Tag: Ennio Morricone

TEKE::TEKE – Lucky 7

“Sonically, there’s a lot going on here ; Melodic and traditional licks go hand-in-hand with the more experimental and noise side of T::T. The tribal rhythm section, the psychedelic guitar solo and the trombone one at the end, the break with the quiet flute, the use of the ‘taisho-koto’ (vintage electric mini-koto, kind of like if a type-writer and a slide guitar had a baby), the elements of surprise, the contrasts…”

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DAVID LANCE CALLAHAN of WOLFHOUNDS – Song For Ewe

“It’s an unfortunate – though entirely natural – modern consequence of many of the great musical innovations having happened post-war that a lot of people’s online postings are RIP messages about the death of an ailing originator. So it was for me, when remarkable soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone died on 6 July. One of the first LPs I ever owned as a child was the budget RCA Camden version of a compilation of two of his soundtracks, with “A Fistful of Dollars” on one side and “For a Few Dollars More” on the other – it’s still a worthy entry-level purchase for anyone wishing to dive into Morricone’s peerless and bottomless work. A massive influence on my music which, naturally, sounds nothing like it.”

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PINEY GIR – Song For Ewe **Valentine’s Day special**

Musically it’s brilliant how the song drifts from waltz time to straight spaghetti-western 4/4 time, accenting the contrast between the two characters, and the lushness of the string arrangement is worthy of Ennio Morricone. This song has absolutely everything. It’s the perfect, bittersweet anti-valentine’s anthem, and what could be more romantic than that?”

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POPPYCOCK – Lucky 7

“This was one of those songs that beguiled me instantly. I was chatting to a friend and the telly was on in the background, than I heard that voice! This song was one I couldn’t listen to without tears for a while, so I didn’t actively seek it out. Such a rare and wondrous thing!”

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