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The Sounds And Compositions of Ennio Morricone

Text and mixtape by J. Vognsen – “The Sounds And Compositions of Ennio Morricone” is the first of three mixtapes of a special edition of Audiodrome, dedicated to the music of Ennio Morricone, who passed away in 2020.

Ennio Morricone was born on November 10th, 1928 and died on July 6th, 2020. In between he created some of the most astounding music of all time.

In addition to his most well known work – his movie soundtracks – Morricone was also an arranger of pop songs, a trumpet player and an improviser, a composer of concert pieces. Calling his output vast would be a pathetic understatement at best.

How to even begin paying tribute to an artist like that?

I’d like to give it a try by looking at Morricone’s music, but through the interpretations of others. I’ll approach it from two different angles simultaneously, bringing into focus what I consider to be Morricone’s greatest artistic contributions.

First, Morricone was an exceptional composer. I’ll explore this through cover versions of his compositions.

Second, Morricone was an outstanding creator of recorded sound, collaborating with equally outstanding arrangers, musicians and singers. I’ll explore this through pieces that sample, re-mix or collage his recordings.

I hope this will provide a useful window into the music of Ennio Morricone. At the very least, it should be an exciting listen.

Editing and mix by Klaus Q Hedegaard Nielsen.
Thanks to Martín Escalante, Simon Tornby & Peter Peter.

J. Vognsen
November, 2020


The Sounds And Compositions Of Ennio Morricone
Total runtime: 150 minutes

00:00:00 Babe Ruth – The Mexican
00:05:41 John Zorn – Svegliaffi & Uccidi
00:08:38 Paul Loiseau – Il Giardino Delle Delizie
00:12:02 The Bo-Keys – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
00:15:38 Herbie Mann – Theme From Malamondo
00:17:47 Mingomusik – Chi Mai (Eco Jam)
00:21:16 Ikebe Shakedown – Adonai
00:24:02 P. Miles Bryson – Composition In Authentic Navajo Linoleum Jekyll And NaugaHyde
00:29:14 Orquesta Libre – Le Clan Des Siciliens
00:34:42 Morricone 90 – Il Gatto A Nove Code
00:38:48 Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock
00:45:10 The Langhorns – The Vice of Killing
00:49:57  l’OrcheStrafottente – Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto
00:53:20 Edmond Leprince – Humanity
00:57:50 Snakefinger – Magic and Ecstasy
01:00:31 Lloyd Charmers – Dollars and Bonds
01:03:09 Il Sogno – Cheyenne
01:07:26 Amon Tobin – Golfer Versus Boxer
01:13:37 Vinyl Villian – Citta’ Violenta
01:16:24 Arthur Vint & Associates – The Sundown (Part II)
01:17:35 Petra Haden – A Fistful Of Dollars Theme
01:19:22 Junkfood – Silenzio Nel Caos
01:21:19 Fuzz Orchestra – La Bestia
01:24:33 zer0Page – The Ecstasy of Gold
01:26:34 People Like Us – Hush
01:28:46 Matthew Crowe – A4
01:30:10 Monte Cazazza – A Gringo Like Me
01:34:23 Hugo Montenegro And His Orchestra – Aces High
01:37:34 Sofa Surfers – La Bambola / Come Maddalena (Remix)
01:41:20 Marco Cappelli’s Surf Academy – Driving Decoy
01:44:18 Fantômas – Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion
01:48:14 Venetian Snares – Dance Like You’re Selling Nails
01:54:23 Alvarius B. – Face to Face With a Couple of Axes
01:57:01 Roy Budd – Hurry to Me
02:00:56 2Raumwohnung – Mucchio Selvaggio (Remix)
02:05:55 Klaus Wunderlich – Medley: Primaballerina / The Good, The Bad & The Ugly / Eloise
02:10:27 Pita – Get Out 3
02:21:45 The Black Light Orchestra – Morricone: A Man And His Harmonica, Once Upon A Time In The West

Audiodrome is feature and mixtape series by Simon Tornby and friends.

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