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Great horror work from Sante Maria Romitelli, the stunning score to this psychological thriller (also known as 'Il Rosso Segno Della Follia') directed by the legendary Mario Bava, the granddaddy of Italian horror films.– served up in a very nice mix of styles! Some of the tunes here share a spare, tense feel with other Italian composers of the time – while others veer a bit more towards the darker modes of late 60s American scoring – especially in the way the woodwinds are used, almost in an avant-classical sort of way. Disturbing and dissonant tracks in a fascinating fusion of classical, electronic, lounge and rock&roll music: a psychedelic alteration of the traditional horror scoring for this strange movie, a bizarre mixture between a giallo and a ghost story. There's a great sense of tone on many of the tunes – especially in the lower range, where things are a bit harder to distinguish – which creates a nicely unsettling feel next to some of the lighter elements, including harpsichord or vibes.