Sortilegio by Silvano D'auria
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"Sortilegio" literally means 'spell' and was shot in Italy between 1969 and 1970. One of the most mysterious movies that came out from the golden age of Italian cinema, its soundtrack was recorded in 1974. The movie had never been officially distributed and probably had never reached the final stage of post-production. The film is lost, gone forever apparently Four Flies Records' researchers had been able to locate the original master tapes of the soundtrack, which had been re-mastered and is going to be released as a deluxe limited edition 180gr LP, with extensive liner notes signed by composer Silvano D'Auria and film critic Davide Pulici (Nocturno Cinema)
Originally recorded in Rome at the famous RCA Studios, the soundtrack casts a fine blend of jazz-funk and prog-rock elements One of the most mysterious movies of the golden age of Italian cinema, "Sortilegio" is a visionary horror movie directed by Nardo Bonomi, starring Erna Schurer and the famous Italian director Marco Ferreri as a co-star. The movie also featured Corrado Farina (director of the legendary "Baba Yaga") as assistant director. As the influential Italian magazine Nocturno Cinema stated some time ago, the movie had never been distributed and is to be considered definitively lost. Thanks to Four Flies Records' meticulous research, at least the soundtrack of the movie survives: the original master tapes have been finally recovered and restored, thus to be released for the very first time. Recorded in Rome at the famous RCA Studios, "Sortilegio" is a dark and esoteric soundtrack composed by Silvano D'Auria. The soundtrack casts a fine blend of jazzfunk and prog-rock elements, and features some of the greatest session musicians of those times, like Silvano Chimenti (his fuzzy guitars are unmistakable). Sumptuos deluxe limited 180 gr. editions, Four Flies' works are accompanied by precious liner-notes and are enriched by archival images, original artwork and lettering designed by Luca Barcellona.
Release by Four Flies Records. Limited to 500 copies worldwide. Pressed on 180g vinyl .