Quotes: Morricone can, like no other, make sweet and romantic melodies with an underlying feeling of a forthcoming disaster, you can almost see the film just by closing our eyes. his arrangements are totally unique, not bound by any given rules or standards, very much like today’s electronic experimentalists. Hakan Lidbo (Sweden) / Morricone is a pioneer in the field of instrumental music and has been an influence in many ways. His sense for space and time is what really make him stand out from the rest. Kabuki (Germany)
Info: On this year’s 10th of November, Ennio Morricone will turn 75, and we can finally sing out our ‘German-accent-flavoured-birthday-tune’, whilst handing the maestro our neatly wrapped present: ‘Ennio Morricone Remixes Vol. 1 & 2’. But in case that some of you just can’t wait for the day to arrive, we came up with a small, neat, little something that will definitely cure your curiosity! This 12” release contains three of the overall 40 interpretations, that were produced by topnotch Dance- and Electro-Producers from all over the world. They show their respect towards the maestro and call out a loud ‘big-up’ by interpreting their favourite pieces of Ennio’s work with much love and admiration. With the help of Ennio Morricone’s melodies actors no other than Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Terence Hill, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Bronsen, Kevin Costner, Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Michael Douglas and Jack Nicholson turned into men. This must have been one of the reasons why so many (mostly male) artists came up to us, in order to ask whether they could join the project.
Presumably ‘the busiest man in the business’ Hakan Lidbo, DJ and producer Alex Attias (Mustang, Bel Air, Beatless) and Dn’B DJ Kabuki set it off on this 12” in an ‘oh so beautiful’ fashion! Hakan Lidbo’s interpretation of “Alla Serenità” is surely not only a delight for solid bassdrum lovers. Its combination of bass and beat award the track with a magnificent shuffle, which is slowly given a colourful nuance by Ennio’s mondo sounds. A warm vocal sample perceptively beds itself onto the instrumental and gives the listener the impression of absolute contentedness. These are wonderful 253 seconds of harmonic interaction between nostalgia and electronic passion. Alex Attias uses a similar recipe. Like Hakan Lidbo he supports Ennio Morricone’s original track – in this case ‘Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene’ – with a steady, straight bassdrum, but immediately indicates a striking groove by adding those vivid offbeat-snarebrushes, -hihats and –basslicks. And what is there more to say, but that Alex did it once again! This deep-detroit-spacey track with its candlelight-illuminated mmmmh-vocals moves us and our feet. Meanwhile Ennio’s distinctive sinking harmonic pitches round off the track beautifully! Kabuki, of course, hit the original ‘Dal Mare’ with his special Broken Beat-formula. A simple picked melody fights for its place in a doubletime beat, but is shortly after supported by additional, accentuated melody pickings. We don’t need no water, let the muthaphunka burn!
The fascination and admiration for the man, who Warren Beatty once called ‘…the most important composer of today’s time’ and who can refer to no less than 400 pieces of film-music, various pop-classics, numerous pieces of chamber music, several Oscar-, Academy Awards-, Golden Globe- and Grammy-nominations and an endless list of various different prizes and awards won and received over the last 40 years, is reflected in these three producers remakes.