Japanese import reissue from King Records. THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR SUSPIRIA comes with four extra songs the second time around of this art/prog rock adventure.
Personnel: Massimo Morante (guitar); Claudio Simonetti (keyboards); Fabio Pignatelli (bass guitar); Walter Martino (drums).
Liner Note Author: Claudio Fuiano.
Recording information: 1977.
Translator: Alessio Baccarini.
Italian cult director Dario Argento, famous for his '70s Expressionist horror masterpieces, is widely hailed for his vanguard approach to the treatment of filmic sound and imagery. The filmmaker's supernatural thriller, SUSPIRIA (1977), marked the peak of a long creative partnership with composer Claudio Simonetti and his progressive rock group, Goblin. The music was scored prior to the start of filming, and movie legend has it that Argento blasted the most terrifying parts of the soundtrack to provide proper motivation for his actors. Indeed, the group, here, seems perfectly in sync with Argento's lurid, nightmarish imagery, covering a lot of ground between eerie atmospheric interludes and sinister jazz-funk grooves.