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This is the masterful score that Italian composer Franco Micalizzi created for the 1979 Sci-fi horror film Stridulum (aka. The Visitor). The Giulio Paradisi film featured a star-studded cast including Mel Ferrer, John Huston, and Shelley Winters. Although it wasn't as commercially successful as expected at the time, it's unique subject matter and expressive style eventually attracted a cult following. While Micalizzi is better known for his 'Poliziotteschi' flic scores and collaborations with director Umberto Lenzi, his trademark sound is unmistakably present on Stridulum with it's visually evocative, engaging, and spacey take on funk. The film's commercial performance aside, all this is enough to make Stridulum one of Micalizzi's most captivating, if eccentric, works. Packed with great tracks such as the film's main theme, the multiple variations on the 'Sadness Theme', and the standout sci-fi disco-funk of 'Jerzy Again', the Stridulum score offers plenty in the way of listening enjoyment. The present re-issue features the original artwork from the 1979 first pressing, along with bonus tracks including 7 alternate tracks and outtakes.
This is the masterful score that Italian composer Franco Micalizzi created for the 1979 Sci-fi horror film Stridulum (aka. The Visitor). The Giulio Paradisi film featured a star-studded cast including Mel Ferrer, John Huston, and Shelley Winters. Although it wasn't as commercially successful as expected at the time, it's unique subject matter and expressive style eventually attracted a cult following. While Micalizzi is better known for his 'Poliziotteschi' flic scores and collaborations with director Umberto Lenzi, his trademark sound is unmistakably present on Stridulum with it's visually evocative, engaging, and spacey take on funk. The film's commercial performance aside, all this is enough to make Stridulum one of Micalizzi's most captivating, if eccentric, works. Packed with great tracks such as the film's main theme, the multiple variations on the 'Sadness Theme', and the standout sci-fi disco-funk of 'Jerzy Again', the Stridulum score offers plenty in the way of listening enjoyment. The present re-issue features the original artwork from the 1979 first pressing, along with bonus tracks including 7 alternate tracks and outtakes.
8809114690815
Micalizzi.Franco (Bonus Tracks) (Ogv) - Stridulum The Visitor - O.S.T. (Bonus Tracks)

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Format: Vinyl
Label: BEATBALL
Rel. Date: 06/21/2024
UPC: 8809114690815

Stridulum The Visitor - O.S.T. (Bonus Tracks)
Artist: Micalizzi.Franco (Bonus Tracks) (Ogv)
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $40.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Stridulum Theme
2. Here's the Dream
3. Running Away from Jerzy
4. Sadness Theme
5. Distressing Sequence
6. Hospital Sequence
7. Voices for Sadness Theme
8. Jerzy, Again
9. Sadness Theme
10. Atmosphere
11. Back in the Hospital
12. Distressing Sequence
13. Stridulum Theme
14. Distressing Sequence
15. Jerzy, Again
16. Atmosphere
17. Sadness Theme (2nd Part - Take 2)
18. Stridulum Theme
19. Jerzy, Again

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This is the masterful score that Italian composer Franco Micalizzi created for the 1979 Sci-fi horror film Stridulum (aka. The Visitor). The Giulio Paradisi film featured a star-studded cast including Mel Ferrer, John Huston, and Shelley Winters. Although it wasn't as commercially successful as expected at the time, it's unique subject matter and expressive style eventually attracted a cult following. While Micalizzi is better known for his 'Poliziotteschi' flic scores and collaborations with director Umberto Lenzi, his trademark sound is unmistakably present on Stridulum with it's visually evocative, engaging, and spacey take on funk. The film's commercial performance aside, all this is enough to make Stridulum one of Micalizzi's most captivating, if eccentric, works. Packed with great tracks such as the film's main theme, the multiple variations on the 'Sadness Theme', and the standout sci-fi disco-funk of 'Jerzy Again', the Stridulum score offers plenty in the way of listening enjoyment. The present re-issue features the original artwork from the 1979 first pressing, along with bonus tracks including 7 alternate tracks and outtakes.
        
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