Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sabah - El Shahroura (C60)

While waiting for my upcoming mix to broadcast here’s one more improved and repackaged Moahaha bonus-compilation «from the vaults». A relatively simliar 2x45 version was shared elsewhere in early 2013. 

Sabah (1927-2014), also known as El Shahroura (=Blackbird) was a Lebanese singer and actress whose fame spread all over the arab and western world. Still I've never come across anything near a decent attempt on collecting an album worth of highlights out of the reported 3500 songs in her repertoire. Which is why I decided to have a go at it myself. The end result is this hour (or 2x30) of tunes selected from almost 20 hours worth of recordings. To my ears Sabah's voice doesn't quite match the otherworldly beauty of Fairuz’, but she could hold a note a for about a minute. Plus the instrumentation is in general more traditional/folkier and often infectiously furious -Moahaha

1 Mafesh Gheirak
2 La'a Ya Melowaa Le Albi
3 An Nada 'Nada
4 Minqullak Fakeena
5 Tou' Oua Doub
6 Laish Bitiz'al Laish Bitghar

7 Ya Bou Al-Hajanah
8 Ya Habibi Ya Hayati
9 Ya Tayr Ezzaroura
10 Dek el Kaff
11 Ya Omma Men Chab Bhalhay
12 Aho Da Ely Benhebo

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Dream Weapons present: OFF THE RAILS C60

A ‘trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro' is good for you every once in a while. Isn't it good to be lost in the wood? Just make sure you don’t get stuck in there forever. Off the Rails is a musical journey that gently entices you off the straight and narrow path, luring you into the great unknown. Safe travels! -Moahaha

1 Daniele Sepe - Che Fine Ha Fatto Beppe Pupilla?
2 Cinorama - A Moon Cat
3 Olivia Byington - Mãe
4 Non Credo - Faux Afro
5 Sylvia Anderson - Dangerous Game (From 'The Cham Cham’)
6 Mark McDowell - Dark Weave
7 Jacqueline Hyde and the Moonfolk - Runaway
8 Blear Moon - I’m Not Ready Right Now
9 Joseph Koo / 顧嘉煇 - Oh My Love
10 Dif Juz - Tabla Piece

11 Vampira - Beat Poem
12 Oronzo De Filippi - Castello Stregato
13 Hermine - Blue Angel
14 Philippe d'Aram - La Valse Grinçante
15 Caldera - Share With Me The Pain
16 Populäre Mechanik - Für Ein Paar Deutschmarks
17 Bart Wolffe - Danse Macabre
18 Art Farmer & The Baroque Orchestra - Prelude In "a" Minor
19 Randy Greif - The Hole To Heaven
20 Daniela Casa - Occultismo

Here / Here


Friday, April 2, 2021

Dream Weapons present: SUNSET, SUNRISE C60

Spring is here!! This surely means the much sought-after summer of 2021 is just around the corner as well. I aimed for Sunset, Sunrise to sound like your dream holiday on a paradise island of yesteryear. Looking forward whilst longing back so to speak. A dozen plus one magical tunes packed with strings, flutes, kīkākilas, vibes, kotos, bongos, congas, boo bams, gongs, whistling and humming (m.m.)… accompanied by six enchanting songs. In a coconutshell: here’s another exotica-mix! -Moahaha

1 Jan Lindblad - Mera Dil Ye Pugri
2 Paul Mark- Gion Kouta
3 Ìxtahuele - Mareld
4 Muzzy Marcellino - Beyond the Reef
5 Stanley Black - Flamingo
6 Eve Boswell - Moon Above Malaya
7 Edmond De Luca - The Trek
8 Lombardo Twins - Arabian Drums
9 Linda Lawson - Where Flamingos Fly

10 Luis Enriquez - Mercato Delle Schiave
11 Tak Shindo - For You
12 Billy Ward, voc. Eddie Herring - Moonlight and Shadows
13 Bob Kojima and his Orchestra - Genroku Hanami Odori
14 Group Thirty Orchestra - Caracao
15 Bing Crosby - Home in Hawaii
16 Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica - Moai Thief
17 George De Fretes - Sweet Luana
18 Les Paul & Mary Ford - Farewell
19 Sam Taylor - Lullaby of Itsuki

Here / Here 


-and for more exotica check out Sunward & Distant Drums