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)