Cross Current (USA) (dubbed version)
Homicidio al límite de la ley (Spain)
Fin de Siècle Media proudly present the CD premiere of another complete giallo soundtrack by the much underrated Giorgio Gaslini. As with his next giallo assignment, RIVELAZIONI DI UN MANIACO SESSUALE AL CAPO DELLA SQUADRA MOBILE (also on CD from Fin de Siècle Media), he here delivers a masterful exercise in both fear and fashion - spilled blood and guts in the sleek environs of the sophisticated elite. The themes, which vacillate between eroticism and delicate, almost childlike femininity, function as perfumed reflections of the exaggerated visual allure of the giallo whilst simultaneously being esthetic buffers against the usually horrific violence. The great majority of the compositions on this disc similarly show Gaslini to be perfectly suited to the genre. These designs are arguably the finest abstractions produced in support of the Italian cinematic thriller. The music has a precision and clarity not commonly found, with the voice of individual instruments remaining distinct and demanding of attention, and this compels a rather sharp visualization of the cool mathematics and intellectualism that give structure to each ominous formation. Carefully restored from the stereo master tapes by Claudio Fuiano and presented in a 6-page digipak with original artwork, film stills and liner notes by John Bender.