Saturday, October 31, 2009

Great soundtracks for less than great films

When I first saw La Chiesa/The Church by Soavi/Argento, I was very disappointed, but the soundtrack mostly by Keith Emerson stuck out. But even better was a piece by Philip Glass which was one of the most incredible things I've ever heard.
The real version of "Floe" is on Glassworks, in a very different, much less gothic version. Other this this piece I dont really know anything else about Philip Glass, but this piece is enormously encouraging. It takes up the first 9 minutes of this video and it will make your mind go wild with fast moving grandeur imagery.

The band is called Libra and it had a couple of members from Goblin. I've never actually seen Schock/Shock/Beyond the Door 2,, but the trailer didnt look very good and of Mario Bava, I only really like Black Sunday, Black Sabbath and Kill Baby Kill.
The full soundtrack of this, La Chiesa and many many other of these films are on youtube.

These are my 12 commandments, I have this sheet next to my bed and I read it before I go to sleep and when I wake up. It may sound pompous but I think they are effective and I believe in aiming high.


Human Mollusk said...

I actually like The Church quite a bit. Same with Soavi's other flicks, The Sect and Dellamorte Dellamore. If you havent seen the latter one, it's definitely worth giving a try. It's written by Dylan Dog author Tiziano Sclavi.

Human Mollusk said...

Forgot to say: thanks for sharing your list of commandmaents. I can relate to several of them.