Friday, November 18, 2011

Armando Trovaioli - Una Magnum Special Per Tony Saitta aka Blazing Magnum (1976)

Without a doubt one of the best Poliziotteschi soundtracks, and by far my favorite Trovaioli album. This one smoothly transitions between downtempo lounge ballads and some hard swinging chase-type action sequences. It's an excellent commuting experience if that's your lot. Someday I'll get around to seeing the actual film, referred to by many Polizio and U.S. Action film buffs as something of a genre masterpiece, including a chase scene on par with those in Bullitt and The French Connection. The jury is out on that account, but I can vouch for the soundtrack. The gorgeous opening of "Louise", "Black Pearl Necklace", and the closing "The Story Concludes" are painfully beautiful romantic ballads. A must-have for Italian cineasts and groove-philes.

It doesn't get much chiller than this...


Monday, November 14, 2011

Arawak - Accadde A (1970)

I've never been able to find much info on this album. I've known a couple Arawak songs for some time as they appear on the famous Dusty Fingers collection. Locating a whole Arawak album was met with great excitement, and the record does not disappoint. For best results, play this rare Italian groove deep into the night.