Sunday, December 27, 2020

Dream Weapons present: OBSERVANCE C60

Observance is actually our 150th mix (yay) ever, but it seems I'm not really in a much of a celeboratory mood. Time to get somewhat serious again. I always find it easier to describe my inner imagined scenery rather than the actual musical content. A remembrance or maybe a burial is how I picture this. More like a modern version of a boat set on fire and set adrift than a «regular funeral» though. A darkly tinted meditation contemplating a closure, an ending or loss. But my ideal soundtrack to a customary practice, rite, or ceremony is not devoid of light - or life. -Moahaha

1 Irmin Schmidt & Kumo - Etrurian Waltz
2 Klaus Morlock - Opening Titles/Forest Chase
3 Mac Prindy - Eliza 1
4 Iraklis - Magiki Apoklisi - Chor
5 Trembling Strain - What The Bird Told Me
6 J.A. Caesar - 鏡の国のスパイ (The Mysterious Mandarin)
7 Daniele Sepe - Auschwitz

8 Pierre Bastien - Never Even
9 Takami - Anata wa Iu
10 Ryo Kawasaki - Tane's Dream Part 2
11 Blacklight Braille - The Fountain Falling From The Ace Of Cups
12 Sebastian Gandera - Les Sanglots Du Locataire
13 Philip Sanderson - Weird & Gilly Ride Again
14 Ensemble Economique - I Can See the Light, The Edge of Forever
15 Hills - Claras Vaggvisa

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Dream Weapons present: XMAS DELIGHTS VOL. IX C60

This year it took Pete Seeger’s banjo plucking whilst whistling the chorale from Beethoven's Ninth to seriously get me into the right kind of seasonal mood. No wonder «An die Freude» for a choir of 10 000 voices is Japan's most popular Christmas tradition. Other than that, Moahaha’s Ninth (Xmas Delights) is the usual nostalgia-drenched hour stuffed with the uttermost folk, latin and lightly jazzy Yuletide oldies. Yeah still mostly vintage tunes because hardly anyone knows how to properly sing or arrange carols anymore. As always there’s Santa vs Jesus battling out whether 'Tis the season to be mainly jolly or thankful - and if the Christmas spirit is something you’re supposed to drink or not. Happy holidays y’all! -and take care, Moahaha

1 Pete Seeger - Chorale from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9
   -Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824
2 Lanny Ross - Sleigh-Bell Serenade
   -Lanny Ross, 1941
3 Les Peters Sisters - Berceuse Noire
   -J.Larue & J.H.Rys, 1950
4 Jackie Gleason - By the Fireside
   -Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly & Ray Noble, 1932
5 Rosemary Standley & Dom La Nena - El Cant dels Ocells
   -traditional Catalan
6 Portland Cello Project - Riu Chiu
   -traditional catalan, 15th century

7 Johnny Pearson - Cantate Domino
   -Westmore & Hughes, 1972
8 John Klein - Gesu Bambino
   -Pietro Yon, 1917, Italia
9 Rod McKuen - Bethlehem B.C.
   -Rod McKuen, 1970
10 Roy Smeck and His Island Quartet  - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
    -Tommy Connor, 1952

11 Tapio Rautavaara - Tonttujen Jouluyö
    -Vilhelm Sefve & Alfred Smedberg, 1898. Sweden
12 Bonnemere And His Piano - White Christmas
    -Irving Berlin, 1942
13 Leroy Holmes, voc. Johnny Corvo - This Is The Time of The Year
    -Lisbona & Sigler, 1951
14 Gustav Winckler - Landsbykirkens Klokkeklang
    -Gustav Winckler & Sven Bueman, 1951
15 Shoji Suzuki and Rhythm Ace - Adeste Fideles
    -John Francis Wade, 1743

16 Mickey Carter And The Riff-Tones - Underneath The Mistletoe
    -Lewis Simpkins, 1950
17 The Sportsmen - The Sleigh (A La Russe)
    -Richard Kountz & Ivor Tchervanow, 1926
18 Freddy Martin & Murray Arnold - Toy Piano Boogie
    -Murray Arnold & Bob Ballard, 1951
19 Jean Sablon - Chemineau Noël
    -André Sablon & Jean Franc, 1909?
20 Connee Boswell - When Christmas is Gone
    -Connie Boswell & Nat Schwartz, 1939
21 Keith Mansfield - The First Christmas
     -traditional English/Cornish

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Link to all our Delights & XD-V (where you’ll also find Vol. I-IV) + here's the streams for 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016:

-Every December I visit my favorite Christmas-place on the internet: Ernie (Not Bert) on a daily basis.  Most, if not all of my Xmas-mixes includes a few tunes first discovered there. This year I think it has to be at least five of them.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Dream Weapons present: THE WILD ONES C60

This time I wanted to compile the ultimate soundtrack for a non-existing B-movie. Let's say its an unnecessarily violent, mildly entertaining Bonnie & Clydeish cash-in flick with a killer score and a moderately large cult following. Something like that.

-Gorgeous themes, groovin’ tunes, hip chansons, soul bangers, occult psych, far out exotica… its got a little bit of everything. And the action seemingly takes place on several continents. Yeah this one was mostly put together to entertain myself - and you. It almost qualifies as a "party mix" -Moahaha

1 Codreanu Maria Petrovna/ Мария Кодриану - У одиноких тополей
2 Aut'Chose - Une Saison En Enfer
3 Thomas Elerth - Beatin’ It
4 A Gethsémani - Primavera Cha Cha
5 Puccio Roelens - Leewards
6 Soul Brothers Inc. - I Don't Think We Are Going Back Again
7 Rino De Filippi - Calcolatore Elettronico
8 Sophie's Dream - Walpurgis
9 Afro-Blues Quintet Plus One - Victims Of Change

10 Idris Muhammad - New Orleans
11 Orquestra CBD - Tema da Zorra
12 Nahid Akhtar - Saturday Night
13 Maurice Jarre - Roxanne
14 Yma Sumac - Sansa
15 Spectre - Elephant, Mosquito
16 Barney Wilen - Zombizar Reloaded
17 Masami Kawahara & The Exotic Sounds - Taboo

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