Category Archives: Italian Vinyl

Bossa Nova Soundtrack Sounds: Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Riz Ortolani

I got an awesome e-mail today asking about the soundtrack for the film Forbidden Photos of A Woman Above Suspicion, AKA Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene. Specifically, the question was, what can you recommend that is similar the Bossa Nova sounds of this film.

That e-mail made my day, and I decided to make an entire post of recommendations for anyone who loves the music you hear in the opening five minutes of Le Foto Prohibite….here’s that clip, courtesy of YouTube, naturally:




Now check out the amazing soundtrack sounds of La Lucertola Con La Pelle Di Donna, AKA Lizard In A Woman’s Skin. Yes, Ennio Morricone actually did a soundtrack for a Fulci film!!!


On a lighter note, check out this by Bruno Nicolai, from All The Colors Of The Dark:


And then there’s THIS, from The Bliss of Mrs. Bottom, by Riz “Cannibal Holocaust” Ortolani. I confess I’ve never seen or heard of this film til today when I researched Ortolani’s Bossa Nova-type output:



Piero Piccioni has a LOT of Bossa Nova sounds. Ignore the ad and get to this one, Bossa Nova Marina pretty amazing.



And finally we wind our way back to the Maestro, Ennio Morricone, for one more, from Metti Una Sera a Cena:



Coming Soon To Turntabling: Morricone on Dagored

Coming soon to Turntabling, some exquisite reissues from the mighty Italian label Dagored, very limited editions of only 500 each–do not miss these titles while supplies last!! All three of these classics are Ennio Morricone titles, and they won’t hang around long. We’ll post an update when these titles are available, and in the meantime you can check out the other giallo, horror, sci-fi, rare, and unusual titles in the Turntabling shop

Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura

Cold Eyes Of Fear Morricone Soundtrack vinylTrack listing:

  • 1. Seguita
  • 2. Gli Occhi Freddi della Paura
  • 3. Evaporazione
  • 4. Notte e Misteri
  • 5. Urla nel Nulla
  • 6. Folle Folle
  • 7. Evanescente
  • 8. Dal Sogno e Ritorno
  • 9. Ritorno all’inizio
  • 10. Medley in eight parts “Gli Occhi Freddi della Paura”

Veruschka

Veruschka Morricone Vinyl Soundtrack DAGOREDTrack listing:

  • . Veruschka
  • 2. Intervallo I
  • 3. La Bambola
  • 4. Astratto I
  • 5. La Spiaggia
  • 6. Dopo L’Intervista
  • 7. Poesia Di Donna
  • 8. Le Fotografie
  • 9. La Bambola (#2)
  • 10. Intervallo II
  • 11. Magia
  • 12. Astratto III
  • 13. Veruschka (#2)
  • 14. Astratto II V
  • 15. Eruschka (#3)
  • 16. Astratto IV
  • 17. La Bambola (#3)
  • 18. Astratto V
  • 19. Poesia Di Donna (#2)
  • 20. La Spiaggia
  • 21. Astratto VI
  • 22. Poesia Di Donna (#3)
  • 23. La Bambola (#4)
  • 24. Veruschka (#4)

Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene

Le Photo Morricone soundtrack vinyl record DagoredTrack listing:

  • 1. Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene
  • 2. Qui Ci Scappa Il Morto
  • 3. Amore Come Dolore
  • 4. Bella, Cara, Dolce, Buona Mogliettina Per Bene
  • 5. Allegretto Per Signora
  • 6. Intermezzino Pop
  • 7. Caduta Nell’Inconscio
  • 8. Nel Vuoto
  • 9. Secondo Intermezzino Pop
  • 10. Percussivamente
  • 11. Quelle Foto
  • 12. Solo Eco
  • 13. Qui Ci Scappa Il Morto (Alternate Version)

Goblin Soundtracks: Amo Non Amo

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1979 saw Goblin working on the soundtrack for this Italian film starring Jaqueline Bisset and Terence Stamp. Believe it or not, the title track was informed more by Burt Bacharach than prog, but the old classic proggy Goblin sound does rear its head on parts of this soundtrack.

Have a listen to this rare, unusual-for-Goblin track from Amo Non Amo, released in the USA as Together? Turntabling has this Goblin soundtrack on vinyl for sale while supplies last…


Here’s some of the more what-you’d-expect from Goblin from the very same soundtrack:


Goblin Buio Omega Soundtrack

The soundtrack to Joe D’Amato’s Buio Omega is a pretty awesome proggy bass-n-synth fest that really doesn’t let you in on what you’re going to see when this Italian slash-splat masterpiece gets going.

It’s got everything a transgressive Italian horror movie should have–a bit of wanton slicing, some embalming, some necrophilia…and then there’s the score by Goblin, which really shows off another side of the band that you don’t really get to fully appreciate with Suspiria or Dawn of the Dead.

Buio Omega can be a rough watch–it’s a grossout contest once the embalming sequences start, and the corpse disposal scene is pretty stomach-churning. But the soundtrack for this must not be missed.

Check out a full ten minutes of the Goblin soundtrack for Buio Omega courtesy of Youtube (while it lasts, you never know when they’re going to take it down, those YouTube folks) and don’t miss the trailer below, either.

By the way, the Goblin soundtrack for Buio Omega is one of the titles for sale in the Turntabling shop.



Coming Soon To Turntabling: Goblin, Morricone, Keith Emerson Vinyl Records

Feast your eyes on a nice collection of Giallo-related vinyl headed for the Turntabling inventory very soon–we have the following records due in next week, and many more besides. Goblin vinyl has been especially sought after for some time, but now more than ever with the band touring, people are clamoring for the Suspiria soundtrack, Tenebre, Keith Emerson’s work on Dario Argento’s Inferno and much more. Get a load of this awesome vinyl coming in next week!

These titles are available while supplies last and for a limited time only, so if you’re interested in pre-ordering, drop me a line: orders@turntabling.net. When they’re gone, they’re GONE!

In the meantime, check out what’s already for sale in the Turntabling shop at Discogs.com.

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Agente Speciale LK – Operazione Re Mida Vinyl LP for Sale

Friday is a day for dancing, for most of us. And for others, everyday should be a day to dance. Today, we’re shaking the hips to the soundtrack to Agente Speciale LK – Operazione Re Mida A.K.A Lucky, El Intrépido. Here’s hoping all the references to ‘Lucky’ will soak into our general moods. Oh, and the pretty dancer in the credits improves our mood too.

We’ve only seen clips of this action film so far. We hope that Bruno Nicolai’s globe hopping soundtrack mirrors some of the action we have yet to experience. The music is quite addictive.

 

The following is a Carnival clip we’ve found of the film. Being a Jess Franco movie, we hope to see a restored version someday. Note the great tune in the background. That’s a swinging Nicolai song to get the feet moving. Like Carnival (or any great party), it’s overflows with energy.

 

Turntabling has a copy of Agente Speciale LK – Operazione Re Mida Vinyl LP for sale on Discogs–first come, first served. It’s a Dragored sealed vinyl copy of the 1999 pressing of the film’s soundtrack. For the new year, it has Lucky written all over it!

Agente Speciale LK - Operazione Re Mida Vinyl LP for Sale

Riz Ortolani Farewell


We here at Turntabling are sad to hear of the passing of Riz Ortolani. The scope of his soundtrack work is enormous. His mark on the world of pop culture soundtracks continues into the present day. Many comments on social media thank the 2011 film ‘Drive’ for the composer’s introduction. Also, Quentin Tarantino has used the composer’s work in more than one film because he enjoys it so much. For that we’re glad.

One of our favorite soundtrack’s of Mr. Ortolani is the 1969 thriller Una sull’altra a.k.a. Perversion Story. The swinging grooves of this one fit the images presented of wild San Francisco nightlife like a glove. Listening to the menu screen of the DVD several times before playing the movie is actually a joy. The music is that wonderful.


Of course, there’s not enough room to completely cover the great soundtracks that this master has contributed to. Turntabling has several titles  on Discogs.  Riz Ortolani’s soundtracks for sale at the moment are first come, first served. We’ll keep our eyes out for more, as we know he has plenty of fans.  For that, we’re glad, they are well deserved.

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The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue Vinyl LP


A driving, psychedelic piece introduces the soundtrack for The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue.  The lively first track of this album (John Dalton Street) is named after a street in Manchester. Building over the film’s opening montage of motorcycling out of London to the title’s location, this piece seems more like a backing for a caper flick.

Only when the second cut (Surreal) hits the needle, does one realize something is wrong with the vibrant life of the first track. The tone becomes uneasy. Low groans and whimpers seep into album.  Echoes and laughter bring chills to spine.  When the John Dalton Street orchestration returns, the sinister has taken over. What has happened?

Murders happen in this movie. The police suspect a couple of outsiders, with devil worship as their motive.  The actual culprits includes the unborn, the recently deceased, and the government’s latest idea for pest control.

As an individual experience, this soundtrack is amazing.  Death Waltz Records released a Vinyl LP of The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue that any fan of the movies and soundtracks should seek out. Composer Giuliano Sorgini, horror expert Steve Thrower, and cover artist Luke Insect provide the liner notes.

Turntabling has a copy of The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue Vinyl LP for sale on Discogs.com.  — first come, first served.

The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue Vinyl LP For Sale

 

Turntabling DJ Set At Constantly Consuming Culture Art Show September 7 2013

Turntabling presents a retro-dub/lounge-fi/electronic industrial/WTF DJ set at tonight’s Constantly Consuming Culture art show put on by Mapanare.us. The show opens at 6:30 PM tonight (September 7 2013) and is located at at 222 North Desplaines Chicago, IL on the lower level.

Artists in the show: John Airo, Julia Hamilton, Elyse Martin, Gretchen Hasse, Serena Toxicat (San Francisco) John Schedler and Mikey Peterson.

Turntabling and Tim Larson from Chicago’s own Tim Larson and the Owner Operators will be DJing–Turntabling set includes Ennio Morricone remixes, Italian lounge, dub, some electronic industrial, and an extended play set of Binary Partners tracks and unreleased material.

Turntabling has been involved in many Chicago art and media events including shows by OhNo! Doom! and the Paisley Babylon Beautiful Chaos project which was featured at the 2010 Music Box Massacre and in the Not The Film Room at Capricon 32 in 2012.

The Constantly Consuming Culture art show opens Saturday September 7 2013 at 6:30 PM. It’s located at 222 North Desplaines Chicago, IL on the lower level. The Turntabling set features DJ Paisley Babylon, AKA Joe Wallace.

For more information, see the Mapanare official Facebook events page for the show.

Turntabling and DJ Paisley Babylon are available for booking for art shows, film festivals, media events, private gatherings and similar events. We have a specially curated collection of retro sounds featuring dub, Italian lounge, gothic/industrial, new wave, and unusual vinyl. This isn’t your typical party DJ experience–it’s a retro groovy/sinister flashback experience that covers a wide range of sounds and atmospheres ranging from pure chill-out to Halloween party-creepy depending on the event.

For booking, contact jwallace@turntabling.net

New Vinyl LPs at Turntabling

Turntabling has some awesome new additions for sale including a metric TON of Italian soundtracks on vinyl, plus some collections of soundtrack sounds like the Piomobo Rovente LP collection pictured here.

Piomobo Rovente, released on Plastic Records, is crammed full of essential sounds by Francesco de Masi, Pulsar, and Guido E Maurizio De Angelis. This vinyl record has names longtime Italian soundtrack lovers will be pleased with–newcomers to this genre should definitely get to know the composers represented on this record. See below for some YouTube clips from this LP you won’t want to miss.

Piomobo Rovente has cuts from a variety of Italian police thrillers including Napoli Spara, two from La Polizia Incrimina, La Legge Assolve, three from Roma Violenta, quite a few from La Macchina Della Violenza, and one track each from Milano Violenta, Roma A Mano Armata, and La Poliziotta Fa Carriera.

You can buy Piomobo Rovente from Turntabling--first come, first served!

Don’t miss it, it likely won’t be around long. Plastic Records is another one of those Italian labels we like to grab whenever we can find their material. They’re just as awesome as Right Tempo/Easy Tempo, Dagored and Cinevox as far as Turntabling is concerned.

This is just one of the rare, cool, hard-to-find, and just plain awesome records we’ve found while scouring the earth for the right kinds of records. Other recent additions for sale include the awesome reissue of Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage LP by Five Day Weekend Records.

Five Day Weekend did us ALL a favor by reissuing this LP in all its dated, 60s glory. Make no mistake, “dated” in this context is TOTALLY awesome. There’s nothing like some of these crazy 60s-era sonic experiments, and I highly recommend picking this up if you’re a fan of stuff like the Modcinema.com DVDs Colorspace Volume One, Colorshopping, etc.

Released in 1968, you can get a fascinating look at what media theorists and manipulators were thinking about mass media way back then. Compare it to today’s musings about social media, Google, and other issues and you’ll draw some very interesting parallels.

This was quite a rarity in its original form–it did make it to CD but the real way to experience this is on that turntable rotating at 33 1/3 per minute. You can buy The Medium Is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan on a first-come, first served basis at Turntabling. When it’s gone…

Also just in, the Ennio Morricone soundtrack LP for Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) issued on Dagored, plus a CD copy of the Nico Fidenco soundtrack for Blue Jeans.

Turntabling has gotten a fair amount of CDs in stock over the last few weeks–are you interested in Italian soundtrack music on CD? Eurohorror? Crime and thriller soundtrack sounds? If so, you’ll want to check out the compilation CD Roma Violenta (La Cinevox Si Incazza) or Tecnica Di Un Omicidio / Quella Carogna Dell’Ispettore Sterling (Colonne Sonore Originali / Edizione Speciale) by Robby Poitevin.

There’s more–SO much more–at the Turntabling Discogs shop on vinyl and on compact discs.

Have a look and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions. We’re happy to help! Also, don’t forget that Turntabling buys record collections–if you want to sell us yours, get in touch with us via e-mail: jwallace242 at gmail. We buy soundtracks, horror film-related vinyl, electronic music, goth and industrial sounds, post-punk and punk. We DO NOT BUY show tunes, Broadway, classical, hip hop made after 1992, 80s and 90s metal or country.

We will travel to review collections under the right circumstances–we DO buy ENTIRE COLLECTIONS when warranted, but we are also willing to make smaller offers on portions of a collection if you prefer.

Get in touch to learn more about our buying policies and current needs and thank you very much for your interest.

–Joe Wallace