SPEED DRIVER is probably my favorite Cipriani release from the past couple of years (and there have been a lot of them). It even reuses one of the themes from SOLAMENTE NERO (another fave), although it's slowed down and orchestrated differently. There are no samples posted online for this one, unfortunately, but if you like Cipriani in gritty, groovy cop funk mode, or slow and dreamy atmospheric mode, or disco fever mode, or hell, ANY mode, you will not be disappointed.
LE MANS SCORCIATOIA PER L'INFERNO (LE MANS, SHORTCUT TO HELL)
IL VENDITORE DI PALLONCINI (LAST MOMENTS)
I've been listening and enjoying IL VENDITORE DI PALLONCINI (LAST MOMENTS). Unfortunately the source elements weren't in good condition in some parts, but still stereo. Quite a melancholic, reflective music overall, mixed with circus band/performers accompaniment pieces. LE MANS SCORCIATOIA PER L'INFERNO sounds like a world away.
Anybody heard SONO STATO UN AGENTE CIA (COVERT ACTION)? It's available in recent/complete edition!
Does Cipriani have any work outside of beat style? DON BOSCO sounds as it may be outside this style and L'ASSASSINO E' AL TELEFONO is said to be orchestral.
Not so much. I prefer the beat-style so this is good in my opinion. Most of the early Spaghetti westerns, and some related ones (La lunga notte dei disertori) are not really beat sounding, but I would not call it orchestral. The most well known scores (Anonimo veneziano, Dedicato a una stella) have a bit more orchestral stuff but it is still in the typical Cipriani genre.
The new yet-untitled Beat release is late 70s disco stuff, however, so not my stuff.
The movie was directed by Vittorio de Sisti with Carmen Villani in the main role. It’s from the light sexy comedy genre—a mainstream form of entertainment—but the musical period, themes and background inspired the author to create blood-pumping scores (such as ROLLERBOY, SPEED DRIVER and LIBIDINE, already released in the DDJ series) that from the main titles—a wonderful vocal disco cue—puts you in the right mood for listening to the score…that is to say, not sitting in your soft chair!
The CD is released in a jewel case, with STEREO masters edited by Claudio Fuiano and liner notes by Fabio Babini on the film, music, and the actress Carmen Villani, presented in a 12-page booklet full of pictures and original artwork edited by Alessio Iannuzzi.
The score for the "Supplente" sequel was ordered. Maybe it will have a heavier disco feel than "Libidine" or "Paradiso Blu" but I'm in the mood for taking risks: lately, the Cipriani releases have been surprising me in a constantly pleasant way.