The rising Austrian label known as Cineploit are well on their way to establishing themselves as a credible voice amongst those with an obsession with 1970s Italy, specifically the wild and evocative musical sounds emanating from such famed composers as Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai and Stelvio Cipriani.
Cineploit’s two latest releases continue in the label’s formidable tradition for offering only the finest and most unique musical endeavors, with still hot releases from Zoltan and Malabimba gaining fans daily, and Cineploit’s recent vinyl tributes to Italian horror directors Lucio Fulci and Joe D’Amato solidifying the label’s dedication to the analog format.
Orgasmo Sonore and Sospetto do indeed arrive in both vinyl and compact disc format, the former a collection of classic covers from the golden era of Euro-cult Italian cinema, with the latter existing as a modern day re-imagining of themes and musical motifs commonly found within the giallo, poliziotteschi and horror genres.
Orgasmo Sonore is the creation of one Frank Rideau, an Italian soundtrack aficionado who’s been making the underground rounds in recent years, arranging his own take on classic themes of the day. Revisiting Obscure Film Music Vol. 2 collects fourteen covers from such maestros as Cipriani, Walter Rizatti and prog rockers Goblin-as well as French psych-soundtrack genius Francois de Roubaix-and one original composition to create a musical experience which is both homage and reinvention; a thoroughly enjoyable retelling of Italy’s unique cinematic musical heritage.
Sospetto, meanwhile, composes a soundtrack for a movie which doesn’t exist-or at least not yet-with their Cineploit debut Segni Misteriosi, con il sangue dipinto sul muro. Translated as ‘Mysterious Signs with Blood Painted on the Wall,’ Sospetto’s fifteen track opus ventures across genre lines to encapsulate all of the musical motifs commonly found within 1970s Italian thrillers.
Sospetto composers Christian Rzechak and Hobo Jeans have all the aces here, crafting songs which perfectly mimic the creepy and malevolent sound of classic Morricone, particularly that found on the maestro’s early giallo work for director Dario Argento. Indeed, much of Segni Misteriosi wouldn’t sound out of place on the soundtrack for Argento’s established ‘Animal Trilogy’ of gialli, Cat o’ Nine Tails, Four Flies On Grey Velvet and The Bird with the Crystal Plumage.
A dark, percussive atmosphere prevails here on the lion’s share of Misteriosi-creating an atmosphere of impending dread-while other tracks tend to capture the energetic and action packaged motifs often found within the violent police thrillers of Umberto Lenzi and Stelvio Massi. Meanwhile, Orgasmo Sonore’s lone original piece, “Summertime Bossa” contains the groove and exotic spice present within the classic works of composers Piero Umiliani and Piccioni.
Both efforts present the Cineploit in an even more favorable light; releases which cement the label as a guiding light for fans who live and bleed Italian cinema.
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