Ennio Morricone / SENZA SAPERE NIENTE DI LEI
Senza Sapere Niente di Lei (1969, Luigi Comencini) is one of the first scores composed by Ennio Morricone, for a Giallo film, just ahead of the great season of the cult Italian thriller genre forged by Dario Argento. The soundtrack perfectly mirrors the philosophy behind the Morricone Segreto series, not only for its extraordinary dark-tinged and psychedelic vibes, but also because of the rarity of the score, which has surprisingly remained unreleased on vinyl (with the exception of two tracks included on a 1980 CAM anthology which is now pretty impossible to find).
With Senza Sapere Niente di Lei, Morricone composed one of his most dreamy and ethereal scores with a sweet and delicate theme unfolding in a lullaby to the rhythm of a waltz and interpreted in multiple keys: from lounge-jazz to experimental music. The final result is a sensual and suave sound that matches well with the quintessential morbid style of Giallo cinema and the film’s plot: During winter-time in Milan, a young lawyer (Philippe Leroy) meets a girl with a mysterious past (Paola Pitagora), falling in love with her and inevitably heading towards irreparable consequences.