Psichedelico Jazzistico

Artist: Ennio Morricone
Released by: él / Cherry Red Records

Here’s a quick look at another Ennio Morricone compilation CD, but substantially different from The Legendary Italian Westerns. These tracks are taken from the late sixties and early seventies, and while not quite as ‘psychedelic’ as the title would imply, they are certainly surreal, and in places have an almost dream like quality. But these dreams aren’t always nice dreams. As some of this music is taken from Giallo films, the music is often creepy and, at times, abrasive. But that is one of the many charms of this release – the diversity of sounds and musical styles on it.

Sometimes the music drifts into religious choral sounds, backed up with church organ, and at other times it slips into very sinister carnival music. There is one track that can only be described as an ‘organ freak out’. There’s even some straight ahead 70’s grinding funk. Also, as you’d expect from Morricone, there is a wide variety of pianos and keyboards.

If you have heard only Morricone’s soundtracks for The Mission and a few Spaghetti Westerns, you may be in for a bit of a shock listening to this. These tracks aren’t all nice melodies (although there are those on the album too). But the bulk of these tracks, mess with your head. If that’s a mind space that you like being in, then you’ll find a lot to enjoy here.

Track Listing

1. Plume Di Cristallo
from L’Uccello Dalle Plume Di Cristallo
2. Non Rimane piu Nessuno
from L’Uccello Dalle Plume Di Cristallo
3. Corsa Sui Tetti (AKA Black Glove Underground Pt. 1)
from L’Uccello Dalle Piume Di Cristallo
4. Come un Madrigale
from Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio
5. Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio
from Quattro Mosche Di Velluto Grigio
6. Sauna
from Metti Una Sera A Cena
7. Alla Luce Del Giorno
from Metti Una Sera A Cena
8. Uno Che Grida Amore
from Metti Una Sera A Cena
9. Sospesi tra le Nuvole
from Forza G
10. Forza G (Psichedelico Jazzistico)
from Forza G
11. L’Assoluto Naturale
from L’Assoluto Naturale
12. Studio di Colore
from L’Assoluto Naturale
13. Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto
from Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto
14.Terraza
from Il Gatto
15. Marianzela e la Seduzione
from Il Gatto

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