One more band for tonight which I first heard on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show - Calibro 35. I love early 70's Italian crime movies and this band explores the soundtracks which went with those films.
The band consist of Luca "Nano" Cavina - Bass, Enrico Gabrielli - Keyboards and horns, Massimo Martellotta - Guitar and Lapsteel guitar, Fabio Rondanini - Drums and Percussions and Tommaso Colliva - Sounds and Research.
Their MySpace sums their music:
There is just one kind of music Italians REALLY do better than anybody else: soundtracks.
Researches begun years ago, diggin dusty vinyl crates for obscure samples. The discovery of italian '60s and '70s soundtracks was a crucial point; from that moment on nothing sounded as good and interesting as electrifying tracks from exploitation movies.
By the summer of 2007 time was ready and Tommaso Colliva (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arto Lindsay) invited an incredible jam band formed by Massimo Martellotta (Stewart Copeland, Eugenio Finardi, Mauro Pagani) on guitars and lapsteels, Enrico Gabrielli (Afterhours, Mariposa, Morgan) on keyboards and horns, Fabio Rondanini (Pino Marino, Roberto Angelini, Collettivo Angelo Mai) on drums and Luca Nano Cavina (Transgender, Lindo Ferretti, Beatrice Antolini) on bass to record at omniaB studios in Milan.
Tracklist of the forthcoming cd includes well known themes as well as rare compositions: from classic Morricone’s “Indagine su Un Cittadino al di sopra di Ogni Sospetto” to Micalizzi’s “Italia a Mano Armata” and Cipriani’s “La polizia Sta a Guardare” (both used by Quentin Tarantino in his movies), from “Milano Kaliber 9” (Luis Bacalov) to the experimental “Giornata Nera per l’Ariete” (Morricone again). Armando Trovajoli’s lost masterpiece “La Mala Ordina” (original master burned during the ‘70s) has been re-recorded respecting original structure and sound while cinematic dancefloor hit “Gangster Story” will make you remember the Alfa Giulia car chases.