Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dream Weapons present: SOUNDSTORMS C90



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Although you can't tell by listening to my mixtapes shared here so far, I've always loved heavy, hypnotic riffs and pounding percussion - but it seems every kraut-or spacerock obscurity of the golden era is already dug up, ressurected and compiled to death. Which is why it was more inspirational to present some fuzzed & far out cosmic rock from the last couple of decades instead. A lot more fun for you and me both. Sixteen more or less contemporary bands mostly (but not all) sounding much like they're some long lost and overlooked 70's discovery - but why hold that against them as long as the ideas and tunes are groovy and fresh?

-Moahaha

1. Polska Radio One - Последняя Мантра
2. Squadra Omega - The Mystery of the Deep Blue Sea
3. Lay Llamas – Archaic Revival
4. Electric Orange – Perpetuum Mobiliar
5. Hills – Death 1
6. Sula Bassana – Lost in Space
7. Al Doum & the Faryds – Sinai
8. Unknown/Mike? - Paternoster Remix

9. Melting Euphoria – Harbour of Infinity
10. Electric Moon – Kleiner Knaller
11. Christine 23 Onna – Fantastico
12. Gr – Bradtenehend
13. Lumerians – Untitled 3
14. Arcana – The Earth Below
15. Golem – Stellar Launch
16. Pyramidal – Kosmik Blizzard

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Dream Weapons present: DISTANT DRUMS C90



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I originally shared an almost identical version of this last summer, but guessing its new to most visitors here.

Distant Drums is my attempt at compiling an exotica or rather just an exotic-sounding mix - or maybe a few tunes here simply remind me of the sun and the ocean. Anyway I decided not to allow myself to include any of the usual suspects - and leaving out any favorites discovered on Flash Straps (highly recommended blog!) many rips and mixes. I almost succeeded on both accounts. I've loved the sound of this criminally underrated genre ever since I got Martin Denny's A Taste of Honey for free at a flea market a little over 20 years ago (hardly exotica and far from being among his best, but it did the trick). So here's a light, gentle and deliciously inauthentic 90-minute tour around everywhere in the world westerners consider east or south.

-Moahaha

1. Helen Merrill - Mountain High, Valley Low
2. The Surfmen - Tahiti Sunrise
3. Herbie Mann - Incense
4. Korla Pandit - Kumar (1958 vers.)
5. Dilip Roy - Camel Rider
6. Leo Addeo - Blue Hawaii
7. Dion Ralke – Black Panther
8. Sam Cooke - Bali H'ai
9. Ron Goodwin - Farewell to Lebanon
10. April Stevens - I'll Wait For Your Love
11. Lalo Schifrin - The Wave
12. Secret Chiefs 3 - Ship of Fools
13. Steve Race – The Seven Veils

14. Dinah Shore - My Isle of Golden Dreams
15. The Polynesians - Marcelle-A-Vahini
16. Yonca Stüdyo Orkestrası - Yunus
17. Annette Hanshaw - Pagan Love Song
18. Sun Ra - Tiny Pyramids
19. Cal Tjader - The Fakir
20. Alan Lorber - Hang on to a Dream
21. Hugo Montenegro - Mongolian Horsemen
22. Ida Brun - Tu Jouais La Comedie
23. John Zorn - Po'o'uli
24. The Melody Mates - Enchantement
25. Hugo Blanco - Orquidea Arabe
26. Walter Wanderlay - Canto de Ossanha
27. Kitty Daisey - Swingin Hawaii