Friday, February 19, 2021

Dream Weapons present: ACROPODIUM C60


As a curator of mixtapes, this time I decided to invite 17 artists/composers to interpret a sculpture by Brâncuși. Haha no I didn’t. Originally I found a catalogue with an «ugly» (but in a great way) Jean Arp-piece pictured on the front page that I wanted to use as cover art. Naturally I started collecting a bunch of twisted tunes. But as often before I ended up in more beautiful place than where I started. Eventually the selected music didn’t really resemble ‘Ptolemy II’ at all anymore. So at the finishing stages I swapped that in favour of this alluring work of art instead. Finally here’s the equivalence to the exquisite «Mlle Pogany II» in sound. Somewhat -Moahaha.

1 Omoide Hatoba - A Scab Forms Crone
2 Anthony Davis - Prolog (The Days In Space)
3 Remo De Vico - If you disappear, the vacuum...
4 Bill Frisell - Under a Golden Sky
5 Maria Joao - No Dia Em Que As Flores Comeram Os Passaros
6 Egisto Macchi - Un Violoncello Magico
7 Vittorio Gelmetti - Lied Romantico
8 T. Isotani & K. Yoshimatu - Lehte
9 Lalo Schifrin - Acupuncture #1

10 Alabaster DePlume - Pastry
11 Fabio Fabor - Asteroidal
12 Paul Castanier - Pera Geta Elena
13 Эдуард Садоян - Две пьесы для виолончели соло 1. Zargo 2. Allegro
14 Kaija Saariaho - Überzeugung
(performed by The Norwegian Soloists' Choir/Oslo Sinfonietta/Grete Pedersen)
15 Les Fragments de la Nuit - Soleils Noirs pour Lune Blanche
16 Sic - Ella Se Desliza
17 Janko Nilovic - Un Piano Dans L'Espace

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Dream Weapons present: CELESTIAL SPACE INN C60

 
«Jazzing through the luminiferous ether» goes the strapline... which was the title of an interesting article I never read. For several millennia ether was thought to exist everywhere in space - as a fifth element of sorts. We have now come to learn that ether is superfluous. But that’s irrelevant to this musical excursion in vivid and spirited jazz fusion packed with sizzling grooves and scattered with heavenly chants. I have no idea what I’m talking about, but: Can you dig it? -Moahaha
 

1 Azteca - A Night In Nazca
2 Angelo Noce Santoro - Odessa - part I
3 Hiromasa Suzuki - Gentle Wave
4 Tom Scott - North
5 Ed Thigpen's Action-re-action - Danish Drive
6 Jerzy Milian - Czasem Bez Tercji
7 Young-Holt Unlimited - Queen Of The Nile

8 Puzzle - Haiku
9 Tranzam - Tranzam
10 Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski - Sweet Beat
11 The Chris Hinze Combination - A Collection of Potsherd
12 Volker Kriegel - Spanish Soul
13 Ambiance - Quasar 


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Like this? Try these: Per Aspera ad Astra, Sun Sprites, Music of the Spheres, The High Priestess and Fourth World (+ most of Spirits Unknown).

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Dream Weapons present: THE INNOCENTS C90

 

Up here in the northern hemisphere January is the coldest month of the year. And after a couple of mournful or dystopian shares, it's time once again to let a little sunshine in. In addition to fill your soundspace with beauty and bright welcoming warmth, these tunes will provide you with a healthy dose of vitamin D. Those who know me won’t be surprised to find glimpses of darkness in the light and vice versa - which means you need not to worry about overdosing on cuteness (depending a little on your level of tolerance I suppose). I could simply have written that The Innocents along with Safe Space is the Place, Birds of a Feather and Windswept Daydream makes for a six hours long quadrilogy of gently comforting melodies and trust that those four titles (plus the cover art) were explaination enough in themselves -Moahaha


1 Brewer & Shipley - Mass for M'Lady
2 Manfred Mann- Love Theme
3 Lori Balmer - Here Before The Sun
4 Cross Country - Just a Thought
5 Mindaugas Urbaitis - Antra Dalis
6 Karen Jones - Millicent Green
7 New Temple - Psalm 100
8 Ciato & Ciato's - Aria Per Elisa
9 Paula Moore - Learn to be Free
10 Li Garattoni - Find Out What I'm Dreaming
11 Bruno Nicolai - Nostalgia Di Un Incontro
12 Reparata & the Delrons - Mama's Little Girl
13 The Cowsills - The Prophecy Of Daniel And John The Divine (Six-Six-Six)
14 Elmer Bernstein - I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
15 Lesley Duncan - The Serf

16 Vindharpen - Rosenhaven
17 Beaver & Krause - Looking Back Now
18 Hareton Salvanini - Solidão
19 The Playmates - Gi Ikke Opp
20 Gary Lewis - Look Here Comes The Sun
21 The Children Of Sunshine - Uncle Harry
22 René Costy And His Orchestra - Easy To Be In Love
23 Karen Lafferty - Nothing Can Separate
24 Prelude - Or Maybe The Autumn
25 Alan Parker - Melody and Lace
26 Chunky, Novi & Ernie - Italian Sea
27 Lorn Smith - Last Sunset
28 The Tempters - All Day I Call Your Name
29 Jade - Prelude Willow's End

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Dream Weapons present: SECTOR UNIT C60

 

If you fuse the future utopian concept of (Kraftwerk’s) Computer World with the subterranean dystopia of Mark of the Mole (by The Residents) and add to that a Kafkaesque bureaucratic nightmare - you’ll find yourself somewhere in the neighbourhood of Sector Unit. There’s literally tons of reasons I’d rather have my not all bright, not totally bleak distant future as seen from the early 1980’s - instead of the future we got. The matching analogue electronic score being one of them - Moahaha


1 Danielle Kenny - Alarm Clock
2 Lamartine - Skylab
3 96 Eyes - Chromata
4 Tibet & Australië  - Tibet 2
5 Tomita - M3 (Main Title)
6 Ptôse - Like a Mouse
7 Rodion G.A. - Elastic
8 Al Mati - A Day Will Rise
9 Colin Potter - The Lope 1
10 Catfish - Sahara

11 Sympathy Nervous - Naniga
12 Belbury Poly  - Lord Belbury's Folly
13 Alu - Big Fon
14 Sociedades en Tetra Brik - Niño Organo
15 Renaldo & The Loaf - City Rhythm
16 Schaltkreis Wassermann - Dune Dance
17 Cosmic Neighbourhood - Vampire Bat
18 Haruomi Hosono - La Gojo

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