Friday, October 30, 2020

Dream Weapons present: IT WELCOMES YOU C90

The three-day observance of Allhallowtide is upon us - which felt like the perfect excuse to locate and ever so slightly rework/improve my pre-dream weapons «horrorscore-mix». It was a pleasantly unpleasant revisitation containing one dark or dimly lit gem after the other. I think you might enjoy it too. Back in 2015 I wrote:

-I went for scores with a Fabio Frizzi/John Carpenter/Goblin sort of synthified keyboard driven approach but (largely) avoided all those themes «everyone» already knows - such as Suspiria, (the original) Halloween, The Beyond etc. There's probably just as much melancholic beauty as there is dark electrofunk here. Some of you are probably familiar with a few of these tunes already - but you never heard them presented like this -Moahaahaahaaaaa…!

1 Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave - Mineshaft Chase
-Phantasm, 1979
2 Fabio Frizzi - Baby Sequenza 1
-Manhattan Baby, 1982
3 Bixio/Frizzi/Tempera - 7 Note (Film Version)
-Sette Note in Nero, 1977
4 Francesco De Masi - House In The Park
-Seven Hyden Park: La Casa Maledetta, 1985
5 Colin Towns - Full Circle (Everything's Right Now)
Full Circle: The Haunting of Julia, 1977
6 Walter Rizzati & Franco De Gemini – I Remember
-The House By The Cemetery (Quella Villa Accanto Al Cimitero), 1981
7 Gary Scott – Main Title
-Final Exam, 1981
8 John Scott – Virus
Inseminoid, 1981
9 Alessandro Alessandroni – Seq. 6
-Killer Nun, 1977
10 Giuliano Sorgini - Manchester M2 6LD
-The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue, 1974
11 Susan Justin - End Title Theme
-Forbidden World, 1982
12 Stelvio Cipriani - Main Titles
-Un' Ombra Nell' Ombra, 1979
13 Claudio Simonetti – Nichola's Death
-You'll Die At Midnight, 1986
14 Ralph Jones – End Titles
-The Slumber Party Massacre, 1982
15 Jay Chattaway - Maniac's Theme
-Maniac, 1980
16 Andrzej Korzynski - The Man With The Pink Socks
-Possession, 1981
17 Amedeo Tommasi - Pendolo Mortale
-Thomas, 1970

18 Richard Einhorn – The Light
-Shock Waves, 1977
19 Ennio Morricone - Copkiller
-Copkiller, 1983
20 Jonathan Elias – Main Title
-Children Of The Corn, 1984
21 I Libra – The Shock
-Schock, 1977
22 Nico Fidenco – Waiting For the Cannibals
-Emanuelle e Gli Ultimi Cannibali, 1977
23 John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - Chariots Of Pumpkins
-Halloween III, 1982
24 Stefano Mainetti - Zombi 3 (Sequence 8)
-Zombi 3, 1988
25 Armando Trovajoli - The Killer Is Round the Parking
-Mystère, 1983
26 John Harrison – The Creepshow Welcomes You
Creepshow, 1982
27 Riz Ortolani - Il Corpo Di Linda
-La Ragazza Dal Pigiama Giallo, 1978
28 Alessandro Blonksteiner – Target-Firing
-Cannibal Apocalypse, 1980
29 Synthe Sound Trax Corp - The Boogeyman Man Version 2
-The Boogey Man, 1980
30 Denny Zeitlin - Infiltration (Suite)
-Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, 1978
31 Pino Donaggio – Karen's Nightmare
-The Howling, 1980
32 Brian May – Hot & Ready
-Turkey Shot, 1982
33 Roberto Donati - Cannibal Ferox Theme
-Cannibal Ferox, 1981

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…Oh, the title is inspired by The Creepshow Welcomes You (opening titles) in combination with the modern day classic It Follows. The thought of a something evil that appears welcoming at first was sort of chilling.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Dream Weapons present: MONDE À PART C60

Its been quite some time since I last unleashed a multifarious around-the-globe-in-an-hour song&dance-ride* upon our listeners. Soo... I guess its time for another sprawling collection of finely aged melodies that you’ve never ever heard before - originating from somewhere either east or south of… me. My semipretentious Godard-paraphrasing title aside, I really just hope my selection of songs will lift your spirits -Moahaha 

1 Salwa - Tcharrafna
2 Elisabeth Waldo - Balsa Boat
3 Khurmo Shirinova - Didam Ingori - Дидам Ингори Худро
4 The Silvery Boys - O Amanhecer
5 Taroub - Wahawi Ya Wahawi وحوي يا وحوي
6 Suns of Arqa - World Peace A.D.?
7 Farida Parveen - Pakhi Kakhan Ure Jay
8 Ade Suparman - Marudah

9 Lilis Suryani - Tobt Gusti
10 Rita Rose - Mozo Dhir Adar
11 Giacomo Dell'Orso  - Sud-Est Asiatico
12 Toubabou - Mon Tambour
13 Naif Agby & His Orchestra - Aine El Kahla
14 Exotic Oriental Dances - Om Hasan  ام حسن
15 Sumitra Sen - Aaji Jharer Raate Tomar Abhisaar
16 Eddie "The Sheik" Kochak -  Floor Work
17 Göygöl Ensemble with Şahnaz Haşımova - Низами Душунжэлэри (Думы О Низами)

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* similarely themed earlier ones (but most mixes tagged with "world" are somewhat related): Sun Moon Stars, Earth’s Orbit, A Traveller’s Tale, Faraway Dances and One Last Dance

Monday, October 12, 2020

Dream Weapons present: A SONG IN THE BLOOD C90

So here’s another download only/revisitation of an older mix once posted elsewhere. I remade the cover (as always), removed a track that had about 5 million plays by now + a tune from a guy named Maria (whom I mistook for a woman) and a France Gall-song later used by Prabha Devi etc... The end result ended up about 80% identical to the original compilation. Probably a few songs you might have heard before and the B-side has a lot of really strange transitions, but whatever. A for Alluring lyricism and B for Beer and skittles perhaps. Here what I wrote six years ago:

-I planned to build A Song in the Blood around a couple of slow and sensuous songs by April Stevens and The Paris Sisters. You know the kind of long forgotten seemingly innocent (not really all that innocent, though) sounding pop-ditties that David Lynch could dig up, use in a scene and forever transform it into a masterpiece of melancholy, desperation and gloom. But this seductive mixtape of mine never materialised.

Instead I kept adding gently intense, ghostly folk tunes, eastern european folksy-pop on the A-side, and sweet girl groups of the far east, playful ye-ye, Bollywood, japanese vocal jazz and allsorts of stuff on the B-side... A trip through the motions and around the world presented by an all female cast. It wasn't meant to be a collection of songs sung by women excusively either. It just turned out that way
-Moahaha, September 2014

1. Buffy Sainte Marie - Poppies (For Mr. Allerton)
2. Salli Terri - Estrella Do Mar
3. Eva Porubová - Jede Matúšek
4. Montreal - Infinity
5. Chimera - The Grail
6. Dana Corby/Gwydion - Spring Strathspey
7. April Stevens - That Naughty Waltz
8. Paavoharju - Kirkonväki
9. Judy Henske - Lullaby
10. Nadia Cattouse - All Around My Grandmothers Floor
11. Principal Edwards Magic Theatre - Weirdsong Of Breaking Through At Last
12. Dimitra Galani - Aspro Peristeri
13. Lyubka Rondova - Yana Maika Lyuto Kalne
14. Susan Reed - Three White Gulls

15. Janye Mansfield - Cleopatra
16. Trio Visca - Tjempaka
17. S. Noorelhuda - Chaya Tarian
18. Asha Bhosle - Honolulu
19. Jeanne Moreau - Tout Ce Que Je Veux
20. Chantal Kelly - Caribou
21. Nara Leão - Azulão
22. Agnetha Fältskog - Doktorn!
23. The Society Girls - Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Little Girls
24. Chee Sing Soo 尹飛燕 - 花落未逢君
25. Yasuko Agawa - New York Afternoon
26. Nora Orlandi - Body Fox
27. Maki Asakawa - Gogo
28. Paris Sisters - I'm Me
29. The Great Kat - Sex & Violins
30. Joan Baez - Song in the Blood

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Friday, October 2, 2020


When it comes to pursuing our goals, finding a deeper sense of purpose, or mastering a skill, doing something and taking some action is always better than doing nothing.

That is until we set a goal that is too far out of reach or our ideals gets in the way. Then our pursuit of continued action is replaced by the realization of how far we have to go to get to where we want to be. It’s then that nothing instead of something seems justifiable.

-That’s when its time to just chill, break some eggs, make an omelette and listen to something good. Like this compilation of German rock and jazz funk, Quebecois prog, Finnish folk and soft rock, American jazz, soul, hard rock, space rock and private press pop, Brazilian boogie, Turkish psychedelic funk, British modal jazz and mod pop -Lemon Fogg

Side A
1 The Rias Orchestra – Thariah
2 Epitaph – Kind of a Man
3 L.A. King – Wad’n
4 Plume Latraverse – Adiadyll
5 Pepe Willberg & The Paradise - Toiset meistä
6 Paul Winter / Winter Consort – Sunwheel
7 Michael Andrews - Something Bad Is Better Than Nothing

Side B
8 Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge - Samba E Alegria
9 Erkin Koray - Öksürük
10 Apparition - Astral Spirit
11 Nitzinger – Motherlode
12 Neil Ardley feat. Norma Winstone - Will You Walk A Little Faster?
13 Spencer Mac – Commuter
14 The George School - Persephone's Song
15 Maarit - Uudet tuulet

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