v/a - Paura (Limited splatter) 2LP
PAURA explores the eclectic horror repertoire from the precious CAM Sugar archives for a hypnotic, sonic journey into a labyrinth of fear. The compilation, which features 11 previously unreleased tracks, delves into the many faces of Italian horror cinema and their soundtracks, spanning the esoteric and supernatural features of the 1970s to the slasher and splatter films of the 1980s.
This spine-tingling collection includes some of the most creative, unsettling, moving and suspense-filled compositions ever written for horror films. Offering insight into the horror gems of well-known composers like Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani and Stelvio Cipriani, whilst shedding light on long-forgotten personalities who represented the backbone of Italian cinema such as Daniele Patucchi, Marcello Giombini and Berto Pisano, alongside exceptional guests of the calibre of Edda Dell’Orso, vocalist of Ennio Morricone, and Goblin, the prog outfit renowned for their collaboration with Dario Argento.
The compilation balances the charming and melancholic orchestral crescendos from Bruno Nicolai’s ‘La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte’, Berto Pisano’s ‘Greta - Seconda Versione’ with the tense, softcore highlights of Ennio Morricone’s ‘Ansimando’, Bruno Nicolai’s ‘La Notte Che Evelyn Uscì Dalla Tomba’ and the frenzy of thrilling synthesizers and harpsichords heard in Daniele Patucchi’s ‘Giallo in Tensione’, Paolo Gatti and Alfonso Zegna’s ‘Cerro Torre’, Stelvio Cipriani’s ‘Devil Dance’. Full tracklisting below.
Also featured on the album, for the first time on vinyl, is Franco Micalizzi’s ‘Bargain with the Devil #3’, from ‘Chi Sei?’, which was sampled by Hip Hop legend Pete Rock in Kali Uchis’ song ‘After the Storm’ featuring Tyler The Creator and Bootsy Collins. The song is one of the many from CAM’s archives to be sampled by acclaimed contemporary artists, including; James Blake (Bruno Nicolai), Drake (Marcello Giombini), Tei Shi and Blood Orange (Luigi Ceccarelli), showcasing the label’s catalogue as a continuous source of inspiration for beat makers and crate diggers.
PAURA is an insightful menu of horror delights rich in enigmatic vocals, childlike lullabies, romantic melodies, obsessive rhythms, haunting percussions, and threatening synthesizers, brought together as a succession of sequences as if it had been edited to score an original film. The compilation features exclusive artwork by Eric Adrian Lee touching upon the iconography of Horror cinema.
A1 Ennio Morricone – Mio Caro Assassino from MIO CARO ASSASSINO (My Dear Killer) (1971)
A2 Bruno Nicolai feat. Edda Dell’Orso – La Notte che Evelyn Uscì dalla Tomba from LA NOTTE CHE EVELYN USCÌ DALLA TOMBA (The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave) (1971)
A3 Bruno Nicolai – La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte (Edit) from LA DAMA ROSSA UCCIDE SETTE VOLTE (The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) (1972)
A4 Stelvio Cipriani – Tribal Shake from REAZIONE A CATENA (A Bay Of Blood) (1971)
A5 Stelvio Cipriani – Il Sesso del Diavolo (Finale) from IL SESSO DEL DIAVOLO (Sex Of The Devil) (1971) °
A6 Stelvio Cipriani – Deviation from DEVIATION (1971)
B1 Riz Ortolani – L’Etrusco Uccide Ancora (Titoli) from L’ETRUSCO UCCIDE ANCORA (The Dead Are Alive!) (1972)
B2 Daniele Patucchi – Giallo in Tensione from FRANKENSTEIN ’80 (1974) *
B3 Ennio Morricone feat. Edda Dell’Orso – Ansimando from MACCHIE SOLARI (Autopsy) (1974)
B4 Manuel De Sica – Black Dream from MYSTERY TOUR (1985) †
B5 P. Gatti, A. Zenga – Cerro Torre from CESARE MAESTRI: IL RAGNO DELLE DOLOMITI (1980) †
B6 Berto Pisano – Greta from LA MORTE HA SORRISO ALL’ASSASSINO (Death Smiles On A Murderer) (1973)
B7 Sante Maria Romitelli – Bambola Sensuale from LA ROSSA DALLA PELLE CHE SCOTTA (The Sensuous Doll) (1972) *
C1 Adolfo Waitzman – Languidamente from PENSIONE PAURA (Hotel Fear) (1978)
C2 Nico Fidenco – Il Demonio in Convento from IMMAGINI DI UN CONVENTO (Images In A Convent) (1979) °
C3 Ettore De Carolis – Ettore De Carolis (Flavour of Death) from IL CAVALIERE, LA MORTE E IL DIAVOLO (1983) †
C4 Marcello Giombini – Un Gioco per Eveline from UN GIOCO PER EVELINE (1971) *
C5 Carlo Maria Cordio – Absurd from ROSSO SANGUE (1981)
C6 Stelvio Cipriani (performed by Goblin) – Devil Dance from UN’OMBRA NELL’OMBRA (Ring Of Darkness) (1979)
C7 Daniele Patucchi – E Tanta Paura from E TANTA PAURA (Plot Of Fear) (1976) *
C8 Marcello Giombini – Orinoco: Prigioniere del Sesso from ORINOCO: PRIGIONIERE DEL SESSO (1980) *
D1 Franco Micalizzi – Bargain With The Devil #3 from CHI SEI? (Beyond The Door) (1974) °
D2 Stefano Liberati – The Prophecy (Vers. A) from I PENSIERI DELL’OCCHIO (1978) †
D3 Luigi Ceccarelli – Walking Through The Shadows from DIFENDIMI DALLA NOTTE (1981) †
D4 Daniele Patucchi – Minaccia Sulla Città from BELVE FEROCI (Wild Beasts) (1984) *
* 6 previously unreleased tracks
° 3 tracks for the first time on vinyl
† 5 tracks issued commercially for the first time (originally released as limited promo items only)