Like an unholy teaming of Wall of Voodoo and Calexico (with
hints of the Doors in their mix), California’s
psychedelic spaghetti western avatars Spindrift have honed their craft as
soundtrack-ers of the imaginary films that un-spool in their collective brain.
That they managed to actually compose Morricone-like scores for several films
is no surprise.
You have never seen the movies they composed scores for
including the one they shot themselves, The Legend of God’s Gun. Heck, I
review films for a living and I’ve never seen the movies that they did the
music to. But Classic Soundtracks: Vol. 1 compiles the first, most
haunting batch, of lost tracks that Spindrift has forged, and the coolly
complex twang-and-tabla induced roar of experimental country is deafening.
Sergio Leone would be proud of the results. So would Lee Hazelwood.
Vixens Theme,” “Red Reflection,” “Showdown” A.D. AMOROSI