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Stelvio Cipriani (with Goblin) — Solamente Nero
(Lucertola LMCD 005, 1978/1995, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1997-02-01

Solamente Nero Cover art

Funk bass lines, analog synth lines, weird effects, and campy horror movies, no one knows how to mix them like Goblin. The soundtrack of Solamente Nero finally released (like I knew it all along) yet no mention of Goblin save liner notes. Anyway it's out now, in a limited edition and there’s a hell of a lot of titles and parts — probably the same ones they used in the making of the film. This is really not bad, not exactly flowing enough to be great as an album, but it's obviously Goblin — symphonic rock at times, fusion or disco at others (and lots of weird effected electronic moments). A neat little curio really, not in the league of Suspiria or Roller but better than the 80s soundtracks.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 11, 1995 releases, 1978 recordings

Related artist(s): Goblin / Goblin Rebirth / New Goblins

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