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Goblin - Profondo Rosso [Aka: Deep Red]  (OST) CD (album) cover




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4 stars This is the soundtrack of my favourite Dario Argento's movie called Pronfondo Rosso (Red Blood), a fascinating giallo-gore-parapsychological thriller featuring the great David Hemmings in the main role. Profondo Rosso is also among the best releases from Goblin (with the ultimate classic Roller, the fantastic Suspiria and the creepy rockin'la via della droga). The music is totally evocative, revealing surreal, haunted ambiences, apparently innocent child like little musica and beautiful syncopated-jazzy sequences for sulfurous, intense moving themes. The opening piece is absolutely grandiose and weirdly sinister, including deep organ chords, efficient minimal guitar pics in a real moody atmosphere that can't be isolated from the film. Death dies is an energic, mysterious jazzy rock improvisation with ultra-technical dum parts, frightening piano / keyboard arrangements with nice groovy-funk touches. Really efficient. Wild Session is an other scary, dark jazzy improvisation with bizarre synth chords, syncopated drum / brass / piano ensemble and a solid bass section. Deep Shadow is an other great piece with an unique atmosphere mixing weird atmospheres with dissonant guitars and complex rhythms. School at night, you have to see the movie to appreciate this title because it appears to be out of place in a progressive rock record. The first Goblin's effort and almost all the ingredients that will make the success of the band are here. A really convincing album and a recommended introduction to Goblin's particular musical universe.
philippe | 4/5 |


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