Fanatics of '70s Italian giallos take note…
Behold a veritable smorgasbord of sounds that is Ennio Morricone’s score to Dario Argento’s debut film, THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (a.k.a. L'Uccello Dalle Piume Di Cristallo) from 1970.
Considered one of the genre’s gold standards, Maestro Morricone’s stunning sonic work is a masterful accompaniment to the knife-wielding images on the screen. This colorful (yet dark) score features il Maestro’s trademark scat vocal harmonies, beautiful melodies, and mandatory sinister themes – perfect musica for this wonderfully stylistic giallo masterpiece.
Side C and D contain tracks never previously released on vinyl.
Incredible reissue of Profondo Rosso, one of the absolute cult movie soundtracks of all times!
This reissue is a faithful reproduction of the very first pressing of 1975 (being made in the same pressing plant of those years).
A unique product for this truly legendary masterpiece!
"High Tension vol. 35 / Calibro 35 plays Lesiman" slightly shifts the quartet's action scope still towards music for films; the reference is the so-called 'library music' which, as the term itself suggests, can be defined as a discotheque made of sounds and compositions rich in experimentation, sometimes avant-garde and label-free, which film directors drew from to sonorize their works.
This is a world which Calibro 35 are undoubtedly related to from the beginning, but that they had never dealt with as strongly as in this record: here the four-piece, accompanied by Sebastiano De Gennaro on percussion and Luisa Santacesaria on piano, reworks some compositions by the famous Paolo Renosto / Lesiman firstly published in the early '70s.
Standard 180gr. black vinyl edition.
Pino Donaggio is great in creating romantically laced cues that are played alongside dramatic sounding compositions.
This score was written in 1974, before the composer had really established his 'sound', but nevertheless the music has great character and contains some interesting orchestrations and arrangements.
Strangely, many collectors of Italian film music often forget or side step the Donaggio's work, which combines traditional Italian sounding motifs and musical passages with his own compositions and arrangements, creating a rewarding and at times amusing listen.
This soundtrack has never been reprinted on vinyl since 1974 until today and this edition, with a new artwork, it's the first LP reissue ever!
Special edition on solid red vinyl exclusively made for the Record Store Day 2019!
"Il mio nome è Nessuno" (My name is Nobody) is an atypical western, difficult to classify as it’s placed halfway between the founders of the genre of the '60s and the comedies of the following decade.
The other element of the tip comes of course from the music of Ennio Morricone, who writes and orchestrates a really varied soundtrack, which easily adapts itself to the various scenes moods. There is everything: tensive soundscapes, epic symphonic rides – directly referring the "Dollar Trilogy", frivolous and light-hearted moments, all mixed with a disarming naturalness.
This particular edition on AMS Records shows a completely renovated artwork and a 60x30cm poster with reproductions of flyers and lobby cards of the era.
"Il Diavolo nel Cervello" (Devil in the brain) is a film directed in 1971 by Sergio Sollima and screened at the beginning of the following year; it's a psychological thriller in which tension is determined by the characters' psyche more than their actions.
"Il diavolo nel cervello" works on an almost-full symphonic register: on a strings-made ground we have piano, harpsichord, flutes and brass instruments.
Undoubtedly, one of the best productions of Maestro Morricone from those early '70s, including Bruno Nicolai as a conductor and Edda Dell'Orso singing choirs.
Yet another blend of music and imagery from the fervent Seventies to be rediscovered, here revived in LP format with a gatefold cover and a completely new graphic layout.
I Malamondo, a strange and offbeat mondo-movie about the youth of the early ‘60s, directed by Paolo Cavara.
This is one of the earliest works of Maestro Morricone, as well as one of his most eccentric and colorful scores ever. Quirky and vivid, this soundtrack spans through many different kinds of music, from classic, bossanova and jazz to latin and exotica, including panoramic orchestral numbers and melodic, romantic themes. Most of the tracks feature the brilliant vocal performances of “I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni” and “I 4+4 di Nora Orlandi”.
Carefully restored and remastered from the original master tapes, this edition includes 7 unreleased pieces (9 for the CD/Digital editions) and two tracks released on vinyl for the first time.
Preminent soundtrack composer and virtuoso cellist tactfully mirrors the mood of HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ docudrama in her crushingly dark ‘Music From The TV Series’
One of this year’s must-see bits of telly, ‘Chernobyl’ tells the ill-fated tale of the Soviet nuclear power station, its catastrophic end, and its fallout - both nuclear and political - thru a ruck of gurning British actors and Stellan Skarsgård.
Among the most memorable parts of the series,, is Hildur Guðnadóttir’s soundtrack, where she clearly relishes the opportunity to limn the series' portentous and overcast feel with sounds ranging from Mika Vainio-esque Geiger counter triggers to more typical cinematic strokes of her cello, as epitomised in the spine-chilling theme.
We’re thrilled to announce our participation in this ambitious project, in collaboration with CAM Sugar and Decca Records:
for the first time on vinyl, the expanded score to the world’s famous shockumentary ‘MONDO CANE’, composed by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero.
Spikerot Records has curated the project together with CAM Sugar, presenting a new original artwork and a restored musical experience.
The CD Version presents the original tracklist known so far, the same one that originally came out in 1962, containing the Grammy-award-winning song ‘More’, plus 21 previously unreleased tracks, taken from the original recording sessions and carefully selected by Spikerot Records.
6-panel Digipak CD
Artwork by Eric Adrian Lee
Mastered at Toxic Basement Studio by Carlo Altobelli
Out on March 5 2021
We’re thrilled to announce our participation in this ambitious project, in collaboration with CAM Sugar and Decca Records: for the first time on vinyl, the expanded score to the world’s famous shockumentary ‘MONDO CANE’, composed by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero.
Spikerot Records has curated the whole artistic direction, presenting a new original artwork and a restored musical experience.
Disc 1 contains the original tracklist known so far, the same one that originally came out in 1962.
Disc 2 includes 21 previously unreleased tracks, taken from the original recording sessions and carefully selected by Spikerot Records.
Pressed on Double 180g Black LP, housed in a Gatefold Sleeve
Artwork by Eric Adrian Lee
Mastered at Toxic Basement Studio by Carlo Altobelli
RELEASE DATE: March 5, 2021
“Evilenko” original motion picture soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti reissued for the first time on limited edition colored vinyl.
499 Copies Only
Angelo Badalamenti is one of the most brilliant contemporary film music composers.
The amazing score for the movie “Evilenko” (directed by David Grieco, 2004) reveals the dark psychology of one of the most dreadful serial killers in history: Russian Andrei Chikatilo a.k.a. The Monster of Rostov.
The album includes two different versions of the evocative “Angels Go To Heaven” theme, with the extraordinary participation of vocalist Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries) in an unexpected, magic collaboration.
Finally Demons 2 Soundtrack is Available.
Definitive release of the Iconic Horror Movie directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by Dario Argento Simon Boswell combines dark electronic prog grooves with violently smashing rock.
The result is an epic musical score rich with Analog Synthesizers, Guitars tense rhythms and Boswell’s signature atmospheres. Welcome To The World Of Demons.
Contains unreleased tracks and a remixed track by Motion Kapture