La Gatta In Calore (The Cat In Heat) has thrown in the not-for-the-faint-of-heart kitchen sink; bored housewives, druggie drama, orgies, revenge, the lot. And the VERY Morricone-esque soundtrack from Gianfranco Plenizio, with giallo favorite vocalist Edda dell’Orso cannot be beat. Directed by Nello Rossati, this one is, as they say, twisty/turny.
The soundtrack is HIGHLY recommended, and you can (at the time of this writing for as long as the video stays online, hah) get a good look and listen via YouTube. If you feel motivated to buy after watching the full-length film below, Turntabling has limited quantities of the La Gatta In Calore soundtrack for sale, available as a 2015 Australian repress with extensive liner notes and GORGEOUS album artwork.
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.
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.
This is available on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last. When they’re gone, they’re GONE!!! Rare and groovy, this soundtrack is probably one of Nico Fidenco’s finest moments. Never mind whether the film was your cup of tea or not, the MUSIC…the music….