NICOLAI, BRUNO - THE CASE OF BLOODY IRIS (10")


"The final film in the Luciano Martino produced series of Edwige Fenech/George Hilton 1970s horror vehicles, The Case Of The Bloody Iris remains a key feature for Italian soundtrack fans and pre-cert VHS enthusiasts alike. Comprising every facet of composer Bruno Nicolai's versatile musical matrix, this suite of rich oblique paranoia pop makes its vinyl debut via Finders Keepers as an integral part of our dedicated Nicolai/Fenech series. Drawing on a wide experience of cinematic commissions working as Ennio Morricone's closest collaborator whist also providing the exploitation films of Jess Franco with elaborate integral theme tunes and cues, Nicolai would reveal some of his best uninhibited ideas via the classic horror films featuring on-screen muse Edwige Fenech thus providing the genre with an inimitable benchmark signature sound for decades to follow. Recorded in just two days in July 1972 at the seminal Ortophonic studio in Rome, Nicolai's entirely instrumental score for The Case Of The Bloody Iris is the result of a composer and his small orchestra free from outside influence. With heavy emphasis on the bass and rhythm led arrangements (mirrored through most of his exploitation soundtracks), this score balances the avant-garde stylings of the Morricone/Macci founded Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova Consonanza set to an up-tempo beat with awkward saccharine bossa interjections. This music, alongside the previously unpressed themes from the Sergio Martino films All The Colours Of The Dark and Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key, present an integral chapter in the development of 70s Italian film music and the Italian cinematic pop landscape shared by the likes of Claudio Simonetti and Goblin, Frizzi/Bixio/Tempera, Walter Rizzati, the Reverberi brothers and many more.Unlike many of the aforementioned films the soundtrack to The Case Of The Bloody Iris was never originally manufactured as a dedicated soundtrack album when the film was released in late 1972. These tracks are presented on vinyl here for the first time including two recently uncovered theme variations that didn't make the final theatrical cut of the film." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2014| CACOPHONIC | 20.90


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