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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ennio Morricone - "Escalation (Colonna Sonora Originale) Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Yellow Vinyl (Dagored)


Originally recorded in 1968, and a soundtrack to Roberto Faenza's film "Escalation," this is Ennio Morricone serving the boss.  Very 1968 in parts especially with the sitar orientated cuts on side one.  Being Morricone, there are choruses mixed with flute, an electric guitar that sometimes resembles a John Zorn game composition.   The genius of Morricone is how he can even think of mixing genres and instruments on one piece of music.  His imagination is as extensive and endless as a highway in the Texas desert.  The music borders on the avant-garde, but the melodies kick in, and it becomes an odd hybrid of both worlds.  Once again, Bruno Nicolai did the orchestration. The album is on yellow vinyl, for those who like their vinyl pretty, and in a limited edition of 500 copies.