Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The End Of Violence: Score From The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks
Over the past two decades, guitarist and preservationist Ry Cooder has quietly forged one of the most consistently compelling musical careers in film. His 1997 music for director Wim Wenders's uneven exercise in Hollywood ... more »
Over the past two decades, guitarist and preservationist Ry Cooder has quietly forged one of the most consistently compelling musical careers in film. His 1997 music for director Wim Wenders's uneven exercise in Hollywood metaphor-mongering begins with typically (dare we say it) Cooder-esque exercises in spacious, loping bottleneck electric guitar over subtle, ominous electronic effects, then interweaves cool jazz and even hip-hop influences into one of the musician's most subtle, satisfying efforts yet (featuring the talents of mixer Howie B., accordionist Flaco Jimenez, trumpeter Jon Hassell, drummer Jim Keltner, tenor sax player Gil Bernal, guitarist James "Blood" Ulmer, and son Joachim Cooder on percussion). As is so often the case with Cooder's work, it's a score to savor when the film has faded from memory. --Jerry McCulley
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Hot, Hot Poop
irregu | Palo Alto, CA USA | 12/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the best pieces of music I have had the pleasure to listen to over and over over these past few years. It is multi-layered and mind altering. There is great playing, of course, and the mix is just exceptional.
The first few times I listened, it all seemed so incongruous and disconnected--kind of like how an outsider (me) feels when driving around or through L.A.--but after a few listens I became familiar with the soundscape, and have been wandering through its many avenues and neighborhoods often. It is truely fantastic--and a little dangerous, especially with headphones!
A good companion CD is Jon Hassell's _Fascinoma_ which Cooder plays on.
A sidenote: both of these CDs remind me a lot of Gil Evans--_Out of the Cool_ and _The Individualism of_. Something about textures and mood...."
I'm not surprised that ry cooder wrote this
djsultry | wellington, aotearoa/new zealand | 05/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i only found out the other day that ry cooder is also obssessed with cuba and cuban music. i also learned he wrote the soundtrack to the "end of violence". this is cutting edge stuff. i play it again and again. i have not seen the movie but why bother when you have this outstanding soundtrack?"
The man has style
Mason younG | Jackson NJ USA | 09/01/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"whether he's bringing the Buena Vista Social Club to Carnrgie Hall, or playing guitar for the Stones, this man always is innovative. Personally, he hits notes that have stirred in my Soul forever."