PERRAK AND OTHER FILM MUSIC BY ROLF KUHN.

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Another release from ALL SCORE MEDIA/CHRIS SOUNDTRACK CORNER in Germany, available on a ltd edition vinyl long playing album and also available on download. PERRAK and other film music by Rolf Kuhn, essentially a jazz artist Kuhn is also able to turn his hand to other genres of music and has made notable contributions within the easy listening arena plus has contributed many compositions that have been used by various so called music libraries and of course has written for both television and motion pictures. This lively and highly entertaining release contains the music from two movies which Kuhn scored in 1970, PERRAK or HARD WOMEN as it was entitled outside of Germany and DAS GELBE HAUS AM PINNASBERG aka- THE YELLOW HOUSE IN PINNASBURG were both directed by film maker Alfred Vohrer who put his faith in Kuhn as a composer to come up with the right musical solutions for his movies, the film makers trust paid off and the composer created two wonderfully up beat soundtracks that are filled with so many themes and leitmotifs it is hard to comprehend that so many lively and catchy groovy tracks hail from just two movies. The scores and films were both received well by public and critics alike and PERRAK in particular became something of a cult film and soundtrack and would very often be re-used within other movies. The style within both scores is as you can imagine predominantly jazz fuelled but at the same time Kuhn introduces dramatic interludes and also fuses these with a lighter more pop orientated style, strings, brass, guitar and percussion feature throughout the scores, with a number of solo piano compositions entering the proceedings. The long playing record contains 22 tracks, which is almost every piece of music from both of the movies, there are however a handful of extra cues (6) available on the download version of the soundtracks. Again I do recommend that you at least try the album as in vinyl version of this as it looks fantastic as well as sounding great. The style of Kuhn is in my opinion not dissimilar to that of Francis Lai or even Michel Magne it has that freshness to it and because it is a fusion of jazz, orchestral, dramatic and romantic with some sensual undertones it makes for a very varied, interesting and entertaining listen. Presented well by ALL SCORE/CHRIS SOUNDTRACK CORNER with 180gr premium LP packaged in a luxurious solid cardboard cover that has attractive art work both front and back. Another one for the collection, highly recommended.

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