ZOLTAN´s new full length album “Sixty Minute Zoom” (Cine 11) will be out mid/end November 2014 on Cineploit! This will be once again a beautiful Gatefold LP.
More infos, exact release date and price coming soon!
Today we received LUIGI PORTO´s colonna Sonora for “L´Apocalisse delle Scimmie”. All Pre-Orders are shipping today/tomorrow.
“Scimmie” (Cine 10) is available as LP/CD Set (16,-), as LP only (15,-) or as Digi CD (10,-).
The LP is solid black 180g Vinyl housed in a polylined black Innersleeve and includes a 4 page Inlay. Sleeve shrinkwrapped. First 250 copies include the album on CD.
The Digi is a 6 panel Digipack limited to 500 copies.
Final teaser for LUIGI PORTO´s “Scimmie” out September 8th. All will be out in time and all preorders will be shipped out this week! Place your order now at
Darren Allison / Cinema Retro (UK) – Luigi Porto’s Scimmie – anything but monkey business…
Since I first joined forces with Cineploit, an Austrian record label that has been committed to the Italian Giallo films of the 70s and 80s; they have never failed to surprise. Their latest release Luigi Porto’s Scimmie (due September 8th) marks something of a departure for the label. In essence, it’s a modern score. L’Apocalisse Delle Scimmie is a 2012 film from Italian director Romano Scavolini – a director / cinematographer who has been around since the late 50s. However, Scavolini is perhaps best known for his 1981 slasher movie Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (aka Nightmare). The film gained certain notoriety among horror fans when it was banned in the UK as a video nasty which saw its distributor serving 18 months in prison for refusing to edit out one second of a violent scene.
For the purposes of Luigi Porto’s CD soundtrack, the title has been simplified to just Scimmie. Porto’s score is incredibly avant-garde in its delivery, almost experimental at stages. But there are some particularly haunting, atmospheric and dare I say familiar moments. Its opening track for instance, contains some eerie lone piano notes, a motif which instantly transported me to the glorious Stanley Myers score, Sitting Target (1971). Porto layers the track with delicate wordless vocals, a curious mix of static, monkey cries and an addictive percussion back beat – all of which transpires into an eclectic and yet quite beautiful introduction. There are of course darker moments which hint of Porto’s love of classic Giallo and its influences. The music is clearly (and unashamedly) unsettling, so don’t expect any form of flowing continuity. On their initial meeting, director Scavolini explained to Porto, ‘I don’t want film music […] create a sort of “pain symphony” something that continues even if the film stops, a music that doesn’t care’. A symphony is arguably the most apt description of Porto’s composition, there is something quite irresistible about it, and certainly never fails to hold the listeners attention. To use a somewhat redundant term, it is a fine example of ‘Musique concrete’, and Porto resurrects it extraordinarily well. On my initial listening, it left me a little bewildered, even puzzled by its irrational changing styles and directions. Yet, by the second and third play, the journey started to become smoother – almost as if a pattern or form was taking shape. If you are open minded enough and prepared to be embraced by the experience, Scimmie is something of a psychedelic ride. Initially, it may appear to be somewhat unwelcoming, but if you’re prepared to go the distance and perhaps take it around the track a few additional times, you may just find yourself in a very comfortable seat that you won’t want to give up easily…
George Pacheco / Boston Examiner USA
Austria’s Cineploit Records have carved out a positive reputation in recent years for their dedication to the music and culture of Italian genre cinema, specifically from the 1970s and 80s. The label’s most recent release represents a bit of a shift, however, a modern soundtrack release for the 2012 film L’Apocalisse Delle Scimmie from Fiume native director Romano Scavolini, most known for his 1981 horror opus Nightmares in a Damaged Brain. Luigi Porto composed the score-shortened here simply to Scimmie for its CD release-for Scavolini’s film, and brings with him an avant-garde sensibility which takes influence from the tense and suspenseful giallo scores of old, while adapting that classic Italian soundtrack style with a most of darker, modern extremes. There’s a bit of influence from the musique concrete movement of recorded sound, as well as a host of atmospheric and, at times, startling vocal performances from man, woman and monkey, a host of which adorn the album’s striking red cover art. There’s even a track featuring hip hop artist Mr. Death, who raps over the track “Distaste II” to a subtle strings and a down-tempo beat. Elsewhere, the use of those strings close out the score in a suitably dark fashion, while wordless female vocals strike the perfect, balanced chord to set up Luigi Porto’s ScimmIe as a great, uniting force between Italian score sounds of old with a smart, focused vision of the new.
Marcus Stiglegger / Deadline Magazin Deutschland
Aus Wien beehrte uns das Cineploit-Label mit der Veröffentlichung seines ersten Originalfilmsoundtracks (nach einer Reihe von Filmhommagen): Luigi Portos »Scimmie« ist die Filmmusik zu Romano Scavolinis neuem Film L’A P O C A L I S S E D E L L E S C I M M I E. Dieser Film des italienischen Kultregisseurs (Spirits oft he Dead, Nghtmare of a damgaed brain) präsentiert John Philip Law in seiner letzten Filmrolle. Porto, der Komponist, ist ein ausgebildeter Sounddesigner mit einem Portfolio von über 15 interna-tionalen Filmmusiken. Die Musik zu SC I M M I E war offenbar ein schmerzhafter kreativer Prozess, der sich über Jahre und in stetiger Auseinandersetzung mit dem Regisseur hinzog. Das Ergebnis trägt diesem Prozess deutlich Rechnung: Die Komposition ist komplex, herausfordernd, packend und hochgra-dig emotional. Ein stilistisches wie atmosphärisches Wechselbad, basierend auf orchestralen Einspielungen, die in einem langen Prozess durch Sampling und Dubbing weiterentwickelt wurden. Scavolini forderte von Porto eine »Schmerz-Sinfonie« – und das bekam er. Portos Kunst bewegt sich auf den Spuren des frühen, experimentellen Ennio Morricone und bewahrt doch sorgsam eine Modernität und Eigenständigkeit, die man etwa bei seinem italienischen Kollegen Teho Teardo findet. Die schwere Vinylscheibe glänzt u.a. durch die Covergestaltung des Malers Vittorio Bruni. Ein Gesamtwerk von großer Schönheit und Morbidität.
Dear cinematic Listener!
Presales are starting now for LUIGI PORTO´s Score for ROMANO SCAVOLINI´s Film „L´Apocalisse delle Scimmie“ simply titled „SCIMMIE“ (Cine 10).
We do offer following versions:
LP/CD Set limited to 250 copies – first come first serve! –
20,- incl. priority shipping Europe
25,- incl. prioirty airmail shipping Rest of the World
15,- incl. priority shipping Europe
18,- incl. prioirty airmail shipping Rest of the World
Release date is September 8th – all preorders will be shipped in the first week of September!
Digi CD allready in stock and shipping now!
We are very soon sold out on following titles:
Exploit 01 Omaggio a Joe d´Amato e Marcello Giombini 7“ EP
Exploit 02 Omaggio a Lucio Fulci e Fabio Frizzi 12“ EP
Cine 07 Sospetto „Non bussare alla porta del diavolo“ lim. Ed. LP/CD/DVD
There are only a few copies left so take your chance if you dont have them allready!
Zoltan will release in the first week of September the „Tombs oft he blind Dead“ 12“ MLP and you certainly can order your copy also through Cineploit for Euro 15,- (excluding shipping).
You can save alot with combined shipping so drop us a line, let us know where you are from and what you want and we send you an invoice.
Thanks for your attention and hear from you soon!
It is a great honor and pleasure to finally announce the release of the first soundtrack on Cineploit by Italian artist LUIGI PORTO !
September 8th LUIGI PORTO´s score for ROMANO SCAVOLINI´s upcoming film „L´Apocalisse delle Scimmie“ will be released under the title “Scimmie” (Cine 10).There will be 250 copies as an LP/CD Set, 250 LP only and 500 copies as a Digi CD.
Luigi Porto is an Italian musician and composer. He released some experimental songwriting albums with his former solo project Appleyard College, and with the Italian band Maisie. He is a resident composer in a contemporary opera company based in New York City.
With a background in visual arts, he works also as a sound designer in films and theatre performances. SCIMMIE, his first release under his own name, is a soundtrack to an unreleased experimental movie.
In his own words:
<<SCIMMIE is a musical conversation that flows parallel to Romano Scavolini’s film.
These were the agreements. When we met the first time, he told me “I don’t want film music. You have to create a sort of “pain symphony”, something that continues even if the film stops, a music that doesn’t care”.
The work, divided in three volumes like the film, was conceived during the last years in several places of the world, while from time to time I was moving for work reasons. I wanted to collect contrasting experiences, put them in line without seeking for harmony – releasing instead many individual energies, make them explode and implode, simply suggesting a direction.
I used many composition techniques to do this, from classical 4 voices writing to sampling, overdub, psychedelic jamming. I wanted to let this music emerge and sink between various identities, without being afraid of making a faux paus – instead trying to speak languages that are unfamiliar to everybody, even through the various featuring, conceived as “representatives”. It is a political vision. Contradiction, schizophrenia, I wanted to ride them, ritualize them, show them. Not as a contamination, but as a struggle, a fight.
I try to compose and, once written and recorded, handle the tracks as they were found objects, with continuous elevations and debasements – actually “shuffling the cards” (even Romano in the meanwhile was doing it with the film, editing the episodes and then shuffling them). Hiding the composition process sometimes, and sometimes instead showing it totally naked, make it emerge. Writing “straight”, recording, letting the material settle until the emotional detachment comes, and then mistreating it, jamming upon it, giving space to randomness to find new paths. This, for me, is a method and a liturgy. >>
ROMANO SCAVOLINI is probably known best for his movies „Un Bianco Vestito per Mariale“ (aka „Spirits of Death“), „Dog Tags – Platoon to hell“, „Savage Hunt“ or „Nightmare“. „L´Apocalisse delle Scimmie“ is starring John Phillip Law in his last role before his death.
Colonna Sonora de Romano Scavolini´s “L´Apocalisse delle Scimmie” di Luigi Porto
Dear cinematic Listener,
ZOLTAN will release an 12″ EP dedicated to the Blind Dead movies from Amando d´Ossorio on Rise Above Records. Mid August this nice Tribute will see the day of light and of course you can also order it via Cineploit. We will keep you updated here and on FB when it is ready to ship, in the meantime the art of the sleeve.