Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dream weapons present: ROCK ME TO SLEEP C90

Built around the ultimate song of despair in the history of mankind (O Death…), these ninety minutes of lamentable lullabies, haunting ballads and melancholic folktunes sort of made itself (well, the four hour long version did). I think I've put together a thing of great beauty and mystery - which I hope you’ll find uplifting rather than depressing. Besides its not as dark or gloomy as I make it out to be. If you were actually rocked to sleep while listening I’m sure your dreams would be mostly pleasant and only slightly eerie.


1 Lily & Maria - Ismene - Jasmine
2 All in the Golden Afternoon - Oh My Love
3 Come to the Well - The Answer Is You, Jesus
4 Södra Bergens Balalaikor - Sjto Gorit, Gorit
5 Mama Béa Tekielski - Pour M'y Porter Dormir
6 Rosemary Standley & Helstroffer’s Band
 - O Death Rock Me to Sleep
7 Henk Werkhoven - Blue Friends
8 Anneke Konings - Zon / Maan
9 V.C. Clinton-Baddeley and Pauline Letts - The Unquiet Grave
10 Midnight Syndicate - Mesonoxian Visitors
11 Antique Doll - Rocking Horse
12 Trudie Richman - Pada
13 Mircea Nițu - Doina - Cimbalom
14 The Paris Sisters - Yes - I Love You
15 A Le Groupe Orchidée - (05)
16 Unspecified / Georgia - Didavoi-Nana - Дида вой, нана

17 Fernando Yvosky - Prologo
18 David Stoughton - Evening Song
19 Pearls Before Swine - Translucent Carriages
  (portable organ & cello-version)
20 Robin Williamson - Gwydion's Dream
21 Michael Raven & Joan Mills - The Queen of the Night
22 Rosemary Hardman - I Left My Baby Lying
23 Brasschaats Mandoline Orkest & Marcel De Cauwer - Poème
24 Kathy Smith - For Emile
25 Foreningen Til Livets Beskyttelse - Illusioner
26 Swordedge - My Ladye Constance
27 Aaron Lightman - Now is the Time
28 Gloria Levi - A La Una (At One O’clock)
29 Lavendeltreppe - An Dro Shako
30 Isla Cameron - John Anderson
31 Reality From Dream - Dawn



  1. I’m yet to give this huge mix my fullest consideration. I can’t seem to get past the spine tingling beauty of Anneke Konings. What an amazing interpretation of what I assume is Find The Cost of freedom in Dutch. Simply stunning. Can’t wait to immerse myself in the rest of the mix...

    1. Yes as lovely as CSN&Y's original version is; I think Annekes hymnlike recreation of their protest song surpasses it. Actually Zon / Maan were originally seperated and bookends her second album but I spliced them together for my mix. Hope you'll eventually enjoy the remaining 30 tunes too... or at least some-or most of them.

  2. Thank you again and again for this mix of beautifull lullibies dedicated mostly to female singers. I also very much enjoyed to find Mama Béa Tekielski. Catherine Ribeiro deserves also surely to be better known. Best. Armand

    1. My pleasure, Armand. While Catherine Ribeiro seems to have a something of a growing fan base/cult following, Mama Béa Tekielski is still largely overlooked.

    2. I completely agree! A.

  3. Thanks very much! Love your compilations.