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Black Belly Of The Tarantula


Music composed and orchestrated by Ennio Moriconne, conducted by Bruno Nicolai.

Death Waltz Recording Company, in conjunction with Pentamusic and CAM records, is proud to bring soundtrack fans a huge classic of Italian horror. With music by one of cinema’s greatest composers, Ennio Morricone, Paolo Cavara’s LA TARANTOLA DAL VENTRE NERO (BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA) is considered one of the best gialli ever made. Starring celebrated genre actor Giancarlo Giannini, the terrifying film is about a homicide detective hunting down a psychotic killer who has been paralyzing and slaughtering women just as the deadly Pepsis grossa – the Tarantula Hawk wasp – does to its own eight-legged prey.

Ennio Morricone’s score is equally frightening, though you wouldn’t immediately believe it. The initial melodies of the score conjure up memories of the hits of Serge Gainsbourg, with an upbeat keyboard riff mixed with the breathy and seductive vocals of Edda Dell’Orso, and some jazz fusion along the way. From there things start to spiral and spiral into the unknown, with disquieting atonal sounds, creepy insectoid strings, and stabbing percussion. The mix of unhinged piano and drums feels like the buzzing of the wasp, and the music gets so uncomfortable you feel paralyzed – with fear – and that’s when the terror truly begins. Such is the power of maestro Morricone and BLACK BELLY OF THE TARANTULA.

Webstore exclusive version sold here is strictly limited to a one off worldwide pressing of 500 2X 180gm LPs housed inside a 425gsm reverse card gatefold jacket. Normal retail edition pressed on black vinyl housed inside a single pocket jacket.

Disc 1 - Clear Yellow with Red, White, Solid Blue, and Clear Blue splatters.

Disc 2 - Red & Orange swirl with Yellow, White, Blue, and Clear splatters.

Composer Ennio Morricone
Artist Eric Adrian Lee
Label Death Waltz Recording Co.
Property Black Belly of the Tarantula
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