The project pays tribute to Italian film music and also features original musicians from Ennio Morricone scores from the era. This sounds so awesome I can barely contain myself. I feel like my head is going to explode. I hope it comes out on vinyl.
Check out the website,www.romealbum.com.
The project was apparently at least five years in the making and has its ultimate origin in a meeting, in 2004 between Brian Burton (Danger Mouse…what do you call him when you meet him? Brian? Danger? Mouse?) and Luppi. Burton was just getting out of the Gorillaz hurricane and Luppi was getting noticed for his own work, An Italian Story.
Both these guys love the old Italian film music and what is not to love. From the old days to the 80s it was, often, the highlight of the films or, in the better films, it was a memorable part of the movie. Think of The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. This record uses original musicians, choral singers and was even recorded in Rome’s Forum Studios (which was founded, partly, by Morricone).
I could go on about this but I am going to shut up now. This just better be great. It HAS to be.