Thursday, October 20, 2011

Piero Umiliani - La Ragazza Fuori Strada (1975)

I've been playing this soundtrack to a movie I've never seen pretty much all week. Doing a four hour commute on workdays in a city of god-knows-how-many-people (25 million?) and all that comes with it requires some form of therapy, and Piero Umiliani's gorgeous score has been the flavor of the week. The music is the perfect counterpoint to the madness of a big city. It's a complete tease of an album, full of songs that at first seem to be building slowly to some huge payoff. But one soon settles into the mellowest of grooves.

This one is a Moog-ish piece, a lovely number totally of its time:

La Ragazza Fuori Strada

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