Ennio Morricone might be best known for his spaghetti western soundtracks for directors like as Sergio Leone and Duccio Tessari, but his experimental work deserves some attention as well. The Italian composer's soundtrack for the obscure 1970 Italian thriller, Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene is a tense and nervy affair. The film is classic Italian giallo, its explicit connection between female sexuality and violence setting the tone for later films of the genre. Much of the films tension is owed to Morricone's score. He crafts a very sinister ambiance, which is highlighted by the composer's sublime usage of the human voice. Italian soprano Edda Dell'Orso's cascading vocal tones mix unsettlingly with the stabbing Morricone strings, befitting the movie's Hitchcockian moments. Dagored, the Italian record label that specialized in soundtracks from composers like Morricone, has recently resurrected itself with this latest batch of soundtracks. Limited edition pressing with reinterpreted cover on the front and original cover on the back.
- music label: Dagored 1999 / 2014
reviewed by Hank Ohs 08/2014