Wednesday, March 27, 2019


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)



Friday, March 15, 2019

Dream Weapons present: THE SYNTHETIC CHRYSALIS C60 by MVM

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


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


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


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Dream Weapons present: BIRDS OF A FEATHER C90

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