Category Archives: Listen

Exotica Noir

For every Martin Denny , there were dozens of other, independent musicians plying their trade in exotica, often with strange, stunning, and downright spooky results. It is these musicians that Technicolor Paradise celebrates.

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War of the Welles

The country was, in the autumn of 1938, primed for a panic. And 23-year-old radio actor Orson Welles was primed to give them one. At 8pm on October 30, 1938, he and the Mercury Theater on the Air began a broadcast that would, if you believe the stories about believing the story, send the whole of the country into a panic, convinced the planet was under attack by Martians.

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Who Saw Her Die? (OST)

Morricone’s score for Aldo Lado’s 1972 giallo Who Saw Her Die? (Chi l’ha vista morire?) is like a children’s church choir gone horribly, disturbingly awry. As accompaniment to a film that stalks the foggy labyrinths of Venice, you couldn’t ask for a more perfectly haunting and off-kilter collection of songs.

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