Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sonik Omi: Agent 009 (1980)

I have to confess that what initially drew me to 'Agent 009' was the title and the cover's mod-tinged spy imagery; I'm a sucker for that type of stuff. I was slightly curious as well though, to find out what Sonik Omi sounded like in the 80s, seeing as most of my other albums by them were made nearly 10 years prior. Surprisingly then, perhaps, there hadn't been much of a change. For better or

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Laxmikant Pyarelal: Roti (1974)

A few more soundtracks have come my way since last I posted. 'Roti' [review] had been on my want list for quite a while; I'd forgotten why, but it didn't take many listens to remind me it was all due to the instrumentals. Three of them, and they're excellent. The first is freaked-out blaxploitation music enhanced by wild percussion, the second is a lovely strummed Morricone interlude, harmonica