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so, ennio morricone. i know about the fistful of dollars type stuff, so lets leave that. but what about everything else?

there seem to be a few of these mondo morricone comps knocking about but, from the sleeves alone admittedly, they look too much like those beat at cinecatta/crippled dick hot wax type albums that get tedious very quickly.

but i really really love Che C'entriamo Noi Con La Rivoluzione? could we do a search and destroy on morricone that has stuff like this in the search bit?

gareth, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

As far as more recent stuff goes...

Search: The Mission soundtrack

Destroy: Mission to Mars soundtrack. Every bit as godawful as the movie.

Nicole, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Last weekend a friend of mine played me an extraordinary Morricone S/T - 'The Cannibals' (1969), an impossibly obscure Europotboiler directed by Liliana Cavani of 'Night Porter' fame. The disc brought to mind Scott Walker crossed with Sesame Street, and was like nothing else I've ever heard. So if you don't SEARCH for it, I will. (Can I also put in a good word for John Zorn's 'The Big Gundown', one of the finest trib albs ever...)

Andrew L, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Yeah, The Big Gundown is very very key. I don't know if there are CD reissues out there, but I saw a bunch of the original vinyls running for between $80 and $300 a piece. Good luck, my friend...

Dave M., Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Europotboiler is a bit harsh: it's a reworking of Sophocle's Antigone, and thus not to be confused with Cannibal Apocalypse, Cannibal Ferox, Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal Terror or even Jesus Franco's Cannibals, most of which got swept up in the Video Nasties panic of 1983 (2?)

Morricone's free improv/avant garde roots can be heard in Gruppo di Impoovvisazione Nuova Consonanza, ed.rz 1009

mark s, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

sorry, Improvvisazione

mark s, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

I found The Big Gundown in a used bin lately, reissued under Zorn's own Tzadik label, so it should be readily available at bigger shops. Maybe a bit pricier than before, however.

Sean Carruthers, Wednesday, 9 May 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

one year passes...
someone here mentioned Metti Una Sera A Cena, and i really like that a lot, that wistfulness that marks all those films where european people looks at out a train window at the rain, or sit in a market square. ennui, baby, ennui

gareth, Friday, 28 June 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

what's the label, DRG? put out some old dario argento soundtracks and the "drammi gotici" / "gothic dramas" tv soundtrack - they are ace. best thing he ever did is "humanity part1" offa "the thing" soundtrack - always gives me the chills (even if the rest of that particular soundtrack is very "workmanlike")

bob snoom, Friday, 28 June 2002 00:00 (nineteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
small factoid, if anyone cares: i went looking for the Navajo Joe soundtrack (it has that crazy indian war screaming from the movie Election with Reese Witherspoon that makes me laugh out loud everytime i hear it). anyways, the tidbit of trivia is that it was composed and conducted by Leo Nichols??? i searched and realized morricone did work under that name and as Dan Savio. weird

JasonD (JasonD), Saturday, 1 February 2003 02:48 (eighteen years ago) link

hello
Iam an iranian in Iran some of the people love your film music but thay can not take your music in iranian shopping Iam so like your music of cinema paradiso but Idont provide it in iran may you send this music in my email.


with best rigard

hamid

hamid ahsani, Wednesday, 12 February 2003 01:54 (eighteen years ago) link

*scratches head*
reads post again
*scratches head again*
reads post again
*gives credit to all non-native English speakers that attempt to use such an evil language*

Oops (Oops), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:24 (eighteen years ago) link

First Iranian on ILE? Let's smash the axis of evil Bush hate rhetoric by sending Hamid some Cinema Paradiso MP3s! (at least I think that's what he wants)

N. (nickdastoor), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:39 (eighteen years ago) link

ILM, I mean.

N. (nickdastoor), Wednesday, 12 February 2003 03:39 (eighteen years ago) link

i've said it before but.. the Ballad of Hank McCain is one of the most beautiful/tasteful uses of trumpet i can think of..and a downright classic song!

thomas de'aguirre (biteylove), Thursday, 13 February 2003 23:29 (eighteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
Listening just now to the 2 disc Rhino comp that Amateurist sold me a little while back and I have to say that a lot of Nick Cave solo songs make so much more sense now.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 22 September 2003 15:46 (seventeen years ago) link

so, ennio morricone. i know about the fistful of dollars type stuff, so lets leave that. but what about everything else?

isn't this a bit like saying "I know all the good and distinctive stuff he did, but what about all the somewhat dull non-spaghetti western music he did?"

DV (dirtyvicar), Monday, 22 September 2003 16:05 (seventeen years ago) link

I dunno, fair amount of the non-spaghetti stuff I've been hearing is pretty grand in its own right.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 22 September 2003 16:33 (seventeen years ago) link

six months pass...
Second the 'big gundown' and the 'Gruppo di Impoovvisazione Nuova Consonanza' LP that mark s is talking about.

Gareth said to leave the spaghetti western type stuff but you really have to get yr hands on the 2 CD/LP 'the good the bad and the ugly' (1966) issued on the dagored label. I d/l from slsk and the whole thing, from the orchestral outtakes to the classic theme we all know and love does needs to be heard as as a record but and as a way of registering the images with the sound of the movie itself.

(I've also got hold of 'i cannibali' and I'll report on that later)

But the one that burns is 'gil occhi freddi della paura' from 1972 (on dagored, I scored it 2nd hand this afternoon), where he gets Gruppo di Impoovvisazione Nuova Consonanza to play on it, and its probably one of the most 'accessible' avant garde ever full stop. He somehow gets some of those shapes you hear in european improv and makes a fucking soundtrack out of it!!! I still need to give this a few listens but its fucking great stuff so far.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 7 April 2004 19:46 (seventeen years ago) link

''but and as a way of registering the images with the sound of the movie itself''

bah fuck this, what I kind of mean is that the soundtrack kind of overwhelms the images for me so I can't quite concentrate on what's happening when i watch the movie.

So get the soundtrack, get accustomed to the sound, register its impact, and maybe you can sit down and look at both sound AND image.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 7 April 2004 19:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Morricone 2001 is one of the best comps EVAH!

Jay Vee (Manon_70), Wednesday, 7 April 2004 20:01 (seventeen years ago) link

i only said to leave the spaghetti western stuff for the purposes of the thread, so we could look at other things, oh, wait, maybe you meant that too...

do you like che c'entriamo noi con la rivoluzione? (and make sure you get the version that is 4:56 before the other 2, as they all have the same name)

gareth (gareth), Thursday, 8 April 2004 05:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Spy Time, Ho Messo Gil Occhi Su Di Te ( on VA Bistro - Erotica Italia), Alla Luce Del Giorno (Monde Morricone)...and get the OST for MALAMONDO (L'Ultima Volta & La Prima Volta)!

No, i'll won't mention the 'Thing' (Carpenter) OST though its the most effective soundtrack ever...

eleki-san (eleki-san), Thursday, 8 April 2004 14:37 (seventeen years ago) link

this is pretty fucking great too.

http://www.shef.ac.uk/~cm1jwb/veruschka.jpg

I love Morricone but SpagWest stuff is his weakest work in my opinion.

kinski (kinski), Thursday, 8 April 2004 16:59 (seventeen years ago) link

gareth- yeah I liked that track but don't quite see why that seems to be so much better than some of this stuff.

heard 'i cannibali' and its another wonderful 20 mins. Hear the scott walker but not much sesame street, the arrangements are quite something.

ok its great that I'm beginning to get more recommendations here. So Kinski, what is so much better abt 'veruschuka' than the stuff he is primarily known for (morricone has been a hard subject for ilm, check a few of his other threads, usually just see comps and not specifics)?

eleki- yeah, I see what you're saying abt 'effective' soundtracks in movies but they can def work as records, the great is that someone like morricone seemed to squeeze quite a bit in a min or two, he does use that as a strength and that's what makes him to be so good (at least from what I'm hearing so far).

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 8 April 2004 21:49 (seventeen years ago) link

That issue of "Veruschka" is not so easy to find anymore, but it had come out again on Right Tempo more recently, which I'm grateful for. Some of my favourites are "Maddalena", "I Basilischi", "Il Grande Silenzio", "Il Clan dei Siciliani", "Uomo da Rispettare", "Battle of Algiers", "Per Le Antiche Scale", "Exorcist 2", "Noi Lazzaroni" and "Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion". I find with his music that, if it's difficult somehow at first, I have only to listen to it intently for a couple of weeks and then I will love it.

jazz odysseus, Thursday, 8 April 2004 22:12 (seventeen years ago) link

jazz odysseus- are most of those from the 60s and 70s? and if so, would you say the quality dropped during the 80s?

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 8 April 2004 22:20 (seventeen years ago) link

They're all from the 60's and '70's - I had just decided to think of 10 I really liked and stop at that, but from the '80's I really like "The Scarlet and the Black", "I Promessi Sposi", "Marco Polo" and "Casualties of War", for examples. In the 90's, I especially like "Notte e Il Momento", "Vite Strozzate", "Tre Colonne in Cronaca", "State of Grace" and "Cacciatori di Navi". I don't think the quality of his writing dropped, but he tends to become less diverse (and less prolific) and more conservative, musically, as you get through the 80's and into the 90's, etc.. I can imagine having less of a giddy feeling about how surprising his arrangements are, etc., but I think his writing is still stunning. I haven't heard "Mission to Mars", so I don't know if I agree with Nicole or not. I'm not so keen on "The Untouchables", but it's very listenable. That "Santa Cecilia" concert CD on Sony (I think) is very good - there's a version of "The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti" with Dulce Pontes that might be among my favourite single recordings by him.

jazz odysseus, Thursday, 8 April 2004 22:48 (seventeen years ago) link

"City of Joy" didn't strike me as very remarkable (for him), either.

jazz odysseus, Thursday, 8 April 2004 22:51 (seventeen years ago) link

i just picked up "Ecce homo" on a whim, from '69. Killer. morricone does morton feldman? he had to have heard him, at least. haunting edda dell'orso hovers, marimba, flute, harp, etc. very very minimal, very wonderful.

Beta (abeta), Friday, 9 April 2004 13:30 (seventeen years ago) link

Mondo Morricone. Once upon a time in America.

jadrenos (jadrenos), Friday, 9 April 2004 19:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Of his stuff from the 80s and 90s, I love "State of Grace and "the Untouchables". Especially "State of Grace".

And of the Spag stuff, "The Adventurer"....

David Nolan (David N.), Saturday, 10 April 2004 00:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I love "The Adventurer" too, but it's not a Western. It's based on J. Conrad's "The Rover".

jazz odysseus, Saturday, 10 April 2004 00:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Ahh, I have it on some cheapo Spag comp and could never figure out what movie it was from. Thanks for the info...

David Nolan (David N.), Saturday, 10 April 2004 01:12 (seventeen years ago) link

Strangely, the melody for the main theme was used in a horror movie done a couple of years ago and starring Barbara Steele.

jazz odysseus, Saturday, 10 April 2004 01:24 (seventeen years ago) link

sorry - not a couple of years AGO, but a couple of years PREVIOUS.

jazz odysseus, Saturday, 10 April 2004 01:25 (seventeen years ago) link

I reread my message and thought "Huh - I didn't know there was a new Barbara Steele movie!" I considered trying to rent it.

jazz odysseus, Saturday, 10 April 2004 01:26 (seventeen years ago) link

Anyway, if you can get the CD, it's got two unusual scores on it - the horror movie is "Amanti Dall' Oltretomba", which contains piano, trombone, organ, and a lovely and strange concrete-like piece that, in the film, was mixed together with a "Dies Irae" bit - I don't know why it's mixed out in the CD version (or in in the film version), but I've seen that done with other films, too*. The CD also contains "L'Umanoide", done for a late '70's low-budget sci-fi movie with Richard Kiel. I think "L'Umanoide" is one of his oddest scores - I might not have guessed it was his if I heard it without knowing beforehand.

*like all the noisy bits in the "Hatchet for the Honeymoon" soundtrack by Sante Maria Romitelli seemed to be a tape of the same noisy part mixed over the different orchestral cues that you hear on the CD.

jazz odysseus, Saturday, 10 April 2004 01:38 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
One thing about the individual soundtracks is that despite literally travelling from mars to venus there's something that holds it all together as records. Maybe its this sense of wonder at how someone can compose with such different styles and kind of, y'know, pull it off. take 'il serpente' from the early 70s - saw this lying on the racks a few weeks ago - the 1st half its earnest strings (w/ella dell'orso on vocals, it think) one minute, church organ the next, march-parades the other, then earnest strings (remix). That's until the second half anyway, where he's playing around, coming up with these wonderful settings of under pressure strings, rubbed/amplified/bowed/miked feedbacked percussion and electronics.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 18:37 (fifteen years ago) link

[crank]

kaija saariaho wd struggle to compose something this good!!!

[/crank]

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 20 September 2005 18:41 (fifteen years ago) link

three years pass...

hello
Iam an iranian in Iran some of the people love your film music but thay can not take your music in iranian shopping Iam so like your music of cinema paradiso but Idont provide it in iran may you send this music in my email.

with best rigard

hamid

― hamid ahsani, Tuesday, February 11, 2003 8:54 PM (5 years ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

8====D ------ ㋡ (max), Sunday, 25 January 2009 23:53 (twelve years ago) link

this dude is basically the gnarliest

8====D ------ ㋡ (max), Sunday, 25 January 2009 23:54 (twelve years ago) link

six months pass...

search the score to "two mules for sister sara" (not a bad film, directed by don siegel starring clint eastwood and shirley maclaine). morricone's interpretation of the "title music" is to interpolate odd electronic farts meant to suggest the braying of a donkey alongside a very church-sounding chorus. as usual, much of the rest of the soundtrack is morricone mixing around (in enjoyable if not revelatory ways) the stuff from the main title, and of course the usual pretty mood-setting music. but the best tracks are really impressive and fun, if you're into the more mannered "navajo joe" type morricone western stuff.

amateurist, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 06:41 (eleven years ago) link

seriously how often do film composers have the cojones to be so audaciously inventive?

amateurist, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 06:42 (eleven years ago) link

Orca The Killer Whale!!!

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 17:13 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

The Mike Patton-curated comp Crime And Dissonance gathers two discs of Morricone at his most out there. I wish there was 20 volumes of it.

the swagona monologues (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 27 September 2009 20:14 (eleven years ago) link

Rhino comp is out of print and Rhino is gutting staff #FML

the swagona monologues (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 27 September 2009 20:17 (eleven years ago) link

I seriously think The Good, The Bad and The Ugly may be the best movie theme ever.

chap, Sunday, 27 September 2009 20:21 (eleven years ago) link

Although embarrassingly I've never seen the actual film.

chap, Sunday, 27 September 2009 20:21 (eleven years ago) link

Been listening to (a tiny selection of) his music all day, in ridiculously wide and varied styles, and intend continuing for the next few days, I'd kind of lost touch with him for a while there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEwOc6Uo6mk

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Monday, 6 July 2020 15:59 (one year ago) link

so many i've never heard, including that ^

gnarled and turbid sinuses (Jon not Jon), Monday, 6 July 2020 15:59 (one year ago) link

xpost yeah the songs-only Canto Morricone 4CD box (bear family) is well worth pirating

― gnarled and turbid sinuses (Jon not Jon), Monday, 6 July 2020 bookmarkflaglink

Sounds good. I've heard a couple of his pop songs today (had heard the one I posted before but without that video)

xyzzzz__, Monday, 6 July 2020 16:08 (one year ago) link

Drove back home yesterday from Chiricahua Mountains and had to throw on a Morricone westerns playlist. Obv fit the scenery perfectly.
RIP dude.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 6 July 2020 17:08 (one year ago) link

apparently he prepared his own announcement ahead of time and it has appeared in some of the Italian newspapers now. Translation (not mine obv):

"I, Ennio Morricone, am dead. So I announce it to all the close friends that always supported me, and also to the faraway friends, which I salute with great affection.
There's only one reason that brings me to say goodbye in this way, and also to require a strictly private funeral: I do not want to bother anybody."

<3

gnarled and turbid sinuses (Jon not Jon), Monday, 6 July 2020 17:18 (one year ago) link

xposts OPXX, sure why not?

Maddalena
La Donna Invisible
Veruschka
Queimada
Giù la Testa
Le due stagioni della vita
Il sorriso del grande tentatore
Quattro mosche di velluto grigio
Metti, una sera a cena
Il Grande Silenzio
L'assoluto Naturale
Senza sapere niente di lei
Vergogna Schifosi
Le Casse
Il diavolo nel cervello
Il Gatto a Nove Code
La Cosa Buffa
Anche se volessi lavorare, che faccio?
Teorema
Per un pugno di samba (Collab w/ Chico Buarque)

J. Sam, Monday, 6 July 2020 17:27 (one year ago) link

heh and your 20 and my 20 have zero overlap!

btw i see that Two Mules for Sister Sara is getting its first-ever legit CD release next week from LaLaLand. It is kind of my all time favorite morricone so fyi

gnarled and turbid sinuses (Jon not Jon), Monday, 6 July 2020 17:30 (one year ago) link

Gratified by how much in-depth coverage his death is getting on UK TV, just watching Jean-Michel Jarre getting interviewed about him on the BBC right now - still looking 20 years younger than his age.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Monday, 6 July 2020 18:56 (one year ago) link

https://youtu.be/efdswXXjnBA

Wow I'd never seen his music performed. Whole new appreciation for his genius.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 6 July 2020 19:22 (one year ago) link

re Mina singing "Se Telefonando" linked upthread - I always loved that recording, she gets to the chorus in 53 seconds and the whole rest of the song is chorus, ever-shifting, ever-building until the song fades out at 2:58

Josefa, Monday, 6 July 2020 19:29 (one year ago) link

heh and your 20 and my 20 have zero overlap!

Hahah that is outrageous. Chi L'ha Vista Morire was literally the last one to miss the cut for my list, so that would have been one we had in common

J. Sam, Monday, 6 July 2020 20:02 (one year ago) link

re Mina singing "Se Telefonando" linked upthread - I always loved that recording, she gets to the chorus in 53 seconds and the whole rest of the song is chorus, ever-shifting, ever-building until the song fades out at 2:58

Ah, so it’s one of THOSE songs.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 20:07 (one year ago) link

Wait, there is also a French version by Françoise Hardy that’s pretty nice.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 20:37 (one year ago) link

From Rolling Reissues---haven't listened to this yet:

https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a0749207697_10.jpg

Uccidete il vitello grasso e arrostitelo
by Ennio Morricone
For the first time on LP, Maestro Morricone's full score for "Uccidete il vitello grasso e arrostitelo". A 1969 giallo-noir, full of cruel twists, directed by Salvatore Samperi, .

This almost unknown soundtrack wasn't released at the time and the original master tapes were carefully archived in the vault of legendary C.A.M. label.

Conducted by Bruno Nicolai and featuring voices by Edda Dell'Orso.The maestro delivers one his best scores from the late 60's. A psych-baroque journey with typical beat arrangements, crazy organs solos, wah-wah guitars and tense harpsichord phrases.

Including the previously unreleased "Shake introspettivo".

REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
LIMITED EDITION
credits
released May 22, 2020

Music composed and orchestrated by Ennio Morricone.
Conducted by Bruno Nicolai.
Solo voices : Edda Dell'Orso.
* Previously unreleased.

This reissue : 2020 Transversales Disques.
Executive production by Sébastien Rosat & Jonathan Fitoussi.
Edited by Sébastien Rosat & Romain Turzi.
Mastering : Benjamin Joubert at Biduloscope.
Graphic design : Jean-Philippe Talaga.
(p) & (c) 1969 Creazioni Artistiche Musicali C.A.M. Srl, una società del Gruppo Sugar
https://transversales.bandcamp.com/album/uccidete-il-vitello-grasso-e-arrostitelo

― dow, Monday, June 22, 2020 3:19 PM (two weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

Previous years' reissues on this label: more Morricone, also Luc Ferrari, François Bayle, others:
https://transversales.bandcamp.com/

― dow, Monday, June 22, 2020

dow, Monday, 6 July 2020 20:39 (one year ago) link

Which film is streaming on Criterion until the end of the month

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 20:49 (one year ago) link

Oh no, wrong film, sorry

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 20:49 (one year ago) link

I was thinking of Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 20:53 (one year ago) link

Wait, there is also a French version by Françoise Hardy that’s pretty nice.

Perhaps ILX0r Euler can compare the two.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 20:55 (one year ago) link

Ennio Morricone didn’t just have an impact in the Western world. He had a huge impact on Bollywood. India’s closest equivalent to Morricone was the late genius RD Burman. Listen to the immortal theme music for “Sholay” (1975). A clear Morricone connection. https://t.co/ve44z4GsEA

— Geeta Dayal (@geetadayal) July 6, 2020

xyzzzz__, Monday, 6 July 2020 21:04 (one year ago) link

lol, like 250 other EM-scored films, i'd rather listen to than watch Kill the Fatted Calf and Roast It.

"giallo-noir" seals the deal

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 July 2020 21:08 (one year ago) link

@dow, HELL yeah that's the good stuff right there. Hopefully there are more forgotten soundtracks from that era languishing in that and/or other vaults...

J. Sam, Monday, 6 July 2020 21:09 (one year ago) link

(xxp) Geeta!

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Monday, 6 July 2020 21:10 (one year ago) link

I've almost certainly listened to more hours of his music than any other music in history

Me too, and by a very wide margin. I sometimes think I could quite happily listen to nothing but Morricone for the rest of my life. You need two lifetimes for his work.

I'm not big on lists on rankings but several of J Sam's picks are among my faborites (VS, Giu La Testa, Che Faccio?, L' Assoluto Naturale, that Buarque collab etc). The one I listen to most is prob this Japanese comp called Eviva! Morricone which collects a bunch of that stuff. I've played it a couple times lately as it's one of my periennial summer records. He's never far away.

When I heard the news this song, which was criminally and inexplicably omitted from the Austin Powers soundtrack, was the first thing I went for (but Sonny is a much better choice).
https://m.youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyPxKogC5QpaKR8qxJMGUd_kvSsiL9Lva2vxSDfshgp6z6LcEhpvdmyiDmMOd4yp-Ix7yDElZewRj8Uum7mpxprZ0D_oeA-4Q&feature=emb_logo&v=EccgBS2tO5E&time_continue=41

Deflatormouse, Monday, 6 July 2020 22:26 (one year ago) link

the diabolik soundtrack, what a tragedy! it's brilliant, but the tapes of morricone's music were destroyed... only copies are taken from the audio print of the film itself. i still used to have "driving decoys" as my ringtone.

i seriously am gonna have to check out the ones from j. sam's list that i don't know, because the ones i do know kill

i'd also say, uh... un tranquillo posto di campagna is good. the first track to "controfase". "altri, dopo di noi" from "la tenda rossa", the full 22 minute version. idk, he's got too much for me to have any idea of most of his stuff

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 00:41 (one year ago) link

exactly, it's almost bottomless, even more so than e.g. the Sun Ra catalog

sleeve, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 01:10 (one year ago) link

Xp Yeah, it's heartbreaking but the many hours I've searched in vain for a better copy of danger: diabolik would have been better spent listening to the bootleg. There's a 2014 rerecording but I prefer the audio rips from the movie. I'm very happy with whatever it is, at this point.

There's been a gaping Kate-shaped hole on ILM lately. You might like Piccioni's Il Dio Sotto la pelle if you don't already know it. Which you probably do. The vibe is somewherre between Veruschka and Pink Floyd.

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 01:38 (one year ago) link

ooh, i didn't know about this re-recording. ok, yeah, it doesn't quite have the elan of the soundtrack recordings, but speaking as someone who's been trying for years to get someone to cover "seabirds" in the rough style of the "more" soundtrack i am very on-board with this. i will check out the piccioni as well, thanks :)

these days i mostly make long rambling posts to the blog, which has moved to www . alanauch . org /wtob/ (hoping that will keep the crawlers from finding it). much love to y'all tho :)

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 02:32 (one year ago) link

One peak-era soundtrack that could use some more attention is 1972's Le Due Stagioni Della Vita, mainly for the 18-minute-long title suite of variations on this ultra-hypnotic, cyclical waltzy theme--the kind of chord progression and melody that gives the illusion of falling and falling (like Aguas de Março), seeming to never end, propelled forward on inexhaustible inertia while Edda Dell'Orso and some choirs fly in and out of the ever-changing sonic millieu... It's a trip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4lUF12pIk0

J. Sam, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 02:37 (one year ago) link

Yes I love that album

gnarled and turbid sinuses (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 03:21 (one year ago) link

Today I learned he and Leone were childhood classmates!

Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone pose together in the primary school year book, 1937 pic.twitter.com/8ArJOrpzns

— Diane Doniol-Valcroze (@ddoniolvalcroze) July 6, 2020

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:18 (one year ago) link

Yeah, it's a weird one that, I can't remember if they were actually friends though.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:25 (one year ago) link

tribute airing/streaming in 30 minutes

https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/PE

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 22:32 (one year ago) link

Nice gesture but why go with a ballad when Morricone wrote so many tracks ideal for getting people pumped? Play "Navajo Joe" imo.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 11:04 (one year ago) link

Now that would be something. Doesn't take much to pump up Italian football fans though - if there were any fans there, which there aren't.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 11:28 (one year ago) link

Play "Navajo Joe" imo.

AHHHHH-AH-AHHH-AH-AHHHHH-AH-AHHH-AH-AHHHHHHHH...
EEEEEE-EH-EEEE-EH-EEEEEE-EH-EEEE-EH-EEEEEEEEE...
*insanely heavy twang plod*

gnarled and turbid sinuses (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 13:39 (one year ago) link

i have to amend my POXX btw

La Tenda Rossa/The Red Tent is an inconceivable omission (the side B suite my dear lord)

I guess bump off White Dog

gnarled and turbid sinuses (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 13:40 (one year ago) link

John Zorn's tribute to The Maestro, a public post: https://www.facebook.com/TzadikLabel/posts/3433097923389983

Irritable Baal (WmC), Thursday, 9 July 2020 13:42 (one year ago) link

Come for the king, don't miss. And ask shorter questions:

I interpreted that exchange as Fagen taking the piss out of himself. He even included it in his book.

does it look like i'm here (jon123), Thursday, 9 July 2020 13:53 (one year ago) link

Huh:

In 2007, Italian author/scholar Leonardo Colombati invited Morricone to write the original foreword for Colombati's book Bruce Springsteen – Come un killer sotto il sole: Il grande romanzo americano (1972-2007) (republished internationally a decade later as Bruce Springsteen – Like a Killer in the Sun: Selected Lyrics, 1972-2017.)

Morricone jumped at the chance, writing:

In his songs, Springsteen creates a strong sense of pietas — of the pain and humanity inherent in the characters he recounts. He does this not only through his music, where he uses different timbres and sounds to endow characters with a unique personality, but also through his lyrics, which are where his real power lies…

Although they are very different, a certain part of my work and his shares a common basis in the simple chords we use to create structured and original melodies. The composer of instrumental music must redeem this simplicity with elaborate orchestration; the author-singer/storyteller can do so by using both voice and words, as long as the voice communicates an emotion and the words are true. I like Springsteen precisely because he places this need for Truth in the forefront. This is how he manages to elude passing fads and why his music runs no risk of being lost over the course of time.

http://backstreets.com/Assets/Images/2020/newsEMorricone1996CROP.jpg

Also, Springsteen used to begin "Badlands" by having Roy play "Jill's Theme" from "Once Upon a Time in the West."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF50vNJ1k3Y

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 July 2020 19:39 (one year ago) link

Ah well, I'll try not to hold that against Ennio.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 July 2020 19:42 (one year ago) link

RIP Ennio Morricone.

Modern Cinema wouldn't be the same without you.

And - in what is perhaps my favourite bit of trivia - indie-dancefloor-powerhouse BLUE MONDAY wouldn't be the same, either... (@peterhook) pic.twitter.com/SJ2pIDRWq6

— Shipy McShipface (@OllieShip) July 6, 2020

Vernon Locke, Thursday, 9 July 2020 22:39 (one year ago) link

Back in the 70s, in Creem, I think, Dave Marsh mentioned Broooce's cinematic, operatic, maybe (did he also say?)spaghetti western tendencies, and that seemed right, although arrgh, "Jungleland" etc--but usually pretty good (though I stopped listening in the 80s).

dow, Friday, 10 July 2020 02:53 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I like it

Italy has put Ennio Morricone on a new limited edition €5 coin!! #maestro pic.twitter.com/WIvQcaViIn

— C. Lavender (@clavendr) July 19, 2021

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 July 2021 20:43 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6jF0aK5b90

xzanfar, Monday, 19 July 2021 21:08 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZXwJcc1u-I

xzanfar, Monday, 19 July 2021 21:10 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNKPUuxaLRE

xzanfar, Monday, 19 July 2021 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

Stop posting sacco & vanzetti itt ffs

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 02:03 (two weeks ago) link


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