Two years after the stunning AFRICA OSCURA, Four Flies Records is back with another
gem from Giuliano Sorgini’s secret archives, this time one which unearths some
of his darkest, eeriest music – that is, pieces he composed in the mid-70s for some of
the most infamous, low-budget horror movies ever made in Italy.
This collection brings together a selection of original recordings from those movies,
which were directed by “Italian Kings of the B’s” Angelo Pannacciò, Salvatore Bugnatelli,
Luigi Batzella, and Guido Zurli, with whom the Roman composer worked intensively
throughout the 70s. Due to the very low-budget nature of the films, Sorgini
recorded the soundtracks entirely on his own, in his Cat & Fox Studio in Rome. He
played drums and percussions and added overlapping layers of analogue synths to
create a superbly sinister soundscape, thus turning a constraint into an opportunity.
The result is a journey into the mysterious atmospheres of the Italian occult-sounding
music of the time, something very close to the dark electronic masterpieces that made
Sorgini famous, such as ZOO FOLLE or THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER
OCCULTO features ten previously unreleased tracks characterized by enigmatic
moods, obscure beats and esoteric themes. All tracks are taken from original master
tapes that remained buried in the composer’s archives for decades.
The LP comes in a deluxe jacket and inner sleeve designed by Luca Barcellona.
1.Nella Foresta 01:16
2.Messa Nera 03:44
6.Ombre Minacciose 04:06
7.Nella Nebbia 10:15
9.Oscuri Presagi 02:24