Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Rome, Italian Style" Track of the Day: Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, "Her Hollow Ways"

Daniele Luppi spent five years making the Rome album with Danger Mouse--the producer, not the cartoon character. Part of me wishes it was actually Danger Mouse the cartoon character who was producing tracks for Gorillaz and DOOM, which would make more sense because Gorillaz is a cartoon band and DOOM dresses like a character from some ironic Adult Swim cartoon about supervillains in suburbia.

Song: "Her Hollow Ways" by Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
Released: 2011
Why's it part of the "Rome, Italian Style" playlist?: This lush instrumental from Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi's Rome album sounds so much like a theme from some late '60s or early '70s Italian drama about either star-crossed lovers or a sexually repressed housewife who masturbates in the bathtub a lot that you can practically see opening credits in white like "Musica composta, orchestrata e diretta da Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi" as you hear it.

Some YouTuber took "Her Hollow Ways" and added it to a slideshow of vintage photos of elegant '50s and '60s ladies from Life magazine's Web archives for some reason. It kind of works.

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