Sunday, January 21, 2024

Dream Weapons present: LUX IN TENEBRIS C60:

Light in Darkness/Lux in Tenebris is a phrase taken from the Gospel of John. «The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it». Light and dark. Great art usually has a bit of both, eh?

-So what I’ve compiled for you is mostly contemporary classical music originating from sometime in between 1947 up to the present era. I’ve come to learn that 20th century Eastern European composers speaks to me the most. No place else than behind the former Iron Curtain do I find all this soul crushing beauty in spades. But east or west, everything included here touches me deeply -Moahaha

 1 Sulkhan Tsintsadze - Didavoi Nana
   Georgian State String Quartet
 2 Herman Galynin - Suite for Piano: II. Intermezzo
   Fernanda Damiano
 3 Peteris Vasks - Balta Ainava (White Scenery)
   YuEun Kim, Mina Gajić, Coleman Itzkoff
 4 Anne Vanschothorst - Higher She Flies Without Feet!
   Anne Vanschothorst
 5 Henri Dutilleux - Sonate for Oboe and Piano: I. Aria-grave
   Caleb Harris
 6 Wolfert Brederode - Ruins 1
   Wolfert Brederode
 7 Johannes X. Schachtner - Bach.Choral.Exerzitien: VI. Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten (BWV 691)
   Patrick Stapleton

 8 Bohuslav Martinů - String Quartet No. 7, H. 314: II. Andante
   Stamic Quartet
 9 Tõnu Kõrvits - Stalker Suite - II. The Room
   Duo Gazzana
10 Valentin Silvestrov - Winter Evening
   Elene Gvritishvili, Alexey Pudinov
11 Balys Dvarionas - Élégie for Violin and String Orchestra
   Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
12 André Jolivet - Chant pour les piroguiers de l'Orénoque
   Heinz Holliger
13 Maija Einfelde - Sonāte - Meditācija Altam Un Klavierēm: II. Allegro Energico
   Andrejs Senakols & Veneta Miķelsone
14 John Bence - Michael, Archangel of Hod
   John Bence 



Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Dream Weapons present: THE TREE HUGGERS C90

Reading about the origins of the term «tree hugger», I ended up compiling a tribute of sorts to the Chipko Movement in India*. Speaking in musical terms, it’s ninety minutes of instrumental acoustic «eastern-sounding world-vibes» of light and dark. A celebration of the good in mankind while mourning the evil deeds of the wicked, simultaneously. But that’s just me and how I tend to think about these things, I suppose. Music for both meditation and contemplation -Moahaha 

*& the 364 Bishnoi villagers who sacrificed their lives to save trees - whom that movement were originally inspired by

1 Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures - Ourobouros
2 Roman Bunka - Egypt Eyes
3 Hossein Farjami - Jahromi
4 Kanguru - Ras Lila
5 Orexis - Anthraxis
6 Lothlorien - Duet for Sarod and Alto Flute
7 Rabih Abou-Khalil - Dawn

8 Giacomo Dell'Orso - La Fame Nel Mondo
9 Om - Aguni
10 Braen - Danse de la Mort
11 Light Rain - Beautiful Friend
12 Turgun Alimatov - Куйгай
13 Nouthong Phimvilayphone - Lam Tanvai
14 Ahmed Abdul-Malik - Magrebi
15 Stenio Mendes - Sonata Perdida
16 Seagram - Night King