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This is a tasty little unexpected treat: dating from 1976, Omaggio Ad Einstein is made up of 23 brief tracks of experimental electronics, noisily clicking and twitching away. The short (sub-two minutes) lengths mean we get to hear lots of ideas from Moggi and none of them get stale. Available as regular black vinyl or as deluxe yellow!
*Dum, duh-duh-dum, duh-duh-dum*
Wao-eeao-eeaoww! Bwah, bwah, bwaaah!
Actually, I’m sorry to say that it’s not that particular Ennio Morricone theme we’re dealing with here. Instead we get the music he did for the film Death Rides A Horse on vinyl for the first time. It’s pretty similar, though - timpani, flutes, that sort of thing. You might even recognise the main theme from when Quentin Tarantino repurposed it for Inglorious Basterds and Kill Bill, Vol. 1. Morricone completists will be pleased to know that there are multiple versions of each track here. The physical edition comes with stills from the film.
Not one but two examples of rare gorgeous vintage library music here in this double album set from Dagored. Both Continente Nero and Africa (both actually Piero Umiliani, as M. Zalla is simply a pseudonym) are interesting examples of the Italian library master dabbling in exotica and faux-tribal percussion, with thrilling results. First ever reissue for this pair!
The wickedest whistler in the western game: Alessandro Alessandroni is notable for his collaborations with childhood friend Ennio Morricone, composing the soundtracks for a multitude of classic spaghetti western movies including A Fistful Of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. Though the ultra-famous dooweeoohweeooh (waah waah waah) whistle from The Good The Bad and The Ugly wasn’t blown from Alessandroni’s lips, he did play the twangy guitar line! Here, fifteen beautiful, whistle heavy tracks are reissued on Dagored, spread over a white 12” LP and limited to only 300 copies.
Roberto Nicolosi’s soundtrack to the 1963 Italian horror movie I tre volti della paura (or Black Sabbath to English viewers) recieves a fresh vinyl release. It’s a swish and dramatic suite of chamber music with some very fine wilder moments. Pressed to transparent vinyl with several extra tracks appearing on the format for the first time. Edition of 500 on Dagored.
Piero Piccioni composed the music for the Francesco Rosi film Cadaveri Eccellenti, based on Leonardo Sciascia’s novel. Now in its complete form for the first time on vinyl, it’s the soundtrack to a haunting portrait of an Italy suffering social and political upheaval lasting well over a decade from the late 1960s onward, punctuated by incidents of violence and terrorism on both sides of the political divide. Jazz and funk are performed with panache by the players on the record. A vital ride through darkness into light. Limited edition of 500. LP on Dagored.
Yet another rare treat from the archives of Alessandro Alessandroni, one of those undercover Italian masterminds. Barocco & Romantico is full of lush and atmospheric sound suites, most of them inspired by fine old melodies of antiquity (hence the (rather striking) cover art). Reissued, for the first time ever, on vinyl, by Dagored.
This is composer Claudio Gizzi (‘Blood for Dracula’, ‘Che?’)’s soundtrack masterpiece for the cult classic, bizzaro horror film ‘Flesh For Frankenstein’, directed by avant garde pop artist Andy Warhol and Paul Morrisey (‘Flesh’, ‘Trash’, ‘Chelsea Girls’). The score has a melancholic tone that echoes the stark, brutal realism of the film.
Ennio Morricone’s famous soundtrack composed for the 1971 Franco Rubartelli documentary “Veruschka, Poesia di una Donna” about the legendary VERUSCHKA the world’s first supermodel, a real 60’s/70’s icon, who appeared in several cult movies including Blow Up, Salome and Coleur Chai.
Nella stretta morsa del ragno is a big dramatic Italian horror movie from 1971. Any Italian horror flick from this period (particularly one that features Klaus Kinski) naturally needs a cult-friendly soundtrack, and Riz Ortolani has delivered that in spades with this spooky heavyweight accompaniment. Edition of 500 blood-red LPs on Dagored.
More adventures into the mysterious, super-rare world of Italian library music. Ritmico is the work of Paolo Ferrara, initially released in 1975. Bossanova, samba and plenty of other styles are put through his plastic funk filter. Accompanied by Le Film Trouvé, a DVD of vintage amateur films. Beautifully packaged, from Dagored.
Anna, quel particolare piacere (‘Anna, The Pleasure, The Torment) is a sexy piece of Italian cinematic eroticism from 1973. As we know, every one of these films came with a strange and engaging soundtrack, and this was no exception: Luciano Michelini’s score is loungey and smooth-funky, supported by the vocals of Edda Dell’Orso. Double LP reissue on Dagored.
Funky bossa-nova grooves and lightly psychedelic atmospheres from a strange Italian lounge, produced by library music man Amedeo Tommasi in 1970. This super-rare slice of library magic is here reissued for the first time ever: finally, Zodiac is properly commercially available! Orange vinyl on Dagored, limited to 500 copies
Skilled spaghetti western soundtrack action from Nico Fidenco. The sand-swept accompaniment to Per il Gusto di Uccidere has clearly learned all the lessons of the Morricone maestro, but it also has a nice personal Fidenco touch. Also, that’s a pretty great cover isn’t it? Limited edition reissue on coloured vinyl. On Dagored.
Tentacles was a 1977 thriller directed by Ovidio Assonotis, and Stelvio Cipriani provided the jazzy dramatic soundtrack, filling the film with brash horns and cycling harpsichord. Good fun. This is the first time ever that the soundtrack has appeared on vinyl, and it’s transparent vinyl at that! Gatefold double LP limited to 500 copies, on Dagored.
This particular work of infinitely well-regarded maestro composer Ennio Morricone served to soundtrack Sergio Corbucci’s 1968 picture Il Grande Silenzio. This is Morricone in sweeping-Western mode, a mode he practically invented. First ever vinyl reissue, pressed to two-colour wax in a limited edition of 500.
It’s 1968 and Ennio Morricone is at the height of his composing powers, working on Sergio Leone’s classic Once Upon a Time in the West as well as this great example of his work for Roberto Faenza’s first movie Escalation. Working with Bruno Nicolai and using vocals from Alessandro Alessandroni’s Cantori Moderni, this is one of Morricone’s richest soundtracks. On Transparent yellow vinyl, limited to 500 copies on Dagored.
A rare opportunity to hear Ennio Morricone dip into the land of groovy synths and disco beats! 1979’s The Humanoid is a sci-fi movie after all: it must have persuaded the maestro to take a spacey direction. Although don’t be mistaken, this remains recognisably Morricone. Pressed to transparent blue vinyl, on Dagored.
The vinyl is transparent, and so is the sleeve (this is the The X-Ray Version after all), but the soundtrack itself is anything but. Ennio Morricone’s work for Spasmo, a 1974 Italian thriller, is a mysterious collection of music, beautiful on the surface but with an uncanny feeling lingering beneath it. On Dagored.
Bruno Nicolai’s soundtrack to 70’s Italian thriller Eyeball is giallo all the way: catchy and culty and fun. The most remarkable thing about this release though has to be the design of the vinyl: a full-blown red and white splatter with a massive eyeball comprising the central label! Beautiful. On Dagored.
Deviation is a spooky British horror film directed by Jose Larraz that has been somewhat forgotten. That is a shame, especially as Stelvio Cipriani’s marvellous soundtrack has been forgotten alongside it: in fact, this is the first time it has been released, ever, in any format. Clear vinyl 10” on Dagored, with only 500 copies out there!
Another vintage score from Piero Umiliani, a real pro with cinema music. La Legge Dei Gangsters, dating from 1969, featured Klaus Kinski running around and getting involved in gangster capers, and Umiliani’s soundtrack provides rich dramatic accompaniment. This release is the first ever release of the full score on vinyl, courtesy of Dagored.
Grand in scale, yet full of minute orchestral detail and style, Ennio Morricone in Spaghetti Western mode is unmistakable. Despite the myriad imitators, this more obscure soundtrack shows why Morricone’s complex and often strange arrangements are unparalleled. The material on this limited edition blood and sand coloured vinyl LP easily competes with the legendary instrumentation for Sergio Leone.
Ennio Morricone, he of the thousand film scores… (I exaggerate, but he has literally scored more than 500 films) Lots of nice reissues of his works around at the moment, and this handsome clear red vinyl pressing of Cosa avete fatto a Solange represents some of the creepier areas of his sound: this is a Giallo film, after all. On Dagored.
Citta Violenta is a 1970 crime film starring Charles Bronson. Naturally it is pretty gritty, but Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack ensures that it is also funky. The main theme in particular is much loved by the maestro’s fans. This release is the first time the whole soundtrack has been pressed to vinyl! Limited to 1000 copies on green wax, on the Dagored label.
More tunnelings into the mysterious, super-rare world of Italian library music. Panoramic Feelings is an LP first issued (but only scarcely) in 1971 by Alessandro Alessandroni. Slinky and loungey with plenty of odd touches. Accompanied by Le Film Trouvé, a DVD of vintage amateur films. Beautiful packaging, from Dagored.
Peppino De Luca soundtracked 1968 Italian film La Ragazza Con La Pistola in considerable style, swathing the stylish images with a wide-grooving full band sound. Perfect for swaggering. This marks the first time the soundtrack has been reissued on vinyl in all these years… Limited edition of 1000 copies on pink and black vinyl.
Another day, another classic Ennio Morricone soundtrack rescued from the vaults of the archives. I Pugni in Tasca was the debut film of Marco Bellocchio, and he was frankly lucky to receive such a remarkable and atmospheric collection of sounds as we have here. Eerie soprano voice, minimal instrumentation. Blue vinyl reissue.
Another Ennio Morricone re-issue from the people at Dagored. Here we have the soundtrack to the 1973 giallo film, Revolver. You know it’s good because it’s Morricone. Here we have some of Morricone’s simplest work, yet still as mesmerising as always. There are some tense and dramatic moments and also some gentle, sweeping pieces. Incredibly moving as always from Il Maestro.
Red and white splatter vinyl LP, limited to 500 copies. Includes extra tracks.
More Italian soundtrack re-issues from Dagored. Here is the score to Torso (1973) or I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale, which is a much better name for a film, translating as; The Bodies Show Traces of Carnal Violence, if my Italian is not mistaken. It was a precursor to the slasher films of the 1980s and the score by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis is as tense, erotic, dramatic and fear inducing as you’d expect.
Double vinyl LP with two coloured vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies.
Florentine label Dagored have been reissuing plenty of wonderful Italian soundtracks from the likes of il maestro Ennio Morricone and Nico Fidenco however a personal favourite is the work of Piero Umiliani who always seems to add an extra level of the bizarre to his music, yet often, very playful, engaging and visual. Here is no exception with Umiliani taking us on a tense journey through space with low synths combined with glistening piano and beyond on L’uomo nello spazio.
Limited to 500 copies on clear blue vinyl.
Stunning and atmospheric soundtrack to 1982 cult horror movie 'The Link', by Alberto De Martino. Morricone has worked extensively in film track composition, clocking up over 60 award winning soundtracks including Westerns 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' and 'Once Upon a Time in America' as well as a large number of Dario Argento horror films. This disturbing and distorted offering is extremely rare and a must-have for all soundtrack collectors.
Another corker from the Florentine label Dagored, here we have Stelvio Cipriani’s soundtrack to the 1972 film La polizia ringrazia, one of the first poliziottesco films. The genre is defined by it’s often high tempo and brooding soundtracks and here is no different.
Limited to 500 copies and on a light beige vinyl.
We all know Ennio Morricone from the unmistakable themes from Once Upon a Time in the West and The Good, the Bad & the Ugly. Less ubiquitously (how often do I get to use that word?) known is the man’s soundtracks for other films. Comandamenti per un Gangster, the 1968 Italian thriller, features more paranoid compositions - but with the trusted angelic choir popping up every now and then. Limited to 500 blood-splattered pressings.
Bruno Nicolai conducted for soundtrack master Morricone from For A Few Dollars More and then many more pieces. He was also a composer in his own right, recording many soundtracks in the 1960s and 70s, almost becoming as prolific as his maestro. The soundtrack for The Red Queen Kills Seven Times is a first class example of his work in the giallo genre. On vinyl with exclusive artwork. Dagored.
In the 1973 Andy Warhol produced Blood for Dracula, there’s a host of beautiful orchestrations from the hand of Claudio Gizzi that had been lost to the sands of time. Until now of course, with the entire soundtrack reissued on a 1000-pressing vinyl. Careful piano is joined by an at times magnificent orchestra on this album, which definitely holds its own, even without the film.
Ennino Morricone was behind the score for this 1977 drama about a prefect living around the time of Italy's fascist government. As always, Morricone aims to delve into the complexities of the film's emotive qualities, making a melancholic soundtrack that occasionally achieves a harsher, more dramatic feel. He also had to learn a thing or two about the folk music of Sicily to produce the song “La Ballata del Prefetto Mori”.
Getting jaded by the 1970s Italian film industry’s seemingly infinite ability to match grotesque images with frenzied soundtracks? Didn't think so. Stelvio Cipriani’s soundtrack to Gli Orrori del Castello di Norimberga (or more effectively, Baron Blood) is mostly forgotten despite its surreal bossa nova grooves and weird maximalism easily competing with Morricone and Goblin. Ltd. vinyl LP in blood splattered wax, of course.
A remastered release from the late Riz Ortolani (Cannibal Holocaust, The Valachi Papers), the original soundtrack to Il Consigliori directed by Alberto De Martino. Crime brass explosions, solid funk warfare and all out Italian romance all feature on this beautiful sounding record. Fall in love with violence. Out on LP.
Here's a classic 1970s funky Italian soundtrack jam to spread on your morning toast in the form of Cinema a Mano Armata from Franco Micalizzi and The Big Bubbling Band. Expect lots of jazzy, brassy, funky instrumentals from the Italian composer who made his name soundtracking the Italian poliziotteschi films of the 1970s.
Considered one of the more hardcore and 'depraved' Emanuelle films, Fidenco's soundtrack to 'Orient Reportage' gives Joe D'amatos's film the exotic treatment in this groovy long-player. Reissued on Dagord records, this cheesey Italian porn album is an eclectic tour de force. Stick a red light bulb in your standard lamp and comb your moustache while the blancmange sets in the fridge, the plumber will be round in a minute.
1970s-flavoured soft porn funk soundtrack from the legendary Nico Fidenco. Afro beats meets '70s funk in this reissue from one of Italy's finest film composers. Fidenco worked on the music for many of Joe D'Amatos porn films (both soft and hard), Black Emanuelle is one of his finest scores.
Handy. Now that Thom Yorke has composed the soundtrack for the original, we are thinking you may want to hear Goblin's original. Well here it is, the soundtrack once touted as Goblin's scariest which is full put pounding thwacking and howling. Far too scary to listen to at home with the lights out. Director Dario Argento liked it so much he changed some of the script to fit the pre-written music.