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Spaghetti Western Rainbow

UR 002CD UR 002CD

"Hailing from the land of the rising snow, Lasse Marhaug has become one of the most commanding and respected sound artists in Norway. Having collaborated with artists from varying fields of musik (Sunn O))), Aaron Dilloway and Maja Ratkje to name a few) Marhaug's reach extends into musik for theatre, dance, installations and video. A salvo to Ennio Morricone, Spaghetti Western Rainbow stands testament to the Italian composer's enduring influence. Morricone collaborator Sergio Leone established the spaghetti western genre in 1964 with A Fistful of Dollars. The director used Morricone again to score the remaining two films in his three-part account of greed and violence (For a Few Dollars More; The Good, The Bad and the Ugly) Leone's critics were struck by his brutal depiction of an unromantic West, but his singular style, camera angles and extension of time made his film different from any western that had come before. Lasse Marhaug exacts Leone's slow, beautiful power and love for expanse with shades of Morricone's genius to create what will inevitably be considered one of his masterworks. Issued on Utech Records as a micro pressing of 100 CD-R copies in the winter of 2004. Lasse Marhuag first performed this music as an unbroken laptop work for a Chicago radio station. This edition finds the piece remastered and divided into two tracks that open and close the album. Two unreleased tracks recorded in Boston, Bergen and Oslo have been added as bonus material. Artwork inspired by the film The Great Silence."