November 29, 2022

Racconti di terrore dalla penisola

Nora Orlandi (1933), is an Italian singer, composer and pianist. She is also known for having founded and directed the vocal group I 4 + 4 Di Nora Orlandi, among others; also she is the author of some very strange psychedelic Giallo soundtracks as Il Dolce Corpo di Deborah or Lo strano vizio della Signora Wardh, to name a few).
Alessandro Alessandroni (1925, Rome, Italy - 2017, Rome, Italy) was an Italian composer, arranger, vocalist, whistler, conductor and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, sitar, keyboards, mandolin, mandocello, accordion, banjo, flute, harmonica, jew's harp, recorder, melodica and ocarina). He was the founder of the vocal ensemble I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni. Husband of Margaret Courtney-Clarke. Previously married to Giulia Alessandroni (Kema) until her death in 1984.

Also collaborated with his childhood friend Ennio Morricone on a number of soundtracks for Spaghetti Westerns. Morricone's orchestration often calls for an unusual combination of instruments, voices, and whistling. Alessandroni's twangy guitar riff is central to the main theme for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Alessandroni can be heard as the whistler on the soundtracks for Sergio Leone's films, including A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Pervirella. He also collaborated with Morricone in scoring the 1974 film Around the World with Peynet's Lovers.
He founded the octet vocal group I Cantori Moderni in 1961. The group, which included his wife, Giulia De Mutiis, performed wordless vocals on several Italian movie soundtracks. Most notably, I Cantori Moderni are featured on the song "Mah Nà Mah Nà", written by Piero Umiliani for the 1968 Luigi Scattini mondo film Svezia, inferno e paradiso and popularized on The Muppets Show.

Alessandro has also composed film scores, including Any Gun Can Play (1967), Johnny Hamlet (1968), The Reward's Yours...The Man's Mine (1969), Lady Frankenstein (1971), The Devil's Nightmare (1971), The Mad Butcher (1971), Seven Hours of Violence (1973), Sinbad and the Caliph of Baghdad (1973), Poker in Bed (1974), White Fang and the Hunter (1975), Blood and Bullets (1976), L'adolescente (1976), La professoressa di scienze naturali (1976), The Opening of Misty Beethoven (1976), Women's Camp 119 (1977), Killer Nun (1978), L'imbranato (1979), and Trinity Goes East (1998).


Welcome back to the never forgotten

(Sonic Youth is an American rock band based in New York City, formed in 1981. Founding members Thurston Moore (guitar, vocals), Kim Gordon (bass, vocals, guitar) and Lee Ranaldo (guitar, vocals) remained together for the entire history of the band, while Steve Shelley (drums) followed a series of short-term drummers in 1985, and rounded out the core line-up. 

The band emerged from the experimental no wave art and music scene in New York before evolving into a more conventional rock band and becoming the most prominent of the American noise rock groups. Sonic Youth have been praised for having "redefined what rock guitar could do" using a wide variety of unorthodox guitar tunings and preparing guitars with objects like drum sticks and screwdrivers to alter the instruments' timbre. The band is considered to be a pivotal influence on the alternative and indie rock movements). 


Walking alone through the open grooves

(Peel Dream Magazine is actually a Shoegaze/Post Punk/Post Rock one-man project from New York, formed by Joe Stevens (Vocals, Guitars, Organ, Synth, Drones, Drum Machine)).

November 28, 2022

In search of nostalgia

(Germ Class is an otherworldly blend of Experimental/Shoegaze/Psych/Post Punk from Los Angeles, CA, formed by Peter Kris (vocals, instruments), Norm Heston (programming) and Stephanie Chan (vocals)). 

Paddling in absolute darkness

(Somatic Decay is a Death/Experimental/Industrial duo from Portland, OR, formed by Ryan Koger (vocals, drums) and Nate McCleary (guitar, bass)).

November 24, 2022

Severe brain implosion

(MOP is a Noise/Alternative/Shoegaze band from Portland, OR, formed by Moira Brown, Samuelito Cruz, Mikey Rivera and Brian Smith).

Pochwała szaleństwa

(Brúsit is a Post Punk/Noise prject from Szczecin, Poland).

November 23, 2022

Dialogue with Mother Nature

(Lacing is a Shoedrone/Heavygaze band from Chattanooga, TN, formed by Jerry Reed, Joseph Davenport, Joseph J Micolo III and Robert Parker).

Melodie per la seduzione

(She Had A Taste For Music (Rare Gems From The Italian Erotic Archive) is an Italian Jazz/OST/Easy Listening compilation made by Dagored, an Italian-based label based near Florence that now focus on movie soundtrack reissues).

November 19, 2022

Poems for a rainy day

(Shordy is an expansive amalgamation of fuzzed out post-punk, field recordings, bedroom pop, and garage rock. Led by Trevor Coleman (Caribbean Health, Forget the Times), 2070 is a Los Angeles based four piece, playing together over the past two years, rounded out by Khari Cousins (guitar), Tchad Cousins (bass), and Rogers DeCoud (drums). Their music takes the listener on an eclectic journey, blurring lines between genres, impossible to pin down to one specific sound, while still having a comforting cohesion throughout; catchy melodies collide with tape fuzz and post-punk angst). 

Willkommen auf der Kuriositätenmesse

(Peter Thomas was a German composer and arranger, born 1st December 1925 in Breslau, Silesia (today Poland) and came a little later to Berlin, where he remained up to his beginnings as a film musician. He wrote a lots of soundtracks for movies and television series. His music oscillates between easy listening/lounge and electronic/space-age styles. The musician is abroadly well known as director of the incredible musical group The Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra. He died 17th May 2020 in Lugano, Switzerland).

November 18, 2022

Doft av gamla skogar

(Merit Hemmingson (born August 30, 1940) is a Swedish organist, composer and singer; she became famous in the late 1960's for her modern pop arrangements of Swedish folk music).

Stroking postsynaptic excitatory potentials

(Medicine is an american LA based noise-rock band which was formed in 1991 and led by veteran musician Brad Laner (also of Steaming Coils, Debt Of Nature, Savage Republic and solo project Electric Company). The band is formed by Brad Laner (Guitars, Programming), Shannon Lee (Vocals)and Jim Goodall (Drums)).

Locked in a pain factory

(Chat Pile is Noise/Post Rock band from Oklahoma City, OK., formed by Raygun Busch (Vocals), Luther Manhole (Guitar), Stin (Bass) and Cap'n Ron (Yamaha DTXPLORER)). 

Looking across the future

(Pterygium is a one-man Dark Ambient/Noise/Industrial project founded by Henry Gillett, a mixed methodology artist currently living in Melbourne, Australia).

From the land of tortured waves

(Holy Scum is a Black/Experimental/Noise/Sludge English band from Manchester, UK; they are an improvised band featuring members of Gnod, Dälek, Schoolhouse and Shuck. Spending their first year locked in a room, they worked on playing together without compromising their individual styles, creating improvised music that is immediate yet familiar).

Гимны для мальчиков кукурузы

(Messer Chups is a Russian surf band formed in Hamburg in 1998 and originally consisted of Oleg Gitarkin (bass) and Annette Schneider (synths). They had several member changes and in 2003, they invited Lydia Kavina - the most famous thereminvox-player and grand-niece of its inventor. 
As of 2016, Messer Chups is based in St. Petersburg, Russia and works as a trio consisted of Oleg "Gitaracula" Fomchenkov (formerly known as Oleg Gitarkin) on guitar, Svetlana "Zombierella" Nagaeva (formerly known as Zombi Girl) on bass and Dr. Boris (Boris Israel Fernandez) on drums)).

Liebkosungen eines verwundeten Herzens

(Blanche Biau is a solo-project from Zurich, Switzerland. Influences of 80s wave and post punk with echoing hints of shoe gaze merge into a sad but dreamy sound, driven by simple drum beats and captivating basslines).

Painting colors in the void

(Murrumur is a Experimental/Black/Shoegaze one-man projecti from Detroit, MI; his music is a rewritten and advanced form of shoegaze, blackgaze, and dream pop explcitly based around the use of assisted rhyhtm technologies and high speed drumming to very literally accelerate shoegaze as a genre. It uses walls of sound built from guitars and synths alike, with sounds manipulated and toyed with so intensely that the lines between analog and digital instrumentation become unclear).

Nejezte ovoce z vesmíru

(Zdeněk Liška (1922 - 1983) was a Czech composer; he produced a large of number film scores across a prolific career that started in the 1950s. He was revelatory in his contribution to the development of electronic music. His music in this field is noticeable and dramatic, based on a unique musical feeling achieved through using quite unusual instrumental combinations and various electronic and electroacoustic techniques.

Liška worked notably with animator Jan Švankmajer, scoring several of his earlier short films: Punch and Judy (1966), Et Cetera (1966), Historia Naturae (Suita) (1967), The Flat (1968), Don Juan (1969), The Ossuary (1970), Jabberwocky (1971), and Leonardo's Diary (1972), and later The Castle of Otranto (1979). Liška's music for Švankmajer's Historia Naturae (Suita), The Flat, and The Ossuary was also featured in the 1984 short film by American animators the Brothers Quay entitled The Cabinet of Jan Švankmajer.

He also created a great number of iconic scores for important live-action films of the Czech New Wave including The Shop on Main Street, Marketa Lazarová, The Valley of the Bees, Fruit of Paradise, The Cremator and Ikarie XB-1).