Tag Archives: Italian lounge

Turntabling.net Curates Vinyl Art Show At Bridgeport Art Center In Chicago

StudioLab, my art space located on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center, is host to the first-ever Turntabling vinyl record art show and exhibit, Sexy And Scary Vinyl.

This show features a LOT of vinyl records, album cover art work, exploitation movie trailers, and soundtrack music by Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani, John Carpenter, Goblin, Stelvio Cipriani, Mike Patton, Isaac Hayes, Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra, Piero Umiliani, and SOOOOO many others. Details below, but SAVE THE DATE! It’s Friday June 20th 2014, 6PM til late at 1200 W. 35th on the 5th floor of the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago.


–Joe Wallace

Turntabling Vinyl For Sale

House By The Cemetery Fulci red vinyl for saleYes, Turntabling is back and we’re getting started listing inventory–tons of rare, weird, and wonderful vinyl records and compact discs. We’re getting a slow start, but with these four titles we officially return to the vinyl marketplace–scouring the earth for the most interesting, bizarre and hard-to-find LPs on the planet including this awesome House By The Cemetery LP on Death Waltz.

We’ve also got a copy of Mondo Candido by Riz Ortolani for sale on vinyl (yes, it’s the Dagored edition), still sealed in all its glory.

Riz Ortolani Mondo Candido Dagored LPAlso now available, Volume Four of the Spaghetti Western compilation, The Ecstasy Of Gold, still sealed, plus the uber-sexy Mood Mosaic compilation Book A Trip vinyl record, also still sealed.

Book A Trip The Mood Mosaic vinyl LP sexy LP coverYes, Turntabling is DEFINITELY back. Look for more updates coming–there is a LOT of new stock to come including the Creepshow soundtrack LP, Last House on the Left soundtrack vinyl, more more and more…

Joe Wallace

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

Beat at Cinecitta Series

The Beat At Cinecitta series, issued by the utterly fantastic label Crippled Dick Hot Wax, is a collection of Italian soundtrack sounds from the sexier, steamier side of Italian cinema. There are three editions of Beat At Cinecitta, both on vinyl and CD. Volume three was limited to 3000 vinyl copies so if you find one, scoop it up fast.

These sounds are addictive–once you start, if your ear is so inclined, you won’t be able to stop collecting them. For me, the gateway drug was a CD called Women In Lounge, which features the same kinds of sounds you’ll get from the Beat At Cinecitta collections…naturally I couldn’t stop there!

To whet your appetite, have a listen to some of these clips–they truly are amazing. Lounge-y, groove-a-delic, with a surreal tinge at times that makes you wonder who spiked the punch at the go-go club. All three of the Beat At Cinecitta releases are essential.

–Joe Wallace

The second clip takes a moment to get started, but it’s worth the wait.

The third track is much more lounge-driven…short, sweet, and should be listened to whilst in a swanky airport departure lounge sipping cappuccino.

La Morte Bussa Due Volte CD

La Morte Bussa Due Volte CDPiero Umiliani has been called one of the sexiest soundtrack composers ever, and they aren’t wrong. He’s the king of mixing grooviness with musical sex appeal, and this remastered reissue of the original 1969 soundtrack for La Morte Bussa Due Volte is no exception. This is a great release by Cinevox, and includes material not found on the original release.

If you’re a fan of the groovy sounds of 60s eurocinema, this is a must-own. Bossa nova? Check. Italian Lounge? Definitely. If you’re not convinced, have a go at the YouTube clip below…then just click Add To Cart. We know you want to.

La Morte Bussa Due Volte is a new, shrink-wrapped Italian import compact disc. Buy it now from Turntabling for $17.00 plus shipping.

Piero Umiliani La Morte Bussa Due Volte Soundtrack CD

Piero Umiliani La Morte Bussa Due Volte

Piero Umiliani is a Turntabling favorite. If you’re not familiar with his soundtrack work from Mario Bava movies and films like La Morte Bussa Due Volte, this soundtrack is squarely in retro Italian lounge/retro territory. It’s great for anyone who loved the Beat at Cinecitta collection, or a hard-to-find disc called The Beat, The Shake, and the Lounge.

La Morte Bussa Due Volta, also known as Death Knocks Twice, stars Fabio Testi, Dean Reed and Anita Ekberg and is probably tough to pin down on DVD (we haven’t tried yet). The movie involves a bit of euro-mystery, a bit of serial killing, an dhis soundtrack is great fun, and if you’re loving the lounge sound, scoop this up. If you’re hunting for haunting, Morricone-esque experimentation this CD isn’t for you, but Umiliani fans won’t be let down.

La Morte Bussue Due Volte is a new, sealed import compact disc. Buy it now for $15 plus shipping.

Easy Tempo from ESL


Experienced lovers of Italian lounge, 60s and 70s Italian sountrack music and chillout sounds will appreciate the excellent track selection on this compilation from ESL. Newcomers, this collection of grooves is an OUTSTANDING primer. Have you heard the glorious sounds of Morricone and want to learn who else was creating lush, gorgeous textures in Italian cinema? Easy Tempo is the place to start.

There are plenty of legends on this disc, including Armando Trovajoli, Giancarlo Barigozzi, The Green Future, Piero Piccioni and the amazing Piero Umiliani. There is a great selection here, from loungey grooves to more suspenseful tracks from Italian thrillers. This disc is a good gateway drug to the hip, swinging world of Italian soundtracks, which are far cooler than most of their American counterparts in many cases.

It’s important to note that this CD is NOT part of the Italian-made Easy Tempo series distributed by Right Tempo, but it does contain a cross section of tracks licensed by ESL from that hard-to-find series.

Here’s the best bit–you can support Turntabling.net by purchasing a copy of this Easy Tempo disc from Turntabling. Use the PayPal button below to place your order and it will be sent out immediately. This is part of our very selective stock of media which will be made available for purchase over the coming weeks. It’s true–Turntabling is expanding its horizons, as I want to do more than talk about this great stuff–I want to bring it to you as well. It all starts with Easy Tempo…if you’re new to Italian soundtrack sounds and want to support Turntabling, click the Paypal button with my sincere thanks.

Buy Easy Tempo–$15 plus FREE SHIPPING.


Morricone: Ma Non Troppo Erotico

I don’t want to turn into a YouTube repository here, but this one’s definitely worth the effort. Morricone turned the film soundtrack business on its ear, especially in the 60s when he was pushing the boundaries of traditional composition by using improvisation, vocalizations-as-instruments, and other innovations. One of his greatest collaborations was with Edda Dell’Orso, one of the most recognizable voices in music from that era…if you were paying attention.

Normally I hate these types of YouTube clips–they generally lack imagination and I wonder why people make the effort. This one’s a bit different, and I have to say much better than the other posts of this type. The model you see in all these images is the legendary Peggy Moffitt, who was featured in Blow Up, worked with Rudi Gernreich, and also appeared in William Klein’s Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo? Her career is just as interesting as Morricone’s for vastly different reasons.

This track is one of Morricone’s more straightforward Italian soundtrack tunes, but Dell’Orso’s voice over the top of the orchestra makes this a groovier affair…you’ll either be a Morricone convert or wonder why we’re bothering you with all this “Austin Powers” crap…either way, now you know.