A rare collaboration between Italian soundtrack master Ennio Morricone and the always adventurous Gruppo D'Improvvisione Nuova! The film, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero, mixes pulpy horror with artier surrealism – and the music here does an incredible job of conveying that musically. It's got these stark, moody passages with haunting wordless vocals, paired with busy bursts of avant noise. The sparer moments wouldn't feel out of place on other period soundtracks, but the way those play into the stranger orchestrations makes it a distinctively compelling piece of work! Includes "Fantasm
a", "Un Tranquillo Posto Di Campagna", "I Fantasm
a Di Wanda", "Frenesia", "L'Automobile Della Contessina", "I Sogni Dell'Artista", "Deliro Primo", "Un Amore Violento" and "Undici Violini".
(Beautiful limited edition reissue – with heavy cover, vinyl and inner sleeve – plus liner notes by Andy Votel.)