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Friday, 25 February 2011

Feb Mixtape Project

Well this post is for the disco deviants (come on.... come out... it's OK now) out there. As you probably know I involved in a little project called The Mixtape Project. If you don't, I will provide a few links at the bottom for you to go check it out for yourself.

I don't really feel like being witty today so I'm only really talk a little about the artwork and teh songs. The artwork really has no point or story to it. I like the idea of a disco wolf wioth lasers... that's pretty much it. I wanted to do as little drawing as possible plus I have so much card that needs to be used so I am trying to do more work liek this. I just really had fun with this and almost went into a child like state. Apart from the disco balls that I took photos of... in my own room I may add... there's really no disco imagery... apart from cosmic disco I guess. See I am just one of those artists/ designers who do go down the route of "Because it looks nice... DUH!"

Enough about my part time philosophy and on with the good stuff. Here is the track listing.. same as usual... just a few words on each song:

1. Jacques Renault- In The City
I had to start on a high. I adore this re edit edit of Cousin Ice (the song name escapes me right now and I'm not cheating with discogs lol). Heard this back in maybe 06 on a Jacques Renault DFA Mix... had to include it in the comp because took me a hell of a long time to have this full version when Jacques finally released it last year.

2. Ray Munnings- Funky Nassau
Kicking it up a notch because I want to see you bitches shake dat ass and titties.... what? Nah we can edit that out... sorry boss. I had to include this as a homage to fellow disco deviant... Daniel... you know who you are disco child ;)

3. Riz Ortolani- Do It To Me (Once More)
This is a song that would have been included on my last compilation but couldn't find until recently. Lifted from House By The Edge Of The Park... this is just a great feeling song and the film itself is a must see!

4.The Flying Squad- Trip 1
Now I had to for so many reasons. Not only is it an edit of Munich Machine by the God among mortals... Tim Sweeney but it's also the first song from the amazing RVNG of the NRDS series on RVNG. I had to give a shoutout to the amazing Beats In Space radio show... go listen on itunes now!

5. Curtis Mayfield- Little Child Runnin' Wild
Curtis needed to be included because he is the man... and I wanted some funk on the CD. Taken from the amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing Superfly soundtrack. This has one of the best intros I have heard in a while. Great stuff!

6. Chaz Jankel- Get Yourself Together (Hercules and Love Affair Edit)
One of my favourite musicians and songwriters is Chaz Jankel. The ex Blockheads keyboard player cna still be heard today in some of the nu disko bands... also a heavy influence on Chromeo's sound. Andy Butler does a brillaint job in this edit and just has a great happy feel to it.

7. Lindstrom- Another Station (Todd Terje Remix)
Lindstrom and Todd Terje equals sex. No homo. One of the most talented musicians of recent times being remixed by king of the re edits? Do I need to say more? No, because my fingers hurt now.

8. 40 Thieves- Don't Turn It Off
This would have been teh mighty Greg Wilson edit but it would have been too long to brun on CD with the other songs. The original is still a belter and a great piece of nu disko/ balaeric. Really moody and sexy cover version of Hot Chocolate's smooth and sexy original.

9. Charme- Georgy Porgy
Now this is where you take your lady and you make sweet, erotic love to her. Not interested? The camera put you off? Anyway... needed a love song in this... plus it's being sung by Luther Vandross. It speaks for itself people... now... lower... little lower... yeah that's the spot... OUCH! DON'T BITE!

10. Panthers- Goblin City (Holy Ghost! Remix)
Who knew a rock band like The Panthers could sound so... dancefloor. This amazing Holy Ghost! mix of an already great rock song is just something to be heard to be believed. Sounds as fresh as the first time I heard it.

11. DAS MOTH- Wrong
Don't really know much about thse guys (this guy... woman.... animal) but when I came across this on a blog... had to download the whole single. A really great example of electronic, nu disko, house of the modenr day. Nice sounds and just a great song. The freshest thing I have heard in a while.

12. The Bottom Line- Disco Dobro
I figured I would end the comp ina strange way. There is just somethign weird about this song and I hope it annoys you that this is the last song on the CD.... I feel I need to hearmore when I hear this. Hopefully this will make you yearn for more and go and look for more stuff yourself.

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Monday, 31 January 2011

Exploited Volume 1

Oh fellow bloggers and interested onlookers it sure has been a bloody long while since I posted on here. I think I must be the laziest bloggers in the world. I feel bad, I really do. This should be a labour of love but I keep on letting you down. Well I think this post will soften the blow on your soft, impressionable, tender hearts... or at least I hope it will. I don't like being in the dog house, tis very damp and cold... sub human for even the most feral dog. Excuse that last little tangent and let me continue with the post. Today Iam sharing yet another compilation I made with you guys but this time it's a little bit different. If you stick around, I will explain.

How is this mixtape different Peter? I hear you say. Well, this is different because there is a story for this mixtape. You see, I am currently involved in a little project called The Mixtape Project. I will provide links at teh bottom of the post for you to check out. What you do is you create a mixtape on any theme you wish and actually make the artwork for the CD. When you have finished teh mixtape youpost it to the person you have been put with... and they do the same. Think of Secret Santa but actually not as socially awkward and the chance of being let down. You can also share your design work with the whole group through the flickr group (again, links in the bottom of the post).

For my mixtape I thought I would create a body of songs comprised of various pieces of music from various pieces of horror and exploitation cinema. Suffice to say, this was not your regular listening. Only someone of acquired taste could enjoy listening to this as much as I did watching the films and compiling this CD. Funnily enough when my CD arrived from the person I was allocated (name removed due to legal reasons.... not really but stick with it bro) in the letter I found out that I had somewhat traumatised her.... job done in my book MUAHAHAHA! :p Since I am a little bit deranged.. I did find that highly amusing.

So seeing as it is all sorted out I thought I would share this one with you guys. Uncle Peter (I'm not really your uncle kid, just ignore your mother) is good to you sometimes. I am sure you will either like it or have your brain turned to mush and eaten by cannibals (... maybe I don't mean that metaphorically...). There is a varied selection of songs on this CD. Some funky, dirty, scary and some strangely beautiful pieces. Let me guide you through the tracks:

1. Budy Maglione- NYC Main Title

This is taken from the notorious Cannibal Ferox. The song is funky as hell. Has an arse kicking (I'm not American... I'm posh)bass line, nice brass and some cosmic synth shit in the middle. You know you are for a ride when a theme is as awesome as this... I tried to capture the feeling I got when I heard it the first time. There is a dirtier sounding rip of this song on Youtube that I reconmend... the CD version is too clean.

2. Claudio Simonetti- Nuke Is Over

This song is from the amazingly so bad it's good, baddass (sigh) , cheesefesr that is Warriors Of The Wasteland. This is a typical synthy piece of music from a member of the also amazing band; Goblin. Nothing says B Movie more than piece of music history... one of my favourites off the comp.

3. Dennis Coffey- High On Love

High On Love is a great piece of soul funk and is everything you want it to be. You like Barry White and Luther? Well, hopefully you will appreciate this song. This film is taken from the Video Nasty; Mardi Gras Massacre. I confess, I have yet to see the film but after listening to this and the rest of teh soundtrack... need to get on it like a car bonnet.

4. Roberto Pregadio- Favolosa Festa di Danza

I have no idea what teh song is called or how to pronounce the name (I don't know Scottish you see... wait WHAT!?) but I don't really need to. All I can say is that this is a song that has porno written all over it. Taken from the Ray Lovelock classic; Last House On The Beach. This song will have a massive smile on your face while you shake your backside. Listen to that guitar baby... then we can get some "hot chocolate".... yeah my porn career didn't last long tbf.

5. Curtis Mayfield- Freddie's Dead

Before I go on. Download the soundtrack. You will feel more human and have dreams of driving round NY real slow in a nice Cadillac. This is cool at it's highest. Nice guitars, awesome bass and some damn fine drumming.. oh and THE voice of Curtis Mayfield. Get up and dance jive turkey!

6. Danielle Patucchi- il paese del sesso selvaggio

Again, I have no clue what the title means (I don't mean to be ignorant... I really don't) but wow is this a beautiful piece of music. You would never have thought that this was one of the main songs to a cannibal film. If you are a tame being I suggest watching the film this is from; Deep River Savages. A cannibal film with a gorgeous score and a touching love story of a man trapped in the jungle being accepted into a tribe and falling for beautiful tribe girl (who was actually a girl from a Bruce Forseith show).... only in Italy!

7. Walter Rizzati- Hammer Boss

Only three words describe this song... that bass line. Oh and that piano, that synth, that guitar and those drums. From one of the best films in the world 1990: The Bronx Warriors. Is this heaven?

8. Manfred Hubler & Sigfried Schwab- There is No Satisfaction

I don't know what this film is from because I picked it from a compilation of Jess Franco films songs. It's a bit sleazy which is nothing compared to the actual films of Jess Franco. I almost feel dirty.

9. Franco De Masi- New York One Day (Long)

This dreamy piece of music comes from the amazingly notorious Fulci flick; The New York Ripper (a must see). I could imagine this song being amazing on a dark New York night after having a spliff or too. I adore the sax in this one... and I don't usually like sax.... I said sax... not... oh never mind.

10. Riz Ortolani- Cannibal Holocaust End Titles

I end on oone of my favourite pieces of music of all time from one of my favourite films of all time; Cannibal Holocaust. I am sure you are aware of this film... the realism and the genuine animal violence but apart from that it's a beautifully shot film and if you actually think about it... one of the ebst social commentaries. This song is just as beautiful as the film and actually moves me emotionally. I could listen to this all the time. Words just can't describe...

So there you have it. That's the compilation. In the zip folder you get the whole scans of the artwork for you viewing pleasure. I will also provide a link to all the scans on my flickr page. I hope you guys enjoy this CD as much as I did compiling it. You seriously need to check out the musicians included in this comp and the films that they are from.


Mixtape Project Site:

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Until the next chaps...


Sunday, 12 December 2010

TRON: Legacy Special Edition Soundtrack Review

Oh wow guys and girlies it sure has been a hell of a long time since I last posted on here. I say this every time but so sorry about that. I have been rather busy since we last spoke but I will not bore you with that depressing nonsense. Although, I do want to tell you that 2011 will be a fresh start for the blog and for me in general. I will keep up with it and I already have ideas for posts. Expect a lot of "Best Of" posts from now until the end of the year. Phew... finally got that awkward metaphorical family cuddle out of the way. On with the post!

I figured that I would get back into the groove of blogging by talking about something that excites me both culturally and sexually... kinda. Unless you live under a rock you will know that THE film of the year is coming out (well as I'm writing this, the premier has already happened and luckier, well informed bloggers have seen it and posted) and not only is it going to be a landmark event but it also means that we have a treat musically. Again, unless you have been living under a rock Daft Punk have come out of Sleep Mode and produced the soundtrack to what should be the best film of the year (sorry Inception and Toy Story 3... you have had your fun, Flynn is back). Before I delve into this soundtrack review I just want to say I hate 3D. However, a film like this is what 3D should be about! Enough if a pre viewing film review! Let's get on with the soundtrack review!

The version I will be reviewing today is the pre order special edition version which comes with the free glow in the dark poster, which we will talk about in a little while. The special edition 2 dis album itself is just the same special edition 2 disc digipack you can buy in the shops. First things first, let's talk about the packaging of the CD. To sum it up in one word; beautiful! However, that would be cop out of the century so I'm going to go more in depth. It's a nice chunky digipack so you feel like you have bought more than just another CD. The card used for the packaging is a gorgeous mix of glossy and matte card has a really nice feel to it and isn't too hard yet not too soft. I don't know what type of card it is or the grain (if card is measured that way?) but I definitely believe it's the perfect balance and more albums should be brought out this way.

Next we move on to the actual design on and inside. The front cover is nice and simple. You can see the image above so I have no need to go in depth. However, there is one vital thing I must point out. The whole CD has a nice shiny, metallic look to it. When hit by the light, the blue design looks absolutely gorgeous especially the fact it's metallic blue on a black background. The same runs throughout the whole pakaging and the back of the CD is just as lovely. Inside the inner case of the CD does the same and looks awesome. The inner packaging has a Tron Disc which looks lovely. The CD's are also designed in the same style but aren't as shiny.
However, they still look amazing. Finally we get on to the nice booklet that comes w
ith the CD. Nothing to really go on about here, just what you expect. Various stills from the movie and lots of credits. Overall, this is a gorgeous package and I would definitely pay the extra couple of quid for the packaging alone. I haven't seen a digipack this nice since Moderat's debut album.

Before we get on with the actual music (which is what it's really about maaaaaan!) there is one thing I need to mention and that is the special edition glow in the dark Daft Punk poster. This was part of the pre order bonus but I think you may be able to still pick up the package from the official Tron soundtrack site. This poster is HUGE! A brilliant piece of merchandise for the hardcore Daft Punk fans. I am still yet to frame mine because who knows, this might be a really rare piece of kit in a few years (that was my greed talking). It's got a gorgeous look to it and the best thing about it is, it looks amazing glowing in the dark. I don't really need to say anymore about the poster so let's talk about the music.

Before I start I am going to have to have a sit down and talk with you (especially some of you clueless teenagers). Do not buy this album if you are one of the many idiots who can't develop their own taste and like to follow the trends. Some of you may be expecting another Daft Punk album full of future floor fillers... well I'm sorry this album is not for you. This album will be loved by fellow music lovers and people who are fans of Daft Punk's actual production skills. There are a couple of obvious Daft Punk productions here which sound like songs that didn't make it on to Human After All (which is one of my favourite Daft Punk albums) that you could find in a DJ set but the rest of this soundtrack is nothing like a Daft Punk album but more of a showcase of versatility and talent but I'm guessing most of you have a brain and can think for yourself so hopefully what I said won't apply to you. Usually when I review albums I go for a track by track review. However, considering there are so many tracks and some songs are either carrying on from another piece or are just variations, I don't think that would work here.

For the most part of this album, we are treated with the phenomenal sound of the London Orchestra. If you are familiar with the soundtrack to the original Tron film by Wendy Carlos you pretty much know what to expect from the French house maestros. The balance between orchestral and electronic music is perfect in this score. Daft Punk could have gone the more electro way with this but thankfully there are only a couple of songs on here that do that. However, they have picked a way where although there may be an orchestra playing, you can detect subtle hints of French fingertips tinkering with various technological sounds and gorgeous, deep waves of synth. There are tracks that are dark, haunting and sometimes ooze with peril. There are tracks that are uplifting, beautiful and bright in places. There also some genuinely epic and stirring songs which no lie, made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on edge. Hopefully, going off the musical sequences, the film should be just as atmospheric as the soundtrack. If you liked the original score and if you liked the beautiful soundtrack by Vangelis for Blade Runner, this is going to be an absolute dream for you. This isn't just another generic soundtrack to a big budget movie, this is a genuinely beautiful, dark and moving body of work and a great branching out from Daft Punk who just showcase how talented they are at music production full stop.

Stand out tracks are hard to pick seeing as not once did I even feel the urge to skip tracks when I listened to this on the first play through. If I had to pick 5 tracks from this album they would be Tron Legacy (End Titles), Flynn Lives, Disc Wars, Solar Sailor and Adagio For Tron for no specific reason other than each track showcases different aspects of the soundtrack. Some peeople's obvious choices would be songs like Derezzed and End Of The Line but in all honesty I think they would have been better as stand a lone singles. That being said, it all depends how in context tracks like that fit into the film. I urge people to overlook these tracks at first and give the other more atmospheric and orchestral numbers a chance because that for me is the strong point of this soundtrack.

Finally we come to the 2nd disc; the extra tracks. I am guessing these are just tracks that either didn't end up making it into the film itself, are extra tracks that Daft Punk wanted to record or where for some reason just dropped from the main soundtrack release. I would say however, that these 5 extra songs have a more spacey and synthy feel and it really takes me back to hearing the also beautiful Blade Runner soundtrack for the first time. This collection of songs is just as beautiful as the ones on the main disc.

In terms of special features you obviously have the awesome poster, extra music and you also get some added content when you put the discs in the computer. It's just the usual stuff like making of features, trailers and image galleries but they are great companians with the soundtrack (although my only gripe of all comes in to play, on the 1st disc I had to input all the song data into itunes because the extra content for some reason stopped the tracks and all info being placed on the album which was annoying). You get a lot and it's a great example of you getting more for buying the best edition.

Overall, this is a fantastic package altogether. High quality packaging, amazing music, awesome poster and lots of extras to wet your taste buds for the film out later this month. I will admit, I love electronic music but Daft Punk are not in my top 10 so I was more than surprised and overjoyed with the final product. I have untold respect for Daft Punk and knew I would get a high quality body of music but the dread I felt that this would be just another Daft Punk album did make me worry. Needless to say, this is an amazing album and I cannot stress how amazing this is. I urge you all to buy it. It can only become a better listen after watching the film and I am really looking forward to hearing this on a decent cinema's soundsystem. This is one of the best albums of the year and one of my favourite Daft Punk albums, such a welcome change to the norm and like I said, it proves how talented our French robot friends really are. I hope you enjoy this album as much as I did.

CD 1
01. Overture
02. The Grid
03. The Son Of Flynn
04. Recognizer
05. Armory
06. Arena
07. Rinzler
08. The Game Has Changed
09. Outlands
10. Adagio For Tron
11. Nocturne
12. End Of Line
13. Derezzed
14. Fall
15. Solar Sailer
16. Rectifier
17. Disc Wars
18. C.L.U.
19. Arrival
20. Flynn Lives
21. Tron Legacy (End Titles)
22. Finale

Bonus Features:
Music Video, Trailers, Photo Gallery

CD 1
Encom Part 1
Encom Part 2
Round One

Bonus Features:
Videos including Making Of and The World Of Tron



Below is a video I made of myself unpacking the parcel when I received the soundtrack so please feel free to check it out and hear my first impressions lol I will also be recording a mini review of the soundtrack to go with this more in depth review. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

I Haves A Twitter!

So I have linked my blog and flickr so I thought I would try it out to see if it works well.... so I figured I would let you know I have twitter now too... so please feel free to follow me :)


Transform A Triangle

I have realised that I haven't done a lot of posts here regarding any of my actual work and just seem to talk about music. So I figured I would post something about a project I got invited to take part in. The group I am talking about is a little group on Facebook by the name of Transform A Triangle which was set up bt a lovely designer by the name of danielleyc. You should really click on the links below to check out her blog and art.

Transform A Triangle is exactly what it says on the tin (I was going to put exactly what it says on the triangle but that would have been Stinking Bishoply cheesy of me). You print off the triangle provided and transform it in whatever way you want as long as it's still a triangle and it's black and white. It is a fun little project to be involved with and you will really surprised how unique the outcome will be if you really just let your creativity flow. I really had fun with this one and for my first submission to anything like this, I am really happy.

So if you have an artistic flair I urge you to at least check out the other submissions and have a go for yourself. Aparently, if all goes well there is talk of a mini zine being produced of all the submissions so that would be awesome :).

Transform A Triangle Group

danielleyc's flickr

danielleyc's blog

Again guys, go check out the group, look at her work and check her blog out. It's all good stuff and you will enjoy.


Monday, 6 September 2010

10 Terje Re Edits!

(artwork by me included in the zip folder)

Hey gang. It's me again (if you hadn't already guessed).
It's been a while since my last post which is mainly due the fact that I wanted more people to download the compilation (which I hope you all did or else I'm giving you all a smacked bottom... even thought I would do it anyway) and partly because I'm a lazy cretin! So to make up for my laziness this post is a stonker!

The story behind this post is a very humble and very heart warming (OK, maybe not at all but come on I need to pull you in). I was just chilling in my bedroom with my dad listening to music and I thought I would see what he thought of Digit 2 by Mock & Toof (which for all of you who aren't in the know it's basically a re edit of 10cc's amazing "Good Morning Judge" which was released as part of RVNG's RVNG of the NRDS project... which you should all look up by the way.) and to my surprise he loved it. So I promised I would compile all the songs of the RVNG the NRDS and burn them to disc for him. I am still yet to do that but because I am a brilliant son I decided to give him a little gift. So I compiled a CD of 10 of my favourite Todd Terje Re edits. The tracklisting was so awesome I thought I would post it here for you all.

So without further or do let me give you a track by track guide to the compilation:

1. Chaz Jankel- Glad To Know You (Todd Terje Re- Edit)
So we start off with a nice little re edit of one of my favourite artists/ pioneers. I first heard this on the fabulous Tirk 02 compilation (again... all go and buy/ download it). This is more of a "if Todd Terje produced the song" edit and is a great little take on an already great song.

2. The Crusaders- My Lady (Todd Terje Tangoterje Edit)
If you have heard the original you will notice one main thing; this re edit is basically a sped up version of the original. The original is a more moody and deep. This re edit is a lot more sexier and brighter. Let's say the original is Barry White and the re edit is.... hmmmm... I wanna say Smokey Robinson.... if that's a good visual analogy... yeah that's a shit one but you get what I mean. This is one of my favourite of the Terje re edits. Hope you and your lady like this one guys ;).

3. Skip Jackson- Microwave Boogie (Todd Terje Rekutt)
Now this is where things get interesting and jolly. This is an awesome sing a long re edit, you will find yourself singing along and moving with the song. Just a nice little edit for you all.

4. Imagination- Just An Illusion (Lindstrom v.s Todd Terje Dub)
Now I confess, I really don't know what the difference is between this version and the two original edits that Lindstrom did an excellent job on. However, it's got Terje's name in the title... it's a great edit... it's a great song anyway so it goes on the compilation. This has got a really nice groove to it and like the original... it's kinda sexy!

5. Dennis Parker- Like An Eagle (Todd Terje Mix)
Now this is a classic. One of my favourite songs ever! This is literally an extended mix of the original. This re edit really turned me on to more of Terje's work. I cannot stress how much you have to listen to this one. Listen to this at 3 in the morning when you can't sleep. Believe me, it's a trip!

6. Curtis Mayfield- Give Me Your Love (Todd Terje Tangoterje Edit)
This one is hot. Basically another extended version of the original (which is from the AMAZING Superfly soundtrack... why are you still reading!? Go download it... I can wait!... You back?... OK let's carry on).

7. Chic- I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)
Another one of my favourites from Terje and one of the best re edits in general. We start off with what aparently is a tribute to Moodyman with the extended intro (I say that because I don't who released what first) but man what a great song for a party. I recently heard this gem being played at Creamfields. Suffice to say, that DJ is now one of my heroes. You need to play this at a party and if you are a DJ... put this in your set!

8. Brothers Johnson- Ain't We Funkin' Now? (Todd Terje Radio Miks)
This is a beast, it's fast, it's funky and you are going to shake your arse to this one. I haven't heard the original but I'm guessing it is just as good (judging by other Brothers Johnson songs). You are gonna love this one guys.

9. Bee Gees- You Should Be Dancin' (Todd Terje Edit)
ESSENTIAL LISTENING! ESSENTIAL LISTENING! ESSENTIAL LISTENING! Guys I cannot stress how amazing this edit is. I first heard this on one of James Murphy's DFA Radio Mixes from 06 (again... essential listening). I had been looking for this ever since and accidently stumbled across it last year when I first became aware of Todd Terje and literally listen to it as much as I can.

10. America- Horse With No Shame (Wade Nichols Edit)
Now to finish this compilation, we aren't gonna have a song to dance or shake your booty to. Let's just sit back, relax and chill out. This is a gorgeous little edit of such an atmospheric and mysterious song. I actually prefer this to the original because again, it's pretty much an extended version with a little bit more percussion and some of the trippiest/ atmospheric fading out at the end of a song I have heard in while. This is of course an edit he did under the guise of Wade Nichols (who is the real name of Dennis Parker from before) for the RVNG of the NRDS project.

There you have it, another little compilation for you all to try. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did compiling it. Pretty much every Terje production (whether it be a re edit, remix, original song or even when he helps out Prins Thomas or Lindstrom on their own work) is worth listening to. Also you guys have to check out the amazing Todd Terje- Remaster Of The Universe compilation that's out on Permanent Vacation now.


.acdx Presents 10 Todd Terje Edits


Friday, 23 July 2010

Lovesploitation Volume 1!

So if you don't already know, I have cancelled Oizo Week purely because dedicating time to purely the blog with my current situation (creating design packs whilst having no money, whilst trying to find a job) just was not possible. Fear not though my friends, I am sure when the time is right, we can finish where we left off with that so look out for the next installment of Oizo Week in the hopefully near future. I do apologise and I hope all my readers (probably a select few) will forgive me. You are probably wondering what this post is going to be from "Mr. Has No Time To Blog Yet He's Blogging Now!". Well, let me explain! I have been wanting to do this post for a hell of a long time and I have a few hours I can spare so might as well take this window and show face with a new post. This is almost an apology as it is a normal post. Today is time for another compilation of songs hand picked by yours truly and as you might have worked out from the title; it has something to do with exploitation films... but what is Lovesploitation I don't hear you asking? Let me explain...

I love exploitation cinema. I love the cult classics. I hate the mainstream film business. Bring back the animatronics and fuck CGI. OK some films need CGI but come on, Transformers a classic? NO! Bring back the directors who actually ideas and stories to tell. Where are our Bruno Mattei's? Where are our Lucio Fulci's? Long live George .A. Romero still making great zombie films. What has happened to great story telling and directors bordering on taste. Tarintino, I salute you! Films are shit now. I want Cannibals, I want zombies, I want exploitation flicks that aren't shit straight to DVD student projects. YOU SEE MY POINT! I could rant on and tell you my favourite films but hey, that's for another blog. Today is a celebration of one of the famous aspects of exploitation/ cult flicks from yesteryear... the soundtrack.

A soundtrack makes or breaks a film for me. A soundtrack can make a bad film good. A soundtrack can make a good film great. A soundtrack can make you ignore the film and concentrate on the music. I present to you the first in a series of compilations celebrating the music of some great classics. Wether it be blacksploitation, zombie flicks, vintage porn, sexploitation, nazisploitation... it doesn't matter. If the jam is killer, it goes on the compilation. The compilation today is called Lovesploitation #1. This is celebrating all songs sexy or lovely. With the slow funk jams from Blacksploitation cinema, some love songs from zombie flicks, a couple of tracks from Deepthroat and more to mention, this compilation is cheesy, romantic, sexy and overall, enjoyable. Here is a track by track rundown for all you cool cats:

1. Fabio Frizz- Ann & Peter (From Zombi 2)
We start off with a lovely little gem from the amazing soundtrack to the amazing film; Zombi 2. Just a short song to introduce what you can expect from the rest of the soundtrack.

2. Goblin- Zombie (Sexy) (From Dawn Of The Dead)
The first song of probably many by the amazing band Goblin. This is from the original Dawn Of The Dead (or as I like to call it; the best film ever made). This is actually from the Argento cut of the film, which if you have seen the original and haven't seen this cut, go see it. This song is a smooth, sexy jazz number.

3. Curtis Mayfield- Give Me Your Love (From Superfly)
This is the classic love track from the blacksploitation flick; Superfly. Written by the amazing Curtis Mayfield who wrote the whole soundtrack for this great film. Forgive if I'm wrong but is this song taken from the bath scene? It's just a nice slow funky ballad and the first of many songs from a blacksploitation film that will feature in the sploitation series.

Unknown- Saxy (From Deep Throat)
The first of 2 songs taken from the classic porn flick; Deep Throat. Not only is this film controversial because it's a hardcore porn flick (yep, lot's of pubic hair throughout this film, so much you find yourself coughing up imaginary fur balls) but because the lead star and the most famous pornstar of all time Linda Lovelace was apparently underage when she filmed this. This is just pure cheese but what do you expect from a vintage porno? It's epic.

Harold Faltermeyer- Love Theme From Thief Of Hearts (From Thief Of Hearts)
Now this isn't really an exploitation film at all. It is an erotic thriller but to be honest, it is the same vein. This film is genuinely a sensual experience and you find yourself wanting to be in this scenario. The song itself is one of those 80's dark, synth numbers that is more haunting than anything else but my god does it have an atmosphere.

Isaac Hayes- Now We're One (From Truck Turner)
Another song lifted from a blacksploitation classic. Isaac wrote the soundtrack and even starred in the film as the lead role. This is a kick ass film and the soundtrack is just as cool. The song picked is genuinely one of the most beautiful and charming love songs I have heard. It's instrumental, has nice guitar and keys and has strings. This is gorgeous, you are going to love it.

Riz Ortolani- Love With Fun (From Cannibal Holocaust)
Who knew that one of the most shocking and gruesome cannibal flicks (if not all time shocking films) carry such a lovely song. In fact, the whole soundtrack seems out of place somehow which just adds another scale of weirdness to the film (the scene where they slice open the giant turtle will always haunt me). The song isn't a love song or from a sex scene but it's still a romantic, somewhat psychedelic song and actually quite cheery.

Unknown- She's Got To Have It (From Deep Throat)
Yes it's another song from Deep Throat. This song is the definition of cheesy. With in your face innuendo lyrics and the cliche' funk sex music that is overly sattired (I don't think that's even the proper word). This is a fun song and you will find yourself clicking your fingers and singing along.

Bonnie Pointer- The Beast In Me (From Heavenly Bodies)
Like Thief Of Hearts, this sin't really an exploitation flick. Well, it could be classed leotardsploitation or workoutsploitation. The song however is yet another genuinely sexy song from the 80's. It's taken from the scene where the leads are undressing each other with their eyes while it keeps cutting back to them making love so I think this totally belongs on this comp.

Dennis Coffey- Sexy (From Black Belt Jones)
The final song on the compilation and like the first, it's only a short and sweet one but unlike the romantic intro, this is one of those funky, sexy jams. Taken from a film that I still need to watch, Black Belt Jones. Great sax on this beast with a bit of dialogue from the film scattered on top. A great way to end a great compilation.

So there you have it. The first in the series of compilations. I hope you enjoy the music as much as I have enjoyed it. Films are a great way to get into good music and I confess, that most of these films, I actually heard the soundtrack first. Let me know what you think and if you have any ideas for similar compilations just let me know.

Lovesploitation Volume 1