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This is the third and last of the Trilogy cult composer Alex Puddu concocted with Italian vocalist Edda Dell'orso. This is a dark and lustful (ooph!) walk through prog rock, psych blues and what is described as dope-groove.. This showcases Puddu at his most experimental and is a must for fans of '60s/'70s soundtracks.
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Originally started by composing a soundtrack to a set of 70s vintage hardcore short films, Alex Puddu’s Golden age series is brought to an end with the third installment. Dusty funk grooves, with track titles such as Cowboys Do It Better I think you get the idea. Remember Ron Jeremy’s Pornosonic album? Of course you do.
Gino Conte’s soundtrack to the film Nell’anno della Luna (or ‘In The Year Of The Moon’ for non-Italian speakers) is a woozy wonder of orchestral loveliness and strange beat swing. Originally released in 1970, this fine and characterful soundtrack has been very hard to find in the meantime, but this LP reissue on Schema should see to that.
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza are legendary, at least within the tight circles of electro-acoustic improvisation fans and the deeper fans of Ennio Morricone (who was part of the group. This record is way, way ahead of its 1960s era, sounding alien and fascinating even today! Reissued by Schema.
Rocchi - Chiarosi - Fabor
The world of vintage Italian library music seems to contain a limitless quantity of obscure delights, which are being diligently put back into circulation by labels like Schema. Dramatest is a set of fourteen experimental pieces, mostly using electronics, composed by Fabio Fabor and Oscar Rocchi (who, confusingly, is credited under both his real name and his pseudonym Chiarosi). Special stuff.
Fabio Fabor was an Italian composer who built up a stack of film & TV accompaniment credits, always using the commissions to explore interesting sounds and textures. Mr. Diabolicus - Mr. Mysterious, used for TV broadcast in 1973, is amongst Fabor’s most intriguing work: it just sounds so weird and fascinating! Back in print on vinyl, courtesy of Schema.
Is there no end to the archives of Piero Umiliani? As if there wasn’t enough high-grade material out there under his own name, the experimental Italian film / library music composer also worked under other names: here, Zalla. The Folk Group is a weird set of funky rock-band jams, calmly sailing forwards into untapped territory. LP reissue on Schema.
Is there no end to the archives of Piero Umiliani? The experimental Italian composer worked substantially for films and for library music: this is his soundtrack to Piero Scattini’s La Ragazza dalla Pelle di Luna. Rich orchestral pop music, recorded with the help of guests like Alessandro Alessandroni and Edda Dell’Orso. LP reissue on Schema.
Is there no end to the archives of Piero Umiliani? The experimental Italian composer, who worked substantially for films and for library music, was comfortable strolling between all sorts of different styles: Questo Sporco Mondo Meraviglioso is a sleek set of groovy summer pieces, with a number of notable guests (including Edda Dell’Orso) on board. LP on Schema.
Piero Umiliani’s Psichedelica is a bizarre oddity from 1971 that has developed a cult reputation for its odd blend of orchestral arrangements, bossa nova and library music. Umiliani often composed for film and television and the playful experiments of this vinyl LP show his range and eccentricity.
Schema continue to reissue the work of eccentric composer Piero Umiliani with this soundtrack to Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso or Sweden, Heaven and Hell, an Italian exploitation mockumentary. Umiliani’s playful arrangements and quirky big band compositions are a surreal slice of 1960s psychedelia.
Borrowing from funk, jazz, soul and everything in between Alex Puddu makes big-band soundtracks to B-movies that don’t exist. On In the Eye of the Cat his focus is on groovy Ennio Morricone-style arrangements and scuzzy synthesizer sections, there’s even a couple of flute solos. On vinyl LP from Schema.
Alex Puddu is back with more slinky retro lounge-funk. The Bull’s title track serves as a preview of Puddu’s forthcoming giallo-homage album In The Eye Of The Cat, whereas slick porn-groove fantasy B-side ‘Sequenza Erotica’ is exclusive to this release. 7” vinyl on the Schema label.
Piero Umiliani is part of the canon of Italian film composers, but he stepped away from the orchestra for a while in 1971 to record Synthi Time, a lovely collection of short melodic pieces using synthesisers alongside a Hammond and a kind of harpsichord. Dreamy, bright, and a little odd, like a melancholic childhood. LP reissue on Schema.
The Braen’s Machine are an Italian group(?) of 1970’s vintage. The uncertain personage behind Temi Ritmici E Dinamici may include Alessandro Alessandroni and/or Giolamo Ugolini, but either way the results are excellent: tuneful funky instrumentals with that odd library music tinge to them. Rare record, mercifully reissued by Schema.
Piero Umiliani is one of those typically prolific Italian film composers, and he worked on some excellent pictures: often sexy ones. His work on La Ragazza Fuoristrada is hot and smooth, like an August night in a Rome dance club when everyone has settled back into their drinks for a seat. Reissue on Schema.
Piero Umiliani is one of those typically prolific Italian film composers, and he worked on some excellent pictures: often sexy ones. His work for Luigi Scattini’s Il Corpo is a funky, sleaze-infused selection of pieces, clearly wearing it’s 70’s origins on it’s sleeve. CD + LP reissue on Schema.
Italian film composer Piero Umiliani had a long and storied career (as all these Italian film composers seem to: very hardworking sorts), and To-Day’s Sound presents his work in a stand-alone context. This groovy collection was first put out in 1971 and is rather rare, but now the double LP is reissued by Schema!
Alex Puddu is a smooth character (his last release was literally a soundtrack to some vintage Danish porn), and here he gives us a preview of his upcoming album with a 7”. Two tracks of slick grooving neo-soul, with vocals on The Mover provided by semi-famed Latin singer Joe Bataan. Out on the Schema label.
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Some smooth vibes from Nicole Conte. Free Souls is the next trip from the Italian native. Stacked with collaborations from Jose James, Marvin Parks and a bunch of others. Full of soulful jazz, bossa nova grooves and funky R&B cuts. It's an eclectic mix of old school styles with modern production - like a contemporary big band of sorts. Out vinyl LP from Schema.
On this 7", acid jazz entrepreneur Nicola Conte has a go at reworking two standards, "Sandaila Dela" and "Baltimore Oriole", in his own warped vision. He's joined by Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra) who offers up her sly, commanding vocals for "Sandaila Dela", while "Baltimore Oriole" becomes something of a very unfamiliar dance number in Conte's hands. Never you mind about that album artwork.