L’Amica di Mia Madre is about Billy, a teenager who gets frustrated by his girlfriend Andrea’s interest in cock fighting and generally asexual nature. The arrival of his mother’s recently divorced friend (Barbara Bouchet) may be exactly what he needs… Baldan Bembo underscores the madcap life of the exasperated teen with catchy Latino dance tunes.
Ecco Lingua D'Argento features the same couple, Billy and Andrea. The story moves to Egypt and involves psychologist Emmanuelle (no relation, of course) in resolving frustrations that have been running between the couple for years. Similar to the concurrently released Velluto Nero, Baldan Bembo provides a wonderful, African funk vibes score to the proceedings.
The two scores were originally released on very limited and hard-to-find LPs, lately reissued by Sonor. While there was a prior CD release on the Easy Tempo label, it omitted several tracks from both scores – so this marks the first-ever CD release of both complete LP programs. The album is produced by Claudio Fuiano and mastered by Chris Malone. The richly-illustrated booklet includes liner notes by Gergely Hubai discussing the film, the composer and the scores.