3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fulci's wonderful Gothic horror came with an excellent soundtrack, this time by Walter Rizzati featuring playing by Alessandro Blonksteiner. Death Waltz's re-issue is on sturdy red vinyl and features new artwork rather than rely on any existing promo/poster material. Graham Humphrey's artwork captures the essence of the film brilliantly, and artist also provides some brief, but interesting, notes on the inspiration behind the record sleeve. Stephen Thrower, who wrote an excellent book about Fulci, provides some informative liner notes about the soundtrack.
The music is interesting and works very well as a standalone album. Consisting mainly of synths, sudden guitar riffs and piano, the music is dramatic, tense and atmospheric. The open track is a nightmarish piece of juddering rhythms and riffs, while the second track is a catchy theme with a Rick Wakeman style piano playing a classically inspired riff. If you like the works of Fabio Frizzi (Whose work for Fulci is generally stunning), Goblin and don't mind prog rock or 'noisy' stuff by the likes of Can or Faust, then you'll find a lot to enjoy here, even without having seen the film.
The whole package is excellent - there's a card containing the artwork, and also a fold out poster.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2014
One of the most beautiful soundtracks of Italian horror films already made. Not owe anything for progressive soundtracks Fabbio Frizzi. Throughout the disc, the composer intersperses terrifying moments with moments of lyrical beauty startled by the use of synthesizers. The tracks led by piano are also fantastic, creating the right climate for the grotesque images of Mr. Fulci. The graphical part of the product is also fabulous, with a poster produced especially for the series, in addition to blood red vinyl, 180 grams. The new remastering used especially for this title leaves the superbly clear sound. Turn off the light of your room and touch the highest possible track. Surely the movie fan of Lucio Fulci felt within the film.