Thursday, December 1, 2022

Reuploads... + Cab Calloway

I've had to reupload Eastern Embroideries, Murderous Grooves, Endless Summer, The Quiet Earth, Seabeds and Desert Caravan to Ulož.to*. I'm quite familiar with it. It's simple to use and effective. If all the info appears in Czech, you can press the English flag. Press "Slow download/turtle" (slow=a minute or two). If there's any problems, just ask me. *Xmas Delights XI, We're Out of Space and Port of Call got new links as well.

  ...Mixcloud has started charging money for uploading further streams, Mediafire is blocking quite a few of my files, pCloud limits all my files due to "high download traffic"... and they all want my money. But I'm not gonna spend money to share music for free. Looks like the universe is telling me to stop sharing mixtapes..................................  blah...


-If for nothing else but to make this post a little less boring, here's "an oldie" I compiled back in 2012, that's probably new to most of you. The link has been active all these years so it's just a repost. Like that Marie Laforêt-comp, it's shaped to resemble a double album: 

LP 1: A+B & LP 2: C+D

"Does the hippest man ever to walk the earth need an introduction? If so, I'll let Wikipedia do it for me. Here's 16x2 of my favorite "Hi De Ho" man tunes compiled from a selection of ca. 300. Mainly taken from the 12 CD Chronological Classics - 1930-1947 collection, and the This is Hep-boxset. I definitely prefer his early days and everything included here is recorded sometime inbetween 1930-1941. I've tried to choose the best version I had available both sound-and performance-wise for each song" -Moahaha


Monday, November 28, 2022

Dream Weapons present: XMAS DELIGHTS VOL. XI C60

My approach to this eleventh ever Xmas Delights is the same as my tenth, meaning: another sentimental nostalgia trip containing nothing but the familiar sounds of unfamiliar oldies from yesteryear. Longing back and romanticising the past is simply spirit the of the season. It’s been that way for generations before us. A century ago they were already singing about celebrating Christmas in «the good old fashioned way». Yes I know I’m repeating myself, but that’s just how I like it. Treat yourself with some warm mulled wine, hot cocoa… or eggnog (if that’s your poison:) and cuddle up by the fireplace, if you can - with this, my coziest hour of seasonal music yet. I wish you all, all the best -Moahaha

1 Eva Dahlbeck med Stig Holms Stråkensemble - Staffan Stalledräng (early 1950’s)
2 Elton Britt - The Skater's Yodel (1954)
3 The Pilgrim Travellers - I’ll Be Home For Christmas (1953)
4 Peggy Lee  - The Christmas Spell (1949)
5 Eddie Barclay, Emil Stern - Noël Sans Vous (1955)
6 Dinah Shore - Sleigh Ride In July (1944) 
  (*or new MF-link with: 6 Kitty Kallen - The Spirit Of Christmas (1954)
7 Henry Jerome & His Orchestra - My Dream Christmas (early 1950’s)
8 John Hedéen - Nu tar vi i ring (Julpolska) (1939)
9 Henry Hall, Don Donovan & BBC Dance Orch. - The Santa Claus Express (1933)
10 Ardon Cornwell & the RCA Victor Orch. - March Of The Gnomes (1947)
11 Steinar Jøraandstad - Snefloker (1937)

12 Jill Allen with Sid Phillips And His Orchestra - Little Jack Frost Get Lost (1931)
13 Mindy Carson - Christmas Chopsticks (1949)
14 Woolf Phillips And His Orchestra - Dancing Bells (1952)
15 Bobby Capo - Navidad Contigo (1954)
16 Johnny McAfee - When Winter Comes (1939)
17 Skinnay Ennis with Hal Kemp and His Orch.  - It's Winter Again (1932)
18 Trudy Richards - The Winter Waltz (1950)
19 Music Box Series - O Little Town Of Bethlehem (1953)
20 Will Osborne - Out in the Cold Again (1934)
21 The Jeff Alexander Choir With Bill Lee - Little Bitty Baby (1952)
22 Mary O'Hara - Na Leanbhaì I Mbeithil (1958)
23 Bamberger Symphoniker & Jonel Perlea - Christmas Carol (1958)
Here / Here


Link to all our Delights & XD-V (where you’ll also find Vol. I-IV) + here's the streams for 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016:

-as always my delights wouldn’t be half as delightful without ERNIE NOT BERT.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Dream Weapons present: EASTERN EMBROIDERIES & MURDEROUS GROOVES C90X2 (reworkings)

 -I revisit all our old C90’s while making streams to upload for Radio AlHara. However these two mixtapes compiled in spring 2016, were originially C120’s(!). Not long after I posted them I’ve thought them both to be overlong and hard to sit through. You know, a little bloated. Our ninety minute radio slot twice a month was a perfect excuse to trim them down to three-fourths of its original size (plus improve on the flow, the sound and the cover art). To me they feel brand new and I finally enjoy them from start to finish. Well here they are (again):


Ever since my childhood I've had an affinity for a certain timbre that could mainly be found in the music from behind the Iron Curtain and in the regions of the former Sovietunion. Wether it’s armenian tetrachords, persian shashmaqam-modes from the central asian regions, klezmer, balkan or gypsy tunes... melancholic,  joyous (or both simultaniously) - it always seem to go straight to my heart -Moahaha

1 Ensemble de Shavkat Mirzaev - Gulruch / Soul of Flower (Uzbekistan)
2 Zeynəb Xanlarova - Ек-ёк (Azerbaijan)
3 Munadjat Yulchieva & Ensemble Shavkat Mirzaev - Ranolan Mansun (Uzbekistan)
4 Georgian Voices - Aba Darujan (Georgia)
5 Sirajoddin Juraev - Masq-e Javanan (Tajikistan)
6 Vanja Lazarova Dimitrovska - Doko, Doko Mori Crno Oko (Macedonia)
7 Abdukvaki Abdulrashidov - Tanavar-E-Farghaneh (Tajikistan)
8 Agapi Kazarian - Hikou Ghimeten Tchim Gidi (Armenia)
9 Turgun Alimatov - Chorgoh (Uzbekistan)
10 Esma Redžepova - Caje Sukarije (Macedonia)
11 Toni Iordache - Cantec de Ascultare si Breaza (Romania)
12 Vladimir Smbatian - Armyanskie Narodnye Melodii (Armenia)
13 Vanja Lazarova Dimitrovska - Ej Gugutka Guka U Gora (Macedonia)

14 Verka Siderova - Zhunala e Radka (Bulgaria)
15 Mira Vasiljevic - Oj Javore (Serbia)
16 Kairat Boibosynov - Ashilim (Kazakhstan)
17 Kanklių Trio - Preliudija Ir Fuga C-Dur (Lithuania)
18 Usnija Jasarova - Me Suneste Aljan (Macedonia)
19 Pauls Dambis - Jūras Dziesmas (Sea Songs): I. Pūti, Pūti, Vēja Māte (Latvia)
20 Ozoda Ashurova & Abduvali Abdurashidov - Yor Gulsumane (Tajikistan)
21 Salamat Sadikova – Kirgiz Jeri / Kygryz Land (Kyrgyzstan)
22 100 Kaba Bagpipes Choir and Orchestra - Bela Sum, Bela, Yunache (Bulgaria)
23 Valentinas Kaplūnas - Paltanavičius / Rapsodija (Lithuania)
24 Nezaket Memmedova - Nece Unudum Seni (Azerbaijan)
25 Istvan Nyul - Mélodie Csángó et Danse Hajduk (Hungary)
26 Hasmik Harutyunyan & The Shoghaken Ensemble – Kessabi Oror (Armenia)
27 Georgi Cholev - Melodia Na Tambura (Bulgaria)



Jazz can be and mean a great many different things - spiritual, intellectual, political, relaxing, painful... you name it. Its also potentially full of suspense, tension, action and horror which is why jazz has been used to a great extent in film noir, thrillers, crime, giallo, cop-movies to name a few genres. I don't know why film-makers abandoned the perfect soundpalette to go along with moving images in favour of pompous orchestral scores and seemingly random pop-songs, but I know that they shouldn't have.

There's much greatness hidden in mostly obscure soundtracks and even more obscure production/library records - and from countless hours of excellence I've compiled 90 minutes of tunes in all kinds of moods, approaches and genres really, but still pretty much jazz in one way or another -Moahaha

1 Raymond Le Sénéchal – Generique
2 Farlocco - Stadio
3 Raymond Guiot – Primitive Spirit
4 Pippo Caruso – Discosession
5 Ziad Rahbani - Variation 2
6 Art Blakey - No Hay Problema Pt. 2
7 Orkest Ruud Bos - Dat Verhaal Van Jou
8 Fiorenzo Carpi - Pelle Di Luna
9 Guy Pedersen - Chasse À L'homme
10 Janko Nilovic – Flemish Suite
11 Barney Wilen - Poursuite et Metro 

12 Keith Papworth – Wheel Man
13 Stefano Liberati - Shark Jazz Band
14 Giuliano Sorgini - Ingranaggi Pesanti
15 Bruno Nicolai – Immaginativa
16 Michel Bernholc – Articulation
17 Giovanni Tommaso - Underground Number Seven
18 Alessandro Alessandroni – Introverso
19 Aldo Buonocore - La Fine di Fanny
20 Camille Sauvage – Requiem Pour Satan
21 Pierre Arvay – Footing
22 Ennio Morricone - Gatto a Nove Code
23 Daniela Casa – Dittatura 

-click on titles or cover art for links (original C120, 2016-versions are here & here)

Monday, November 7, 2022

Dream Weapons present: WE’RE OUT OF SPACE C90

I don't know how well I succeeded but my intention was for the cover art to resemble my favorite Cosmic Jokers, Harmonia and Cluster-albums. I've compiled a sort of «Fahren, fahren, fahren auf der Milchstraße» mix of kosmische unterhaltung. Electronic music, but in a warm and playful way. For the most part -Moahaha 
1 Massive Suits Quartet - The Odyssey, Pt. 1
2 Mamman Sani Abdoulaye - Bodo
3 Michele Mercure - The Sky Is Falling
4 Teisutis Makacinas - Ilgas Laukimas
5 Rainbow Generator - Quiblings Query
6 Vick Mars - Arran Avenue Summer
7 Matt Berry - Music For Insomniacs (Part II) end edit
8 Philippe Feret - Jeux de Verre
9 Kosmischer Laufer - Weltraumspaziergang
10 Château Flight - Les Vampires (Part 7)
11 The Trash Can Company - The Manchester Stomp
12 Carl Matthews - Image III

13 Flaty - Aliyans (feat. Lapti)
14 Adrian Cox - Aegina (Part 1)
15 Max Ox - Seat 7B
16 Fred Weinberg - Aum Mau Mau
17 Kitaro - Endless Dreamy World / Kaiso
18 Klaus Krüger - Suchen
19 Mike Vickers - Tomorrow Today
20 Mick Clarke - Time Is Now
21 Gerhard Heinz - Disko Alternativ
22 Dominique Laurent & Pinok et Matho - Tout-en-rêverie
23 Michael Bundt - Terrania (Electri City)
24 Ian Boddy - Natural Motion
25 Syrinx - Field Hymn (Epilogue) 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Dream Weapons present: DESERT CARAVAN C90

It was only a couple of days ago I stumbled upon this dense, 19th century Orientalist painting by Charles-Théodore Frère. It affected me. I felt the intense heat and tasted the sand in my mouth. This is a soundtrack for the cover art and sonically a follow-up to my «east meets west» 2016-mix Orient-Tneiro. Back then I wrote «Oriental jazz-vibes and slow 'n sensuous bellydance grooves. Unlike an Exotica-album your inner imagined landscapes won't be of the sea or the jungle, but the desert and the savannah». I wouldn’t last for a day in a habitat like that, but I can listen to this kind of music all day every day. -Moahaha

1 Gus Vali - The Speechless Animal
2 Uakti - Arabesque
3 The Sheiks - Ya-Habibi
4 Attila Engin Group - Zultan
5 Omar Metioui - Twisya de la San´a
6 Chris Kalogerson & The Ensemble Sarqi‎ - Haso-Eliniko
7 Amer-Abic Orchestra - Jazz in Port Said
8 Train - Arabesque
9 Esin Engin & His Orchestra - Kolbastı
10 Clivage - Tabarkha
11 Umberto Santucci - Museo orientale (Vers. arpa)
12 Artie Barsamian - Little Boy (Pokrig Dughah)

13 Archimedes Badkar - Desert Band
14 Bros. In Co-op - Listen Heah
15 Anestos Athounasiou & His Ensemble - Stavrodromi
16 Baligh Hamdi - The Beloved Date
17 Roman Bunka - M. in T.
18 Hossam Shaker - Tamra Henna, Pt. 2
19 Sonorch - Plaine Du Tal
20 Said Slam - Inta Inta
21 David Carroll - Shish-Kebab
22 Arkadaş - Boyle Ikrar Ilen
23 Light Rain - City of Dreams
24 Tarik Bulut - Arabic Fantasy 



Btw: here's the full painting (thanks to pete.m I now know it's by Charles-Théodore Frère)

Sunday, October 9, 2022

(self)promotion: Eulipion Corps - Rites & Mysteries (Wormhole World, 2022)

Yes, I've made the cover art for a second Eulipion Corps album. After compiling 150 mixtapes I'm incapable of creating designs for the traditional CD/LP square (I tried both times:). But Julian doesn't seem to mind adopting "our signature look".

I've featured his music on two previous mixes: The Quiet Earth and It Was a Very Good Lightyear. So I'd say there's a fair chance you'll enjoy this if you enjoyed those - and of course if you liked Eulipion Corps (or "our") previous album Aenean Fields.

It's either free to listen to at Bandcamp, or £2.50 to buy the digital version (the CD is unfortunatly already sold out), so if you're curious, there's really no reason not to give it a try. I think it's beautiful. -Moahaha

(print on "picturedisc")


Monday, September 26, 2022

Dream Weapons present: THE HUMMINGBIRDS C60

Outside my window its all grey and the rain is pouring down. I find myself in need of a mindtrip with a summerly sort of vibe. Which is exactly what I’m offering you all as well. 

-The Americas is the natural habitat of the hummingbird and Latin America is primarily where they live. Much like my similarly themed: La Flor De Sur and Southwards before, I’ve collected a dozen sweet old songs and almost as many (dance) tunes - either originating from, or inspired by musical traditions from  somewhere south of Miami. Or maybe south of Key West. Once again prepare yourself for melodramatic voices, great melodies, infectious rhythms and much beauty! -Moahaha

1 Magdalena Castro - Tenias Que Marcharte
2 Unknown/Caribbean Rhythms - A Colombian Pasillo
3 Noite Ilustrada - Nada Me Embaraça
4 Ritmo Natural - Bolero Natural 2
5 Onilda Figueiredo - Duas Cruzes
6 Les Shleu Shleu - Compas X
7 Claudia Moreno - Ronda
8 Hermanas Serrano - Casanova
9 Hank Levine - Swingin' Village
10 Antonio Maciel - Zacamandu

11 Preston Epps - Bongos in Paradise
12 Maria Creuza - Apelo
13 Johnny Spencer and the Kona Koasters - s' Pacifica
14 Royal Hemmingways - Suena Con Esta Noche
15 The Diamond Head Beachcombers - Beyond the Reef
16 Quinteto Ternura - Ele e Ela
17 Trio Irakitan - Ave Maria No Morro
18 Daniela Casa - Aconcagua
19 Iwalani Kamahele & Charles Miller - E Maliu Mai
20 Arsenio Rodriguez - Mona

Here / Here


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Dream Weapons present: EARTHDUST ONE C90 + ASTRAL LOUNGE C90 (Radio AlHara-revisitation 4 and 3)

Earthdust One will broadcast at the wonderful Radio AlHara tomorrow, thursday at 7:00 PM Betlehem time.  I was never 100% pleased with the opening track (As an introductory song. I do like it), so for this version I've scrapped it. Earthdust One now opens with: 1 Mario Migliardi - Tema di Andromeda... (over My Love Hath Vow'd). Other than that it's identical,  just a little "remastered". Still I think a download link to this new version is in its place:

-My first ever mix for Dream Weapons from December 2015, was supposed to start off in gentlest way - while slowly metamorphosing into unnerving darkness over 90 minutes. But fortunately for the listener that plan didn't really work for me. So I started blending a few dark, chilly moods in between the warm and comforting tunes and vice versa - instead. Much better. Folk, avantgarde, soul, enka, surf, jazz… almost every new song introduces a radically different style of music, but I dare say it’s quite an enjoyable ride -Moahaha  

Here's the link to the original post: Earthdust One (2015)

...and two weeks ago, this "oldie" was broadcast (sorry, yes I know been busy and this is all a little messy. But it deserves a visit/revisit).

A sweet Spiritual Jazz mix by Sadhu Sadhu (2015)

Monday, September 5, 2022

Dream Weapons present: INDOOR GAMES C90

Late last August I compiled a folk-mix sort of tributing the coming of autumn in all its glory*. This year’s autumnal mix however, is for the great indoors. Contemplative, (but not meditative), gently strange songs and instrumentals for book reading, board games, playing cards, knitting, drinking tea or wine, making soup, staring out the window… or whatever you feel like like doing when days get colder and shorter. This time I actually made the cover art first, and then I started collecting music I enjoy that I associated with the visuals in one way or another -Moahaha

1 The Ron Grainer Orchestra - The Art Seminar Around the Fountain
2 Miranda Martino - Maraviglioso momento
3 Séguin - Crépuscule
4 Toru Takemitsu - In the End
5 Mikael Lammgard, Gunnel Derning - Vattnet
6 Benedicte Maurseth & Åsne Valland Nordli - Alde
7 Combustible Edison - Lonelyville
8 Paul Castanier - Cad e sin don te sin
9 The Sandpipers - If
10 Beaver & Krause - Loves Of Col. Evol
11 Cyrus Faryar - Ghosts
12 The Michael Coldin Septet - Lullaby Of The Leaves
13 Mormos - Walk In, Walk Out
14 Mor - Marines
15 Belan - Homesick

16 Stressi - Finaali
17 Gale Garnett - So Long
18 Jorja Chalmers - Nightingale
19 Jessica Moss - Fractals (Truth 3)
20 Antonio Riccardo Luciani - Problemi Del Sud
21 Dulcimer - Morman's Casket
22 Gianni Fallabrino - Ballata Ebraica
23 Long Orme - Nos Rêves
24 Guglielmo Papararo & Vittorio Montis- Sol 3
25 Ken Narita - 昼下がり
26 Makoto Kubota - あさの光
27 Raul Porchetto - I. C. Ciento Treinta y Tres
28 Alfrēds Kalniņš - Balade

Here / Here 



*The Light Traveller is 2021's rural, autumnal mix (+ a couple more folk mixes in the link)

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Dream Wapons present: SEVEN DAEMONS & ELECTRIC SHEEP C90 (Radio AlHara-revisitation 1 and 2)

We weren't entirely certain how to go about this, but the great Radio AlHara is planning to broadcast all of Dream Weapons present mixes. They wanted to start with our oldest C90's, and send them in chronological order evey second and fourth thursday each month at 7:00 PM Betlehem time. We love that they'll be getting a little extra exposure many years later.  And may use this as an excuse to repost and reintroduce our (by now seven year old) mixtapes in relation to them being broadcast. I'm sure quite a few of you haven't gotten around to check out all our nearly 200 posts yet anyway, so these old mixtapes may be brand new to maybe most of you anyway? It actually started the 10th of August with our second ever mix: Electric Sheep from 2015 -Moahaha

Next one, for tomorrow/thursday (August) 24th is this one:

SEVEN DAEMONS C90 (2015) (link to original post)

-Seven Daemons pretends to be an esoteric journey into the very eye of psychedelia, but in fact it is simply a collection of songs I had on heavy rotation back then. From instrumentals to charming 70s pop-songs that flew under the radar, i’m sure there is something here for everyones fussy tastes -Prabha Devi

Here / Here

ELECTRIC SHEEP C90 (link to original post) 

-Pretty, strange and pretty strange soundscapes made with warmly radiating analogue synths. Often accompanied by dreamlike and eerie voices singing and speaking -by Sadhu Sadhu

Here / Here


Radio AlHara has a lot of great music shows. If you're curious about them, it's easiest to follow them on instagram - where they post covers and info for all their content.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Dream Weapons present: ENDLESS SUMMER C60

In this day and age I can’t wait for the dog days to end, but as a child I dreaded the coming of autumn. Remember feeling free, doing nothing, riding a bike with that girl or boy that became your best friend while on holiday? Or maybe you befriended a neighborhood cat. I always did. A warm and loving bittersweet farewell to the last breath of summer. Also, the actual songs here are mostly catchy, fun and (from) all over the place -Moahaha

1 Derboukas - Caravan March
2 Lee Mija - 漢江水打令 / Hangangsu Taryeong
3 Dimitra Galani - H Pikra Simera
4 Dia Prometido - A Time For Us
5 The World Of Good & Plenty - Children Dreamin'
6 The Voices Of East Harlem - Giving Love
7 Cedric Im Brooks - Sabayindah
8 Kathy Kirby - You're the One
9 CMU - Mystical Sounds
10 Mikado - C'est le Vent

11 Ike Bennett & The Crystalites - Patricia
12 Antonio Adolfo e a Brazuca - Ao Redor
13 Hoàng Oanh - Ru Nắng
14 Eka Sapta - Pengertian
15 Merrilee Rush - Sunshine & Roses
16 The Fool - Cry For Me
17 Igal Shamir- Reverie
18 Elisa Serna - La Muerte del Niño Herido
19 Ruy Mingas - Mu Ndenge Ami
20 The Robin Jones Seven  - Warm Loving Eyes

Here / Here


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Dream Weapons present: PORT OF CALL C60

Back in the days you had to either know - or be a seaman to have heard the music of the world. But today I’m your captain inviting you all on a musical treasure hunt. Get ready for another dizzying round trip of the seven seas - and back in time -Moahaha 

1 Rene Hall & His Band - Cleo (1958)
2 Adelina Garcia - Desesperadamente (1940)
3 Odete Amaral - A Batucada Começou (1941)
4 Irany e seu Conjunto - Que Murmurem (1957)
5 Josephine Baker - Sous Le Ciel d'Afrique (1935)
6 Rita Drangsholt - Sigøynerfiolinen (1945)
7 Naushad - Dance Music (1954)
8 이난영 / Lee Nan Young - 과거몽  / Lost in the Past (1940)
9 The Haitian Orchestra - Sous Les Palmiers (1939)
10 Siss Hartmann - Plukke En Høne Med Deg (1955)

11 Djuwita - Perahu Ladju (1955)
12 Roy Smeck and his Paradise Serenaders - I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time (1957)
13 Xavier Cugat feat. Dinah Shore - Jungle Drums (1952)
14 Carol Bruce - Carioca (1941)
15 Mohamed Abdel Wahab - El Mamaljk (1948)
16 Shiraz  - Khitayyi (1957)
17 Tak Shindo - Huts of Kichwamba (1958)
18 Jean Lumiere - Le Caravanier (1940)
19 Damia - La Nuit en Mer (1936)
20 Hank Mardigian - Chefte Telli (1958)

Here / Here New Link: HERE


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dream Weapons present: THE QUIET EARTH C60

While waiting for a fun and lively radio special to broadcast, I decided to share this failed attempt on compiling an hour of «pleasant background music». I guess that’s outside my field of expertise. But it's still a nice mix! All very quiet and non-intrusive, but in a blue and melancholic way. Not as dark as the cover art suggests, but it would probably make for a beautiful soundtrack to a classy horror movie -Moahaha

1 Slagr - Slagr II
2 Tri Atma Und Gyan Nishabda - Märchenberg
3 Trembling Strain - Kokytus
4 Barry Cleveland with Bob Stohl & Kat Epple  - Blue Things
5 Eulipion Corps - Nostalgia Suite, Pt. 5: In a Dream
6 Benjamin Lew - Joyeux Regrets Imprιcis

7 Cybe - Kupu Kupu, Kupu Kupu (Vlinders)
8 Colin Towns - Love Scene
9 Steve Austin - Music From The Withered Orange Tree Part VIII
10 Jorge Reyes - Sazilakab
11 Emerald Web - Openings
12 Alan Feanch and Cecil Wary - The Flower Song
13 The Singers Unlimited - How Beautiful Is Night

Here / Here


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Dream Weapons present: SEABEDS C60

An underwater lounge music fantasy. Just dive in… the water is clear, warm and inviting -Moahaha


1 Armando Sciascia - Moon on the Sea
2 Brian Bennett - The Swan 1
3 The Smith-Glamann Quintet - Lotus Land
4 André Hossein - Nocturne Vietnamien
5 Wlodzimierz Nahorny - Melodia Z Filmu Dziura W Ziemi
6 Michel Gonet  - The Mermaid
7 Ray Russell - Bright Water
8 Camille Sauvage - Yedo
9 Harpo Marx - Imagination

10 Медео - Сайгаки
11 Медікус / Ігор Хома - Ой зацвіли фіялоньки
12 Patrick Godfrey - All Along
13 Alan Parker - Rainy Sunday
14 John Sangster - Procession Of Tadpoles And Waterstriders
15 Bruno Nicolai – Il Mare
16 Muzzy Marcellino - My Tani
17 Eje Thelin Group - Curved Space
18 Vangelis - Movement One

Here / Here


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Dream Weapons present: DARK SWEETS C90

My official mixtape "debut" from some time in late 2011. Until then I had only made compilations for myself, a few friends, former girlfriends and my wife. I’m thankful that oVo contacted me and invited me to join inn on सølγ שаябlɛş. This was the first of the two contributions I shared before it got shut down and Owl went incognito. Pretty much. 

 As the years have gone by I’ve found additional info and learned that what I thought was a mix filled exclusively with pre-rock 78RPM-era tunes has three songs from the 1960’s on it. But they sure sound older!

The version I'm sharing here is almost identical, but better sounding and hopefully better looking too. Here's how I presented it back when it was originally shared:

-Dark Sweets is actually a by-product of compiling hours and hours of 50 – 100 year old music from all over the world for a New Years Eve party. For this mix I singled out my favorites tunes among the obscure tracks ripped directly from 78’s. I’ve added a few hits from my own collection but tried to stay away from any tracks I’ve discovered on other comps and mixtapes. So this should be a unique listening experience for most of you -Moahaha 

1. Ukulele Ike - Night Owl 1933
2. Zarah Leander - Jag Har Hört I Vindens Sus En Gång 1938
3. Victor Young - Hebrew Chant 1947
4. Cab Calloway and His Orchestra - Evenin’ 1933
5. Woody Herman - Marakesh 1955
6. Amelita Galli-Curci - Russian Nightingale Song 1927
7. The Kansas City Six - Pagin’ The Devil 1938
8. Henry Hall - Home 1932
9. Sofia Vembo - Konta Sto Nilo 1938
10. Desi Arnaz - Tabu 1951
11. Unidentified - Nights of Happiness
12. Nahwand - Fantasi
13. Katsuhiko Haida - Oh By Jingo 1937 (2022 bonus!)
14. Nat Shilkret - Bolero 1930
15. Six Brothers Brown - Peter Gink 1919

16. Tak Shindo - Cherry Blossoms 1960
17. Waldjinah - Igm Kr Sunda Kelapa 1968
18. Rina Celi Y Su Orquesta - Una Casita 1947
19. Alexander Chevtschenko - Zwei Guitarren 1943
20. Hermanas Russel - Hoy Es Tu Cumpleaños 1944
21. Raymond Scott - Moment Whimsical 1939
22. Rina Ketty -Sombreros et Mantilles 1938
23. Alice Babs - Den Glade Vandraren 1954
24. Abe Ellstein Orchestra - Dem Monastrishter Rebin's Chosid'l 1925
25. Madame Riviere’s Hawaiians - Paahana Hula 1929
26. A. Kostis - Troumba 1931
27. Amano Kikuyo - Marie 1929
28. The Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra - Kismet 1921 ("new" track)
29. Carlos Montoya - La Virgen de la Macarena 1962
30. Gus Gadinis - Hasapiki Sousta 1930’s
31. Harry James - The Flight of the Bumblebee 1941

Here / Here


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Dream Weapons present: WAVEFORMS C60

Mostly mildly pulsating Kosmische / Berlin School (inspired) electronic music. I think of night drives, wet asphalt, gas stations and neon lights. But it’ll probably sound nice for a trip to the countryside as well. Or into space. Or at home… I don’t know about you, but how I experience music changes with my surroundings anyway. Just listen to it whenever or wherever you feel like it. 
-I don’t even have a drivers license. Nor do I own a car. But if I did I know I would drive around for hours for no other purpose than listening to music -Moahaha


1 Gunther Olesch - Sternenmarsch
2 Stratis - TE Rheingold
3 Explorer - No. 8
4 Patrick Vasori & Caravelli - Novembre
5 Hardy Kukuk - Takt Der Zeit
6 Gil Mellé - The Piedmont Elegy
7 Le Car - 24 Hours
8 Reinhard Lakomy - Möglichkeit Einer Ouvertüre

9 Gianni Sposito - Nova
10 Angelika Mann - Erinnerung An Jürgen H. (edit)
11 Trance - Matriculator
12 Those Little Aliens - Ismalia
13 Fondation - Impressions
14 Asmus Tietchens - Größenwarnung
15 Sergei Djokanov - The Green Desert
16 Roberto Anselmi - Flash Gordon (Molto Ritmico - Sintetizzatore)

 Here / Here


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Dream Weapons present: THERE IS DEATH IN THE POT C90 (2011)

If some of you «regulars» have stumbled over any of my pre-DWp mixtapes, its bound to be either my first mix ever (titled Dark Sweets) or this one. My second and final C90 shared at a mythical place in cyberspace that existed in the great era of Mp3’s. Yes, before streaming, Spotify, Tidal etc… there was सølγ שаябlɛş. Well, at least it meant a lot to many of us music nutters back in the days.
-A first out of many self portraits done with music made by others. After listening to these ninety minutes of music, you’ll know me better than you would after having actually spent an hour and a half with me. This was what I wrote when There is Death in the Pot was originally shared back in 2011:

I have these childhood memories of watching films or whatever on TV, when I was too young to understand the essence of what was actually going and why. I still carry the strong emotional impact these experiences had on little innocent me. They’ve shaped my preferences and psyche just as much as things that happened in real life. 

So I wanted to recreate a kind of fictional or impressionistic version of eras past. A mixed up adventure of castles, exotic travels, strange languages (Even english was a foreign language. It still is) and bygone cultures, dark forests, beautiful maidens, horses, warriors, pilgrims, drunks, impressive sideburns and death. Add all the confusing grown up stuff such as forbidden love, hate, sex, evil, perversions and funerals. Hundreds or maybe thousands of artificial memories melted into one pot -Moahaha

A: There is Death

1 The Martin Best Consort – Now I Can Delight in Love/E’l Pare E’l Mare
2 La Famiglia Degli Ortega – Arcipelago (full version)
3 Peter, Paul and Mary – Flora
4 Conventum – Le Piège
5 Atrium Musicae et al. – Stella Splendens (Danza Sagrada I)
6 Egisto Macchi – Con Moto
7 Kalenda Maya – Lita Karin
8 Continuum – Dance of Destruction
9 The Sun Also Rises – Death
10 Ony Wytars Ensemble – Düdül
11 Armando Trovajoli - Ammuri, Ammuri (2022-bonus)
12 Andre Hossein – Flash Back
13 Paolo Renosto – Daghe e Scudi (Vers. Veloce)
14 Yma Sumac - Jivaro

B: In the Pot

15 The Rahbani Brothers – Al Mahatta First Ouverture
16 Manos Hatzidakis & Dmitra Galani – Se Pelagisio Mnima
17 Marie Laforêt – Pour Celui Qui Viendra
18 Jacques Thollot – Watch Devil Go
19 Stelvio Cipriani – Hot Skin
20 Turid – Vargen
21 Catharsis – En Revenant De La Noce
22 Yao Su Yong – 臉兒紅,心兒笑
23 Giorgio Gaslini – Tema Del Maniaco (#3)
24 Tafo Brothers & Nahid Akhtar – Jeenay Ki Rah
25 Uakti – Passo Da Lua
26 Shuji Terayama - あゝ初恋 (2022-bonus)
27 Le Groupe Orchidée – L’Une Chante, L’Autre Pas
28 Ensemble Havadià - Finale
29 Lalo Schifrin & Rose Marie Jun – Aria
30 Bruno Nicolai - Giano 

Here / Here


Sunday, March 27, 2022

(self)promotion: Eulipion Corps - Aenean Fields (Wormhole World, 2022)

Eulipion Corps is Julian Goldberger on guitar, synths, electric piano, vintage drum machines, field recordings, and various other sound making devices. 

I, or Moahaha made the album cover! Julian first contacted Dream Weapons as a blog visitor who liked our mixes, and over the last year or so, we've gotten to know each other a little bit. I also checked out his own, self released music, enjoyed what I heard - and ended up including one of the tracks "The Long Goodbye" on It Was a Very Good Lightyear. Sometime in late 2021 he started to work with the UK based label Wormhole World, and asked me if I was interested in designing the artwork for his fourthcoming album. I told him I was just a happy amateur, but that's seemingly what he wanted:). At first I tried to work with the traditional shape of a square image. But nothing felt right until I went about it as if I was compiling another mixtape. As you can see it ended up having a distinct DWp-signature look.

So what does this sound like? The visuals will hopefully give you an indication but I find it comparable to the sort of electronic music in combination with warm acoustic parts - as featurered on the aforementioned mix + Innerouterspace, On Ice, Tveklang, Return to TRAPPIST-1 etc. I mean it's not the exact same of course, but if you enjoy the music featured on those, there's a great chance you (like me) will dig this. Click on the front & back cover art for links to Bandcamp and Spotify, or start by checking out Aenean Fields opening epic underneath -  and take it from there -Moahaha


...for the back I actually reused the It Was a Very Good Lightyear-image. There's such an undeniable fit for the musical contents of the album, I simply had to.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Dream Weapons present: SWAYING VIBES C60 (for Radio AlHara)

Shut out the real world if only for a little while and float along on a wave of soulful warmth and oscillating jazzgrooves aplenty. Like those swaying towers, boats and aeroplanes let yourself cast adrift in an ocean of feel good vibes -Moahaha

1 Robin Jones - Urubu
2 Minoru Muraoka & New Hit Sounds - みずいろの世界 (The World of Mizuiro)
3 Mario Nascimbene - Carol on the Sea
4 Pasquale Castiglione - Games
5 Sandro Brugnolini - Tallonato
6 Nathan Davis - Mandingo's Pad
7 Sharon Mhati Chatam - I've Got An Idea
8 Grupa Organowa Krzysztofa Sadowskiego - Alfa Centaura

9 Howard Roberts - 2 dB, Eyes of Blue
10 Juhani Aaltonen - Mellow
11 Curt Cress Clan - Fields
12 Emile Normand Sextet - Morning
13 Chad and Jeremy – From Background Music
14 Piero Umiliani - Jazz Flamenco
15 Michel Gonet  - Opening
16 Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Black Hair

 Here / Here


If you enjoyed this one, there a good chance you'll dig these ones to: Selenian Gardens, I Am the Resurrection, Celestial Space Inn, Per Aspera ad Astra, Sun Sprites, Music of the Spheres, The High Priestess and Fourth World (+ most of We Travel the Earthways & Spirits Unknown)

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Dream Weapons present: SPATIAL JAZZ C90

First things first: I think I'll have fewer mixes to share with you this year. I'm not about to quit or anything, but I have a lot on my plate these days. Normally I would have at least a couple of mixes ready, waiting in line. Because this is just something I do - while others meditate. But as for now I only have one C60 coming up, and it won't be fully finished for a little while. Which is why I decided to share:

Yet another vintage mix of mine that hasn’t been available for years - reuploaded for anyone interested. A fairly strange one. At least if you're not already "into jazz". In many ways it's the The Infinite Streams older, brainier sibling. I work alone in my studio and these are some perfect examples of my typical "working music". Not always, but sometimes. It helps me stay awake, focused and alert. Here's what I wrote about it back in April 2013:

-When I first heard Grachan Moncur III's early to-mid sixties compositions such as Evolution and Esoteric I think I had (and still have) a similar tingling sensation or brain orgasm comparable to what ASMR folks say they get from listening to whispering voices. Or maybe its closer to what mathematicians experience when they get an esthetical delight out of the supreme beauty of math? I'm just guessing. But this is only partly what spatial jazz is about. Its the careful attention to space, and I don't mean outer space but a soundspace - a room. Out To Lunch is probably the most well known example of jazz I know of that that can give you a hint. I ended up with 16 compositions and some of the bigger names in jazz are represented. All of them at their least conventional and most out there - except for Cecil Taylor, who is at his most stuctured. Hope you like it! -Moahaha

Get it Here (and if the Mediafire-file isn't working, just try again until it eventually does) 


Thursday, February 10, 2022

Dream Weapons present: A MILLION DREAMS AGO C60

This is the sort of music I imagine concerned moms and dads of the 1950’s were listening to while their rebellious teens were discovering the Devil’s music - aka rock ’n’ roll. As often before mom and dad knew better, because this is much preferable to any Bill Haley or Buddy Holly. Don’t believe me? Well these 21 gorgeous gems will prove me right -Moahaha

1 Don Elliot And His Choir - A Million Dreams Ago
2 Monna Bell & Orquesta Augusto Algueró - Anastasia
3 Harry Babasin & The Jazzpickers - When You Love Someone
4 Irene Vilches - Háblame Guitarra
5 Norrie Paramour - The Gemini Waltz
6 Emilinha Borba - Não Me Culpe
7 Emil Stern - La Priere
8 Mathé Altéry - Nuit Bleue
9 Hal McKusick Octet - Immortal
10 Gianni Dorici & Gianni Fallabrino Y Su Orquesta - Vurria
11 Ted Steele and His Novatones - Prelude to a Kiss

12 Lana Bittencourt - Esquecimento
13 Stanley Black and his Orchestra - Linda Chilena
14 Christina Denise - Sentiero
15 Ken Mackintosh - The Haunted Ballroom
16 Marie-José - Luna Rossa
17 Everardo Ordaz - Noche de Ronda
18 Maysa - Noite de Paz
19 Ralph Font and His Orchestra - La Comparsa
20 Georgia Gibbs - A Moth and a Flame
21 Jo Boyer - Theme De Bob 

Here / Here 


For further, even easier listening, check out All in the Golden Afternoon, The Innocents, Safe Space is the Place, Birds of a Feather and Windswept Daydream.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dream Weapons present: ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES C60

As always I followed my muse and this time I was led to compile an(other) exquisite Baroque/Classical era mix for you. One hour of immersive instrumental works with densely woven textures made of harpsichord, viola da gamba, theorbo, glass harmonica(!), violins et cetera. I tend to associate these olden soundscapes with dusty cobwebs, old master paintings, haunted castles and lamenting ghosts - which probably explains the old school doom metal cover art -Moahaha

-Classical playlists will always be a bit of a mess, as there’s so much info/text for each track - so I got to leave something out. But you can always google your way to further info.

1 Jean-Baptiste Lully / Harmonia - Gavotte in B-minor
2 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach / Mahan Esfahani - Sonata in Bb, H32 - 2 Andante
3 Johann Gottlieb Naumann / Bruno Hoffmann, Gustav Scheck, Emil Seiler & August Wenzinger - Andante & Grazioso in C Major: (Tempo di Menuetto) II
4 Luigi Boccherini / Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante - Quintetto: IV. In Re maggiore g. 448: IV. Fandango
5 Anonimous / Les Voix Humaines - The Lancashire Pipes en mi majeur
6 Georg Friedrich Händel / London Baroque -  Sonata in G minor, Op.2 No.5 HWV 390 - II Allegro
7 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz / Ingeborg Emge - Largo in C Minor for Glass Harmonica

8 Joseph Nicolas Pancrace Royer / Csonka Fruzsina - La Marche Des Scythes
9 Arcangelo Corelli / Accademia Bizantina - Sonata No.12 in re minore "Follia" - II. Variazioni 2-7 (Allegro)
10 Henry Purcell / Chelys Consort of Viols - Fantasias & in Nomines No. 16 in G Minor, in Nomine a 7, Z. 747
11 Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco / Insieme Strumentale di Roma - Sonata in sol minore op. I nº 5 per violino e continuo. Allegro
12 Dario Castello / Lorenzo Ghielmi, Enrico Onofri, Margret Köll - Sonata Prima A Sopran Solo
13 Joseph Bologne / Orchestre de Chambre Bernard Thomas - Concerto pour violon No. 1 en do majeur, Op. 5 : Andante moderato
14 Antonio Soler / Diego Ares - Preludio No. 3 in C Major
15 Christoph Willibald Gluck / Alessandro De Marchi & Hofkapelle Munchen - Danza degli spettri e delle furie

 Here / Here


This mix is very much related to Pérolas Barrocas from 2016 (you finally got your wish, Liquid Store).

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Dream Weapons present: FORECAST C60

If this was a trustworthy forecast, we’d all be doomed. 

-I think having had my ears assaulted by those overblown Dune/Blade Runner 2049 Hans Zimmer-scores has inspired me to compile yet another chilling «dystopia that awaits us, as seen from our near past-fantasy». A no budget, less pompous soundtrack with better themes and some nice songs -Moahaha

Also; Goodbye & Good Riddance to 2021 and a Happy New Year to all our friends and followers!  

1 Antonio de Sousa Dias - A Gruta
2 Weekend - Sleepy Theory
3 Borghesia - Cindy Sherman
4 Me Lost Me - Forest Fire
5 You - Future-Past
6 Ofra Haza - Love Song
7 Sebastian Gandera - La Visite Au Musee
8 Bene Gesserit - Femmes Aux Yeux D'Argile
9 Mark Reeder - Work

10 Λιάνα Θάνου / Liana Thanou - Δεν Ήξερα Το Μέλλον / Den Iksera to Mellon
11 The Necks - The Boys III
12 Camino Al Desvan - El Newage
13 The Heartwood Institute - Noah's Castle - Theme
14 Dunkelziffer - Stil der Neuen Zeit
15 Francisco Semprun & Michel Christodoulides - Temps Distillé
16 Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowitz - Jum Jum
17 Emilio Locurcio - La Gente In Strada
18 Cinorama - Prologue-The Giant

 Here / Here


-If you happen to enjoy my psuedo fortune-telling I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore-approach to compiling mixtapes, I've got plenty more darkly surreal hours of fun for you to explore on mainly: OFF THE RAILS, SECTOR UNIT, DANSE MORTELLE, WAYWARD, COLONIAL SPACE TOURS, THE TIME CAPSULE, FUTURA PRIMITIVA, ANTROPOCEN... but really most of our mixes tagged "Electronic or "Experimental".

...and BTW, most of our 20ft shows + the two we've done for Radio Alhara are up on Soundcloud and collected HERE - if anyone of you prefers that platform - or have an account there. I might as well add that player too: