MORRICONE YOUTH: Silenzio Violento: CD

This ‘un’s a bit hard to pin down. There’s a definite Morricone influence in there, especially in that spaghetti-surf guitar, but there are vocals; there’s a weird ska tinge in the way the music swings but there really ain’t any overt “pick it up” nonsense and the other obvious trappings; and there’s a ’60s sensibility to the whole thing, but none of it sounds all that dated. Nice. While I can’t say it was the cat’s pajamas, I do respect ’em lots for trying something a little bit different.

 –jimmy (www.morriconeyouth.com)