Teorema is a film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, – and about half of the soundtrack was written by Ennio Morricone, in a mixture of dark, edgey themes, and some more groovy tunes with a great late 60s Italy feel – an early moment of genius for the maestro, augmented by some Mozart numbers that further complicate the soundtrack! Publicly presented for the first time in September 1968 at the International Film Festival in Venice; it immediately shocked its viewers, like many other of Pasolini’s works, and was seized by the Public Prosecutor of Rome and the director, with producer Donato Leoni, were charged with obscenity – and eventually absolved. The music of the film is divided in two: the original vinyl B-side is entirely occupied by Mozart’s “Messa da Requiem”, while the A-side houses five original compositions written by Ennio Morricone. These ones consist of two opening dissonant and discordant tracks, solely played with classical instruments (“Teorema”, “Frammenti”), a ballad sung by the Junior Trio (“Fruscio di green leaves”), a piece that reminds of a western movie by Sergio Leone (“L’ultima corrida”) and a closing instrumental beat/psych song (“Beat N° 3”).
Limited edition on 180gr. transparent lime colored vinyl