KRONOS RECORDS: "UN REIETTO DELLE ISOLE", "LA MORTE VESTITA DI DOLLARI" and "NIKOLA TESLA"

"NIKOLA TESLA" Music by ALFI KABILJO

Kronos Records is immensely proud to present a world exclusive: the soundtrack CD of  Eduard Galic's NIKOLA TESLA, a Croatian television series (from RTZ – Zagreb Radio and Television at the time) about the world reknown Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist. The series is from 1977.  The soundtrack was previously released only as a Composer-promo and not available to the general public.  We are very happy to work again with our friend, the very talented composer Alfi Kabiljo. After the medieval epic THE FALCON (still available from us) we proudly present you with NIKOLA TESLA, definitely one of the most exciting and beautiful scores we ever released!

In his search for the best way to put into music the life and work of this famous scientist, Kabiljo relied on his usual composing technique: a combination of 20th century music which admits everything that "sounds" but rejects tonality, and elements of film music standards (and pop music standards) with clear harmonies and tonal functions. Given the fact that the TV serial is built in the form of a flashback, at the beginning Tesla is actually at his end. At the end of his life path he is able to look back, to consider it all from another perspective, maybe more objectively, not regretting anything but taking active part in it emotionally. His lyrical  childhood has been composed almost like an idyll ("Childhood", "Flight", "Wings") and the mother's theme is also lyrical although it abandons the level of carelessness and brings into the score a kind of calm seriousness. The mother character opens the possibility for the composer to turn to folklore elements ("Mother's Death"), which describe his childhood place as well ("Old Country").

"LA MORTE VESTITA DI DOLLARI (DOG EAT DOG)" Music by CARLO SAVINA

Kronos Records is very proud to present the soundtrack to the 1967 film, LA MORTE VESTITA DI DOLLAR (DOG EAT DOG aka WHEN STRANGERS MEET), starring Cameron Mitchell and Jayne Mansfield. The eclectic score was penned by none less than one of Italy's most active composers of the era and one of Kronos Records' top champions Maestro Carlo Savina.

The score includes several musical styles, all of which are rich in melody and filled with drama and vitality. The score is a vibrant and energetic one, the composer combining the big band jazz sound with that of a more luxurious and stylish aura that is linked with many movies that were produced during the 1960, s. For much of its duration the soundtrack leans towards a more traditional jazz style, which is in keeping with the films storyline and the period in which it is set. He composer utilizing to great effect piano, woodwind and at times lush string interludes that are quite grandiose and opulent sounding. The Maestro also employs a style and sound that is very much akin to the composing style of fellow Italian composers such as Piero Umiliani, Armando Trovaioli and Gianni Ferrio to identify a few. Savina makes effective use of organ solos and introduces and integrates these performances at key points within the work, the sound and style lending much support and atmosphere to the score as well as enhancement to the scenarios unfolding on screen. The use of organ was commonplace in so many Italian soundtracks, the instrumentation adding touches of drama, melancholy and fleeting hints of the sinister, when employed. The opening cue sets the scene perfectly for what we are about to hear, it is a fast-paced swing composition for percussion and brass and although short lived makes an impact immediately. 

"UN REIETTO DELLE ISOLE" (AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS) Music by MARIO NASCIMBENE

Kronos Records is proud to release  the soundtrack of Italian 1979 TV adaptation of Joseph Conrad's An Outcast Of The Islands, UN REIETTO DELLE ISOLE starring Sergio Fantoni in the role of Willems, Massimo Girotti as Captain Lingard,  Graziano Giusti as Almayer , Maria Carta as Joanna and Indian actress Rani in the rle of Aissa.  The 3 part miniserial was directed by Giorgo Moser and presented at the 1979 edition of the Sorrento Film Festival.

The music for UN REIETTO DELLE ISOLE was composed by none less than Maestro MARIO NASCIMBENE (well known for his epic scores THE VIKINGS, SALOMON AND SHEBA, BARABBAS, and other dramtic scores as LA GARCONNIERE and ULTIMA VIOLENZA).  The music for UN REIETTO DELLE ISOLE is one of Nascimbene's most intimate scores, written for solo Eastern instruments, mainly the sitar and the santur creating a dreamy soundscape that blends spiritualism with the mundane world and the drame of the story.

This is a world first time release in any format of this unique score by one of the greatest composers Italy and the World ever had. 

Keeping the scores coming, great releases! For complete information: http://www.kronosrecords.com/

Jeremy [Six Strings]

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