Sunday, April 15, 2012
My Creole Venus: Piero Umiliani and Carlo Rustichelli- Venere Creola (1961)
Here's a fun little EP of a soundtrack Umiliani did with Carlo Rustichelli in 1961. At this point, I may not need to explain why I think Umiliani is so great, so I'll just point out that Rustichelli is no slouch, either, with hundreds of soundtracks to his name, including some work with Fellini.
Venere Creola isn't even close to the best or most interesting work that these men are capable of. And while it's rather slight (20 minutes and six songs, all nice and none phenomenal), its Haitian/Calypso-influenced sound is charming, pleasant, and deeply warm, so I highly recommend giving it a listen. You won't regret it.
Many thanks to the original ripper for this gorgeous 320 rip.