One of the coolest records ever cut under the Zalla alias of Italian soundtrack composer Piero Umiliani – a set that definitely lives up to the suspense promised in the title, but with lots of groovy
touches along the way! Think of the album as kind of an update of older "scare" records of the 50s and 60s – such as the Shock album by Creed Taylor – almost a soundtrack for a horror film that doesn't exist, given a lot more freedom overall, because there's no image to direct the music! Umiliani's always got a very visual style to his sounds
, but really outdoes himself here – working with instrumentation that includes guitar, Hammond, vibes, Fender Rhodes, and plenty of percussion – all produced and recorded in really cool ways, to get some very unusual sounds
out of the instrumental sources. Titles include "Ambiguo", "Rimoris", "Dietro Le Sbarre", "Evasione Notturna", "Giallo", "Killer", "Inchiesta", "Suspense Angosciosa", and "Insonia".
(Includes bonus CD with entire album!)