The sleeve art and concept may be a bit naughty but Alex Puddu's soundtracks are pretty legendary to anyone who enjoys a bit of evening funk, cocktail mood music and '70s breaks. Containing three tracks not on the original release, this is a re-press of Puddu's soundtracking for a series of four hardcore Danish pornography films. A dirty job but I suppose someone has to do it.
Vinyl LP £16.99 SCEB910LP
Reissue LP on Schema.
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9/10 Andrew Hickford 14th May 2014
Naughty Girls at the Wild Party, The Dirty Games of Doctor Love, Black Triangle... the titles alone should give you a clue as to what to expect here. Wakka Wakka funk, Boom chica wow wow grooves, cocktail grooves a-gogo. Hang on...come back. Some of this may sound a bit been there, heard that, I mean via rare library funk LP's, not the films obviously...BUT, for those that dig breaks, mood music albums or just love a bit of a groovy soundtrack to their evenings in this is well worth a listen. Alex Puddu has created a lovely album in its own right, there is a variety across the LP that makes this more than a one dimensional listening experience. Tracks like 'Naughty Girls' work around fuzzy guitar motifs alongside some nice beats, whereas 'Lusty Nurses' kicks back in a more laid back style, organ swells (sorry couldn't resist) a steady rhythm (I'll stop now) and some wah wah combine to create an atmosphere for martini, knowing looks and toe tapping. This is continued with the introduction of some Sax action on 'Sex Bar'. Vocals are also used on occasion, such as on 'Piano For Lovers' and 'Lady Lovesport' which again varies the palette of sounds used. To be fair this isn't going to change the landscape of music, however I doubt that was the objective here. This is a piece designed to be considered alongside Italian Giallo music scores and KPM library albums. Fans of Air, Shawn Lee and Death Waltz will find much to please here. If you dig soundtracks, lounge, jazz or even ahem porn, then you'll enjoy this. Puritanical fans of Slipknot (do they exist?) would probably hate it. If you've got as far as reading this review my guess is that you are intrigued enough by the album to make buying it worthwhile. My recommendation is to stick it in your basket and wait for the postman to bring you satisfaction.
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