Nacho Patrol - The Maze of Violence (Il Labirinto di Roma Violenta)
This obscure lost soundtrack for an even more obscure (and also lost and never finished) "Italia violenta" cop movie was recently discovered when I bought the dusty reel tapes from a restaurant owner in Fiumicino, a seaside town near Rome.
"Panter 777" aka "Il Labirinto di Roma Violenta" aka "The Maze of Violence", he told me, was directed by Gervasio Giardano in 1981 and was considered too (politically) explicit by the movie production company who dropped the project after the first screening.Apparently heavily influenced by the cult poliziesco "La polizia sta a guardare" (Ransom! Police is Watching) it tells the story about a corrupt cop who plans to kidnap some big industrial boss as an act of revenge after the cop's daughter dies in a chemical waste accident. He discovers the involvement of the catholic church and the goverment and gets entangled in a maze of corruptness and violence.
The soundtrack, an explosion of wahwah funk riffs and juicy analog synthesizers, was composed by an obscure band called Nacho Patrol. The restaurant owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was one of the band members and composed most of the tracks. (Danny Wolfers)
A MinimalRome production
tracklist (click for audio samples):
A1 Color Sound
A2 Chase on the Highway
A3 Sword of the Lambda
B1 Puzzles of the Golem
B2 Corruptness of Society
Available in LP (exclusive distritution) thru Clone and MC (lim. to 30 copies) only thru preorder at Mannequine mailorder).
In the MC there will be the bonus track "Panter 777".
Both formats come with a postcard
mardi 7 avril 2009
[MR012] Nacho Patrol - The Maze of Violence (Il Labirinto di Roma Violenta)