Piero Umiliani

Questo Sporco Mondo Meraviglioso

Piero Umiliani - Questo Sporco Mondo Meraviglioso

Questo sporco mondo meraviglioso is one of the numerous collaborations between the director Luigi Scattini and Piero Umiliani, and one of the most interesting and varied soundtracks within the composer’s repertoire. Produced in collaboration with Piero Loy, the picture falls into the Mondo Movies genre, documentaries dedicated to controversial and shocking topics (without aspiring to be journalistic or adhering to scientific evidence). Scattini, who mastered the art of this exploitation film subgenre – he’s also the author of the classic “Angeli Bianchi… Angeli Neri” and “Svezia, Inferno e Paradiso”–, commissioned the soundtrack to his friend Umiliani, who responded with a work full of influences and musical quotes, with guests and valuable collaborators such as Edda Dell’Orso and I Cantori Moderni di Alessandro Alessandroni. Some of the songs presented in this album are among his best works. The mellow melodies of Questo sporco mondo meraviglioso perfectly portray the lounge style of the sixties, powerfully evoking a distant and inimitable image of those incredible years. The partial flop of the film, of which several scenes were considered offensive and then cut by censorship, also determined the poor circulation of the soundtrack, that has now finally come to a well-deserved reissue.

LP + CD Schema Rearward: SCEB938LP € 22,99