Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack for Il Serpente is just plain awesome. Many sides of the Morricone canon are represented well here–the sentimental, sweeping motifs he’s known for on films like La Donna Invisible, but the thriller sounds–discordant strings and experimental clatter also get a good look in. And then there’s the classic Ennio Morricone Italian lounge-pop freakout sound complete with waka-waka-waka guitars and a hyperactive rhythm section.
Il Serpente is definitely worth a listen or six–it’s rapidly becoming a repeated player on the Turntabling sound system and is not as easy to find as you might think. We have limited copies–order yours today to avoid missing out on this classic slab of Morricone goodness.
Ennio Morricone strikes again: La Corta Notte Delle Bambole Di Vetro, also known as Malastrana, and released in America as Short Night of the Glass Dolls, is one excellent soundtrack for a fascinating little film. This soundtrack has everything–Morricone’s classic dissonance and suspense-building sonic experiments, plus the vocal talents of Edda Dell ‘Orso rounding out the package.
The maestro’s genius is clearly on display on this CD. It’s true that any film his work shows up in is automatically more interesting as a result; in the case of La Corta Notte Delle Bambole Di Vetro it’s a case of a quirky Italian effort taken to a whole other level thanks to the soundtrack. The story? A man is found dead in the bushes, a victim of foul play? Maybe, maybe not, but the detective work is going on inside the dead man’s own head–he’s not really dead!
That’s not a spoiler at all, as it’s the first thing you learn as the opening of the film unfolds…the rest? You’ll have to see it to find out, but it’s a great Italian suspense film all round. You really shouldn’t miss this one. Both the film and the soundtrack are both big favorites on the Turntabling player.
Ennio Morricone has scored some of the best loved films in history, and some directors are smart enough to get him back more than once. Argento was one of those directors; here’s a collection of three great soundtracks Dario Argento brought the maestro on board to do.
An Ennio Morricone-Dario Argento Trilogy features Morricone’s work on The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, The Cat O’ Nine Tails, and Four Flies on Grey Velvet. He’s in full-on experimental mode in some places on this disc, in others he’s got the classic melodic-yet-doomy sound Morricone’s famous for. Newcomers to Morricone will revel in this, the rest of us love this because it’s an amazing listening experience.
Of the three films, The Bird With The Crystal Plumage is probably the best, but Four Flies on Grey Velvet is pretty good in its remastered form. Some disagree, but it’s a favorite here partially because of, (rather than in spite of) its shortcomings.
Turntabling has a little stock of this great addition to the DRG Classic Italian Soundtracks series. An Ennio Morricone-Dario Argento Trilogy is a new, sealed compact disc. Buy it now while supplies last for $14 plus shipping. Overseas shipping is $10.
Now selling at Turntabling; The Ennio Morricone Quentin Tarantino trilogy. Thrill to the Morricone sounds heard in Kill Bill 2, Death Proof, and Inglorious Basterds. Some of the greatest work the maestro has ever done–and it’s a shame that he hasn’t been brought on board to do an original score for a Tarantino flick, but until that day (if it ever comes) this will do nicely, thank you.
This 12-track collection features the outstanding Mystic and Severe, plus Paranoia Prima and Algiers November 1954. I know plenty of Turntabling readers out there aren’t exactly Tarantino fanboys, but there’s no arguing with the maestro–Morricone is the bomb no matter what packaging his work comes in.
Morricone really outdoes himself on this one. From the proggy jam on the opening titles, to the trippy, echo-laden sounds and creepy atmospheres later in the album, Four Flies On Grey Velvet is definitely a keeper of a record, no matter what you might think of the movie itself.
Some feel Four Flies on Grey Velvet is a weak entry by Argento, but the quirky characters and the fact that Morricone’s score threatens to become a character in the movie itself gives this one a special, left-of center place in the Turntabling 70s movie hall of fame. It’s become one of our favorites.
The movie is atmospheric, creepy, and has some really excellent, moody set pieces. We can’t say enough about Morricone’s music on this one–there’s a haunted quality about it that lends plenty to the film–in lesser hands, who knows?
You can pre-order this fabulous Ennio Morricone soundtrack collection from three of Tarantino’s films to prominently feature the Maestro in the sonic landscape. We will have this available for sale here at Turntabling soon, but you can pre-order in the meantime by dropping us an e-mail to reserve your copy:
The Ennio Morricone Quentin Tarantino Movies compilation CD features a dozen thrilling tracks including Mystic and Severe, Un Amico, Il Tramonto, and A Silouette of Doom. This CD has Morricone sounds from Inglorious Basterds, Kill Bill Two, and Death Proof (yes, Paranoia Prima. LOVE IT!)
This is a brand new, sealed CD released on Kind of Blue Records, an Italian import selling here for a mere 15.00 plus shipping. Pre-order while you can! These will be going fast–especially at the upcoming Horror Society fest on the 15th here in Chicago.
Now on sale at Turntabling–a double disc compilation of some of Ennio Morricone’s most enjoyable film sounds; Morricone Aromatico. This one is a themed collection, categorized somehow by…scents? Yes–coffee, vanilla, pine (one of the best tracks, we might add) This gimmick is cute, but ultimately meaningless–the tracks speak for themselves and there’s quite a lot here. With a whopping 41 cuts, how can you go wrong?
There are prime cuts from many phases of Morricone’s film career, but the standout tracks include Morricone’s samba sounds (Song 7, disc one, Samba in Tribunale) his work with Argento (Song 18, disc one, Four Flies on Grey Velvet), the moody sounds with vocalists, so much more…
This is a brand new, sealed double disc import CD from the UK and definitely worth the time for a beginner or mid-level Morricone collector. Obsessives and completists will want this if they’re into any and everything with Morricone’s name on it, but if you’ve been collecting for a while you probably have most of these cuts.
Five original soundtrack albums from Dario Argento films on 180 gram vinyl with delicious gatefold sleeves. I scored one of these limited edition collections, called Blood Is Red, and I have to say the vinyl junkie in me is VERY pleased indeed. The films are Cat o’ Nine Tails, aka Il Gatto A Nove Code, Four Flies on Grey Velvet aka Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio, Profondo Rosso, Suspiriaand Tenebre.
I have seen these selling for upwards of $175, so I was very happy to score mine for well under $70 and in tasty condition, too! Cat o ‘Nine Tails is a very underrated soundtrack, and it definitely gets lost in the shuffle compared with Tenebre and Suspiria.Any Goblin fan will swoon over this collection but the Morricone lover in me insists on giving the maestro his due as well. Continue reading Dario Argento Blood Is Red LP Collection→
Morricone rightfully gets a ton of respect for his soundtracks, but by comparison fellow soundtrack wizard Roy Budd is woefully underrated. Check out this trailer for Get Carter, which features great soundtrack sounds by Budd throughout. Budd has a nice double disc set featuring some of his best work.
Get Budd: The Soundtracks is a worthy investment if you love those 60s action/heist/gangster movie sounds, or if you want to see what else Budd got up to after Get Carter. The movie itself is excellent, Michael Caine really tops himself in this…he’s the prototype for Bruce Willis, Stallone, even Arnold had to take some cues from Caine in this film.
Chuck Norris is a toffee-nosed stripling compared to Caine in Get Carter…Nobody in the entire world comes as close. Standout moments in the trailer include the totally naked Caine chasing a couple of gangsters out of his room with a shotgun…let’s see Norris try THAT. On second thought, maybe not.
Our newest feature is a delicious list of sonic ingredients blended into a heady cocktail by DJ Paisley Babylon. Switch on the lava lamps, fire up the hookah, and enjoy this exclusive apertif made of equal parts Morricone, Stereolab, Riz Ortolani, Pizzicato Five, and Dust Brothers, with a dash of Japanese funk, groovy German horns, and two splashes of superfly soul. This DJ mix of mod, retro, lounge, funk and funky electronica is the first in a series brought to you from the velvet-lined walls of the Turntabling.net studio. Take a trip beyond Earth’s orbit with Spacesuit Sounds.
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