A collaborative album of glitchy ambient guitar drone with French duo Ultra Milkmaids, originally released on Infraction Records.
According to their website, Ultra Milkmaids have been around for over ten years, starting as a punk band and slowly evolving towards instrumental rock and hazier musical ventures that has culminated on this disc with Aidan Baker, someone that should be familiar if proper attention has been paid. The disc begins as though a blanket is being drawn across the sky and an eternal night is ready to spread its jaw over the world - the music is sleepy and soft, buzzing with the warmth of dying guitars…
Before delving into the music on this collection, it's important to offer a note of caution to Chet Baker fans: Italian Movies is not a really a compilation of the trumpeter's work, so much as a series of film scores by the great composer Piero Umiliani between 1958 and 1964 on which he is featured either as a soloist or as part of the orchestra. It might better have been marketed to Umiliani fans, but it's tough to fault label Moochin' About for a little creative license when repackaging a previous issue of this music that appeared on Liuto Records – that one was co-billed to the pair. Other than on disc three – where Baker doesn't get to solo until track nine in the score for 1962's Smog, yet is still featured for 20 minutes – there is plenty of him to go around as he works amid his Italian contemporaries.
This set of CD is EMI's ultra-low-cost boxed series, although the ultra-low prices, but this series there are still many excellent recordings, such as Ke Luotan's Beethoven Symphony Complete Works, Chiclini's Saty Piano works and so on. In this set of Mahler songs, it is worth noting that Teng Shi Te Te Te's "song of the earth", in its symphony is not included. In addition, the Baker Jazz singing "Luke Te song" and Fisher - Di Si test and Barenboim cooperation piano version of "Junior Magic" is also a very good version. But unfortunately did not include Canta "lament the song", but rather repeated the collection of the symphony of Teng Tate's total in the first 2,3,4 contains vocal movement, so it can not be called A song collection.