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Thursday, May 11, 2006

CD REVIEW - Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange?

Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange?
Music by Ennio Morricone
Digitmovies CDDM053
21 Tracks 48:04 mins

An expanded release for this 1972 Giallo score from Maestro Morricone. 13 tracks were previously available, but this release features another 8.
It's fair to say that this is a challenging listen, apart from the gentle main theme, which features piano and orchestra, with the wonderful voice of Edda dell'Orso. Unfortunately this theme only appears in full at the start and end of the disc, where the vocal is given a more breathy performance. A couple of variations appear in tracks 3 and 14, and there is some quite catchy carnival-styled music in the two "Fragile Organetto" tracks. Organ features strongly in the religious sounding "Cadenze" and returns in more suspenseful form, with weird vocal effects in "Altre Cadenze."
The rest of the score is largely experimental and atonal, although most tracks generate some movement at some point, largely propelled by drum kit and bass guitar, with the latter's riffs almost sounding like they could have come straight from a Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode.
As always, the CD is accompanied by a colourful booklet, featuring stills and poster artwork from the film, together with a synopsis and Claudio Fuiano's notes on the film and its music.


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