Monday, 7 August 2017

More lovely Gianni Sposito with two late 80s soundtracks [temporary only]

If it can be believed, there is even better music from him waiting to be discovered, this one was hiding under an anglicized version of his name, as John Sposito-- pretty tricky...  Two libraries have been presented so far, Denebola and Cosmo Graffiti, with lots more priced out of arm's reach at least for the moment.

So, clearly you can see in the credits tracks 1 to 5 were from the former movie (in the above title) and tracks 6 to 13 from the latter, all composed and arranged by Sposito.  Adding together the times for the first handful reveals the obvious fact half of the original OST LP is missing, presumably the orchestral fillers or pop songs?  It would be nice to know if there weren't some treasures left out, though it seems the composer had a hand in this CD Remaster.

Let's hear the theme, the first magnificent track:

Pretty amazing and advanced compositional mastery here I think you'll agree.  And the fifth track (Pamela Loredana), the last drawn from this first movie, is also stunning, recalling all the wonderful and most beautiful library keyboard compositions of the past masters such as Rocchi, Tallino, Fusco, or one I haven't featured whom I dearly love, Persichetti.

Turning our attention now to that great database imdb, we can see the storyline of the first movie:

After a car incident, in which he lost his wife, a musician remains paralytic on a wheelchair. He retires in a lonely villa. Incidentally together with him in the villa there are also a bisexual, a lesbian and a vicious kid. The lascivious atmosphere drives all the protagonists into depraved games. But the pain for the loss couldn't be medicated.  

So many many Euro-movies were made of the same (lazy) plot: Decameron-like isolation in a beautifully set villa in the countryside leads to, for some reason, only nubile women wandering around naked among old men who, after reciting poetry, get their pick of the genitalia on offer...  Incidentally one that really stuck in my mind for my whole life, due to its outrageously sadistic treatment of the same theme, is Pasolino's movie Salo or 120 Days of Sodom wherein the setting instead is fascist Italy (I see from wikipedia it was "the 65th scariest film ever made [according to] the Chicago Film Critics Association in 2006").

Moving on to the next movie, as you can tell from the poster a horror movie, another style like softcore porn at which the Italians really excelled, recalling the Romans and their circuses, I think the exigencies of the genre unfortunately led to a simplification of the music-- definitely this is not at Goblin level (I guess, few are).

A family of 4 makes a long drive to Aunt Martha's house to visit her for the first time in years.  Only she isn't there.  Just the caretaker and his message that she will appear the next day... if they survive the night.  And survive Death Doomed:

(Incidentally on the CD the year 1987 appears, in the imdb it's 1988)



  2. again,thank you for this great upload!

  3. Hi interesting and cool ! Thanks Julian
    Do you know these krautrock ultra rarities below :
    - Schleswig-Holstein Meerumschlunegn

    Style: Private Kraut Madness

    Format: LP
    Label: Intermar

    Year: 1977

    Condition: NM/NM

    If you shoud buy this pretty rare album don't bother to listen to side A. You'd regret it! Go to side B directly and check what the talented musical hobbyists of Light WInd have to offer you. The outstanding track here is the funky and psychedelic Nighttimerider that might remind some of you of Jim Morrison and his men.
    we see and listen here :
    and also :

    Saskia - Saskia
    Style: Psych - Folk

    Format: LP
    Label: Lava

    Year: 1981

    Condition: NM/VG+

    The first thing I thought when listening to this album was: 1971. They must have fucked up the production date on the cover. This kind of singer songwriter style soft psychedelic can't be from 1981. Well some clocks tick different. Saskia's clock ticks very gently and I think the musicians might have had an affinity for Affinity. That should make you curious. A long soundclip is waiting for you!

    and some others probably with interesting parts...

    I search still Abakus Spielzeug 1981

    Do you think you can find these rarities ?

    Many thanks


  4. The incredible Pamela Prati on cover...:)
    I need to jazz! :D