Boomkat Product Review:
Contemplating Ennio Morricone's soundtrack discography is a fairly daunting prospect. Although most famous for his Sergio Leone collaborations and his later Hollywood work, Morricone has worked on countless giallos, crime movies, all manner of Italian pulp cinema as well as bonafide classics like The Battle Of Algiers. Hard to say where Trio Infernale fits in to all that, but judging from the sleeve stills it looks like a bit of a romp (although the sleevenotes do go on about murder and dissolving people in vats of acid...). Accordingly, the slapstick radiophonics of 'Rag Nuziale (Primo Matrimonio)' are mightily impressive if utterly ridiculous, and the luxurious easy listening orchestrations of 'Acido E Charme' are pretty light too, but beneath the loungey melodies there's some beautifully composed string parts. Similarly, 'Il Trio Infernale' is simultaneously very jaunty and very tightly assembled, with plenty of detail in the arrangement beneath the surface. Massive props to Dagored for persistently unearthing these rare treats.