Lubos Fiser: Valerie & Her Week Of Wonders
A dark little soundtrack that we'd pitch right up there with The Wicker Man or Rosemary's Baby -- and one with a sound that's somewhere in between those two classics! The work was penned for an obscure early 70s film in the Czech new wave -- and features music that's sometimes a bit folksy, sometimes a bit spiritualist -- served up in a blend of light orchestrations, occasional choral passages, and eerie isolated instruments that include flute, harpsichord, organ, and bells! There's a darkly brooding quality that really reminds us of Komeda's last great moments for Polanski -- but the overall sound is a bit freer, and more illustrative as well -- little snippets of poetry in sound, created with a feel that's as evocative as the images they were designed to accompany. CD features 23 tracks in all -- titles that include "The Magic Yard", "Talk With Grandmother", "The Letter", "The Sermon", "Sacrifice", "Questions & Answers", "Homeless", "Puppets", "In Flames", "Brother & Sister", "Forgiveness", and "And The Last".
I'm smiling cause I just rediscovered the bold face sound of Undisputed Truth. Now I'm Funked! "Smiling Faces Sometimes..."
Thailand soul, panoramic grooves, funkadelia, and kaleidoscopic pop, need I say more?
Brilliant. Worth it for the cover art alone.
The cover image and the title "Daisies -- Original Soundtrack To The Groundbreaking Czech New Wave Classic" brings a smile to my face. I don't own this album and I've only seen it on line, but the description from Dusty Groove see... The cover image and the title "Daisies -- Original Soundtrack To The Groundbreaking Czech New Wave Classic" brings a smile to my face. I don't own this album and I've only seen it on line, but the description from Dusty Groove seems like something I'd like. About this: An amazing soundtrack to an amazing film -- a Czech new wave classic that's supported by sounds as dynamic as the images on the screen! There's a really playful feel to the whole thing -- much more so than other Finders Keepers reissues in recent years -- and the music jumps along in a mix of military moments, folkloric elements, jazzy bits, and some spare, simple melodies -- almost a bit like Nino Rota's best for Fellini, but a lot crazier overall! Instrumentation has some almost Moondog touches at the best points -- repetitive woodwind or piano bits, with some grittier, organic elements at the bottom -- and although much of the music is by the team of Jiri Suchy and Jiri Slitr, there's also other bits that crash into the mix too -- almost with a surprising, abrupt sort of quality. Titles include "Peach Tree Thieves", "Threes A Crowd", "Red Carpet", "Burning Ribbons", "Girlies Girlies", "Roses Red Roses Red", "Cuckoos", "Scissors", and "Beggars Banquet".