catalogue

ROCKFORD KABINE

ITALIAN MUSIC (SALON ELEGANCE)

ROCKFORD KABINE - ITALIAN MUSIC 61134
format:
1 CD
release:
26.04.2013
label:
SALON ELEGANCE
genre:
Soundtracks
item ID:
61134
barcode:
0881390315420
German duo Rockford Kabine, an electronic/sampling outfit who describe their sound as "acid smurf" and whose modus operandi is crafting little cinematic pop nuggets.

Like DJ Shadow doing Morricone. The various tracks are super brief, but super groovy and catchy, some are dark and ominous and ultra creepy, some are playful and exotic.

Some sound like they belong in a spaghetti Western, others like they belong in a classic Italian horror film, one track even uses the sound of a pinball machine as the rhythm.

Plus the whole disc is peppered with bits of dialogue from movies making it seem even more possible that these could all be little fragments from lost movie scores.

The sounds are all over the place, but manage to sound like they all belong, if not in the same film, at least in the same collection.

From the aforementioned opening groover, to the smoky synth flecked mood music of "Al Signor Lorenzo N." complete with a creepy children's choir, to the exploitation cop show funk jam of "Di-Stanza", to the super distorted buzzy sixties psychedelia of "IX", to the Tom Waits via Amon Tobin stuttery junkyard percussion of "Insensato", to the muted meandering twangy western sizzle of "Italo Calvino", to the stripped down, but somehow still spooky rhythmic workout of "Zombi 3000", to the very DJ Shadow-ish creepy crawl of "Profondo Rosso" and it goes on and on.

Every track is a strange little gem. Mysterious and cinematic. Each could easily be the theme from some lost film, or just a kick ass little segment from some DJ's set.

31 tracks, averaging a little more than a minute each, these tracks may not actually be from real movies, but repeated listening will have you wishing they were, or just creating the movies in your head as you listen.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. INTRODUZIONE
  • 1.2. LA CACCIA
  • 1.3. L'ESTREMO GIORNO
  • 1.4. AL SIGNOR LORENZO N.
  • 1.5. DI-STANZA
  • 1.6. IL DR. CARONTE
  • 1.7. INTERMEZZO 1
  • 1.8. IX
  • 1.9. IL PELO
  • 1.10. LEGATA ALLA RIMA
  • 1.11. INSENSATO
  • 1.12. LA LINEA DI MEZZO
  • 1.13. MORTE A 33 GIRI
  • 1.14. MONROE
  • 1.15. DIO IN LEOPARDI
  • 1.16. AMORE SENZA STIMA
  • 1.17. SI, UN POCO
  • 1.18. SESSO CON LA POLIZIA
  • 1.19. ITALO CALVINO
  • 1.20. SARCOFAGI
  • 1.21. ZOMBI 3000
  • 1.22. IL MESSAGINO
  • 1.23. IN PACE
  • 1.24. LA MASCHERATA
  • 1.25. CANTOP 1
  • 1.26. OSSESSIONE
  • 1.27. INTERMEZZO 2
  • 1.28. VAGO VOLTO
  • 1.29. NOTTE DELLE SPIE
  • 1.30. PROFONDO ROSSO
  • 1.31. AL SIG. FRANCESCO