Saturday, 12 July 2014
VA - Drama in Rhythm 1971 [Library]
First of all I would like to thank our old pnf friend Maestro for permission to use this record, which is his purchase. The whole rip is in fact a group effort with the help of another pnf friend, pollux, to whom we give credit for the amazing clean-up job and repairing the cover scans to a pristine condition.
I am utterly amazed sometimes by the quality of composition on these library records. Why did these composers write such brilliant material for merely occasional, nonce use, in some forgotten movie or TV show? But clearly that is the purpose of our resuscitation, to help people hear some of these fantastic compositions from the past that really don't deserve to be forgotten...
There are a few composers here in the limelight, including R. Wilhelm, J. Haider (the famous German bandleader I presume?), R. Christoph, and E. Illin (who really stands out for me with his abstract modern works). Illin is this guy, I presume?
Here is some more information on this record. Maestro himself is an expert on this topic and can detail us more on the fascinating history of these records, and C. Brull Ltd. in particular. I will open the floor up to his comments now, and thank him again for his impressive generosity and kindness.
As well, I know he is requested some missing entries in this series which I urge him to mention.
A wonderful selection from youtube: