Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Gert Wilden & His Orchestra|
I Told You Not to Cry
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Soundtracks
Fine anthology of Wilden's action-packed sountrack music
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 04/21/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This second anthology of Wilden's brilliant soundtrack music exchanges the busty schoolgirls of last year's Schulmädchen collection for the spys, private eyes and villains of Germany's late-60s pulp cinema. These films, or "krimis," are a shadowy melange of foggy Soho alleyways, smokey harborside bars, troublesome dames and Christopher Lee's enigmatic Fu Manchu. Wilden's scores underwrite the menace with a trademark fusion of basslines ala The Shadows, horns ala Nelson Riddle, and a cinematic playfulness that crosses the slinky sounds of Henry Mancini with the energy of American International's beach parties.Saxophones and organ play against a dance beat in "Hong Kong Twist," while muted trumpets and a loping guitar spell trouble ahead in "Murder Beat." The seduction of "Gaslight Mood" suggests a good time with the wrong woman, ending with a blackjack to the back of the skull. The bluesy "Beach Party" invites hipsters to dance the Madison, and the deceptively titled "Oriental Nights" swings with a Latin beat.Without the over-exposure afforded the soundtracks of Bond, Helms and Flint, Wilden's unique orchestrations and original melodies remain as fresh as the day they were written."
sequeiraj | Sydney, Australia | 05/06/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"..Crime music can be a little boring to me, although I like a lot of stuff from that era, but this album from Gert Wilden is a little better than average. Sure it's got the saxophones, the bad guy beat, but this is more up-tempo than most, with a good groove. Title track is my fave, with some cute fifies female vocals and a catchy riff, while Rolf Torring is spooky jazz based that races along. If you're interested in Gert Wilden I'd actually suggest Schulmadchen Report, which is a real pulse-pounding, go-go dancing, fuzz guitar number. This one's a little different, but if you like it check out 100% Cotton by the prolific fellow German Peter Thomas."
sequeiraj | 01/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"fantastic!!the first track puts u on the train to the magic of the gert wildern action fantasy feeling. although the great scores in this cd were written for the most chisiest action german films of the 50' and 60' like "shle" and "yakarliki shak shak" the sound isn't chip at all. it has the power of a shotgun and the instruments are played so profesenatuly it kind of brings you back in time. buy it without thinking twist!"