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MORRICONE, ENNIO Classic Italian Soundtracks (DRG Movies) cd 15.98
Soundtracks to the films of Dario Argento composed by Ennio Morricone. Contains tracks from the films "The Bird With the Crystal Plumage", "The Cat o'Nine Tails" and "Four Flies On Grey Velvet". Also contains a 5 minute interview track Dario Argento.

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Crime And Dissonance (Ipecac) 2cd 19.98
Ok, this has been a tough one to do. I mean, Italian soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone is such a world reknowned genius of the genre, what can you say? And if someone isn't all that familiar with his music, how to explain the wonder and weirdness of it all? Maybe it would be best to make them a really good Morricone compilation to listen to...hey that's just what this is! So, buy this double cd and acquaint yourself. Even if you're already a Morricone connoisseur, you probably don't have every single film score that's been plundered here, so you're gonna want this too. These are all gems from classic soundtracks mostly circa 1969-1973, pretty much all from thrillers and suspense films, hence the title Crime And Dissonance. At any rate, we don't think there's any of his spaghetti western stuff here. So this isn't meant as any sort of comprehensive, "essential" Morricone overview, but it does provide plenty of Morricone's best, most edgy, thrilling compositions in one handy package. It's a clastrophobic collage of slinky grooves, avant-garde electro-acoustic textures, exotic melodicism, and shocking funk and free jazz. Taken together, this collection could be the soundtrack to the most suspenseful, intense and freaky movie never made!! Highly, highly recommended.
One thing: this could have done with more in the way of liner notes. The necessary credits are provided but no track-by-track or movie-by-movie discussion (something we don't have the space or the expertise for here, either, by the way), only a brief one-paragraph commentary by noted Morricone appreciator John Zorn which is certainly well meant but for some reason is mainly about how much Zorn's pal and Ipecac label boss Mike Patton shares certain aspects of Morricone's brilliance. Let us quote: "Mike Patton has pulled together a rare collection of Morricone tracks that reflect his connection to the Maestro via a shared passion and commitment ot the extreme and experimental. Psychedelic sitars, heavy breathing, screams, screeches, electric guitar feedback... much of Morricone's language here keenly intersects with the abstract metal soundscapes of Patton's own music, giving us fresh insights into their deeply powerful and uncompromising aesthetics."
All well and good (and nicely descriptive of the wilder aspects of Morricone's music as highlighted on this collection), but we're a little surprised that Mike Patton would want Zorn drawing such flattering comparisons, if only for modesty's sake. Plus, it gives the impression that Patton himself selected these tracks from his own collection, at the very least. But a glance at the fine print tells otherwise: this was in fact compiled by none other than Alan Bishop of the Sun City Girls!! Which is cool with us. But it makes one wonder why Mike Patton should play such a large part in Zorn's liner notes. Though Patton, as much as Zorn, certainly does make his Morricone influence apparent in his music, and this disc certainly points that out! Anyway, with Alan Bishop picking the tracks, you could regard this as sort of like a Sublime Frequencies volume devoted to the sounds found in the moviehouses of early '70s Rome. Radio Morricone, maybe? Many of the soundtracks excerpted here are out on cd, so this is a good sampler towards further purchases, and certainly a great mix by itself!
MPEG Stream: "Gli Intoccabili (Titoli)"
MPEG Stream: "Fumeria D'Oppio"
MPEG Stream: "Esplicitamente Sospeso"
MPEG Stream: "Sequenza 10"

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Danger: Diabolik (OST) (Sycodelic (M.D.W.C.G.C.G.)) cd 17.98
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One of the early filmworks from Mario Bava (best known for his horror flicks), Danger: Diabolik is a spectacular, unusual and campy romp of a movie. From 1967, it's an Italian comic book come to life complete with wonderfully mad leaps of logic, a bevy of foxy ladies, and a suitably sexy musical accompaniment. Move over Batman! James Bond, step aside! You're no match for Diabolik who we should mention is no super-hero. He's a super-criminal wrapped in skin-tight black leather and latex. This soundtrack offers up a smattering of gleefully stilted dialogue snippets including the fab "Dry up, stupid!" line, but the seemingly relentless revisiting of the main track "Deep Down"- slinkily kitten-crooned, perky horns, slow'n'wistful, sly Peter Gunn-esque and oh so many more - may quickly wear on your nerves without D:D's swoonful eye candy. FYI: Even if you've yet to see the film, you might already be familiar with its kitschful flair. Mike Patton (in Fantomas) and the Beastie Boys have both plundered this amazing film for it's seriously astounding set designs and stunningly sleek wardrobe.
RealAudio clip: "Driving Decoys"
RealAudio clip: "Criminal / Justice Solution"
RealAudio clip: "Charading Chauffeurs In Wait"
RealAudio clip: "Deep Down"
RealAudio clip: "Valmont (Underworld Don) Philosophies"
RealAudio clip: "Money Orgy"

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Days Of Heaven (OST) (Film Score Monthly) 2cd 23.00
Arguably director Terence Malick's best film, Days of Heaven from 1978, is an incredibly rich and atmospheric period piece starring Richard Gere, Brook Adams, Sam Shepard and the always amazing '70s cult child actress, Linda Manz (Out of The Blue, The Wanderers). Like the dusty, brooding, moodiness of a Faulkner novel, the story centers on the complicated triad relationship of a young migrating farmhand couple posing as brother and sister (Bill and Abby played by Gere and Adams) and the rich dying farmer (Shepard) they work for who has taken a fancy to Abby. Seeking opportunity, Bill convinces Abby to marry the farmer to reap the benefits of the dying man's will, but not everything goes as planned...
It is said that Malick abandoned his script during the middle of filming to force the actors to "seek out the plot" on their own, through their characters. This gives the film a dreamy circuitous quality that unfolds slowly but naturally. Though the incredible cinematography of the vast Texas prairie and the period atmospherics are engaging enough to watch without the need to be driven by a central storyline. Truly a cinematic masterpiece, it took Malick 20 years before he could make another film.
One of the first big scores of his Hollywood period, Ennio Morricone, delivers a beautiful cinematic score largely based on Saint-Saen's Aquarium sequence from The Carnival of The Animals (the go-to classical piece to depict an alluring, but ominous wonderment), which is also included here. Largely parlor music pieces of haunting piano, harpsichords and strings that eventually swell into larger orchestrations as the drama unfolds: devastation of crops by swarming locusts, a barn fire, a young couple's desperation to either speed up their plans or lose their relationship forever. Also features pieces by Leo Kottke and Doug Kershaw as well as an excerpt from Linda Manz's keen-eyed narration.
This is a special 2 disc set that features the full soundtrack on disc one and the various film cues used in the picture on disc 2. Highly Recommended!
MPEG Stream: "We Used To Do Things"
MPEG Stream: "Harvest"
MPEG Stream: "On The Road"
MPEG Stream: "The Locusts and The Fire"
MPEG Stream: "Ghost Voices"

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Ecce Homo (Dagored) cd 15.98
Yet another in the seemingly endless stream of Morricone soundtracks released on Italian label Dagored. This cd contains the previously unreleased original film versions of all 16 tracks of Venuta Dal Mare (the main titles through to the finale) as well as the concert suite version. This is Morricone in his suspenseful strings and flute mode. Perhaps a little too suspenseful? It just seems to go on and on and on. For completists only.

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Forza G (Cinevox) cd 16.98
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The soundtrack to a 1971 Duccio Tessari film about from what I can gather competitive airplanery and romance. The synopsis: "A Young Guy Fascinated by life in the clouds becomes a pilot in the Italian flying team, the Frecce Tricolori. His Dream to become a successful pilot leads him to experiment hightly dangerous feats, which enable him and the rest of the team to beat the English team in an international flying competition." Hmmmmm, looking past that moronic plot, I listened to the music with an open mind cuz I love love love Ennio Morricone. The music is very light and whimsical in a '70s optimistic sort of way. Plucking string sound, tinkling bells. He does a version of the theme music in his signature western style, with the horns and all. Happy and light, appropriate for an ironic tea party or listening with your mom. Certainly for the Morricone completist, but not by any stretch of the imagination his best.
RealAudio clip: "Sospesi Fra Le Nuvole"
RealAudio clip: "Forza G"

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Four Velvet Flies / Quattro Mosche di Velluto Grigio (Cinevox) cd 16.98
Was this film a comedy or a thriller? It's hard to tell from the soundtrack, which was composed by our favorite score maestro Ennio Morricone. (Did anyone else see him at the Academy Awards? He's such a legend that I was kind of surprised he's still alive.) This half hour slip of a score for "Quattro Mosche di Velluto Grigio" ("The Four Velvet Flies" or "Four Flies On Grey Velvet" depending on who's doing the translating) starts out all pop-like with psychedelic piano, wailing guitar, and wordless vocalizations, all bespeaking some sort of '60s madcap caper film, then these quickly devolve into sinister rumblings and tense atmospheres.
RealAudio clip: "4 Mosche Di Velluto Grigio"

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Giornata Nera Per L'ariete (Dagored) cd 14.98

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Gli Intoccabili (Dagored) cd 14.98
Although "Gli Intoccabili" ("The Untouchables") is the soundtrack to a 1968 gangster thriller starring John Cassavetes, Peter Falk, and Britt Ekland, this is not the most exciting of Ennio Morricone's soundtracks. In fact, the main theme "La Ballata Di Hank McCain" is a mellow pop song straining towards epic portents of doom for the main character, apparently. It's a dark thrill of a song, like Scott Walker if produced by Burt Bacharach. The rest of the album, however, is merely quiet and nice, slightly melancholy, slightly sweet -- tasteful E-Z listening.
RealAudio clip: "La Ballata Di Hank McCain"
RealAudio clip: "Defilee"

MORRICONE, ENNIO Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura (Dagored) cd 14.98
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At long last, this rather legendary soundtrack album shows up on cd in our racks. Morricone appreciators, "kosmigroov" junkies, and experimental improv fans have all been salivating over rumors of this re-issue, and all that eager anticipation is quite justified. Genius Italian soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone is best known for both his lounge-style pop music for Italian sex kitten comedies and other flicks, and also of course for his stunning, atmospheric (and archetypal) soundtracks to Westerns such as For a Few Dollars More. Here at AQ, we worship Morricone.
So what a pleasant thrill discover that this soundtrack to a 1971 erotic thriller called The Cold Eyes of Fear does indeed live up to its reputation, and instead of those usual expected Morricone sounds, we're treated to complex, sinister jazz strikingly similar to '70s electric-era Miles Davis circa "Live/Evil" and "Get Up With It". We can't imagine what must be going on in the film while this deliciously avant garde material is playing. There's simmering trumpet (blown by Morricone himself!), catwalking bass, pell mell drumming and other weird atmospheric percussive effects. It makes sense that the soundtrack was performed by Morricone's own outfit of musical innovators, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza who've themselves been the subject of two recent and highly-regarded reissues. This soundtrack takes the Gruppo's 20th century chamber-improv and adds some definite grooves, although there's plenty of totally free sounding moments as well. Highly recommended!
RealAudio clip: "Seguita"
RealAudio clip: "Evaporazione"

MORRICONE, ENNIO Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura (Dagored) lp 15.98
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At long last, this rather legendary soundtrack album shows up on cd in our racks. Morricone appreciators, "kosmigroov" junkies, and experimental improv fans have all been salivating over rumors of this re-issue, and all that eager anticipation is quite justified. Genius Italian soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone is best known for both his lounge-style pop music for Italian sex kitten comedies and other flicks, and also of course for his stunning, atmospheric (and archetypal) soundtracks to Westerns such as For a Few Dollars More. Here at AQ, we worship Morricone.
So what a pleasant thrill discover that this soundtrack to a 1971 erotic thriller called The Cold Eyes of Fear does indeed live up to its reputation, and instead of those usual expected Morricone sounds, we're treated to complex, sinister jazz strikingly similar to '70s electric-era Miles Davis circa "Live/Evil" and "Get Up With It". We can't imagine what must be going on in the film while this deliciously avant garde material is playing. There's simmering trumpet (blown by Morricone himself!), catwalking bass, pell mell drumming and other weird atmospheric percussive effects. It makes sense that the soundtrack was performed by Morricone's own outfit of musical innovators, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza who've themselves been the subject of two recent and highly-regarded reissues. This soundtrack takes the Gruppo's 20th century chamber-improv and adds some definite grooves, although there's plenty of totally free sounding moments as well. Highly recommended!

MORRICONE, ENNIO Holocaust 2000/Sesso In Confessionale (Spalax) cd 14.98
Soundtracks to two Morricone-scored films, on cd for the first time.

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (OST) (EMI / Edel) cd 17.98
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly! An amazing classic. It took a little while for us to list this baby since it was rereleased last year, but that doesn't mean we don't absolutely adore it!!! The film features incredible scenic shots and notable performances by Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Mario Brega, and was directed by Sergio Leone. Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo could be the one film that really transcended the spaghetti western. You can aaaaaalmost forget while watching that it was made by Italians in Spain.
A brilliant and epic soundtrack utilized that whistle of "doo-da-doo-da-doo" that came to iconify the mood of the film for generations of movie-watchers. Used over and over again throughout the soundtrack in intricate ways over a variety of instruments, it is never cheesy or lack-luster. Some great tension building moments here with an impressive orchestration that maintains that sort of Italian sexiness. Incredible!
This version is the 2004 Italian rerelease with some engineering and musicians notes as well as some pretty awful photoshop butchery from video stills. We love it! If you don't already have a copy, definitely pick this one up.
MPEG Stream: "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly"
MPEG Stream: "Il Triello"

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Il Mercenario (Gianni Dell'Orso) cd 16.98
This is the Ennio Morricone soundtrack to the 1968 film "Il Mercenario', a story about a Mexican General of the Revolution and his corrupt hired mercenary. Stereotypically spaghetti western stuff (lots of whoops and yee haws). Creepy whistling amidst dramatic reverb percussion and western acoustic guitar, interspersed with drunken rowdy songs sung in Spanish. There are some extremely beautiful and lonely guitar n' organ moments on this soundtrack, and it is at these times you can tell there is some sort of love story amidst all the fighting. The chorus with trumpet in the finale places this in ranks of other Morricone western greats like A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!
RealAudio clip: "Bamba Vivace"
RealAudio clip: "Il Mercenario"

MORRICONE, ENNIO Il Poliziotto Della Brigata Criminale (Dagored) cd 14.98
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One of Morricone's FINEST soundtracks, this is from an obscure 1975 French crime thriller starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Dreamy, almost unearthly female vocals, clear and high remind us that Morricone not only did spaghetti westerns, but made space age pop as well. Intense arpeggiated piano accented with wailing sax, and some of the creepiest swirling swarms of violins I have ever heard (think Gorecki). This will definitely appeal to fans of another bestselling soundtrack here at Aquarius: "The Taking of Pelham 123". Very, very cool.

MORRICONE, ENNIO Il Prefetto Di Ferro/Il Mostro (Spalax) cd 14.98
Soundtracks to two Morricone-scored films, on cd for the first time.

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Il Serpente (Dagored) cd 15.98
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In terms of listenability on its own, without filmic images, Il Serpente is one of Morricone's better soundtracks, and thus it's a nice surprise, as it's been hard to keep track of all the reissues. Although the 1972 Italian / French production (released in the USA as "Night Flight from Moscow") is a cold war spy thriller starring Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, and Dirk Bogarde, the theme song nevertheless sounds like a love theme -- and one of the most moving love themes Morricone ever composed, with alternately plucked 'n soaring strings and a woman's wordless siren song. Fucking gorgeous! (It's the first sample below.) Several of the following tracks echo that theme in melody and tone, yet there are also healthy doses of wah-wah guitar and pychedelic organ (no doubt for a chase scene), funereal organs, a martial parade interlude, avant percussive playfulness (let's see, I'm thinking empty warehouse filled with life size statues of Stalin), and lots more. The contrast between the theme song and the other more sprightly touches make this an interesting, winning listen all on its own. Really well done. A Windy fave.
RealAudio clip: "Canzone Lontana"
RealAudio clip: "Nadine"

MORRICONE, ENNIO Il Serpente (Dagored) lp 15.98
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In terms of listenability on its own, without filmic images, Il Serpente is one of Morricone's better soundtracks, and thus it's a nice surprise, as it's been hard to keep track of all the reissues. Although the 1972 Italian / French production (released in the USA as "Night Flight from Moscow") is a cold war spy thriller starring Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, and Dirk Bogarde, the theme song nevertheless sounds like a love theme -- and one of the most moving love themes Morricone ever composed, with alternately plucked 'n soaring strings and a woman's wordless siren song. Fucking gorgeous! (It's the first sample below.) Several of the following tracks echo that theme in melody and tone, yet there are also healthy doses of wah-wah guitar and pychedelic organ (no doubt for a chase scene), funereal organs, a martial parade interlude, avant percussive playfulness (let's see, I'm thinking empty warehouse filled with life size statues of Stalin), and lots more. The contrast between the theme song and the other more sprightly touches make this an interesting, winning listen all on its own. Really well done. A Windy fave.

MORRICONE, ENNIO Indagine Su Di Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra (Dagored) lp 14.98
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MORRICONE, ENNIO Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra De Ochi Sospetto (Cinevox) cd 16.98
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MORRICONE, ENNIO L'Antichristo / Sepolta Viva (Spalax) cd 17.98
Soundtracks to two Morricone-scored films, on cd for the first time.

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO L'Assoluto Naturale (Cinevox) cd 16.98
The plot, as best I can tell, of the 1969 Mauro Bolognini film "She and He" involves a man who's looking for true love but chooses a woman who just wants sex, when it doesn't work out, he plots to have her kill him with a car. The warped sex and frustration is evident in this soundtrack. The music is beautiful, classy and sooooo '60s.
RealAudio clip: "L'Assoluto Naturale"
RealAudio clip: "E' facile"

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO L'Attentato (Dagored) cd 14.98
Il Maestro Morricone's score to a 1972 French/Italian political thriller movie starring Roy Scheider and Jean Seberg, although not having seen the film I would have thought it was some sort of Dario Argento horror/occult flick, based on the music. True, there's some typically cinematic/romantic interludes between the "suspense" parts, but many of the tracks employ a scary Tony Conrad-worthy string drone, which on track five ("Sinfonia Per L'Attentato") acts as a backdrop to ominous, syncopated Goblin-style minimal "funk" vamping, resulting in something that sounds almost like AQ-fave post/krautrockers Kammerflimmer Kollektief playing music from "Psycho".... Dramatic and intense, indeed. LP is 180 gram vinyl, gatefold cover.
RealAudio clip: "Sinfonia Per L'Attentato"

MORRICONE, ENNIO L'Attentato (Dagored) lp 14.98
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Il Maestro Morricone's score to a 1972 French/Italian political thriller movie starring Roy Scheider and Jean Seberg, although not having seen the film I would have thought it was some sort of Dario Aregento horror/occult flick, based on the music. True, there's some typically cinematic/romantic interludes between the "suspense" parts, but many of the tracks employ a scary Tony Conrad-worthy string drone, which on track five ("Sinfonia Per L'Attentato") acts as a backdrop to ominous, syncopated Goblin-style minimal "funk" vamping, resulting in something that sounds almost like AQ-fave post/krautrockers Kammerflimmer Kollektief playing music from "Psycho".... Dramatic and intense, indeed. LP is 180 gram vinyl, gatefold cover.

MORRICONE, ENNIO L'Istruttoria E'Chiusa: Dimentichi (Dagored) cd 16.98

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO L'Uccello Dalle Piume Di Christallo (Cinevox) cd 16.98
Originally released in 1969, this is the soundrack for Dario Argento's "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage", which is rumoured to be an amazing movie. The soundtrack starts with a creepy Rosemary's Baby feel -- tinkling bells and reverby girl vocals. The soundtrack has a light 'n' soft 'n' romantic feel, eerie yet poppy overall with some goofy songs strewn about. A few sexy noisy songs with hectic drums. Crazy and often beautiful.
RealAudio clip: "Piume di Cristallo"
RealAudio clip: "L' uccello dalle Piume di Cristallo"

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO La Califfa (OST) (Dagored) cd 15.98

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO La Corta Notte Delle Bambole Di Vetro (Dagored) cd 15.98
Another moody, beautiful film score by Morricone for this 1971 thriller by Aldo Lado, also known as Short Night of the Glass Dolls. It's about a guy who's girlfriend (a young Barbara Bach) disappears, he finds himself "awake" in a comatose state trying to figure out what happened, and tries to come out of it before they autopsy him. The score, as you can imagine, is a little spooky of course though it also features lots of moaning. Profondo Italiano.
MPEG Stream: "Valzer"
MPEG Stream: "Notte E Bambole"

MORRICONE, ENNIO La Donna Invisible (Dagored) cd 14.98

MORRICONE, ENNIO Metti Una Sera A Cena (Cinevox) cd 16.98
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MORRICONE, ENNIO Morricone 2000 (Dagored) cd 15.98

MORRICONE, ENNIO Morricone 2001 (Dagored) cd 14.98
The second Morricone collection to be compiled by Alan Bishop (of Sun City Girls). The Italian soundtrack composer's immense boundless talent is such that it can be distilled into sharper focus -- his Western stuff, or the lounge/exotica, or the suspense film work. While this collection focuses on (sometimes schmaltzy) orchestrated themes, it will certainly be of interest to the folks who liked Morricone 2000.

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Morricone Giallo (Bella Casa / Cherry Red) cd 17.98

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Morricone In The Brain (Blowing Your Mind With The Maestro) (Bella Casa) cd 15.98
It seems one can never have enough of Ennio Morricone's sublime cinematic orchestrations. Here's a new compilation of scores from a variety of films spanning the years 1965-1981, that's heavy on the ear candy and less concerned with the actual films that spawned them. As far as we can tell, none of the iconic spaghetti western themes are here, but there is a bit of overlap from other compilations, most notably the Alan Bishop compiled Crime and Dissonance comp from a couple of years ago. But while that compilation celebrated the darker and more trepidatious side of Morricone's oeuvre , this compilation is all about a sparkling joie de vive, taking the listener through a wide variety of styles, from wistful melancholy to goof-ball reverie and everywhere in between. And we mean everywhere! Some tracks are like a summer scooter ride through Rome, while others feel like tropical danger in Namibia. There's madcap Moog, poly-rhythmic madness, on-the-move organ psych, heart-wrenching vocalizing, and so much more. While that Crime and Dissonance comp did not make for pleasant road trip music, this new comp more than makes up for it. And it's a wonderful starting place for those who are new to Morricone's world of sound or for those who are looking to explore beyond his more well-known themes.
MPEG Stream: "Ninna Per Adulteri"
MPEG Stream: "Rag Nuziale"
MPEG Stream: "Anghingo"
MPEG Stream: "Bianco Rosso & Verdone"

MORRICONE, ENNIO Morricone Kill: Spaghetti Western Magic From The Maestro (Cherry Red) cd 16.98

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Psichedelico Jazzistico (Cherry Red / El) cd 16.98

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Psycho Morricone (GDM) cd 16.98
Ah, Morricone compilations. So many to choose from, so little time (and money). Being an avowed Morricone fan-atic, I (Windy) have had to be very very picky with all these records suddenly appearing out of the woodwork. I mean, we want quality, right. Some bang for our buck. It's quite nice that Dagored has taken to releasing worthy, whole soundtracks to single films that Morricone scored (altho please put out Come Maddalena!), and yes, it's also nice when a variety of labels collect the best tracks for those of you who only want one or two Morricone cds. But the *point* of the collections is to represent his best work, and to dispense with the filler tracks, or the ones that just obviously don't work when there's no images to accompany them. Unfortunately it would appear that Psycho Morricone, which claims to feature tracks from twelve Morricone-scored films such as Copkiller, Il Serpente, L'Attentato, Revolver, etc, is comprised of just that: filler! It's decent music of course, but Morricone fans will not find any unearthed gems, or even any memorable melodies or effects. It's basically lot of scary high-pitched violins, and some rackety percussion, and it's only slightly scary or 'psycho'. I'm looking forward to hearing the other attempts by GDM to collect Morricone stuff, namely the Bizarre Morricone and the Chase Morricone titles, but this one is, sadly, a disappointment.
RealAudio clip: "Rapimento"
RealAudio clip: "Paura e aggressione"

MORRICONE, ENNIO Revolver (Dagored) cd 14.98

MORRICONE, ENNIO Slalom (Dagored) cd 14.98
As we have said, genius Italian soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone is best known for both his lounge-style pop music for Italian sex kitten comedies and other flicks, and also the stunning, atmospheric (and archetypal) soundtracks to Westerns such as For a Few Dollars More. The soundtrack to Slalom falls into the former category, the bouncy "space age bachelor pad" stuff, and if you're a fan of the Dagored label that's been responsible for so many recent excellent reissues, you'll probably like this one too.

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO Tepepa (Dagored) cd 15.98
A classic Spaghetti Western soundtrack from 1969. This film, Tepepa (also known as Blood And Guns or Long Live The Revolution), features Orson Welles as the evil Colonel Cascorro. Sounds of the film, such as desert noises or gunshots, punctuate the orchestral swells of the music. A stunning and beautiful classic.
MPEG Stream: "Viva La Revolucion (Tepepa)"
MPEG Stream: "Tradimento Primo"

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Capitol) cd 5.00
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
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If you're gonna own any Morricone soundtracks, or Spaghetti Western ones, or heck soundtracks in general, you gotta have this one - and it's now only five bucks! With its famous whistling theme, a motif which recurs throughout, Morricone's bombastic, evocative music for Sergio Leone's 1966 epic Western is what helped make it a classic - along with the performances of Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach as the titular characters, of course. Morricone's soundtrack too is a classic, and a good example of many aspects of the maestro's music that have had a big influence in various ways on such disparate artists as Sun City Girls, Grails, Barn Owl, John Zorn, and Bjorn Olsson.
Also, it's awesome that the interior of the cd booklet consists solely of stills from the movie, specifically close ups of just the eyes of the three main characters in 3 two-page photo spreads, presumably staring each other down at the climax of the film.
21 track expanded edition.
MPEG Stream: "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Main Title)"
MPEG Stream: "Marcia"
MPEG Stream: "The Ecstasy Of Gold"

MORRICONE, ENNIO The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Dagored) lp 16.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
Also known as "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly", this is Ennio Morricone's most famous movie theme. Contains ten tracks *not* on the 1966 original soundtrack. We have this on cd (Italian title) and also on LP -- 180 gm virgin vinyl gatefold double LP with poster.

MORRICONE, ENNIO Ultimate Morricone (DagoRed) 24 cd box 194.00

album cover MORRICONE, ENNIO White Dog OST (Film Score Monthly) cd 17.98
Samuel Fuller's dynamic and gritty film career often courted controversy but it was this last film he made in the US in 1982 that was perhaps his most controversial of all. White Dog, based on the Romain Gary book of the same name and starring Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield and Burl Ives, is a social thriller about a stray dog found and taken in by McNichol and the harrowing discovery that her new pet was trained by previous owners to attack and kill black people. After several attacks and one brutal killing, desperate attempts are made to try and cure the dog of his trained behaviors, the most radical and questionably successful method by a trainer played by Paul Winfield, a black man. The overarching themes and hard questions raised by the movie whether racism can be unlearned or is indeed incurable were too controversial for the time and Paramount pictures suppressed the film after receiving negative press attention accusing the film of being racist before its release. It didn't even get a proper dvd release until 2008, by the Criterion Collection. Originally slated to be Tony Scott's directorial debut, his lack of a coherent script forced producers to turn to Sam Fuller and screenwriter Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential, 8 Mile). Fuller douses the film with a B-movie grittiness, and it's his hard line look at racism dead on that makes this film so dramatically compelling. The movie never had a trailer, but one YouTube user made one and it's pretty damn great and shows how the amazing score by the one and only Ennio Morricone is used to full dramatic effect (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhkrvBNnAcw). Morricone utilizes a dreamy but pensive title theme with piano, reeds, and strings that is pastorally lilting, but tinged with an undefined creepiness. Like David Shire's score for The Conversation, Morricone's score lingers lovingly on the surface, but is all paranoid foreboding underneath, and like The Conversation, beautiful to listen to on its own. We highly recommend watching this film though as well as pretty much anything else by Sam Fuller!
MPEG Stream: "Main Title"
MPEG Stream: "Dog's Return"
MPEG Stream: "Sweeper Attack"
MPEG Stream: "Cage Escape"
MPEG Stream: "Absentmindedly From A Radio Far Away"

MORRICONE, ENNIO / DARIO ARGENTO An Ennio Morricone - Dario Argento Trilogy (DRG Movies) cd 15.98
Includes The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, The Cat O' Nine Tails, and Four Flies On Grey Velvet.

MORRICONE, ENNIO, & BRUNO NICOLAI Dalle Ardenne.../Il Sorriso... (Spalax) cd 14.98
Soundtracks to two Morricone-scored films, on cd for the first time.

album cover MORRIS, CHRIS Blue Jam (Warp) cd 17.98
I have become completely obsessed with Chris Morris. He makes me sad. Sad that we don't have anyone nearly as funny in the United States.
He's been a staple of British radio / television for years now. And it seems like since day one, he's been trying to get himself blackballed. Or killed. His BBC program The Day Today, was a Today Show parody. Complete with a washed up, neurotic weatherman (the also amazing Steve Coogan), a narcissistic and completely cruel host (Morris), and a gorgeous and ice cold business reporting babe that spoke in complete gibberish. After The Day Today was cancelled, came Brass Eye, one of the funniest shows I have ever seen. This time a parody of evening news programs like 48 Hours or 60 Minutes, taking things even further. The goal of this show seemed to be to publically humiliate trusted government officials and public figures (quite successfully we should add) and contributed to Brass Eye's rather brief run. Then came Blue Jam, a totally surreal and unstructured radio show. featuring bizarre (and often offensive) free association / high (low) concept skits over music from a who's who of modern electronica / trip hop (Later turned into an even more unstructured television program called Jam. loosely adapted from the radio show). The Blue Jam cd is basically the best bits from the Blue Jam radio show, featuring Chris Morris and a few other folks, eating and killing and arguing and shitting off their limbs (?) over music from Labradford, Propellerheads, Amon Tobin, Funki Porcini, Herbaliser, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Fila Brazillia, 9lazy9, Clifford Gilberto, Jimi Tenor, and more. Until we can get Brass Eye over here, Chris Morris comes to you only via Blue Jam, quite possibly the funniest headphone mindfuck ever.
RealAudio clip: "Blue Jam 05"
RealAudio clip: "Blue Jam 07"
RealAudio clip: "Blue Jam 12"
RealAudio clip: "Blue Jam 16"
RealAudio clip: "Blue Jam 20"

MORRIS, JOE Singularity (AUM Fidelity) cd 14.98
Boston-based guitar improviser Joe Morris busts out the steel-string acoustic for this solo set, which doesn't really sound too far removed from his electric excursions, since he's known for his clean, bright, effects-less sound. In fact, the twang and resonance of the steel-string seems *more* distorted than other stuff of his we've heard. Anyway, this is a nice, mesmerizing, restrained workout.
RealAudio clip: "Shape"

MORRIS, LAWRENCE D. "BUTCH" Conduction 23 (New World Records) cd 15.98

album cover MORRISON, BILL Decasia: The State Of Decay (Plexifilm) dvd 22.00
This is the most beautiful movie we have ever seen. EVER. And it is so appropriately Aquarius. Similar to how we love records buried in shortwave interference and vinyl hiss, and embrace all the crackle and pops and skips that add such depth and color to otherwise sterile recordings, Decasia takes that same tack with the visual. Compiled entirely from found film stock that had been archived and for the most part improperly stored, this is a gorgeous and meditative collage of stirring images, made even more so by the chemical reactions that threaten to overtake the images on screen, like some sort of plague or demon. Grainy and rich, the films have been affected in all sorts of beautiful ways by the elements: changing colors, stuttering frames, amorphous shapes, rotting filmstock with pure light shining through and every permutation in between. Obviously visually stunning, but equally thrilling is the score performed by the Bang On A Can Ensemble who in composing and performing this, simulated sonic decay by detuning their instruments and using prepared pianos. The result is totally haunting and absolutely mesmerising. My girlfriend's uncle showed me a film once called Alexander Nevsky by the late great Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein, an epic tale of Russian resiliance. He had gone to great lengths to find a restored copy, where both the picture and the score had been repaired and now looked and sounded as close to flawless as was possible. I finally discovered a copy for myself, but it was an early version, not restored, with all sorts of visual detritus, and the sound was really scratchy and fuzzy and often indistinct. But it was so much better than the restored version, like a lost artifact (which it sort of was) finally unearthed, a mysterious glimpse into another time, the years and years imprinted on the film like the lines on an aging face, or the green cast of tarnished copper. Decasia celebrates deterioration and disintegration in very much the same way, letting time and nature run its course and simply observing the natural beauty inherent in decay.

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