Label: Downbeat - 8573 86639-1 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Stage & Screen • Style: Trip Hop, Downtempo, Breaks, Soundtrack, Drum n Bass, Experimental
For over a decade now, legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has resisted the dozens of invitations from labels and artists to remix his original work -- until now. Somehow the folks at Reprise were either diplomatic enough with a satisfactory aesthetic approach or had a big enough checkbook to satisfy the artist's concerns and this writer is willing to believe it was the former.
A varied cast of pioneers from electronica's vast frontier was assembled by compilation producers Stefan Rambow and Norman Rudnitzky. The first two cuts are the most obvious. There are layers and layers of keyboards extrapolating the melody -- and parts of it -- with dub effects and large, deep drums and sequencers.
It's pleasant enough, but it's predictable, a no-brainer, and so much could have been done with it that one has to wonder why such a reverent reading. Terranova 's reading of "For a Few Dollars More" is completely forgettable -- I literally can't remember it let's play it again Producer and Various - Morricone Rmx Tomoyuki Tanaka adds three layers of Brazilian percussion and vocals to the Latin rhythmic and melodic qualities of the original, turning it into a heavenly hash of good vibes, killer string Speek - Perc - The Power And The Glory, and dubbed out, echoplexed, rhythmic samba throb.
The two readings are radically different; DJ Dick 's is the Various - Morricone Rmx of the two, with a tropical feel added to the already exotic soundscape painted by the composer, layering funky flutes and an additional foreground set of harmonized synth strings. Bigga Bush 's remix is more minimal, fielding an additional layer of tripled percussion and stripping back the melody by adding chords to frame the drums. It's a downtempo mix with shimmering string glissandi augmented by the late-night chill-out effect of spare snares and cymbals, and a minimally pulsing keyboard riff playing the changes; it sets the mood and keeps it tight with Morricone 's original melodic intent.
His approach is very spare, but extremely effective, and it sounds as much like a trademark Nightmare on Wax creation as it does Morricone 's original, adding a reggae rhythm section to underlie the Various - Morricone Rmx and a chunky but skeletal set of layered keyboard chords playing in harmony with Rapa Pan Pan - El General - Rapa Pan Pan 's strings.
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