Wednesday, December 27, 2023


Twenty-one pretty melodies. Every once in a while I need gentle music that’s not out to challenge me - or anyone else. Don’t you? I think you do -Moahaha

1 Massimo e Massimo - L'istituto Al Tramonto
2 Louise Cordet - In a Matter of Moments
3 Horst Wende - Ya Laure Houbbouki
4 Jeannine Otis & Heikki Sarmanto - Flowers In The Water
5 Jan Lindblad - Kojo No Tsuki
6 Catherine Spaak - Penso A Te
7 Stanley Wilson - Zulu Love Magic
8 April Stevens - And So To Sleep Again
9 Keith Mansfield - Swingle Song
10 Tina & David Meltzer  - I’ll Forget You

11 Johnny Eaton - Quite Early One Morning
12 이미자 - 아직은 멀었는데
13 Yoshiki Kinjoh - Sendo Kouta
14 백설희 - 봄날은 간다
15 Mario Robbiani - Grazie Amore Mio
16 Sarah Brightman - On The Nile
17 Arti & Mestieri - Young Man’s Tale
18 Jack Lesmana - Iramaku
19 Lilis Suryani & Orkes Baju - Gendjer Gendjer
20 David Carroll - Dance of the Slave Maidens
21 Mantovani & Tipica Orchestra - I Wished On the Moon



Press the Easy Listening tag, and discover all my nicest shares.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Dream Weapons present: XMAS DELIGHTS VOL XII C90

This year I present to you an almost chronologically correct festive feast for the ears. Kicking things off with a nine decade ol' Danish ditty, it’s all cozy shellac-era oldies on the first half of my selection. Just like you’ve probably grown accustomed to by now. But for the second half I've put together a hodgepodge of heartwarming folksongs, a few loungy jazz/easy listening gems and some classical/early music stunners (nothing new from me about that either, I suppose:). All in a delightfully christmassy mode. On my twelfth ever year of Xmas-mix making, there’s also a first ever version of 12th Day Of Christmas included. I always liked the melody, yet I never really located a version I thought did it justice. But I thoroughly enjoy Geoff Bastow's afterski in the coctail lounge take on it.

Yulephiles and yulephobics alike: I’m wishing you all the jolliest season ever! I think we deserve a good one -Moahaha

1 Teddy Petersen - Julefantasi-Anden Del (1933)
2 Shep Fields And His Rippling Rhythm Orchestra - Wintertime Dreams (1936)
3 Marimba Novelty Orchestra - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (1934)
4 Raymond Scott with Clyde Burke - All Around The Christmas Tree (1940)
5 Lloyd Glenn's Combo - Christmas Sleigh Ride (1947)
6 Helen Forrest - Snowman (1947)
7 Les Brown - When You Trim Your Christmas Tree (1946)
8 Dan Grisson - Wonderful Christmas Night (1948)
9 London String Quartet - Silent Night (1945)
10 Dinah Shore - The Star Of Bethlehem (1949)
11 Mindy Carson - I Want A Television Christmas (A World of Magic All My Own) (1950)
12 Buddy Clark - Merry Christmas Waltz (1949)
13 Emil Stern Et Son Orchestre - Baby, It's Cold Outside (1951)
14 Eva Dahlbeck - Sankta Lucia (early 1950’s)
15 Georgia Gibbs - Winter's Here Again (1952)
16 Rosemary Clooney - Happy Christmas, Little Friend (1953)
17 Ashley Miller - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1961)

18 Bonnie Dobson - The Holly Bears a Berry (1962)
19 Winifred Smith - 'Twas In The Moon Of Wintertime (1962)
20 María Dolores Pradera - Amarga Navidad (1962)
21 Joe "Mr. Piano" Henderson - Swinging Sleigh Ride (1960)
22 Pernell Roberts - The New Born King (1963)
23 Kathy & Carol - Brightest & Best (1965)
24 Dusty Springfield - O Holy Child (1964)
25 Geoff Bastow - 12th Day Of Christmas (1976)
26 Valerie Masters - Christmas Calling (1964)
27 Hagood Hardy - Winter Time (1975)
28 Anthony Mawer - Snowmobile (1976)
29 Fairuz - Moulouk Al Majous (1977)
30 Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - Personent Hodie (1987)
31 Zola Van - A Virgin Most Pure (2004)
32 Øyonn Groven Myhren - Et Barn Er Født I Betlehem (1998)
33 Nancy Raven - Sleighride (2003)
34 Angelika Garcia, Christian Arevalo & Jonathan Merete - Shchedryk (2017)

Btw: () = the years of recording, not composed:)



Link to all our Delights & XD-V (the latter link you'll find the Pre-DWp's Vol. I-IV) + here's the streams for 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016:

-and as always before my delights wouldn’t be half as delightful without ERNIE NOT BERT and his amazing blog.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Dream Weapons present: TEN PORTALS OF INITIATION C90

Ten Portals of Initiation to what? To some spiritual jazz and the likes, originating from some time in between 1970-1980, of course. It’s not as deep as it may appear. I simply kept the cover art’s original title and added a «Ten» in front. I’m afraid to credit the original artist, as I once got in trouble for doing so (but I think it’s public domain). The musical content will probably feel like the natural continuation of a dozen or so previous jazz-themed mixes of mine (to those of you already familiar with Dream Weapons). But the tunes are as exiting and wondrous as ever before -Moahaha

1 Sir Edward - Peace K.D
2 Charles Tolliver - On the Nile
3 Buddy Terry - Stealin’ Gold
4 Solar Plexus - Spanish Sahara
5 Rena Rama - Rumanian Folk Song

6 Billy Robinson - The Family
7 Toshiko Akiyoshi - Notorious Tourist from the East
8 Harold Mabern - Alex the Great
9 Juhani Aaltonen & Otto Donner - Och det går, det går
10 Henry Franklin - Cosmic Dwellers



If you enjoyed these ten portals, here's thirteen links to over fifteen hours more finely selected jazz in more or less similar modes: Terrestrial Planets, Sunspots, The Hot Space, Numina, Swaying Vibes, 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 (alternatively press the jazz-tag and you’ll find about twice as much great jazz of all kinds)

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Dream Weapons present: SILENT AS THE GRAVE C60

What do you know it seems I had time for one more mix this month after all! While collecting songs for Sounds in the Night I sort of made an additional soundtrack-like mix without really noticing. These 23 tunes are selected from a long list of instrumentals that were too moody to fit in between the songs on my slightly more festive Halloween mix, posted earlier this month. Silent as the Grave is filled with the wonderfully eerie melodies that has made me fall more in love with 1960-1980’s horror/giallo moviescores than the actual horror/giallo movies of the era (sorry moviebuffs). To me music doesn’t get more beautiful than this. At least not right now while typing and listening through before posting  -Moahaha
Btw: Half the selection is actually Library/Production Music. And as long as the mood felt right, I haven’t taken into consideration what kind of movie genre the films these tracks were lifted from. But as you can see by the titles themselves, they are primarily from the correct genres anyway. 

1 Renato Anselmi - Oracolo
2 Enrico Simonetti - Arance Amare
3 Franco Piana - Magician
4 Nico Fidenco - The Dark Side of the Soul II
5 Alessandro Alessandroni - Ritratto
6 Achanthus - La Château
7 Gino Peguri - Odhilia
8 Pierre Porte - Theme 1
9 Giovanni Cristiani - The Blue Mountain
10 Brian Bennett - Blueprint for Murder
11 Lacerenza Michele - Fuga Notturna

12 Stelvio Cipriani - Mary's Theme
13 Manfred Hubler & Sigfried Schwab - Necronomania
14 José Pharos - Ghost March
15 Bruno Nicolai - Circle
16 Jean Bouchety - Pumping Heart I
17 Frank Reidy & Eric Allen - Distant Horizon
18 Oronzo De Filippi - Magia
19 Hermann Kopp - Drunk
20 Nino Nardini - Strange Motion
21 Pulsar Music Ltd. - Fixed Idea
22 Eddie Warner - Zone Y
23 Franco Bixio - Where They Reform You


Saturday, October 7, 2023

Dream Weapons present: SOUNDS IN THE NIGHT C60

Well hello darkness, my old friend. A spooky All Hallow’s Eve-mix that doesn’t set out to actually scare you. Haunting in a comforting sort of way, and more like watching a vintage horror movie that’s not genuinely frightening to us anymore. Quite a few truly wonderful songs here. A little doom and gloom for the whole family to enjoy -Moahaha

Btw: This mix will have to do for all of October, I’m afraid. There will just be a lot of stuff going on in my life in the next couple of weeks and months. Mostly good stuff though:)

1 Jeri Simpson - In My Black Lace (1956)
2 The New Bangs - Go Go Kitty (1966)
3 Poppy Family - Endless Sleep (1969)
4 The First Theremin Era - The Barnabas Theme from "Dark Shadows" (1969)
5 The Residents - Six More Miles (To the Graveyard) (1986)
6 The Whips - Yes Master! (1958)
7 Bob Jacobs - The Small Assassin (1969)
8 The Strangers - Castle Mood (Balladi Olavinlinnasta) (1963)
9 Ethel Ennis - Mad Monster Party (1967)
10 The Riviares - Death Of A Surfer (1960's)
11 Judy Thomas - Never Say Devil Woman (1962)

12 Lallo Gori - La Morte Scende Leggera, Seq. 4 (1972)
13 The Tables - (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space (1990)
14 Luciano Michelini - Assassino Nel Buio (1975)
15 The Occasional Word - The Evil Venus Tree (1969)
16 Dick Hyman & Mary Mayo - Maid of the Moon (1963)
17 Gaitley & Fitzgerald - Seance Day (1967)
18 Motivations - The Birds (1964)
19 John Leyton - Voodoo Woman (1961)
20 Billy Saint - Midnight Freeze (1960)
21 Guy Warren - Midnight Rain (1958)
22 Rusty Isabell - Manhunt (1959)
23 Russ Garcia - Sounds In The Night (1957)



Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Dream Weapons present: TERRESTRIAL PLANETS C90

As you may have noticed I’ve made quite a few 1970’s jazz-themed mixtapes. On Terrestrial Planets all the music presented were recorded sometime in between 1958-1968. My first from this era but probably not the last. With an illustration like this and the matching title - I was certain the cover would end up resembling a long lost Sun Ra release. I was wrong. Misleading art or not, I quite like the visual presentation nevertheless. More importantly here’s fifteen under-the-radar warbles of extraordinary beauty and a sense of mystery for you to immerse yourself in! -Moahaha

1 Soul Flutes - Trust In Me
2 Ahmad Jamal - This Terrible Planet
3 Sabu Martinez - Moon Black
4 Jack Wilson - Most Unsoulful Woman
5 Sahib Shihab - Charade
6 Wlodzimierz Nahorny - Ballada O Dwóch Serduszkach
7 Duke Pearson - Bedouin

8 Jazz in the Classroom - She Came From Afar
9 The Grassella Oliphant Quartette - Haitian Lady
10 Freddie McCoy - Listen Here
11 Mal Waldron - Quiet Temple
12 Joki Freund Sextet - Yogiana
13 Jimmy Giuffre - Space
14 The Three Sounds - Tammy’s Breeze
15 Attila Zoller - Family Bricks

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Dream Weapons present: MALAISE C60

Pure and simple beauty is nice (but nothing pure is ever simple). I’m primarily more interested in an unsettling kind of beauty, though. I’m not sure why. Perhaps I find it more true to life. I do know I respond stronger to it emotionally. Well, that’s just me. Now let’s see if this collection of strangely alluring tunes touches a few kindred spirits out there as well -Moahaha

1 Egisto Macchi - Post-Impressionismo
2 Akiko Yano - リンゴ
3 Adam Wodnicki -  Dulcimer Dream
4 Gunter Hampel And His Galaxie Dream Band - no 94 angel
5 Jackie McLean, Michael Carvin - The Crossing
6 Vytautas Juozapaitis, Vilnius Quartet - Kvartetas Nr. 3, Andante
7 Romano Rizzati - Solare

8 Bruce Ditmas - Don’t Wake Me
9 Guglielmo Papararo & Vittorio Montis - Jonosfera
10 Umberto Santucci - Ceylon
11 Fabio Fabor - Contemplatif
12 Ennio Morricone - Non e Un Dramma
13 Algardas Martinaitis - Gyvojo Vandens Klavyras (edit)
14 Hector Zazou - Le Bain Royal
15 Hanns Eisler - Eisler Sonata for Violin and Piano



Btw: If you enjoy these sounds, I think you'll locate all the other mixes of mine that operate within the same soundspaces, by simply pressing the Modern Classical-tag.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Dream Weapons present: BARE HANDS C60

Pretty, old, folk, songs. Autumnal music. There’s still wonderful folk music being made and released. But the sound and the lyricism of these songs presented here, feel like a thing of the past. Our voices seem to have lost its wide-eyed innocence on the way from then up till now. Understandable I suppose, but I wish it wasn’t so. Enough of that. Our garden abounds with fruit and vegetables, and we’ve gathered baskets full of mushrooms. Autumn is the season of beautiful colors and my favorite time of year! -Moahaha 

1 Anki - Suru On Mennyt Sydämeeni
2 Paternoster - Cue 14
3 Lamb - The Odyssey Of Ehram Spickor
4 Dando Shaft - Kalyope Driver
5 Susan Reed - Irish Famine Song
6 Jaffray School Theatre Workshop - The Seven Sided Dice
7 Justine - See Saw
8 Foreningen Til Livets Beskyttelse - Elverkongen
9 Bonnie Koloc - Rainy Day Lady
10 L'Origine - La Deuxième Aurore

11 Wichita Fall - Night Time Suite
12 Ar-Folk - Armorika - Landet ved havet
13 Gwydion - Lughnasad Dance
14 Caedmon - Caedmon's Hymn
15 Bob and Evelyne Beers - The Little Red Lark of the Mountain
16 Midwinter - Winter Song
17 Frock - Blackleg Miner
18 Judy Collins - King David
19 Alasdair Clayre with Emma Kirkby - Lullaby and Come Afloat
20 Breche - Marianne



 Four simliarly themed compilations/mixes: THE HEARING FOREST AND THE SEEING FIELD, ROCK ME TO SLEEP, TRAVELLIN’ IN THE DARK & THE LIGHT TRAVELLER - or simply press the folk-tag and find plenty more.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Dream Weapons present: SUNSPOTS C60

Still waiting for that collaboration. Meanwhile here’s another hour of mostly laidback 1970’s jazz grooves. Spiritual, funky, eastern tinged, electrified, psychedelic etc... Yes, most of you should know this part of me by now. Seemingly I can discover gems such as these and present them to you for the rest of my life. I’m not gonna do that, but I’ll keep making variations over this theme long as I’m entertained by it myself. If you’ve enjoyed my previous jazz-themed mixes, you’ll enjoy Sunspots too. -Moahaha  

1 The Chitinous Ensemble - Dance
2 A Priori - Σε μια θάλασσα λαστχένιο
3 Kaleidon - Oceano
4 Placebo - S.U.S.
5 Harold Mabern - Alex the Great

6 Perigeo - Genealogia
7 Anthony "Reebop" Kwaku Bah - Funkum
8 Charles Lloyd - Waves
9 Hiromasa Suzuki - Uruwashito Saneshisaneteba
10 Kathryn Moses - Touch Me



Previous mixes with a similar approach: The Hot Space, Numina, Swaying Vibes, 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 (or press the jazz-tag and you’ll find even more). That’s thirteen hours of music if I’m not mistaking.

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Dream Weapons present: MACHINERY C60

Finally, a new mix! So while awaiting our great 200th mixtape-collab Drain Crystals 3 to materialize, I decideded to skip straight to number 201. What can I say, collaborations are simply more difficult to finish. This one is more of a typically electronic mind trip with a touch of human warmth. As that’s how I prefer my electronic mind trips. Enjoy! -Moahaha 

1 Bruno Spoerri - Space Cantata pt. 1
2 Monoton - Π 3.141592653589793
3 Those Little Aliens - Incident In Moderan
4 Marco Melchiori - Dimensione Alpha
5 Trees Speak - Skip Breath, Odyssey, Passage
6 Zed - Shai Hulud (First Vision)
7 Robert Schröder - Frozen Breath of Life

8 Greg Foat - Riding into Battle
9 Jonas Palm - Linguatronics
10 Rheingold - Stahlherz (#7)
11 Philippe Feret - Le Cri Ces Profondeurs
12 William Hoskins - Variation
13 Michel Mouline - L'echo de L'acier
14 Air Craft - Valley of the Lord



Monday, June 19, 2023

Dream Weapons present: 2x45 MINUTES OF MUSIC BY STELVIO CIPRIANI (C90)

It's summer and hot outside. This means it's gonna take a while until our 200th official DWp-mix is ready. But I got one more oldie up my sleeve. This one. Originally compiled eleven years ago. It's a little cleaned up, but 95% identical. Here's most of what I wrote in 2012:

Whenever Stelvio; the hippest cat of all the italian soundtrack composers really nailed it, his approach fits my tastes just perfectly. Lots of heavy percussion and strings, seriously groovin' cembaloriffs,  deep dark moog, lovable melodies and tons of suspense... The music is selected from 26 different albums out of the 35-36 I got. Track no. 10 is composed by Cipriani and recorded by Goblin. Track 14 and 15 are taken from Library albums, the forner of the two by Stelvio's own band: Blue Sharks -Moahaha 

The correct 2023 tracklist. Too lazy to include movie titles:

1 Marsa Matruh, 1970
2 Incontro Con Marlene (Versione 3), 1970
3 Cani Arrabbiati [Titoli], 1974
4 Love Symbol, 1969
5 Sophisticated Shake, 1969
6 The Run in the Alley, 1969
7 La Fuga, 1980
8 Too Risky A Day For A Regatta, 1977
9 Un'ombra Nell'ombra (Main Titles), 1979
10 Incubi Ricorrenti (Opening Titles), 1979
11 La Polizia ha le Mani Legate (suite), 1975
12 Venture Flight, 1979
13 Emergency Call, 1979
14 It Became Crystal, 1972
15 Accadde Una Notte, 1973
16 Interrogatorio, 1971
17 Death Watch (Alternate 2), 1979

18 Main Titles (Blindman), 1971
19 La Fine di Cobb, 1975
20 Kruber il Tedesco, 1975
21 Picnic, 1975
22 The Spawning, 1981
23 L'Attesa, 1980
24 Metropolis, 1980
25 Agguato, 1980
26 Spruzzi d'Acqua, 1970
27 L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco, 1971
28 Lotta & Morte Dell‚Assassino, 1971
29 Inseguita & Un Ospite Inatteso, 1971
30 Rivelazioni Di Un Assassino, 1971
31 Reazione A Catena, 1973
32 Diabolico Piano, 1971
33 Gli Ultimi Angeli, 1978
34 Il Barone E Fuga Di Eva, 1972
35 Fascinum, 1970


(my original cover art - one added song at the end of side 1, but otherwise identical)  

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Dream Weapons present: VOICES IN THE AIRWAVES C60

Much like the cover art suggests, these two ladies are tuning in from one radio station to the next. Both reception and sound is surprisingly good. And what they hear is a wondrous selection of Eastern European and South East Asian folk & pop songs. I might as well have titled it «Female Voices in the Airwaves». Apart from the seven matching instrumentals, that’s what it is. An hour full of life, beauty and sadness and joy. What more could you possibly ask for? -Moahaha

1 Dainuoja Liliana Ablėnaitė - Motinos Sapnas Ir Lopšinė
2 Bazaar - Duina
3 Lucyna Owsinska - Wyruszymy W Cztery Strony Świata
4 Liepaitės & Afrikos Būgnai - Kas Tar Taka
5 Boris Kovac & Ladaaba Orchestra - Octoberburrekfest
6 Aïda Aznavour & Kevork Yanbekian - Pahraden' Meradz
7 Мухаббат Шамаева Muhabbat Shamayeva  Matniyoz Yusupov - Песня о Чарване
8 Yoshiki Kinjoh - Meiji Ichidai Onna
9 Folkloro Ansamblis Gilė - Lydžiu Laide
10 Elektro-Dschungel - Şekeroğlan Oyun Havasi

11 Petranka Kostadinova - Dedo Mili Zlatni
12 Sharifa Fadel - أم البطل Hero’s Mother
13 Rafic Hobeica - Ya Salat El Zein
14 Emilia Contessa - Djula Djuli Surabaja
15 Buppah Saichol - Won Lom Fak Rak
16 Idris Sardi - Angin Mamiri
17 은방울자매 / Silverdrop Sisters - 뗏목 이천리 / Catamaran Icheonli
18 Tuti Sangid  - Buaian Malam
19 Dream Rhythm - Man Li
20 Haruko Wanibuchi - 五ッ木の子守唄 Lullaby of Itsuki



Monday, May 22, 2023

Dream Weapons present: THE OLD WAVE C60

The Old Wave is really just a bunch of tunes from the early to mid-eighties, that's either been with me forever, or I’ve stumbled over in various places around the internet. If not that old, New Wave is at least middle aged by now (yet for some reason "The Middle Aged Wave" didn't feel right). But it holds up well and still sound as fresh as ever. More so than the music from the second part of the same decade. It was an uniquely vibrant period for «popular music». I’ve simply collected nineteen standout gems (at least I think so) from this era that has gone under most everyone’s radar. Yes I know, The Comsat Angels and Lene Lovich are relatively well known, but the single/EP flipsides included here aren't. Chilling and doom-laden in a sort of cold war angsty way + plenty of fun -Moahaha

1 Mystery Plane - Telephone
2 Kaffi - Moonbeams
3 Ende Shneafliet. - Midnight Train
4 Dislocation Dance - Roof is Leaking
5 The Comsat Angels - We Were
6 Sueno Sueno - Hands
7 Störung  - Macabre
8 Avocados - I Never Know
9 Mal - A Letter From Yellowland
10 Stupid Set- Relaxin

11 Drinking Electricity - Fall
12 Lene Lovich - Cats Away
13 Tarzan 5 - Boys Game
14 David Harrow - Still Optimistic
15 Leven Signs - Our Position Vanishes
16 M.Nomiized - Nitsed
17 Jung Analysts - Punishment is Art
18 Galen Herod - 800728
19 Hong Kong Syndikat - Divided By



Thursday, May 18, 2023

Added streaming options

Update: the Spatial Jazz is blocked. Unlike Mixcloud and Hearthis, Audius isn't really meant for mixes. Hearthis has a weekly upload limit, so I can't just lump them all there. All these complications are frustrating, but as long as our mixtapes are available in some kind of format, I'm relatively "happy".

Hello fellow music lovers. Not a big deal but perhaps worth a post just to let you know. Some of you (or maybe none) might have noticed that I've later added a player for Northern Songs. As I have forgotten my reasons for not adding streaming options every time I've shared a reworking of these originally decade old pre-DWp-mixtapes of mine, I decided to do something about it. I know some of you prefer streaming, and it can of course be very practical.

I've not decided yet whether to add stream-options for the compilations I've made purely for one single artist. Does any of you want - or need the three Fairuz C90's, the Sabah, Marie Laforêt and Cab Calloway-collections I've posted here as streams - or are you good with the mp3's you got?

These are the four old mixes that were missing a streaming option, with links to the original post if you press the title: 

A Song in the Blood re-uploaded!

  Dying Breed 

 Little Black Bag

 Spatial Jazz

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Dream Weapons present: NORTHERN SONGS C90

By "popular demand" I’ve flicked/improved upon and re-uploaded this ten year old C90 for you. I don't think there's been an active link for the old version in like seven or eight years. A handful of the artists selected are represented with a couple of tunes each, and a few ensembles/artists included are relatively profilic. It’s not how I would compile a mix in 2023. I do think it's pretty great for what it is though. Plus this version got three short, but sweet bonus songs. Here's what I wrote back in 2013:

Last part of the title is taken from Immigrant Song, as I grew up imagining Led Zep was singing about norwegians migrating to America. Turns out it was about Iceland but nevermind, it still fits.

My original idea was to make a «true» nordic folk collection with tunes and arrangements based on/or in direct contact with the old tradition. I ended up including some slightly rocked/jazzed up material but kept it mostly traditional with plenty of hardangerfiddle. No electro-or freakfolk to be found. Most of the edits I made are taken from medleys. Northern Songs should either make you want to dance or weep. Or dance and weep

1 Intro: Ulver – Hiertets Vee (edit) N
2 Pernille Anker, Hans Brimi – Blå Toner fra Lom N
3 Hedningarna – Skamgreppet S/F
4 Gjallarhorn – Minuet from Jeppo-Polska F
5 Garmarna – Drew Drusnaar-Idag Som Igår S
6 Egil Storbekken – Vesletjennlåten N
7 Kalenda Maya – Dei Två Systrarna N
8 Kalenda Maya – Ungan Herredag N
9 Folk och Rackare – Vänner och Fränder N/S
10 Väsen – Anno 1643 S
11 Menaiset – Tule! F
12 Ane Heiberg – Å Vil Du Hava Meg Til Å Kveda N (bonus, 2023)
13 Nils Økland – Svev-Til Eili N
14 Pernille Anker – Budeiesull Fra Brimisætra N
15 Niekku – Tutskovi F
16 Niekki – Pc 1582 (edit) F
17 Koyhat Ritarit & Primo – Kallon Vienti Honkaan F  
18 Magnús Þór Sigmundsson and Rafin R. Jónsson – Krummavísur I

19 Turid – Tintomara S
20 Folque – Ravnene N
21 Nya Ljudbolaget – Når Gryningen Kommer S
22 Slinkombas – Opp i li, Bånsull N (bonus, 2023)
23 Arbete och Fritid – Pols Efter Henningsgard, Brekhena S
24 Älgarnas Trädgård – Möjligheternas Barn S
25 Arbete och Fritid – Finsk Sorgsmarch S
26 Fred Åkerström – Epistel nr 81 (Bellmann): Märk Hur Vår Skugga S
27 Ragnarok – Polska Från Kalmar S
28 Erik Bye – Margaretas Vise N
29 Østerdalsmusikk – Bukkehornlåt etter Ole Eggen N
30 Slinkombas – Gamlestev N (bonus, 2023)
31 Samla Mammas Manna – Folkvisa i Morse S
32 Merit Hemmingson – Oxbergsmarschen S
33 Kong Lavring – Liv & Katinka N
34 Koyhat Ritarit & Primo – Lopetussanat F
35 Magnús Þór Sigmundsson and Rafin R. Jónsson – Tröllaslagur I 




 (N=Norway, S=Sweden, F=Finland, I=Iceland)

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Dream Weapons present: THE HOT SPACE C60


The concept of space in music is often associated with cold and desolate electronic soundscapes. However The Hot Space calls for far jazzier vibes. More specifically a 1970’s jazzgroove that's electrified with Moogs & stuff. By now you know I love this kind of stuff, and I will never grow tired of discovering yet another unheard gem from that time period. It feels like home somehow. La Vittima is lifted from an Italian giallo and Earl is from a Blaxploitation movie (plus a Library Music trio of tunes) - and I think the remaining tracks would have worked just as well in some movie really -Moahaha

1 Enrico Intra - Preludio in Re min. ("Stoccarda" Caduta di Varsavia)
2 The Equatics - Santana Part I
3 Arakawa Yasuo & Shiji Shiroo - Sudden Rain In Kyo
4 Luther Lane - Gorilla My Dreams
5 Piotr Figiel Ensemble - I Want To Be Your Girl
6 Ed Bogas - Earl
7 Fiorenzo Carpi - La Vittima
8 Sir Edward - Keep On Moving On

9 Katamaran - Poseidon
10 Jakie Mittoo - Groovy Spirit
11 Bobbye Hall - Voyeur
12 Stomu Yamashta - Ishi
13 Alan Hawkshaw - The Speed Of Sound
14 Group Meeting - Loose
15 Band X - Red Cloud
16 Lesiman - Derivazione



Friday, April 21, 2023

Dream Weapons present: TILL THE END O' THE WORLD WITH YOU C60

Alternatively «dance till the end o’ the world with you». Another collection of both schmaltzy and gently romantic oldies. It’ll fill you (or me) with nostalgia, melancholy and the forbidden longing for those good ol’ postwar days of optimism, joy and innocence. A time that probably never existed - but we can dream, can’t we? -Moahaha

1 Nelson Riddle - Bali Ha'i
2 Fairuz - Ya Mayla Âal Ghoussoun
3 Kazuko Matsuo - Koi ni Inochi o
4 Davie Allan & The Arrows - Camel Walk
5 Johnny Cymbal - The Water Was Red
6 Richard Anthony - I Who Have Nothing
7 Richie Allen - A Touch of Blues
8 Abbe Lane - We're Not Children
9 Pia Colombo - La Belle De Nuit
10 The Norman Amadio Trio - Enchantment
11 Alice Babs - Vildandens Sång

12 Tiny Young - Mon Futur Et Mon Passe
13 John Scott Trotter - Uska Dara
14 Silvia Telles - Mágoa
15 Charlene Bartley - Sand In My Shoes
16 Barry Gray - Big Ben Strikes Again: Until Midnight
17 Michèle Arnaud - Timoléon le Jardinier
18 Ritmo Natural - Augusta
19 Ad Van Den Hoed Quartet - Die Violette Nacht
20 Jackie Lawrence - Buenas Noches Mi Amor
21 José Guardiola - Quisiera
22 Everardo Ordaz - Rhumba Rhapsody



(Audius blocked this mix, which is why I'm trying Hearthis) 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

(self)promotion: Eulipion Corps - Return To Friendly Islands (Wormhole World, 2023)

The image over here is my third cover for yet another album by my hyperproductive friend Julian and his project Eulipion Corps. The cover and the title combined is as good indication as any in regards to what Return To Friendly Islands sounds like. Similar to the two previous albums shared here, but more aquatic, friendlier and more islandish. Check it out! For Bandcamp-link press cover, title or...

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Dream Weapons present: SORCERER C60

Soft focus aside, here at Dream Weapons we love the strange and eerie just as much. Sometimes even more. A mysterious and seductive kind of strange filled with beauty and suspense that is. The music presented on Sorcerer isn’t really as far out as that crazy-ass shaman featured on the cover suggests. I simply had to make use that one-of-a-kind-painting at some point. I'm trying to recapture the feel and mode of a hauntingly surreal ghost story that I only vaguely remember. Or maybe it actually happened. I'm not certain -Moahaha

1 Osiris - Fioretti
2 The Ilk - Cosmic Revenge
3 Bruno Battisti D'Amario - Invocazione
4 Alex Serra - Suez
5 The Braen's Machine - Murder
6 Vedurlög - Regn
7 James Clarke - Empty Streets

8 Tullio De Piscopo - 'O Miracolo Adda' Veni'
9 Li Zhih-Kung - A Music Stretch on Plum Flowers
10 Kenyon Hopkins - Chamber of Horrors
11 Orkiestra Ósmego Dnia - Brzeg
12 Carlos Ferreira - Childhood's End
13 Nash the Slash - Lost Lenore
14 Lydia Kavina / Elizabeth Parcells - In Whims of the Wind (edit)
15 Sandro Brugnolini - Under Funeral



Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Dream Weapons present: SOFT FOCUS C60

A soft focus on latin jazz, jazz fusion and just plain ol' jazz. Lovely tunes with a pleasant groove. Gently spiced with lightly singing voices. I reccomend you press play and relax yourself with some really nice music for an hour -Moahaha

BTW: Lately I've been seeing that spinning wheel just as often as the actual Audius-player in these latest posts of mine. And while this post is relatively "popular", it's got next to no streams at all. So I'd like to ask those of you who use the streaming option (or anyone with an opinion): How's that Audius-player working for you?

1 Ahmad Jamal - Don't Ask My Neighbors
2 Margie Segers & Ireng Maulana - Dirimu & Diriku
3 Adele Sebastian - Belize
4 The Baron Von Ohlen Quartet Featuring Mary Ann Moss - Runaway Heart
5 Rafiq Babayev - Night Conversation - 4
6 Alexander Kiladze Jazz Choral - Osennee Nastroenie
7 Don Burrows - Algeciras
8 Rafika Duri - Kau Semakin Mempesona

9 Michael Garrick septet - What are Little Girls?
10 Ricotti & Albuquerque - The Wind Has No Love
11 Art Farmer Quartet - Kristallen Den Fina
12 Judy Roberts - Dandelion
13 Roland Haynes - Eglise
14 Gerald Merceron - Je'm Tonbé Nan Jé-ou
15 Dick McGarvin - That’s All



Sunday, March 26, 2023

Dream Weapons present: BITE THE DUST C60

I was sick for about half of March, and in that period I’ve almost finished eight mixtapes (including Mothers & Daughters and The Shrine). So that’s the reason why I’ve been on a roll here lately. 

-Anyway I wanted to collect some songs for you that grooves really deep and hard. The cover kind of look a like a silly disaster movie poster or something like that, doesn’t it? Bite the Dust does have a soundtrack-feel, but perhaps in a more biker movie way. Mainly just tons of left field semi-psychedelic bops and bangers - that sometimes even rocks! A fun and entertaining mix I think. Like Cosmic Carpet Ride or The Wild Ones on steroids -Moahaha

Brw: I noticed I've titled this mix (Bite the Dust) in the "album artist" section and not "album". Hopefully you can easily add the title in the correct place yourself.

1 Czerwone Gitary - Coda
2 Ravi Harris and The Prophets - Thunderbird
3 Eddie the Sheik Kochak - Phaedra Pharonica
4 Hal Blaine & The Young Cougars - The Phantom Driver
5 Franz Auffray - Salted Popcorn
6 Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans - Yakkosan
7 Baris Manco - Anadolu
8 Think - California (Is Getting So Heavy)
9 Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood - Yentra II
10 Jacky Chalard - L'Agonie

11 Sault - Fields
12 Romano Rizzati - Shake 5B
13 21. Peron - Köy Dügünü
14 J.A. Caesar - 人間様の唄
15 H. Caiage ‎ - Desert Parkway
16 Mike Rozakis - Mystical Experience
17 Pure Jade Green  - Purple Grass Growing
18 The Phantoms - Progression Riff
19 The Ceyleib People - Changes (Tygstl)



Friday, March 17, 2023

Dream Weapons present: THE SHRINE C90

The Shrine was a fraternal publication distributed to members from 1926–1928. Freemasonry feel like a bizarre anachronism to me. Yet to me these nearly century old magazine-covers are timeless works of captivating beauty. And that’s why I reworked the very first Shrine publication for another intercontinental mix of shellac-era oldies. It’s intended to match the charm and mystique of its musical content - and vice versa -Moahaha

1 Betty Cody - Pale Moon (1953)
2 Mohamed Abdel Wahab - Ayamy (1954)
3 橘 良江 - イタリーの庭  (1935)
4 ダークダックス - 宵待草 (1959)
5 Damia - Beau Petit Marin de Passage (1933)
6 Tony Martinez and His Mambo Combo - Pharoah's Curse (1957)
7 금사향  - 소녀의 꿈 (1956)
8 The Dinning Sisters - Drop Me a Line (early 1940's)
9 Connie Haynes - Be Careful It's My Heart (1942)
10 Gordon Jenkins - The Lady and the Cellist (1954)
11 Ronald Frankau & Renee Roberts - Good Morning Mr. Barlow (1936)
12 Jimmie Lunceford - Chillun, Get up (1934)
13 Odete Amaral - Tenho Que Fugir (1941)
14 Robert Gaden - Perdóname (1939)
15 Gina Martin - Elegua (1957)
16 Suraiya - Naam Tera Hai Zaban Par (1950)

17 Farid el-Atrash - Ahwak We Rouhiy Fadak (1942)
18 Sid Peltyn & Orchestra - Hells Bells (1933)
19 King Radio & The Lion - Abyssinian Lament (1934)
20 Margot Loyola - Despedida (1958)
21 이미자 - 열아홉 순정 (1959)
22 Pete Rugolo - Interlude (1956)
23 The Sportsmen - Me and My Shadow (1950)
24 Rudi Terzett Schuricke - Anjuschka (1939)
25 The Charioteers - With Every Breath I Take (1942)
26 Franco Ferrara - Antibes - New Dawn (1957)
27 Jens-Book Jensen - Bli Hos Mig (1934)
28 The Fontane Sisters - Linger in My Arms a Little Longer, Baby (1946)
29 Sebo Miklos - Ködbe Borult Már a Határ (1933)
30 Sol Ho'opi'i - Most of All I Want Your Love (1927)
31 Sam Browne & Ambrose Orchestra - Goodnight To You All (1937)



-I’ve made quite a few 78RPM-era collections by now. Just press the Oldies-tag and among a few exotica/xmas/easy listening/latin-mixes (containing both very old, and some slightly less old songs) you’ll find about a dozen C60/C90’s containing nothing but a century - up to six decade old music.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Dream Weapons present: MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS C60

What better day than March 8 to drop another female fronted, roundabout route kind of mixtape? Much like Exploradora, Woman of the World, Take Over!, Sing it, Sister (originally shared on IWD, 2020) and A Song in the Blood before - Mothers & Daughters initially started out with me collecting a bunch of songs I've discovered over the years - that I love. But as I have a slight preference for woman’s singing voices, compilations like these simply occurs. Fourteen enchanting and lovingly performed songs (plus six instrumentals) that should do good for both your mental and physical well being. Although musically a little all over the place, I think this hour flows along quite nicely -Moahaha

1 Kay Gardner - Inner Mood I
2 Gothart - La Rosa Enflorence
3 Cher - Behind the Door
4 Clara Nunes - Meus Tempos De Criança
5 Elisabeth Waldo - Pentitente Procession
6 島倉千代子 - 恋しているんだもん
7 Sandy Posey - The Big Hurt
8 Чаровницы - Я не могу вас забыть
9 Merit Hemmingson - Skänklåt av Pers Erik Olsson
10 ピーナッツ - 宵待草

11 Maria Creuza - A Timidez me Devora
12 Gladly Playe Wyth Stryngs - Nobody's Gigge / Gathering Peascods
13 Salwa - Idaich
14 Soraya Melik - Inleyen Nagmeler
15 Daniela Casa - Santor
16 이해연  - 아리랑 정능고개
17 정미조 - 愛の瞳
18 Kay Gardner - Inner Mood II
19 Extradition - A Love Song
20 Lynsey De Paul - Moonrise



Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Dream Weapons present: NUMINA C60

Music for whenever life in itself offers a bit of a challenge. Half a century old jazz sounds in various shapes and colors is my main safe haven in music. Needless to say I listen to this stuff A LOT. Neither avantgarde nor easy listening. Free spirited but with hooks and grooves. No other theme here really. A tribute to the divine healing powers of listening to musicians that plays together simply for the sake of creating music - together (at least that is how I interpret it) -Moahaha

1 Esa Pethman - Shepherd Song
2 Rain - Whine And Wail
3 Barry Miles - Tandoori
4 Baroque Jazz Trio - Delhi Daily
5 Source Of Life Arkestra Revelation - To the Most Holy Place
6 Jazz Work Shop - Sha Shtil Harabbi Ba

7 New York Jazz Quartet - Song of the Black Knight
8 Dom Um Romao - Lamento Negro
9 Walter Bishop Jr. - Keeper of My Soul
10 Joe Haider Trio - Tante Nelly
11 Formace JQ - Jan Kepler
12 New Jazz Trio - Haranca (Take 1 edit)



Friday, February 10, 2023

Dream Weapons present: SOULSIDE JOURNEY C60

You may not be able to tell from my shares, but I love the hell out of 60-70’s funky soul music and listen to it all the time. It still feels somewhat a little outside my «field of expertise» (whatever that may be), so I guess I’ve l haven’t had a full mix in me until now. Well, actually I posted a Soulside Journey C90 ten years ago which is probably my least interesting mix ever. This has the same title but the cover and all the songs are new. I think by now I’ve fallen into enough rabbit holes full o' soul to compile an hour of non-stop bangers for you. Ok, maybe not all bangers, but all great -Moahaha

1 Chuck Brooks - Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Part 2)
2 Aaron Neville - Jailhouse
3 The Wildcats - 3625 Groovy Street
4 The V.I.P.s - Maxie's Mood
5 Gloria Jones - Share My Love
6 Sloan Bey - Look At Your Brother
7 Carla Thomas - Give Me Enough (To Keep Me Going)
8 George Jackson - Love Hijacker Pt. 2
9 Ted Taylor - Something Strange Is Going On In My House
10 Nikki Giovanni - The Way I Feel

11 Dynamic Corvettes - It’s A Trap
12 Goldie & The Gingerbreads - Song Of The Moon
13 Jacky Giordano - Steel Mongoes
14 Doug Hammond - Wake Up Brothers
15 Ralph & The Telecasters  - Something Deep Inside
16 Winfield Parker - Starvin’
17 Bun Hunga And His Combo - Bangala
18 The Natural Resources Unpolluted - Funky With My Stuff
19 Jewel Bass - It's Been a Long Time Coming 


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Dream Weapons present: CANDLE-LIGHTIN' TIME C60

Hey! I used an old playlist full of beautiful, melancholic jazz and some soundtrack-like tunes to compile this one for you. I've never made coverart and compiled a C60 in one short afternoon before (I kept the title of the book, so that saved me hours of work - and thinking). While this is obviously meant to be a pleasant listen, it's still emotional and deep stuff. It's the sort of music I reach for to warm my soul on cold winter days. I'm sure it'll warm you up as well -Moahaha  

1 Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos - Sunrise
2 Galapagos Duck - What Am I Doing Here
3 Emil Viklický - Píseň Pro Jana Hammra
4 Simon Park - Wedgewood Blue
5 Tortilla Flat - Fatimorgani
6 Takeshi Inomata & The Third - Alone
7 John Graas - Land Of Broken Toys

8 Lalo Schifrin - Felicity
9 Berndt Egerbladh - Glädjens Blomster
10 John Hébert Trio - Billy No Mates
11 Herbie Mann - Flying
12 Khan Jamal Percussion and Strings Quartet - Innosence
13 Marco Antonio Araujo - Adágio
14 Ronnie Aldrich and His Two Pianos - Love Theme [From the Valachi Papers]

LINK (or you can simply click on the image)


I was curious to try out Logamp as a free alternative to Mixcloud but now it's been down for weeks, and doesn't look very promising anymore. So I'm checking out this Audius-thing. Let me know if it works for you (or rather if it doesn't). At least it appears to be a lot more popular.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Dream Weapons present: LAST CELESTIAL NOMAD C90

 Yusef Abdul Lateef (William Emanuel Huddleston) 1920 – 2013

So happy new year I guess. Trying out Pixeldrain (looks very promising to me. Let me know how it works for you) with an old compilation of mine. This Yusef Lateef-tribute was originally shared back in January 2014. The link has been dead for years, so it was about time for a re-up. My lazy CD compilation-like design makes this appear somewhat cheap and disposable but it's actual content is really, really nice.

As far as I know, all our old mixes and shares have at least one active link. No more Mixcloud, Mediafire, pCloud or Yandex (Btw: did the links work for you?) for me, but I'm sure I'll be back with some C60's & C90's nevertheless. Anyway, here's what I wrote:

Yusef left us the 23rd of December 2013 and it seems dying is the only effective career move for an ageing artist, so his music will undoubtly get some extra attention in the next couple of years.

Over the last couple of years openminded jazz fans of blogland and elsewhere have been enjoying a flood of long forgotten spiritual and exotic jazz collections, shared 'n rare vinylrips and re-releases. For reasons unknown the author, multi-instrumentalist, soul brother, the true «world jazz» pioneer and perhaps Mr. Spiritual himself Yusef Lateef is sometimes mentioned as an influence, but rarely included.

Although an excellent tenor saxophonist leaving us plenty of classic post bop, swing and third stream compositions and recordings to discover and enjoy, I wanted to compile 90 minutes focusing on what really made him sonically stand out from the very beginning. In 1957 alone, our sound searching genius recorded material for 13 soloalbums (all worth having). Along with the more conventional jazz numbers middle-eastern, far east, spiritual & indian themes as well as his gorgeous flute, oboe and bassoon-playing and use of unconventional instruments like bamboo flute, shanai, shofar, xun, arghul, koto, gong, earthboard + a Seven-Up bottle and a balloon is already there.

On Last Celestial Nomad you'll actually get the impression Yusef played his flute and oboe (and balloon) more often than he played his saxophone. In reality its the other way around. Although representative for my favorite kind of Yusef sounds these 19 highly spirited compositions from 19 different albums recorded over a period of 15 years (1957-1972) is not an attempt to make a best of, or a representative introduction. Its like a mixtape with a unifying theme using material from one artist exclusively. Enjoy!