Ennio Morricone 'Crime And Dissonance' (Dbl Disc)
Crime And Dissonance Dbl Disc (Ipecac 2005)
I really liked this review & certainly could not have said any more or less in such an expressive way.
"...Never has his music from the strange films he scored in the 1960s and '70s been showcased in such an original and powerful way. Patton has looked closely into the experimental nature of the maestro and found plenty here to offer as well as to crow about. Many of the scores he chose from would be known only to cineastes of minor and obscure Italian films. Yet, Patton understood that Morricone loved his own process and treated crime and exploitation flicks like L'Anticristo and Forza G with the same delightful sense of adventure that he approached The Godfather and The Mission with. Here, all manner of strangeness is on offer: from psychedelic guitars and tripped-out wordless vocals to sitars, layers and layers of percussion, acid-drenched strings, an Echoplexed celeste, toy pianos, psychotic operatic voices in chorus, and more. And this is no novelty compilation. It is sequenced with taste and depth. Most of the music here was conducted by the great Bruno Nicolai, and thematically moves from dark to ecstatic to just plain weird in a seamless fashion. In presenting Crime and Dissonance in this manner, Patton has given listeners a much wider view of Morricone not only as a composer, but as a sonic experimentalist. This is one of those must-haves for just about everybody interested in music just off the beaten path enough to conjure strange dreams and perhaps even nightmares." By Thom Jurek
I'd say briefly that while this is definitely a very strong compilation, not everything works to perfection (as little often does) & I think some of the work on the 2nd disc sounds a bit confused, but otherwise this is quite brilliant.
This release is on Mike Patton's (Faith No More, Mr Bungle, Fantomas, Peeping Tom & much more) own label Ipecac, is put together by the highly regarded artist & musical curator Alan Bishop & includes liner notes by John Zorn. The link provided for purchase as found on Ipecac site (see link above 'this release') is here.
All selections composed by Ennio Morricone except:
Memento (from the film L’Istruttoria E’ Chiusa: Dimentichi) by Ennio Morricone with the collaboration of Walter Branchi for the electronic music;
Seguita (from the film Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura) by Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza;
Il Buio (from the film L’Anticristo) by Ennio Morricone and Bruno Nicolai;
Folle Folle (from the film Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura) by Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
Both Discs Together (i.e 2 discs, but 1 d'load):