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Ennio Morricone RIP: 13 Artists And Writers On Their Favourite Morricone Compositions
Patrick Clarke , July 6th, 2020 13:51

As news breaks that the prolific and acclaimed composer Ennio Morricone has sadly died at the age of 91, we compile a Baker's Dozen of artists and writers on their favourite work by Il Maestro, from Jane Weaver and Blanck Mass to Årabrot and Rachel Zeffira


Blanck Mass on The Good The Bad And The Ugly

It’s probably a backwards way of working but that Morricone theme is so iconic, for anything spaghetti western-based that’s the go-to theme. It’s so huge, it’s something that’s been with me forever. Before I even knew Ennio Morricone’s name I knew this; I’m a huge fan of him now. Once you become more inquisitive as you get older you want to source them out for yourself. I came in contact with the whole soundtrack and completely loved it. I watched the film; it’s so long but there’s such a desolation and loneliness both to the soundtrack and the film, a triumphant kind of isolation which only Morricone does. The palette he uses within that soundtrack is hugely unique and it’s obviously heavily cited as being influential, and for me too. I love so much of his stuff, The Mercenary as well, but it’s this soundtrack I always find myself going back to.