Daisies - Album
An amazing soundtrack to a...more
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".