Thursday, March 25, 2010

VV.AA.: Polizziotteschi Graffiti (GDM Music, 2005)

Let's make another step in the world of Italian soundtracks of the 70s. As I wrote in a previous post, this is one of the most experimental territories ever explored by Italian musicians, and one of the most varied too. A stunning trait of the genre - but rather obvious, indeed - is its "easy listening" element: though daring, often electronic, or dissonant, or fostering composite rhythms, the tracks always have a strong cynematic flow which makes them immediate and thrilling.
Most of the tracks feature exciting jazz/funk jams, impulsive and lucid, combined with captivating keyboard themes. The deep "semantic" nature of the music relies on the intuitions of composers such as Ennio Morricone, and on a series of cliché associations: horns and action, staccato figures and suspence... These standard solutions are always reworked and recombinated to form a very broad spectrum of inventions, ranging from the Moroder-like pace of "Delitto al ristorante cinese" to the uber-groovy basslines of "Nucleo antirapina".

"Poliziotteschi graffiti" is one of the many compilations recently devoted to the genre. Despite the cover, I think it's one of the best. I will post some more in the future, if you like.


  1. Stelvio Cipriani - Mark il poliziotto (Mark il poliziotto, 1975)
  2. Luis Bacalov - The Summertime Killer (Ricatto alla Mala, 1972)
  3. Armando Trovajoli - Blazing Magnum (Una Magnum Speciale per Tony Saitta, 1976)
  4. Detto Mariano - Delitto al ristorante cinese (Delitto al ristorante cinese, 1981)
  5. Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Goodbye My Friend (Il cittadino si ribella, 1974)
  6. Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, Vince Tempera - Nucleo antirapina (Operazione Kappa: Sparate a vista, 1977)
  7. Franco Micalizzi - Delitto sull'autostrada (Delitto sull'autostrada, 1982) 
  8. Goblin - Trumpet's Flight (Squadra antigangsters, 1979) 
  9. Franco Micalizzi - Special Cop (Italia a mano armata, 1976)
  10. Luis Bacalov - La polizia è al servizio del cittadino? (new edit) (La polizia è al servizio del cittadino?, 1973)
  11. Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - The Life of a Policeman (La polizia incrimina, la legge assolve, 1973) 
  12. Stelvio Cipriani - La polizia sta a guardare (La polizia sta a guardare, 1973)
  13. Goblin - La via della droga (La via della droga, 1977)
  14. Franco Campanino - Napoli si ribella (Napoli si ribella, 1977)
  15. Franco Micalizzi - Special Agents (Napoli violenta, 1976)
  16. Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - Car Chase at Margellina (Piedone lo sbirro, 1973)
  17. Guido & Maurizio De Angelis - New Special Squad (Roma violenta, 1975)
  18. Luis Bacalov - Montreal Non Stop (L'ultima chance, 1975)
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Similar albums on the blog:
Calibro 35: s/t (Cinedelic/Self, 2008)
Ennio Morricone: Crime and Dissonance (Ipecac, 2005)

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Anonymous said...

link out

wago said...

Just on Rapidshare, I'd guess...

Anonymous said...

ho corretto il tirograzie buona giornata