This is the last tremendous bucket of fresh water from Berliners. Reviewing these titles really made me happy and awoken and I do not remember for a long time having such a big fan. In fact I kept this recording in my car on all the time. Not that I never came across of the similar mix, as I did and I will point it out soon, but because such a vital joy of making music doesn’t come out so often.
Those who loves music of like Ennio Morricone, Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani or Berto Pisano will immediately catch up the context. It’s somehow like making you watch shooting someone’s head off and keeping you believe it’s the funniest thing you have ever seen at the same time. But there also moments for more lyrical reflections as well as some sentimental notes. And they are not Buffo in any meaning.
If you like The Cinematic Orchestra and John Zorn’s Naked City that will flood your boat. This have a bit of everything in it. This is The Sex Mob meeting Genesis. But also Kurt Weil dancing with Tom Waits. The feeling of decadence typical for the cabaret culture is somehow still present there. It’s hidden, not slapping your face ordinarily.
It appears in Italian movies like cadenzas , to turn in a second into crushing sax crescendos. It jumps on your head from the Rap like rubbato samples mixed with some insane dialogues and giggles, which then turns into some crazy turning patterns bringing you headache.
There is some loneliness there as well, similar to this we all remember from the early Jarmusch movies, illustrated so aptly by John Lurie’s tenor sax. But there is also some madness there, like from Psychic TV or Blurt kind of expression. Kind of schizophrenic feeling but still lined with nostalgia.
Some listeners may even find there The Dark Side of The Moon mood like. But whatever you are able to recognise you can’t help your feet taping and body want to dance. Even if the melody is sick and fainting and orchestra is drunk , as long as they still can deliver you don’t want to switch it off.
What more could I say ?