulate that (though not synth-oriented). And as the life from a chrysalis to a butterfly slowly evolves, this mix follows the same path. The sculpture on the cover is by the late great Ken Price - a favorite artist of mine for a long time -MVM

A

Marc Barreca - Community Life
Doxa Sinistra -  The Other Stranger
Diseño Corbusier - Meta Metalic
Amedeo Tommasi: Calma Apparente
James Dashow - Sequenza Bosco - Fuga (Theme From "Oedipus Orca»)
Klaus Weiss - Into The Wind
Demolition Group - You Better Stay Alive

B

Zazou-Nodland-Lema - Stranger in the New Light
Izzanelli & Samy Wathson - Givre Astral
Anton Ignorant - Banal
Ströer Duo - Vietnam
Yoran - Montparnasse
Lena Platonos - Erotes to Kalokairi (loves in the summer)
Williams Grossart - Morning Dew
Rexy - Running Out Of Time


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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Dream Weapons present: BIRDS OF A FEATHER C90

https://yadi.sk/d/QdBNTjzpDWRuxw

Or «Birds of a feather flock together» as the full proverb goes. The original idea was to collect about a dozen sweet songs and team them up with one matching instrumental each - while maintaining a continuous flow. That proved a little too difficult but I came rather close with these 17x2 neighborly oldies. At least the instrumental-song-instrumental and so fourth-structure is intact. Easy on the ears in a similar fashion Edmund Dulac’s enchanting cover illustration is easy on the eyes -Moahaha


1 Gus Vali - Delilah
2 Lily Chao - Shepherd Girl
3 Modern Sound Quintet - Urisa
4 Pearl Bailey And Sylvia Lynn  - The Wayfaring Stranger
5 Gianni Marchetti - Off Sale
6 The Caravelles - Don't Blow Your Cool
7 Teichiku Orchestra - Kimi wa Kokoro wa Tsuma Dakara
8 Mindaugas Urbaitis & Gintare Jautakaite - Kol Miega Vaikai
9 Hareton Salvanini - Perseguição
10 Marion - Abyssinian Secret
11 Alex Stordahl and His Orchestra - Tunis: Ports of Call (Escales)
12 Line Monty (Laïla Fateh) - L'orientale (original version)
13 Kostas Bezos and the White Birds - Μη με ρωτάς (Don't Ask Me)
14 Narciso Parigi - ...E La Barca Tornò Sola
15 Richie Allen - Breakin' Out
16 Yun Liu - 深閨寂寂 (Deep and Silent)
17 Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos - 花笠音頭 [Hanagasa Hondo]

18 Alicia Maguina - Interrogación
19 C. Papadoukas & C. Pertsinidis - Petite Guitare Triste
20 Juan Gelman & Juan Cedrón - Extrañura
21 Horst Wende - Forlorn Girl (Wafani)
22 Arleta - Second Summer
23 Hal McKusick Octet - My Inspiration
24 Zarah Leander - När Rosorna Står I Blom
25 Gianfranco Plenizio - Titoli
26 Nancy Adams - Love Is
27 Amedeo Tommasi - Gemelli
28 Cheryl Thompson - Black Night
29 Awake - Carrellata
30 Maha Abdel Wahab - Hamza
31 Sextuor Arabesque - Chanson De La Paix
32 Dennis Day - Wonder Boy from Peru
33 Sounds Orchestral - Carnival
34 The Sounds of Sunshine - You Are My Tomorrows, Today


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Friday, February 22, 2019

20ft Radio & Dream Weapons present: TVEKLANG C60

https://yadi.sk/d/LmYh_ia4FWN_Gw

5x2 vintage analogue electro/acoustic (but not electroacoustic) tunes of shimmering beauty and dreamlike moods to set your mind adrift. Primarily.

«Tve» is Norwegian and means two-or double but as a split… like the forked tongue of a snake. Klang is similar to reverb, but the latter can’t be used in a context such as «complimentary colors forms a harmonious tveklang» - so its not exactly the same. But most of all I think it just sounds and look right for the content of this mix. -Moahaha


1 Liebezeit, Herweg, Stahl & Polonski - Bachelors Club
2 Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown - Il, Les Quitta A L'aube
3 Cosmic Hoffmann - Hypnotic
4 Francesco Cabiati - Chok
5 Ian Boddy - Till Quiet Descends (live, end edit)

6 Richard Schneider Jr. - Birds And Children
7 Juan Blanco - Música Para Danza
8 Paul Nelson - Vortex 1
9 Jean Hoyoux - La Blancheur Ouverture
10 Dominique Laurent & Pinok et Matho - L'appel de la Terre


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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Dream Weapons present: LA FLOR DE SUR C60

https://yadi.sk/d/S4ixQeS4DE-HuA

All kinds of post-war oldies with musical traditions of either Mexican, Spanish, South American or Caribbean origins. As long as the tune got some distinct latin beat and blends in with the rest I don’t really care if the ensembles are actually from those parts of the world or South East Asia, France, North America… or wherever. La Flor de Sur translates into «Flower of the South» or «Southern Flower» (I hope). Prepare for melodramatic voices, great melodies, infectious rhythms and just plain old fun! -Moahaha


1 Don Mario Suárez - Un Rumor
2 Lita Mirial - Antonio Vargas
3 Patrice & Mario - Tchike, Tchike… Señorita
4 Los Cinco Latinos - Un Payaso en el Paraiso
5 Irving Fields Trio - David's Dance (Reb Duvidel)
6 Ana Lúcia - A Outra Face
7 Djalma Ferreira e seus Milionários do Ritmo - Destino
8 The Four Lads - Dance, Calinda
9 Hermanas Fleta - Vuelve a tu Nido
10 Charlie & His Go- Go Boys - We Need Each Other
11 Sonia y Myriam - Claveles

12 Issa El Saieh and His Orchestra - Ma Brune
13 Ana Maria Gonzalez - Dos Gardenias
14 Antonio Maciel & Trío Aguilillas  - Pena Huasteca
15 The All Star Orchestra - Yoimachi-Guza
16 Sondi Sodsai - Love Dance
17 Conjunto "Los Peregrinos" & Raul Shaw Moreno - Diablito Lucifer (Huayño Con Diablada)
18 The Limeliters - Battle at Gandessa
19 Remigio Ducros - El Bar Del Medio
20 Le Trio Brisas - Caripito
21 Lolita Garrido - Rendidamente Enamorada
22 Luciano Tajoli - Luna Algerina


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Monday, January 21, 2019

Dream Weapons present: THE HIGH PRIESTESS C90

https://yadi.sk/d/R6eUjbKd-soarQ

Basically the same theme as my Fourth World-mix. Which means more ethnic/oriental/folk/latin/psych/spiritual jazzfusion-grooves with flutes and percussion aplenty. Good vibes for bad times. The kind of jazzy jams that makes me regret never learning to play an instrument. Four out of the eighteen gems on The High Priestess features female bandleaders. Among them the brilliant Bobbi Humphrey - who also adorns the cover -Moahaha


1 Berndt Egerbladh - Ja Kom Då
2 Bobbi Humphrey - Virtue
3 Arnie Lawrence - Yoffie is Back
4 Open Music - Gelişmek
5 John Sangster - The Birds
6 Charlie Mariano - Out of the Jungle
7 Steve Kuhn - The Baby
8 L'J IV - Orientis
9 Albert Piamenta - ימין משה

10 The WEB - Green Side Up
11 Patrice Rushen - Jubilation
12 The Cabildos - Kigis Konar Story
13 Buki-Yamaz - Trade Winds
14 Joanne Grauer - Inside Outside
15 Frank Evans - The Bistro Kid
16 McCoy Tyner - Indo-Serenade
17 Sounds of Liberation - New Horizons II
18 Adele Sebastian - Desert Fairy Princess


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Friday, January 4, 2019

Dream Weapons present: THE GIRL WHO COLLECTED THE BONES OF THE DEER C60

https://yadi.sk/d/xdHv6nqQJ73TMQ

The full title includes «Macedonian folk songs & dances». Although loving this kind of music dearly I’m certainly not an expert. I think its safe to state that it shares many similarties with Balkan music though. Skillfully composed and rhythmically complex - yet so full of emotion and catchy that you’ll be in tears while humming along to the lively melodies simultaneously. Mostly women singing their hearts out as usual - but also a few male voices and a handful of heavy dance tunes/improvisations. My understanding is that this style of folk with a pop sensibility of sorts was quite popular in 60’s/70’s Eastern Europe - which is the period these songs were recorded. Maybe I’ve unknowingly included some monster-hit(s) here, but it’ll be new to most of you listeners out there anyway.

-Moahaha

Btw: search the full title of the mix and learn about the perversely bizarre Macedonian folk/fairytale that its taken from. Trust me its worth it. Seriously messed up.


1 Mirvet Belovska - Aj Gjorusice Crno Oko
2 Atanas Kolarovski/Unknown Ensemble - Povin Krušcit
3 Esma Redžepova - Esma Kiri Gillii
4 Usnija Jasarova - Selime Ternie
5 Irinka Bujuklieva - Boj Se Bie Na Pirin Planina
6 Tale Ognenovski - Adana Oro
7 Blaga Videc - Dojdi Mi Naco Na Gosti
8 Marica Zilkovska I Persa Nikolova - Pavle mi Pie
9 Kostadinka Palazova - Sobrale Mi Se Nabrale
10 Stipskite Svadbari - Sirto - Tursko Oro
11 Vaska Ilieva - Zapealo Slavej Pile

12 Kevser Selimova, Đorđe Želčeski - Vodeničare
13 Jovanka Ivanovska - Aram Da Ti Bide, Mori Stara Majko
14 Ansambl Pece Atanasovski - Kavalska Improvizacija
15 Jagoda Filipovska - Gjorgjija, Kara Gjorgjija
16 Branko Biškoski & Ljube Biškoski - Ja Podajmi Mome, Tenka Puska
17 Sestre Mavrovske - Skopje, Skopje
18 Mekhmed Dzhambazov, Ali Chasmakov - Makedonske Horo
19 Dragica Nikolova - Da li si se Naspalo
20 Gogo Zafirovski - Maloj Mome Bor Sadilo
21 Duška Stojanova - Zaspala Cena
22 Belishka Grupa - Belishko Horo
23 Ensemble Pirin - Di-Li-Do


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