#131 roberto de simone: secondo coro delle lavandale

la-gatta-cenerentola

i was just checking out max tundra‘s promo mix (featuring choice cuts from his new album now out on domino records) when i heard that distinctive tribal chant at 4:19 – that unmistakable refrain from OOIOO‘s “umo”. it’s something you’ll never forget once you’ve heard it the first time. as i happened to mention this to kris from domino, he pointed out to me that what i heard was actually “secondo coro delle lavandale” composed by roberto de simone for the theatrical adaptation of the italian folk opera la gatta cenerentola (“cinderella the cat”) in 1975. the OOIOO version was in fact a more frantic cover of that neapolitan folk song, which sadly leaves out the climatic flute-led conclusion i’ve quickly come to love so much in the original.

mp3: roberto de simone – secondo coro delle lavandaie

you can also download max tundra’s promo mix here. have a great weekend!

One response to “#131 roberto de simone: secondo coro delle lavandale

  1. Ahh yes finally a digital version of secondo coro delle lavandale – i still can’t find the original on vinyl….. anywhere.

    hmmpphh

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