LIMITED PRE-SALE TICKETS REMAIN FOR ALE FEST 2018 - GET YOURS TODAY!

Favorite

Ennio Morricone 

Crime and Dissonance (Ipecac)

The glossy booklet of stills from countless bizarre Italian films that accompanies this two-disc retrospective of Italian soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone only hints at the kaleidoscopic weirdness squirming beneath. With contributions to everything from Fistful of Dollars to Kill Bill (not to mention the 500 Italian titles in between), Morricone has penned themes from forgotten slasher flicks, silly soft-core, and family tales about Mama that reflect how the Maestro has also influenced noisemakers such as John Zorn and Mike Patton.

Morricone's scores can be by turns terrifying, whimsical, and poignant, often within a single interlude. There's no spaghetti-Western whistling here, but there are plenty of Sapphic moans, hallucinatory guitar flashbacks, bachelor shag music, and oddly metered jazz. "Corsa Sui Tetti" has all of the above, while "Forza G" alternates between the slinky and the tawdry. The epic title track from Un Uomo da Rispettare evokes a Miles Davis-Gil Evans processional juxtaposed with a zombie flick.

More by Andy Beta

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Michael Blackson @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Fri., April 20
  • Tristan and Isolde @ Severance Hall

    • Sat., April 21 and Thu., April 26
  • Open Turntable Tuesday @ The Winchester

    • Tuesdays

© 2018 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation