Friday, September 14, 2007

Riz Ortolani - cannibal holocaust OST

Riz Ortolani - cannibal holocaust OST
Label - Coffin
Released - 1980
Style - Soundtrack, 1980, Horror, Scary, Jazz, Funk, Other

This is Riz Ortolani's excellent soundtrack to Cannibal Holocaust - Ruggero Deodato's notoriously graphic gut-munching shocker from 1980.

The Cannibal Holocaust soundtrack is a wonderfully eclectic affair which mixes a variety of styles that - if you didn't know the contents of the movie - you wouldn't guess comes from the stomach-turner that is Cannibal Holocaust.

For the Main Theme, Ortolani serves up a lovely gentle melody that, although a beautiful piece of music, is somewhat at odds with what's about to follow on-screen. And that's what makes Cannibal Holocaust soundtrack so great.

For the rest of the Cannibal Holocaust soundtrack, Ortolani uses a full arsenal of musical styles and arrangements (including electronics!) to convey a variety of emotions including sadness (Adulteress' Punishment), frivolity (Cameramen's Recreation) and introspection (Crucified Woman).

And if that wasn't enough - our boy Riz only goes and gives us a great lounge track (Relaxing in the Savana) and the fantastically jazzy "Drinking Coco" too!

Highly recommended.

1. Riz Ortolani - Cannibal Holocaust (Main Theme) (2:57)
2. Riz Ortolani - Adulteress' Punishment (3:21)
3. Riz Ortolani - Cameramen's Recreation (3:15)
4. Riz Ortolani - Massacre Of The Troupe (3:53)
5. Riz Ortolani - Love With Fun (2:53)
6. Riz Ortolani - Crucified Woman (2:20)
7. Riz Ortolani - Relaxing In The Savana (3:06)
8. Riz Ortolani - Savage Rite (3:42)
9. Riz Ortolani - Drinking Coco (3:23)
10. Riz Ortolani - Cannibal Holocaust (End Theme) (3:54)



Dualtrack said...

Hey! Thanks for posting this!

I've been a fan of this film for years and the soundtrack is pretty darned cool. The use of the synththesizer was pleasantly surprising when I first heard it.

You're right, the Main Theme is beautiful.

XMP said...

Definitely. Thanks for the comment!