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




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3 stars 3.5 stars actually...

One of the most important and unique bands around,regarding Italy of the 70's.The band strarted its career under the name ''Oliver'',centered around keyboardist Claudio Simonetti and guitarist Massimo Morante.They even travelled to England,where they played in the university circuit and recorded some sessions under E.L.P.'s collaborator Eddie Offord.After returning to Italy,they were renamed to GOBLIN and were offered a contract by Cinevox to record the soundtrack of Dario Argento's thriller movie ''Profondo rosso'' (Red blood).The album was ready in 1975 and obviously it reached the ears of foreign listeners too.

The O.S.T. is reasonably based on the keyboards of Simonneti and the OLDFIELD-ian guitar work of Morante.Also bassist Fabio Pignatelli should have been a great fan of MIKE OLDFIELD,listening to his bass work again and again.The music ranges from moog- and organ-driven symphonic parts to jazzy interplays between piano,basses and drums,a few times accompanied by soft saxes.Parts of the album resemble straight to OLDFIELD's ''Tubular bells'' with haunting guitars,cosmic pianos and obscure synths,all in a complicated and progressive package.The expected dark breaks,led by light bass and classical piano and some distinctive effects,are also present,regarding the type of the movie.All in all,''Profondo rosso'' is an album of high-calibre and the disadvantage of the short time (only 30 minutes) is overblown by the professional musicianship.Strongly recommended for both progressive and soundtrack freaks!

apps79 | 3/5 |


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