Alle Sorgenti Delle Civilta

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Finders Keepers

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Finders Keepers keep it obscure with the first-ever dedicated album release of pioneering female Italian film music composer / arranger / multi-instrumentalist Giulia De Muittis. These undercover pseudo-ethnological studio sessions made under her experimental alter ego Kema, combine the ethos of Can’s ‘Ethnological Forgery Series’ (EFS) with the studio trickery of Delia Derbyshire and cement Giulia’s unshakable credentials as one of the founding figures of Giallo film music and Italian psych soundtracks. Perhaps best known amongst fans of Italian production music and Giallo movie soundtracks as the wife of the legendary Alessandro Alessandroni, composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Giulia De Muittis was an equally formidable force who emerged from the formative years of the aforementioned anti-genres and rose to a monarchic status within the country’s vibrant and seldom rivalled musical secret society. The cliché ‘behind every successful man, there is a strong woman’ might not do Alessandro and Giulia’s long-running creative unison justice but one thing that rings true that in the shadows of Senor Alessandroni’s limelight (illuminated by his work with Ennio Morricone for the films of Sergio Leone and Dario Argento) remained a darker musical feminine force which in time has come to represent the duo’s finest and most sought after sonic artifacts. In a career that spanned four decades, until her untimely death in 1984, Giulia’s collaborative work as a reliable creative all-rounder and pop polymath has stood the unshakable test of time like few other musicians. It is of no coincidence that Giulia’s nom de plumes - Kema and De Muittis - have in recent, more educated years, become trusted seals of approval which connect top choice composers such as Raskovich (aka Sorgini), Stelvio Cipriani, Morricone, Braen (aka Alessandroni) Amedeo Tomassi, Piero Umiliani and Bruno Nicolai amongst select others. It is, however, De Muittis’ seldom heard self-initiated solo work for small independent Italian library music imprints that reveal a unique multi- instrumentalist female composer working at her most intimate and uncompromised best. This set collects her contributions to the rare-as-hens-teeth Folkmusic releases ‘Alle Sorgenti Delle Civiltà’ to create her first-ever dedicated artist album under any of her recording monikers. Remastered from the original Flipper master tapes in collaboration with the Di Bari family, this is a must have for any library fans.

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