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Thursday, October 22 2009

"They're All My Children": An Interview with Ennio Morricone

The legendary Italian maestro is responsible for some of the most iconic film scores in history, and at 81 years old is still going strong.


Reviews

Thursday, March 1 2007

Ennio Morricone: We All Love Ennio Morricone

It is only appropriate that this tribute to Ennio Morricone features contributions that range from the good, to the bad, to the ugly.


Blogs

Monday, November 1 2010

His Dark Exotica: Ennio Morricone - "Night Flight" / "Exorcism"

"Night Flight" and "Exorcism" form the a- and b-sides to the imaginary 7” single that could have come from Ennio Morricone's soundtrack to The Exorcist II: The Heretic.


Monday, October 25 2010

His Dark Exotica: Ennio Morricone - "Seduction and Magic"/ "Dark Revelation"

Save for “Magic and Ecstasy”, “Seduction and Magic” is perhaps the most Goblin-esque of the thirteen tracks on Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack to Exorcist II: The Heretic. The piece's second inclusion, “Dark Revelation”, could remain at home on the next Burial album.


Monday, October 18 2010

His Dark Exotica: Ennio Morricone - "Pazuzu (Theme From Exorcist II)"

“Pazuzu (Theme From Exorcist II)” is about channeling. The track does not play prominently in the film. Rather, it emerges in aural corners and suggests all the witchery, locust-vision, and demonic possession that Regan and crew play out on the screen.


Monday, October 11 2010

His Dark Exotica: Ennio Morricone - "Little Afro Flemish Mass"

"Little Afro Flemish Mass" begins with the soul of a Massive Attack sample, emerging beautifully through glossolalia backed by hand drum passages and full choir ululation. It’s a great piece, haunting in an unexpected way.


Monday, October 4 2010

His Dark Exotica: Ennio Morricone - "Rite of Magic"/ "Great Bird in the Sky"

Reedy and sustained, “Rite of Magic” and “Great Bird of the Sky” make for both of Ennio Morricone’s most focused coda-laden contributions to his soundtrack for the ill-received 1977 horror psychedelia sequel 'Exorcist II: The Heretic'.


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