MAGIC MIX

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WEEK STARTING 21 Jul

Genre pick of the week Cover of Veruschka OST by Ennio Morricone.

Ennio Morricone

Veruschka OST

Ennio Morricone’s famous soundtrack composed for the 1971 Franco Rubartelli documentary “Veruschka, Poesia di una Donna” about the legendary Veruschka the world’s first supermodel, a real 60s / 70s icon, who appeared in several cult movies including Blow Up, Salome and Coleur Chai.

In the Rubartelli movie we follow the beautiful model in a shockingly surreal journey through the rural countryside of Italy on a downward spiral of self-discovery that leads her through so many whacked out head trips; heavily dark and sad with some of the most stunning psychedelic eye candy you can find from the freak out era of filmmaking perfectly tuned with one of Ennio Morricone’s best scores.

A true one of a kind of experience!

The Carpenters

The Singles 1969-1973 - Back To Black Vinyl Edition

    Universal Music are proud to present the next batch of Back To Black reissues. Presented as exact reproductions of original LP artwork to retain authenticity, but now on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

    Crosley

    Record Player CR8005A - Cruiser (Tweed)

      Love the rich, warm sound of vinyl, but wish it was a more moveable music format? Put down the iPod and mobilize your music with the Crosley Cruiser 3-speed portable turntable.

      Constructed of wood and bound in a leatherette material, the briefcase-styled record player is lightweight and easily transported from place to place. It features built-in stereo speakers so you can listen to your music without having to connect it to a speaker system.

      Cruise over to a friend's house and experience vinyl's superior sound together.

      - Belt-driven turntable mechanism 33 1/3, 45 & 78rpm.
      - Dynamic full-range stereo speakers
      - AC power adapter RCA audio out
      - Dimensions: 15.50in X 14.00in X 6.10in

      Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza

      Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura OST

      In 1971 for the great soundtrack of Enzo Castellari’s Gli Occhi Freddi della Paura, Morricone called on the services of Gruppo d’Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza, the legendary avant garde and improvisational combo of which he was a founding member.

      Not only a classy soundtrack but also a classic of the experimental and free jazz genres.

      Françoise Hardy

      Canta Per Voi In Italiano - Clear Vinyl Edition

      Growin’ up in the ninth arrondissement of Paris, daughter of an unmarried mother, receivin’ a guitar on her sixteenth birthday as a reward for passing her Baccalaureat, Françoise Hardy answered a newspaper advertisement looking for young singers she signed her first contract with the record label Vogue in November 1961. In April 1962, shortly after finishing school, her first record “Oh Oh Chéri” appeared, written by Johnny Hallyday’s writing duo. Her own flip side of the record, “Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles” became a success, riding the wave of yé-yé music in France, with two million sales. Françoise Hardy "Canta Per Voi In Italiano" is an album issued shortly after the debut with some of its songs and additional numbers re-recorded in Italian. While the original album is a classic of French pop, 60s AM magic, and of course a forerunner of the yeh-yeh (aka yé-yé) sound, the additional tracks in Italian are a sweet counterpart.

      Audiophile Clear Vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the “electrical distortion” often found on records. By itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to make the record black in color the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback.

      That is the reason why we choose to offer our records in the following manner:
      - Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)
      - 140gr
      - 25 minutes maximum per side

      A previously unreleased Doctor Who score mastered from the original tapes. Includes additional electronic tracks from Don Harper’s catalogue and music featured in George Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead.

      A collection of horror-electronics, supernatural soundscapes and sinister library muzak from Australian composer Don Harper. Centering on a previously unreleased score for the 1968 Doctor Who series The Invasion (a dark otherworldly sci-fi jazz suite) Cold Worlds is also a focus on the electronic music of this largely unsung composer. Like many Australian film composers (Ron Grainer, Dudley Simpson, Don Banks) Don Harper based himself in the UK during the 1960s and subsequently found employment at the BBC and other British film and library companies.

      Probably best known for his BBC scores for World of Sport, Sexton Blake and The inside Man. Harper also immersed himself in the world of electronics. Acknowledged as a virtuoso jazz violinist, he notably produced a 1974 electronic/altered jazz session for Lansdowne Studios titled Homo Electronicus (featuring Norma Winstone and other progressive UK jazz musicians).

      In addition to cutting a number of library sessions for Joseph Weinburger’s Impress label, in which several tracks were later famously sampled by MF Doom, he also co-wrote the music (alongside Delia Derbyshire and David Vorhaus) for the essential Radiophonic KPM recording Electrosonic. Also featured on this compilation are his nightmarish cues used in George Romero’s cult zombie classic Dawn of the Dead.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Philippa says: Includes amazing Radiophonic dub-reggae synthtronic sleaze version of the Dr Who theme!

      Akira Ifukube

      Godzilla - Original Motion Picture Score - Japanese Original 60th Anniversary Edition

        Re-mastered for vinyl from the Toho Archives. Exclusive original art by Cheung Tat. Contains locked groove.

        Death Waltz Recording Company are proud to be unearthing the legendary monster of our time and bringing him to vinyl in the shape of Akira Ifukube’s score to Godzilla. Starkly different to the usual view of The Big G as the ultimate monster wrestler, Ifukube’s music is intense, dark, and reflects Ishiro Honda’s film as a pure horror film. While the score opens with the jaunty riff that would eventually become Godzilla’s Theme, the majority of the music alternates between pounding brass and mournful strings as we witness the death and destruction that comes in Godzilla’s wake.

        Ifukube uses low string notes as a sinister motif to herald the arrival of the creature, and then turns up the brass to eleven, creating an atmosphere of pure apocalypse. More horrifying still are the piercing strings that score the oxygen destroyer, the device that would destroy Godzilla. Big laments are used as the characters question the use of the machine as a weapon of mass destruction, and it’s this remarkable human quality that infuses the score with its unique feel. Help us celebrate the sixtieth birthday of the greatest monster to walk the earth, and the powerhouse musical experience that is Akira Ifukube’s Godzilla.

        * Legendary Australian Eco-jazz soundtrack
        * Deluxe 180g gatefold.
        * Rare photos and extensive liner notes.

        Remastered from the original master tapes. Scored for Vince & Carol Serventy’s 1966 Australian Television series Nature Walkabout, Sven Libaek’s pioneering soundtrack has long been considered the landmark recording of the unique genre, eco-jazz. (Impressionistic modern jazz composed for Television documentaries, library music, educational and travelogue films). Creating a singular vision of his adopted homeland, Libaek composed conceptual themes and moods depicting the magnificence, the mystery and the sometimes brutality of the Australian rural environment. Similar to his legendary score for Ron and Valerie Taylor’s TV series Inner Space, Nature Walkabout also stands as an important recording of modern jazz used in film.

        Featuring many of the top Australian jazz musicians (Don Burrows, John Sangster, Errol Buddle etc) his deeply evocative style of jazz waltz, hypnotic flute/vibraphone rhythms and gorgeous Bossa Nova conceptually represent the grandiose of the Australian landscape as well as the whimsical sound of animal behaviour. Nature Walkabout is similar in approach to other notable nature scores such as Edward William’s Life on Earth, Francois de Roubaix’s psychedelic score to Jean Painlevé’s Transition De Phase Dans Les Cristaux Liquides, and the specifically Australian strand of visionary ‘nature jazz’, John Sangster’s score to the Australian Museum’s wildlife films (Compiled on the 1971 album Australia and All That Jazz).


        Sven Libaek

        The Set OST

          * Cult Australian Sexploitation soundtrack
          * Deluxe 180g gatefold LP.
          * Fully remastered.
          * Rare photos and extensive liner notes

          Based on the novel written by Australian actor Roger Ward (Mad Max, Stone, Turkey Shoot) The Set was a highly controversial film upon its release in 1970 in which it's alternate attitudes towards sexuality challenged the traditional mores of the mainstream society. The film, now regarded as a lost piece of Australian genre cinema, is considered the precursor to the OZ Sex-Wave films of the following decade (Fantasm, Libido, Naked Bunyip, Felicity etc.)

          Scored by the highly respected and unique jazz original Sven Libaek, the music has also been unjustly overlooked from any recent focus on Australian cinema. After scoring several television scores and documentaries in the 1960s (Nature Walkabout, To Ride A White Horse, Man and A Mural) The Set was Libaek's first commission to score a feature film soundtrack. Incorporating elements of Baroque and sunshine pop as well as moody mod jazz, The Set is an incredible time-piece of Swinging Sydney.

          Featuring Libaek regulars and top rank Australian jazz players, (Don Burrows, John Sangster, Errol Buddle etc) the music to the The Set was once a long forgotten piece of Australian B-cinema which has now been fully restored and presented again in all its original glory. Including rare photos, original newspaper cuttings and extensive liner notes from Australian cult cinema expert & Mu Meson archive curator Jaimie Leonarder.


          Ennio Morricone

          Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene OST

          Morricone’s soundtrack to the obscure 1970 Italian thriller, Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene, is a very nervous listening experience. In film, the atmosphere created by the effect of a disturbing soundtrack causes much of the tension. A percentage of this score has a very sinister ambience, highlighted by Morricone’s sublime usage of the human voice. Italian soprano Edda Dell’Orso’s cascading vocal tones mix unsettlingly with the stabbing Morricone strings, befitting the movie’s Hitchcockian moments. Genius.


          Yuji Ohno

          Captain Future

            Yuji Ohno, is a Japanese jazz musician born in 1941. He’s principally known for his musical scoring of Japanese anime-television series, of which Lupin III and the feature film The Castle of Cagliostro are his most well known works. Ohno is also well-known as a member of a jazz trio with bassist Miroslav Vitous and drummer Lenny White.

            Later anime series scored by Ohno include Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, the 1982 series Space Adventure Cobra and this Captain Future: A rare & legendary soundtrack performed by Yuji Ohno & his You & The Explosion Band featuring Takao Naoi, Eiji Arai, Takeru Muraoka, Jake H Concepcion and Pepe Anai.

            Produced in the late seventies, the famous Japanese Space Opera animated series had great success around the world. This series is based on stories of Edmond Hamilton which were published in the Pulp Magazine between 1940 & 1951. Space Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz & deep grooves served by the Korg Synthesizer and its particular sound. Titles include Space Jazz Funk tunes Andromeda No Kanata Ni & Kirameku Inner Space, opening & ending theme (Yume No Funanori,Poplar-Doori No Uchi), the songs Oira Wa Sabishii Spacemen & Ok! Captain with the chorus from Sendai.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Ltd LP Info: Single cover with 10” gatefold insert. Originally released in 1978.

            Eric Siday

            The Ultra Sonic Perception

            A compilation of electro-acoustic and early electronic music. Compiled from a series of rare electronic 78rpm 10”s, featuring music used in the 1960s Doctor Who TV Series.

            Considered to be one of the pioneers of Psychoacoustics, Eric Siday is also acknowledged as a key name in the growth of 20th century electronic music.

            An important figure in the development of the Moog Synthesizer, Siday’s compositions were a testing ground for Bob Moog ideas, in turn shaping the technical advancement of the instrument. An early experimenter of Musique Concrete and extended technique, he inaugurated these concepts into the world of television scoring and advertising. Slightly predating Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire’s ground-breaking composition for the Doctor Who theme, he begun experimenting with electronics in soundtracks as early as 1960 carrying through to the 1970s where he created inspired electronic ‘sound logos’ for various entertainment companies such as CBS, ABC and Columbia.

            Pulling together a clutch of eerie atomic-age miniatures drawn from a series of rare 10” 78rpm library discs, this compilation explores Siday’s scientific study of sound, a concept he branded ‘The Ultra Sonic Perception’.

            Partially used as the soundtrack to the early 1960s Doctor Who TV series, this document is an amazing insight into the early electronic music used in television as well as a showcase of the pioneering techniques used by this forward thinking composer.

            Various Artists

            Savage Rhythm

              New musical styles don't appear over night. Rock and Roll didn't explode out of a vacuum and Elvis wasn't the Big Bang Before Elvis, there was a massively diverse R&B scene in the States, which today's record buyer is currently enjoying the discovery of through a wealth of compilations and reissue 7s. In turn, this music was a development of the sound that came before it, with many of the key players having been instrumental in the swing bands of the 30s and early 40s.Savage Rhythm is a compilation of this fantastic music, documenting the direct lineage from the Jazz and Swing of the 30s through to a more R&B-ready sound of the early 40s, signposting the way ahead for what was to become Jump Blues and eventually Rock and Roll. Compiled by Brighton DJ, music lover and vinyl junkie Shamblin Sexton, Savage Rhythm is put together to make the party swing hard. The double vinyl is packaged in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes by Shamblin Sexton. With original artwork by graphic designer Chris Sick, this compilation will be a must-have for the vintage kids & R&B heads, as well as the electro-swing DJs and club-goers. Savage Rhythm swings a hefty punch of serious, quality music that is as vibrant and essentially vitaltoday as it was 75 years ago.

              Various Artists

              Slow Grind Fever 2

                Vol. 2 was compiled by Richie1250, founder of the Slow Grind Fever club night - Melbourne's only slow dance party.


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