piccioni - scacco alla regina soundtrack (1971)
friedman/jaki liebezeit - secret rhythms (2002)
cinema con edda dell'orso - (compilation)
- cq soundtrack (2002)
- percepcao (1972)
gatos - os gatos (1970)
piccioni - maestro series vol. 1 (compilation)
- system (2002)
laeo - dez anos depois (1971)
- a grande musica brasileira (compilation)
cinema vol. 2 - george hadjinassios (comp)
pile of francoise hardy lps, lots of morricone soundtracks, lalo
schifrin, & ok…I like beck's sea change too.
trend away from "new music" continues. maybe I'm too old.
maybe I'm a coward. maybe I'm just more impressed with the
compositional skills of these composers of the past. i listened to a
fair amount of new music this year. most of it is currently in my
"unload" pile. there is just too much great music to
discover from the obscure corners of history. Luckily, we live in a
time when it has never been easier to seek out this stuff. So while
the "new music" scene, by & large, fails pitifully to
be cool (despite its desperate attempts), it is a great time to find
great music. piccioni's scacco alla regina soundtrack, for example,
is some of the most beautiful, cool, weird, groovy music i have ever
heard. the forma compilation is 3 cds of incredible brazilian music.
i can thank "new music" culture for pointing the way to
the roots of groove but there is so much more there than just
retro-kitsch. there are more killer basslines on a piccioni
soundtrack than on the latest Little Axe release. again, thanks to
dusty groove america (an indespensible resource), the shops in bflo.
& rochester, eBay, & a small handfull of other nuts who have
shared their records with me.