Monday, August 21, 2017

Equinox...original motion picture by Terje Rypdal and various artists

Soundtrack to the 1992 film, Equinox, with music by Terje Rypdal, Astor Piazzolla, Ali Farka Toure, Archie Shepp and Dollar Brand, Ivo Papasov and Reah Sadowsky. An eclectic mix of jazz and classical.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Madredeus...Ainda..original soundtrack from the film Lisbon Story

Director Wim Wenders has a terrific ear for the kind of music that defines and sustains a mood, be it Nick Cave, Buena Vista Social Club or in this case, his most original choice yet, Madredeus. Ainda is this sublime band's most sublime album. Never has melancholy sounded this beautiful. Salgueiro's emotionally loaded voice and the precise instrumental accompaniment of the musicians that fit so well they seem inseparable, take the listener on a beautiful trip. The excellent recording renders perfectly the particular lyric atmosphere.

The gorgeous acoustic chamber music of this veteran Portuguese composer will make this soundtrack appeal to fans of director Wim Wenders, who is renowned for his impeccable musical taste and first-rate soundtracks. If this isn't the music of the spheres, it's a close approximation. --Jeff Bateman


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