Friday, November 26, 2010

"Sound Selections" - Compiled & Mixed By The Cowboys From Sweden (2010)

It's finally here: "Sound Selections" the ninth mix tape by the Cowboys from Sweden. Seems like I have been working on this one for almost a year now. Sound Selections is the first mix in the series to feature exclusively instrumental tracks with a heavy emphasis on the darker and prettier side of vintage European Library and Cinema music. Now if you already follow the genre a bit you should understand that "instrumental" doesn't imply no vocals, but no lyrics rather. The mix is a pretty even 50/50 split of Library tracks and movie themes. The over all sound is largely darker classical influenced melodies, heavy on the bass, heavy on the strings, heavy on the drums... Very introspective and quite serious in mood. Since this mix had a bit more of a specific direction than usual, I allowed myself to include some old favorites that are more diliberate nods to Giallo and Poliziotteschi films. For instance Ennio Morricone's theme to Massimo Dallamano's 1972 film "What have you done to Solange?" and the insanely beautiful "Pursuited/Jennifer's Recall" by Bruno Nicolai from "The Case of the Bloody Iris" and of course the genre defining Cop track "Confessione Di Un Commissario" by Riz Ortolani from the gratuitously titled "Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica" starring the always awesome Franco Nero.. To sum it up, be expecting a beautiful ride with a few minor detours into more specifically "Film" music territory. Not sure what else to say, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. The mix runs one hour and seventeen minutes and has been remastered for optimal sound quality. 320 Kbps

01 Jean Paul & Angelique/Padrino N°2
02 Nick Perito/The Green Leaves Of Summer
03 John Barry/The More Things Change
04 Janko Nilovic/Ciel De Vacances
05 Jack Arel/Something Happen
06 Gianni Ferrio/L'uomo Senza Memoria #7
07 Ennio Morricone/La Cosa Buffa
08 Paul Piot Et Son Grande Orchestra/Le Ciel Est-Il À Vendre?
09 Ennio Morricone/Macchie Solari
10 François De Roubaix/Costello Dans La Ville (Edit)
11 Franco Bixio/With Bare Fists
12 Jean Bouchety/The Girl From La Mancha
13 Janko Nilovic/Du Sable Et Du Vent
14 Ennio Morricone/Cosa Avete Fatto A Solange?
15 Pietro Leguani/Mediterranea
16 Yan Tregger/Banana Slush
17 Elvio Monti/Love, Soul, Love
18 John Barry/Theme From Romance For Guitar And Orchestra
19 Paul Piot Et Son Grande Orchestra/L'amour Et L'enfer
20 Caravelli/L'étrange Dr. Personne
21 Berto Pisano/Orchestra For Edda
22 Paul Piot/Violonissimo
23 Jean Bouchety/Birth Of A Generation
24 Bruno Nicolai/Risveglio Felice
25 Bruno Nicolai/Pursuited / Jennifer's Recall
26 Riz Ortolani/Confessione Di Un Commissario
27 Laurent Perrier/Asturias



E.M. said...

Thanks again for another great mixtape, Cowboys from Sweden!

PS. do you have the torrent for the Lee Hazzlewood's film "Cowboy from Sweden"? I just found the soundtrack, but not the movie.

Nature Film said...

No I don't have a torrent, but I do have it on DVD. I could send you a copy if you like. All I need is an address....

Enoch Soames said...

Very well done, and worth the wait. Thanks!

Casey said...

lovin' it
thanks for thinkin' of us.

rp said...

thanks for another fantastic mix.....
your choices are always excellent,
and so nice to listen to....
r o b

jrn said...

AWESOME. Best music blog on the internet.

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Nature Film said...

Thanks for all of you nice comments!

jon said...

Hi Nature Film,

I'd LOVE LOVE a re-upload, if only so I can have Jack Arel's Something Happen on my hard drive. Let me know!