Monday, April 7, 2008

NEW LINK! Dream 2: A Mixtape by The Cowboys From Sweden (2008)

This is sort of a part two of the "Elusive Dreams" mix tape I posted last February by The Cowboys From Sweden. ...30 more tracks of lush, cinematic sounds hand picked from our dusty vaults for your listening pleasure. This mix has many of the same artists on it as Elusive Dreams, but the mood on this one is perhaps just a bit darker than the last? We hope you enjoy. Thanks to all who listened to the last one!

01 Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - You've lost that lovin' feelin'
02 Vashti Bunyan - Rose Hip November
03 Scott Walker - The Ballad Of Sacco And Vanzetti
04 Trio Junior - Fruscio Di Foglie Verdi
05 Gianni Marchetti - Amore In Controluce
06 Catherine Spaak - Penso A Te
07 Lee Hazlewood - The Night Before
08 Vincent Gallo - Lonely Boy
09 Sven Libaek - Misty Canyon
10 Gordon Lightfoot - Beautiful
11 Cat Stevens - Trouble
12 The Rolling Stones - Play With Fire
13 Ennio Morricone - Doricamente
14 Love - Alone Again Or
15 Frédéric Chopin - Prelude no. 4 in e minor (op.28)
16 Françoise Hardy - Mer
17 Serge Gainsbourg - Melancoly suite
18 Jean-Claude Vannier - Je M'Appelle Geraldine
19 The Walker Brothers - Make It Easy On Yourself
20 David Axelrod - The Smile
21 The Zombies - Smokey Day
22 The Kinks - Young And Innocent Days
23 Vladimir Cosma - Pavane enfantine
24 Emitt Rhodes - You Must Have
25 The Beach Boys - Our Prayer
26 The Beatles - Because
27 Harry Nilsson - One
28 Serge Gainsbourg - Scène de bal 1
29 Bruno Nicolai - Your Vice is a Closed Room and Only I Have the Key (Alternate Pop Version)
30 Serge Gainsbourg - Manon

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Alessandro Alessandroni & Nora Orlandi - Music For Strange Situations (2003)

Here is some crazy stuff by soundtrack gurus Alessandro Alessandroni & Nora Orlandi. The title of this comp definitely fits the sound. Alessandroni is best know for his whistling work with Ennio Morricone, but apparently he has made around 50 soundtracks and other albums himself. Alessandroni is a fuzztone guitar virtuoso, and many of his psychedelic moods can be found here on this album. The tracks alter between the two Italian composers throughout the mix and take us deep into strange moods, psychedelic atmospheres, cocktail party jams and eerie choir arrangements. There isn't really any filler on this disc if you ask me, both of these composers are very edgy and keep things fresh and spooky. Happy listening!!

1. Spiagge Azzurre (Alessandro Alessandroni)
2. The Bondage Suite # 4 (Orlandi/Ormi)
3. Cielo Verde (Alessandro Alessandroni)
4. Vocalisation (Alessandro Alessandroni)
5. The Bondage Suite # 2 (Orlandi/Ormi)
6. Aliante Giallo (2a Versione) (Alessandro Alessandroni)
7. The Bondage Suite # 3 (Orlandi/Ormi)
8. Arioso Spirituale (Alessandro Alessandroni)
9. Aliante Giallo (Alessandro Alessandroni)
10. The Bondage Suite # 1 (Orlandi/Ormi)
11. Preludietto (Alessandro Alessandroni)

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