Friday, December 9, 2011

Piero Umiliani - La Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna (1970)

Piero Umiliani's La Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna aka The Woman With the Skin of the Moon is propelled by a wicked title track and its shockingly delightful versions. This piano solo kickstarts the soundtrack nicely...

Umiliani is one of the great masters of the Italian Groove. I've found his later experimental phase a bit hard to penetrate, but his work is never bland or boring. We get a taste of some of his more daring stuff here (Il Santone Del'Isola, Danza Della Luna), but by and large, this is romance music, a score with more meditative little treasures that reveal themselves with every listen.

The music here is so fuggin' good it deserves a second sample, the beautiful "Funerailles d'un Heros".



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