Monday, February 19, 2024

Dream Weapons present: WHEN BRIDDES SINGETH BREME C60

The title means «When birds sing gloriously» which again is taken from a British medieval song titled «Lenten ys come with loue to toune». Speaking of the Middle Ages, the musical content of «When briddes singeth breme» is so-called Early Music based on material dating back to the 13th up to the 15th century. In the olden days life was brutal and ugly, but miserable lives calls for art of otherworldly beauty. For most of you it will probably sound much like folk music. And that's because it essentially is folk music. With every tune included originating from the mainland of Europe, my «Ye Olde England»-like title ended up as somewhat misleading. That’s because I made the cover art at an early stage, and every jolly «Hey nonny, nonny»-ditty was removed underway. Which is probably all for the better -Moahaha  
 

1 Reval’s Troubadours - Mit Ganzem Herzen
2 Veronique Chalot - La Chanson de Mai
3 Marc Lewon, Baptiste Romain & Ensemble Leones - Clausula
4 Kalenda Maya - El Rey de Francia
5 Phil Et Emmanuelle Fromont - La Brande
6 Micrologus - Volta ti in ca Rosina
7 Gothart - Imperayritz
8 Ensemble Unicorn - Ghaetta

9 Catherine Braslavsky - Je Te Pri De Cuer Par Amors
10 John Sothcott & St. George's Canzona - Estampie Real
11 Studio Der Frühen Musik - Lamento di Tristano
12 Ensemble Oni Wytars - Mari Stanko
13 Götterfunken - Nevestinko Oro
14 Fabio Tricomi, Fabio Accurso & Roberto Bolelli - Eia Frates
15 Alla Francesca - J'aime la Biaute


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Btw: In my late teens/early 20’s I was a passionate Medieval and Renaissance music collector. I became quite the amateur/expert. At least I thought so myself. But I never really recovered after my whole record collection was stolen in a break in. Thinking about it still fills me with sadness. But time has healed the wounds enough for me to compile this for you. Anyway, to find out more about the music and it's origins in fuller detail, you will have to google search the ensembles and titles. I did not have it in me to include all of that this time around.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Dream Weapons present: JAZU KISSA C90:

 
Unique to Japan, a jazu/jazz kissa are spaces where jazz music is played for dedicated listening rather than as backgrund music. As their "local" vibrant jazz scene feel somewhat overlooked and underappreciated, I thought I'd compile some of my favorite gems from 1970-1977. Quite similar to my previous jazz compilations really, except that’s it’s all originating from the Land of Rising Sun -Moahaha
 


1 Hiromasa Suzuki - 3000 B.C.
2 Ryo Kawasaki - Tane's Dream Part 3
3 Toki Hidefumi Quartet - Let's Get It Together
4 Terumasa Hino - Hohjoh
5 Isao Suzuki Quartet - Blow Up
6 Tohru Aizawa - Dead Letter

7 Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos - Speak Under My Breath
8 Mikio Masuda - Add Some
9 Kohsuke Mine - Recollection
10 George Hirota - Sahasurara-Sunrise
11 Masabumi Kikuchi - Circus
12 Takeshi Inomata & Sound L.T.D - Scotland Scene

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...and while I have your attention: George Glass why runs the Groovy Library-blog just wrote about locating a bunch of unpublished or disappeared comments in a spam folder. So I looked around and located more than 30 completely normal comments (seven or eight of them were my own:) in this "spam folder" I had never noticed before. I don't know why this happens but they're all published - or republished now. So if you've commented and you're comments were either never published or seemingly removed - it's certainly not because I didn't appreciate you thanking me for the mix:)