Saturday, April 2, 2011


Track 1 - Running Against The Time / Francesco De Masi
Track 2 - New Special Squad / Guido E Maurizio De Angelis
Track 3 - The Blue Boat / Francesco De Masi
Track 4 - The Criminal Gang / Franco Micalizzi
Track 5 - Hong Kong Promenade / Francesco De Masi
Track 6 - Tension Notturna / Franco Micalizzi
Track 7 - Gangster Story / Guido E Maurizio De Angelis
Track 8 - Time On My Hands / Francesco De Masi
Track 9 - Naples Main Titles / Francesco De Masi
Track 10 - Smooth Thrill / Francesco De Masi
Track 11 - Affanno / Franco Micalizzi
Track 12 - Il Libanese / Guido E Maurizio De Angelis
Track 13 - You'll Kill Her / Francesco De Masi
Track 14 - Incessante / Pulsar Music Ltd.
Track 15 - Running To The Airport / Franco Micalizzi
Track 16 - The Stranger Lady / Francesco De Masi
Track 17 - La Storia Comincia / Guido E Maurizio De Angelis
Track 18 - The Other Face (9) / Guido E Maurizio De Angelis
Track 19 - The Other Face (8) / Guido E Maurizio De Angelis
Track 20 - Trap In The Garage / Franco Micalizzi
Track 21 - Dark Suspense / Franco Micalizzi
Track 22 - Cape Town Arbour / Guido E Maurizio De Angelis
Track 23 - Il Consigliori / Riz Ortolani
Track 24 - Death Must Wait / Francesco De Masi
Track 25 - Detecting The Boss / Franco Micalizzi
Track 26 - Pulsar / Pulsar Music Ltd.

"Piombo Rovente" is another of those records that I waited many years to get ahold of and I wasn't disappointed! Released on the excellent Plastic label it is a comprehensive look back on the music that played a key role in the success of Italian crime films during the 1970's. Consisting of endless driving beats, wah wah grooves, funky flute and much more, there is something for everyone over the course of 70 irresistible minutes. Outside of blaxploitation, no one did cinematic funk better than the Italians and the highlights are many and varied. "The Blue Boat" goes from jazz, to big band, to orchestral within it's 2 minute length, the frenetic drumming of "Gangster Story" will leave you breathless, "Affanno" is library funk at it's best and "Running To The Airport" is a real nugget.

Fans of this genre will most likely be very familiar with the works here but for everyone else it provides a wonderful starting point for exploring the world of Italian OST's. The tracks from Pulsar Music Ltd. come from the soundtrack to "Milano Violenta" which you can download here. Thanks to the original uploader.


Mike said...

YEAH! This is definitely my line!

the saucer people said...

I seem to have developed a Pavlovian response to certain names and the brothers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis especially get me drooling with anticipation...I blame Paul Durango myself, he kickstarted my obsession with the pair! (and so many of their soundtracks can be found via his blog) including my all time favourite of theirs 'Formula 1' which if you like late seventies electronic/prog/disco/funk crossovers then this is the album for you!....Sandoken is another classic 1976 soundtrack as well by them but I digress....

Like all the best library and soundtrack releases the brothers definitely offer on one hand some of the most original, innovative and future proof music imaginable and on the other hand some of the most cheesy redundant muzak you ever had the misfortune to come across....often on the same side of the record!

Great post Mr Craig! Definitely one of the best posts this year imo...keep em coming!

Anonymous said...

buy that stuff! its an actual release! support the scene buy more vinyl!