MAGIC MIX

soundtracks . library music . exotica . easy

WEEK STARTING 18 Jan

Genre pick of the week Cover of The Big Lebowski OST by Various Artists.
Mondo is proud to present the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' cult-classic The Big Lebowski, in honor of the film's 20th Anniversary. It features songs by Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Nina Simone, The Gipsy Kings, Townes Van Zandt and many more.

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LP Info: 180g black vinyl.

Danny Bensi And Saunder Jurriaans

Autopsy Of Jane Doe

    If you haven’t seen the AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE please rectify that immediately, it’s available on Blu-ray from our good friends at Shout Factory. It’s a genuinely chilling tale of a father and son mortuary team who get a body delivered that is unlike any they have ever examined - an unidentified female 'Jane Doe'. As they begin to perform the autopsy in the dead of night, they begin to uncover the story of the corpse and slow creeping dread turns to all out horror masterfully directed by André Øvredal this is essential viewing for any horror fan.

    The score by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans is tense, brooding and a genuinely scary listen (not recommended for late nights if you want to sleep)! It’s pitch perfect in creating mood and atmosphere one minute and letting loose into complete madness the next. The package was designed by Jay Shaw and we wanted to really give you a sense of the movie when you open it. The retail edition of 200 copies is pressed on clear and pink smoke vinyl swirling round Jane Doe’s heart and is housed in a triple foldout gatefold that requires you to perform some surgery to get to the vinyl. The whole package is rounded out in a body bag!

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Retail edition of 200 copies pressed on clear and pink smoke vinyl.

    This is Erlon Chaves e Orquestra Saint Moritz - "Procura-se uma Virgem" OST (1971), supposedly one of the most sought after Erlon Chaves LP. This OST was recorded to a Brazilian soft porn movie with killer organ funk instrumental tracks and several funky, erotic & modal tracks, arranged and directed by maestro Erlon Chaves. Original copies fetch big, big bucks 2nd hand, but burgeoning Brazilian reissue cartel, Mad About, have repressed this elusive epic beautifully for your listening pleasure.

    'Oh my gosh one of the true holy grails of brazil I’ve after this for too long… just the correct side of lounge thank you for re-releasing this gem'.
    - Gilles Peterson.


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd LP Info: Deluxe reissue in super nice thick carton cover + OBI.

    This rather mysterious Jazz recording, which dates back to 1971, was quickly put together in a studio session sandwiched between RAI orchestra rehearsals, film soundtrack recordings and various other projects that make up this incredible musical library, all recorded in that period by our best musicians. The unique particulars of this record are that the musicians are not named, except for a mythical “Plakoti” but also the rights and the tapes seemed tohave strangely disappeared. After a period of accurate research, thanks to Maurizio Majorana (bass player for the Marc 4) we have been able to find the original recordings and also the musicians that played on it. Even though this recording was accredited to the Marc 4, by semi-official sources of the time, strangely enough only two of them are effectively present on this record Antonello Vannucchi on the Hammond Organ, Vibraphone and Piano and Roberto Podio on the Drums. The other two musicians are Giovanni Tommaso playing his mythical “Pedrazzini” (ndr) double bass who already played together with Vannucchi as part of the famous “Lucca Quartet” and then as the bass player of the group “Perigeo” and Enzo Grillini, part of the Rai orchestra and a favorite guitar player of both Armando Trovajoli and Gianni Ferrio who, at the time, was considered one of the best Italian Jazz guitar player and who rarely recorded music outside of the RAI orchestra. The style of this record, thanks to this very particular group of musicians, contrary to many other Library recordings, is very jazzy and the very special sound reminds us of the Jazz organ of the Verve/Blue Note labels made in the Sixties. The Seven Men Label, another characteristic of this new edition, born from a partnership of 7 mysterious producers and musicians in order to produce background music, in fact, only produced four recordings and they are : “1” that you are already listening to, 2, AKA “Il Cinghialetto” directed by Gianni Ferrio and played by the very best popular and classical musicians of the day, as the soundtrack of a theatre piece written by Grazia Deledda and to conclude there are two recordings made in the 1970’s written by Bruno Canfora: “Musiche di scena n°1” and “Musiche di scena n°2”. To have been able to bring this recording out again, knowing about its ups and downs and how it was made, is even more important now, as we have been able to add yet another gem to the numerous reeditions of the “Italian Library Music“ over these past years.


    I Marc 4, the brilliant quartet that collaborated with Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Armando Trovajoli, Gianni Ferrio, Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani, Alessandro Alessandroni, and their fantastic sound, now again available on a unique and really representative release, their holy grail session: G.L.P. 1007 from 1971. The best and most valued volume of the GLP series featuring the fantastic modal madness of "André", "Peroche", "Suoni Distorti" and the milestone “Alfio” feat the flute by Alfio Galigani. The music goes from insane Psychedelic tunes to Jazz, Funk and more Bossa and Lounge tracks with plenty of Fuzz guitars, amazing Hammond job, and totally catching drum Breaks. An insane trip into early gold Italian Psychedelic and Underground vibes with loads of laden beats and grooves with the mark of the legendary Italian quartet. Simply essential!


    Guy Skornik

    Tusk

      From Guy Skornik, the composer and arranger behind Popera Cosmic and Pour Pauwels, comes the enigmatic instrumental cues that provided fellow existentialist and notorious auteur director Alejandro Jodorowsky (‘The Holy Mountain’) with the soundtrack music to what is now considered his rarest and most overlooked feature film, ‘Tusk’.

      As part of Finders Keepers’ ongoing dedicated Jodorowsky soundtrack series the label presents the original film edits from the 1979 studio sessions featuring Steve Hillage (Gong) and members of Cossi Anatz.

      Following his mind melting masterpieces ‘Fando & Lis’, ‘El Topo’ and ‘The Holy Mountain’, Jodorowsky’s ‘disowned’ attempt at a family film retains the director’s ongoing demand for intense, experimental film music, resulting in what is undeniably one the best kept sonic secrets from the darker corners of this coveted filmography.

      Cherrypicked from pre-recorded synthesiser-fuelled cosmic pop sessions by Skornik, these compositions provided ‘Tusk’ with arabesque new age synthesis alongside fullblown ambitious electro rock, as well as classic French Fender Rhodes-driven romanticism during some of this lesser-spotted movie’s most memorable moments.

      Presented here in isolation, Guy Skornik’s multifarious futurist-pop evokes worthy comparisons to Ash Ra Tempel, Eno’s Bowie and Suzanne Ciani, mapping an unlikely journey between Magma and 10cc in the process. Don’t ignore Jodorowsky’s ‘elephant in the room’ - you never know what’s hidden in the trunk.

      Various Artists

      Bad Hangover - Drinking Songs Straight From The Jukejoint - Part 2

        Limited edition of 500.

        Drinking songs straight from the jukejoint - Part 2 - songs about booze, being drunk and bad hangovers. 14 classic songs that make you move your hips.

        Hep cats and kool kittens dig this mighty fine mess of stone cold classic rhythm and blues tunes. We're riding the caboose to Boozeville. Have no fear, drink some beer, drink some wine, it ain't no crime, drink some gin, it ain't no sin. All "great shakes-no fakes" here, guaranteed to knock your socks off! 

        'Midnight In Tokyo' is a compilation series that aims to be the perfect companion to nights in Tokyo, collecting tracks by Japanese artists that sound best at night. While vol. 2 focused more on ’80s jazz fusion, the latest installment, Vol.3, picks up where Vol.1 left off, bringing together forgotten soul, disco, and new wave gems.

        The compilation opens with Japanese rare groove classic “More Sexy,” a provocative song by “the queen of sexy songs,” Yoko Hatanaka. “Kimi No Yume,” from the album Yume No Yonbai by the wandering poet Masumi Hara, is one of the best balearic acid folk songs to come out of Japan. “Silhouette Call” is an electric bossa nova track—in the vein of Antena—taken from the rare album called Octopussy by Yuki Nakayamate, a singer songwriter who also worked as a backing vocalist for Motoharu Sano.

        “Theme Of High School Student” is a dubby cut featured on the soundtrack to the Japanese ’80s film Kougen Ni Ressha Ga Hashitta, written by Atsuo Fujimoto of Colored Music—one of the key artists in the recent wave of global interest in Japanese music.
        “Get To Paradise” is a stone cold funk jam by Mari Kaneko, who was known as the Janis Joplin of Shimokitazawa in her heyday, and is now known as the mother of the drummer and the bassist of popular rock band Rize.

        Following that is one of Japan’s greatest new wave disco track, “Hannya,” taken from Tomoko Aran’s popular third album Fuyu-kukan—produced by Masatoshi Nishimura who was part of the Friends Of Earth Project with Haruomi Hosono. Masako Miyazaki—whose rendition of Seawind’s “He Loves You” is a fan favorite—puts her own spin on the Earth, Wind & Fire classic, “Fantasy,” singing in her accent-heavy English which gives the song an undeniable character. “Watashi No Koukoku” is a certified disco boogie classic by popular singer Junko Sakurada. The Brazilian-esque jazz fusion, “Sunshine Bright On Me” is by a fusion group called Kangaroo, who were often billed as “the Japanese Shakatak.”
        “Stranger’s Night” is a synth-pop number by pop idol Maiko Okamoto, which bears a suspicious resemblance to Rah Band’s “The Shadow Of Your Love.” Electro-pop disco “Singing Lady”—off the sole album released by the one-off project the Fad—sounds like something Giorgio Moroder could’ve cooked up. “Magic Eyes” is a disco anthem recorded by songwriter Tetsuji Hayashi’s disco project, the Eastern Gang. following that is Japanese soul gem “Crazy Baby,” found on a rare 7 inch entitled Minato No Soul by Rinda Yamamoto—also composed and arranged by Tetsuji Hayashi. and last but not least, closing out this collection of 14 Japanese rare groove goodies is “I’m in love”, a bittersweet mellow dance number by Tomoko Aran.


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Patrick says: Mule make it a Midnight In Tokyo hat-trick with arguably the best of the bunch. Last time out Dubby focused on Japan's organic and esoteric grooves, while blah takes us through erotic boogie, electro-bossa, coastal soul-jazz and wavey synth pop! Early faves are Mari Kaneko's McCartney II meets Saada Bonaire "Get To Paradise" and Junko Sakurada's synth disco bomb "Watashi No Koukoko".

        Various Artists

        Too Much Booze - Drinking Songs Straight From The Jukejoint - Part 1

          Drinking songs straight from the jukejoint Part 1 - songs about booze, being drunk and bad hangovers. 14 classic songs that make you move your hips.

          Hep cats and kool kittens dig this mighty fine mess of stone cold classic rhythm and blues tunes. We're riding the caboose to Boozeville. Have no fear, drink some beer, drink some wine, it ain't no crime, drink some gin, it ain't no sin. All "great shakes-no fakes" here, guaranteed to knock your socks off!


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